I am an avid budget friendly DIYer… In fact, I love crafting so much that I decided to turn a hobby into somewhat of a business. The only problem is that my crafting addiction was taking over my home. There were craft supplies on the dining table, on the kitchen counter, in the living room, in the bathtub. Ok, maybe not the bathtub, but literally they were everywhere! I have a spare bedroom that served as storage and that is just no way to live! So I decided I would clean it up and create my very own craft space. I began my project with a DIY craft table!
Make sure and check out the video above for a little craft space inspiration! No two rooms are alike, so you just tweak this in a way it fits your needs and you're golden!
First things first! This before shot is nothing compared to the mess that you don't see. So I cleared it out to make space for my base.
I used a room planner from Good's Home Furnishings website and entered all of my room and furniture dimensions to come up with the best layout possible.
To keep it as DIY friendly as possible, I skipped the part where I shopped for wood and looked for the right tools for cutting and gluing etc and went the easiest route. This also saved me a lot of time. I'm not the only one who likes instant gratification am I? I didn't think so. I purchased 3 of these 9-cube organizers from Walmart. Lucky for me they were on sale at $33.46 a pop. They come with instructions and they are really easy to build...I skipped over that part. It was me, myself and I working on this and it took about 30-45 minutes to build each one.
This room is not that spacious and I wanted as much storage space as possible. I put the first cubbie against the right side wall and left about a foot of open space between the back wall. Then I placed the second cubbie against the back wall and flush to the corner of the first cubbie. This left empty space in the very corner, but it left the 3 left cubbie holes open for me. Confusing, I know!
The third cubbie was placed facing out for easy access.
Not the greatest picture, but I am more of a video gal! I was able to get this 4x8 sheet of maple plywood from a relative who works at a mill for $10! Now that is a deal! I know you can find these at Lowes or Home Depot, but the price will vary of course. I was able to have a friend cut it with a table saw. It was enough for a 5x3 table top and 4 extra shelves!
After sanding this down, I painted the edges with some white paint I had from previous projects.
Next I took my Peel and Stick Vinyl tiles and set them on the table top. I bought (Fifteen) 12x12 faux marble tiles from Home Depot at $0.88 cents each. This is super easy! All you do is take the peel off and gently align the tile where you want to place it. If you mess up, you can always redo it, but I don't recommend it as the adhesive may wear off. Once the tile is where you want it, smooth it out as best you can to release any air bubbles and to help it adhere.
Voila! Craft desk is done! You could probably glue this down if you'd like, but I opted not to in case I want to move it around. It is pretty sturdy so I know it's not going anywhere!
This was a 3 series piece on YouTube. Here is the final result of my craft space! To die for right!? Not too shabby for doing it on a budget. I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration to make your own.
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