Craft Room Makeover – Extreme Upcycling – Cardboard Wall

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We have lived in our house for 20 some years and I am finally giving my craft room the attention it deserves. I have been working on several upcycling projects to convert my craft room from a junkie storage space into a room that I love. My first project is this craft supply organizer wall made out of cardboard.

I have been saving all the big cardboard boxes we got from various purchases to cover up this open wall.

My idea was pretty simple but it did take awhile to put together. I started with a rough sketch of the design and then started cutting up my cardboard boxes to fit the wall.

I used some thumbtacks to hold the pieces in place until I had the whole wall covered. Then I took the pieces down and started the tedious process of covering them with paper mache and Mod Podge.

Once all the pieces were covered I attached them to the wall with some roofing nails.

Here is what the wall looked like once that step was done.

To finish the wall I went back over the seams and the nail heads with more paper mache and Mod Podge.

The last step was to add my tin cans and stash some of my craft supplies.

Stay tuned for my next project were I will be using some more cardboard to finish this wall with door trim baseboard and switch plates.

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  • Dyan Rhees Railsback Dyan Rhees Railsback on Jul 14, 2019

    What are the used coffee grounds for and aren't you afraid of silver fish with all of that cardboard?

  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 25, 2019

    I love this idea and may do something similar but I am concerned about insects. Wonder if you put paper mache on both sides and sprayed with paint of some kind. Maybe that would seal out any insects. Any thoughts?

  • Lynn Hixson Lynn Hixson on Sep 02, 2019

    Fire hazard?

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  • Laura Laura on Nov 17, 2020

    Not my cup of tea personally. But I will hand it to you for creativity and all that cutting and pasting. Wow ! You worked hard. High 5 sister

  • Amy Amy on Sep 16, 2021

    Very inspiring and cute, not to mention how unique it is. I will definitely be giving it a go in my home office/guest bedroom. Thank you.👍😁👏🖐