Craft room compromise 

This year, we had big plans for our forever home. We were hoping to extend up into our huge loft which would have given us the most amazing master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room. In my head, we’d also have had a conveniently placed window giving us the most amazing view of the Liverpool skyline. And a beautiful freestanding roll top bath in the middle of the bedroom. It was going to be spectacular. By doing this, we’d have also gained a huge guest bedroom/craft room for me (or should I say Huge CRAFT ROOM for me/a room for my family to sleep in once or twice a year when they visit). Also it would have freed up our little basement for my hardworking hubby to create a mini mancave. But alas, it was not meant to be. Due to ridiculous estimates, a major shortage of reliable builders and an unenthusiastic architect, we’ve made the sensible decision to not go ahead. Sad, but I do think it’s the right thing.

We can board out some of the loft to provide storage for the majority of stuff in the basement, but the dilemma is, where the hell do I put all my crafty possessions ?!! My dining room has tended to be my craft haven, it’s a lovely room to spend time in. It’s peaceful, relaxed and frankly the only space that could ever be an option. But storage is an issue. I have this lovely dresser which is a magnet for random crap. It’s stuffed full of a lot of my crafty bits already but is just screaming out for a spring clean .


See what I mean?

Well the other day, I set to, and started to create my calm, organised craft space. It was really therapeutic. I took the opportunity to have a bit of a clear out and filled a bag for our little community shop. When it was emptied and cleaned I gasped to myself, doesn’t it look good! 


It’s a bit of a shame to have to put stuff back on it, but on it went. This was the fun bit.



What do you think? Perhaps still a little cluttered but organised clutter wouldn’t you say? My husband made some comment about why have we opened a branch of Abakan in our dining room (a local craft shop) but I think it’s ok. Still got a way to go, I haven’t touched the drawers yet and there’s still tons of stuff in the cellar. At some point we’d like to get some built in cupboards and shelving in our alcoves either side of the fireplace. Then just imagine how much craft crap I could store in here!!

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15 thoughts on “Craft room compromise 

  1. The Artisan Duck February 16, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Craft storage dilemmas – I know it well. I have organised craft clutter in my dining room and just had a massive tidy to bring it up to date with my current crafting. I think your dresser looks lovely. Hxx

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    • Vicki February 16, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Ah thanks. It’s hard isn’t it? Especially when you’re in the middle of something and have all your stuff out on the table and then realise you need to lay the table for dinner! Xx

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    • Vicki February 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks Hannah! The struggles us crafters have!! X

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  2. Vicki February 16, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I knew I’d replied to you earlier! It had vanished! Oh well xx

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  3. PaperPuff February 16, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Looks way prettier stuffed with the yarn and other goodies once you had finished your reorganisation. Empty is wrong, right?

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  4. Vicki February 19, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Lovely dresser. I like that you can see it all on display now xx

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  5. Bethany-Jade February 20, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Looks lovely!
    I love abkhan. I have been to both the manchester and liverpool branch. Such good value!

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  6. Roxie March 1, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    love it! one step, one drawer at a time, lol. that storage cabinet is perfect!

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    • Vicki March 1, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Ah, thank you! Still haven’t worked myself up to tackling those drawers yet, maybe next week 😉

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  7. MrsCraft March 6, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    It looks lovely, we have craft storage dilemmas too! Hope you manage to make room for everything. x

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    • Vicki March 6, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Thanks! It’s very hard. I’m being very brave/ruthless and giving away over 2/3rds of my fabric stash and years worth of magazine collections. I’m crying on the inside! X

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      • MrsCraft March 6, 2017 / 11:19 pm

        Aw, I have heaps of magazine to look through for inspiration and I just need to recycle them as I always turn to Pinterest for ideas anyway! X

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  8. Jami Fowler April 11, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Too bad about the builders and architect, but your made over craft hutch looks great!

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