A little while ago, I wrote about how I longed for a craft room and I felt my craft closet was inadequate. While there's no possible way for me to have my craft room in this house, I did decide that I was gonna do something about my lack of craft storage space. I didn't even remember all the stuff I had in the supply tub in the garage. I hadn't been in there in forever because it was too much of a hassle! So the Homemade Diva took matters into her own hands!
First I decided I was going to take over the whole of the closet in the office (before my scrap stuff only took up half). I wanted all (or as much as I could fit) of my craft stuff in one place.
Then, I went to Target and purchased a bunch of stuff from their itso storage line. I got modular cubes, shelves, plastic and fabric bins, even a door! Once I got it all home and put it together, I realized I had a not-so-small problem. The closet doors were in the way. It didn't matter which way I arranged my storage units, one would always be partially blocked by the sliding doors. Solution? Take the doors off!
So I stopped in to Home Depot and bought a cheap tension rod and a canvas drop cloth. I cut the drop cloth in half and sewed it into two curtain panels. Now that the curtains are done and hung up, I finally have easy access to all my craft supplies. YAY!
It's nothing fancy, but it's better than what I had before.
One thing I noticed when I hung the curtains, was that the rod bowed a little in the middle from the weight of the curtains. To fix this, I just took a screw in hook, and screwed it into the wood above the rod, then hooked it around the center. All better!
I'd also like to take a quick moment to thank the Lord for letting my sewing machine work. My parents got it for me years ago at a yard sale. It's decades old and I'd never really used it before. I always just borrowed my mom's. So today was it's first time out. It wasn't perfect. It was kind of sluggish and it has a few problems (like not feeding the fabric through and the reverse switch not working), but I still managed to sew my curtains.
It comes with a cute carrying case that attaches to it the machine, which is handy. However, I still think that I'll probably buy a new machine soon. With all the sewing projects I have planned, I don't think this little baby can hold up to it all. But it helped me out today, and that's all that matters for now. :o)