Thursday, August 23, 2012

Organized Craft Cabinet

I've been a busy little bee lately!  With the heat of summertime, I've turned my attention to working on several rooms in my home these last couple months.  I literally have a dozen projects going at once right now, but I like it that way...I like to feel busy :) One project that I recently completed was long overdue!  Introducing the craft cabinet before...


I'm completely embarrassed to admit, but I bought this for $50 off of Craig's List 3-4 years ago and it was already painted a glossy black, but completely scuffed up and didn't come with any hardware.  It was exactly what I was looking for to corral all my "stuff".  I promptly brought it home (back in Spokane, WA) and used it in the basement until I could get around to re-doing it and find 26 affordable label pulls...yeah, that was the hard part! 

Well, two major moves in a year (one being across the country), as well as years of tipping the cabinet forward every time I needed to open the drawers (yes, completely sad...I know), I finally broke down re-painted it and added some hardware...

I used to periodically check Van Dyke's Restorers for reasonable library/label drawer pulls in nickel and other finishes (never brass), but after pulling my office/craft room together, I thought I could go with the brass and save some serious cash.  These pulls were only $1.99 each bringing the total of the entire cabinet to about $100. 
I think the brass works with all the other vintage elements in the space...


It's been so incredibly nice to be able to actually open those drawers and have labels!  My office just needs some curtains and I have plans to make a large memo board and I'm all done, but first, I'm off to finish my laundry room, master bedroom, and girls' bathroom...whew!  Next up, my mom and I are going to be giving you a tutorial on how to make vintage laundry cart liners...

Kristen

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32 comments:

Keeping it Cozy said...

Wow, I love this! What a fun place to display all your wonderful vintage items and hide the little "stuff".

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is an amazing cabinet. The hardware you chose is just perfect. :) Megan

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Oh, I love this! Great job!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kristen..that cabinet is perfect for a craft room...lots of drawers that are not to large...I love the brass handles...yes, as you said, they go perfect with all the amazing vintage items you have so beautifully displayed on the shelves....Everything looks wonderful, you must love spending time in that room!!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

It may have taken a while to get this done, but I definitely think it was worth the wait, Kristen! It is just beautiful, and I love how it fits into your well-organized crafting space. You have an amazing vintage clock collection--so pretty!

monsterscircus said...

Hi Kristen!
What a wondeful crafteroom you have, and what a wonderful styling you have done with your beautiful cabinet. oh my I trade my dog and husband for that room ;-) have a wondeful weekend

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

Nice! I had to buy label pulls for my apothecary chest (25!) and it took me forever to find mine too! Can't wait to see the tutorial... I need one ;) - Susan

Andrea said...

the brass with the black is perfect! I would sure love a cabinet like that in my craft room! Please show us the whole room when you're done. The snippets I see look wonderful!

Suzy said...

I love it Kristen! Just curious - is it made out of wood or metal? You're teasing us by not showing more of your room, but the peeks you do give are so pretty.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Kristen! What a great storage piece for a craft room and I think the brass label pulls were the way to go. It looks like a great room, too.

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I heart your blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

So dang cute! I would love to have one of those! I love the black and the way everything is staged. Very very nice.

Marty Walden said...

Your project rocks! I have always coveted a library card catalog and never found one. This is so similar and you did a fabulous job on the makeover. I have a craft room this would be perfect in :-)

Marty Walden said...

Your project rocks! I have always coveted a library card catalog and never found one. This is so similar and you did a fabulous job on the makeover. I have a craft room this would be perfect in :-)

Rachel said...

Love the BLACK! great piece, it really looks smart. Just started following.
Rachel

Liz Marie said...

I am in love with this piece!!! I would love for you to link it up at the linky party on my blog: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/08/link-up-with-me-liz-marie-15/ I know all of my readers would love it!!!

Atta Girl Amy said...

I'm coming over to craft tonight. I can be there in 2 hours, so expect a knock on your door around 1:30. Oh wait, I don't have your address.

Love this, and I love the bookcases flanking it. Vintage as well? Or some fab finds of yours. I have an armoire in my craft room, but it's not quite right. Shelves aren't configured right. But I like your bookcases with the drawers in the middle idea.

Inspiring, as always. And congrats on the feature today at Miss Mustard Seed!

Atta Girl Amy
www.attagirlsays.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a fantastic piece! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-11.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sharon said...

Perfect! Looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the room..I collect old clocks (who says you can have too many?!) too and love how you have them on the shelves! Great job!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Kristen, I love that you chose the brass! It looks so good next to all the other vintage goodies!

girls said...

Love the new look! I can't believe you found something with some much storage.. I was tend to wait a long time before finishing (or starting) some projects! ha. I am your newest follower and excited to see what else you blog has! If you ever have time I would love for you to come checkout mine!

-peggy

Tami Von Zalez said...

That fits in perfectly with your shelving! Bravo ~

Popped in from Stuff and Nonsense's Fridays Unfolded.

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houseontheway.com said...

Awesome re-do! Love what you've done with cabinet! I'd love for you to share this at my Twirl & Take a Bow linky party at www.houseontheway.com. It would make an awesome addition to the party! Hope you can stop by and join in!
Leslie

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love this...practical and pretty :) Laurel

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

What an unusual piece. You really scored and it turned out beautifully. Your craft room is so pretty and so organized. Love it!

Kathie said...

Such a fantastic find! You have really made it special. Love the labels and this is just perfect for organizing all of those small items! I would love for you to share this at my party if you get the chance:
http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/08/gettin-krafty-with-it_27.html

Pamela said...

How fantastic is that! I love this piece. Thanx for partying at THT!

must love junk said...

This is fantastic! We share a love of old suitcases, clocks, and locker baskets! The whole space looks amazing! :)
Susan

Sherry said...

That looks fantastic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ally said...

Saw you on Primp and I had to check out this post - those library card catalogue looking things always get me. If you don't like your brass use some rub n' buff. It's like $5 for a tube, you rub it on with your finger and any metal finish can be changed. So neat.
I'll be following you. Don't be afraid.
Lol

Cocalores said...

What a pretty piece! I guess many people forget how much so much hardware can cost, but yours came at a very good price! Well done!

It's a Girl Thing By Trinidad said...

Hello, what an amazing job you did on this piece;) I just started a blog on blogger. I have a question for you, if I may ask;) how did you get the picture banner at the top of your blog;) I can't figure it out???? Thanks sincerely, Daniella Torrez- itsagirlthingbytrinidad@gmail.com

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