How to Create an Organized Craft Supply Closet

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One big project that I wanted to get accomplished in the month of June was to get my craft supplies under control. When we moved into the house, we purchased two inexpensive bookcases and I stacked my craft supplies there. Over the last 2 years, it has become a true hoarders-style junk pile. In an effort to streamline, I decided to purge everything and move it to our unused guest bedroom closet. We transformed that unused closet into an organized craft supply storage closet really easily and inexpensively. Here’s how!
This was just a junk closet before with one metal shelf. I unscrewed the shelf, filled the holes, and sanded the spackle. I then used leftover wallpaint from another project to paint the whole closet gray.
Wood used:
  • 4 shelves – 12″ wide”project boards” from Lowes in 8 foot length
  • 20 brackets – 1/2 inch thick plywood, cut into strips about 2″x12″
We had to cut about 2 inches off of each shelf to fit the space.
We just nail up brackets on the two ends and three across the main section of the wall.
We attached the brackets to the wall using the Ryobi nail gun and a level. They went in very easily.
We repeated every 18 inches down the closet wall.
Once everything was done, I decided that I wanted to paint the wall brackets to match the walls and blend in a bit. We removed the shelves and I gave each bracket 2 coats of the same wall paint.
I used a variety of bins and baskets to organize my craft supplies.
Suggested materials:
  • Spackle, knife, sanding block
  • Wall paint
  • Plywood
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Morgan McBride
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