First on the list was my craft "room". Technically it's the dining room my dear husband let me transform to my work area. I have rearranged, removed, added, you name it, trying to get it just right. Here are some pictures to show how it started.
What I used:
2-Five Shelf Book Shelves from Wal-Mart less than $30 each (total $60)
2-Three Shelf Book Shelves from Wal-Mart less than $20 each (total $40)
1-Flush unfinished door from Lowes about $23
2-Cans of Spray paint around $4 each (total $8)
16-Storage Bins from the Dollar Tree (Total $16)
Baskets I had on hand
Total Project Cost? Approximately $147
My wall is 12 feet in length. I put the two 5 shelf cases on each end against the wall. Next, I turned the three shelf cases facing inward, to create the base for my table top. We took the flush door purchased at Lowe's and spray painted a rustic black on the top and sides (took about 1 1/2 cans). The door is 30 inches wide and each shelf was just over 29 inches in width, so it made the perfect fit. The two plastic rolling bins underneath contain all of my daughter's craft supplies.
I have seen many great ideas to make work benches, craft stations, homework areas, ect. This was very practical for us and the function is perfect. The kids come straight in from school and have a snack at the counter, then move to this area to do their homework. No school work where we eat thank goodness. Here are some close ups of a few extra things I did to enhance our work station.
So that's it, you have my craft and home work space make over directions! The possiblities are endless so get busy creating one for yourself!
Things to remember:
Measure, measure, measure. Your wall space, the width, height and depth of the storage items you are looking at. Draw it out. You don't have to be an artist, just a ruler and some squares and rectangles is all you need to do! Good luck!
Please let me know if you make one of your own, I'd love to see photos! If you find this information helpful, please be sure to leave a comment and share!!
Until next time...
Amy...The Dixie Diva ;-)