My husband made over the closet in our shared home office into an amazing space for me to store and work on crafts. Come take a look!
When Peanut was born, we were in a temporary three-bedroom rental house and put her crib up in the room we had been using as our office. For two people who frequently work from home, this was not a great solution. We wanted to make sure we found a house with enough room for a home office – and we did! And for the first couple years, the closet in our office was jam-packed full of boxes. There was no room to add anything, and, with all the stuff already crammed in and the sliding doors, it was hard to get craft supplies out when I needed them.
Here are a couple before pics (doors were already taken off at this point):
How we transformed the closet
Last year, Mr. G decided to give the closet a makeover. I found a few examples of what I liked on Pinterest, and he measured the space and got to work.
The first thing he did was to install an overhead light and light switch, and an outlet (my glue gun’s best friend!) with a USB port.
Just about everything in the craft closet – including drawers, utility boards and accessories – came from the elfa Custom Shelving Systems at The Container Store. A few odds and ends are from Michael’s and IKEA.
The melamine shelf board was purchased from The Home Depot. It’s the perfect height for me to stand and work without little hands getting in the way.
I love that there is a space for just about everything – from glue to ribbons to paint to glitter to paper. And there are baskets, boxes and drawers to tuck away miscellaneous odds and ends without a home.
And I love that I have my own little space for my craft and party supplies, that doesn’t take space away from our shared office (so that my things aren’t taking over my half of the desk), and that doesn’t reside in the girls’ play room.