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Dirty Little Secret Friday {Craft Closet Organization}

January 3, 2014
Easy DIY Fabric Organizer | View From The Fridge

It’s the start of day three of 2014, and I’m still on track with my New Years Resolutions (hooray!!). So … sticking with my resolution number #8 … to organize one area each week, I’m kicking off our inaugural ‘dirty little secret Friday’. Seriously … I have at least 52 areas in need of organization in this house, so I plan on keeping this resolution and sharing my progress each week.

Project Organize

 

On Wednesday, I shared a preview picture of our craft closet ‘before’, and I’m still embarrassed about it. The only reason I’m showing it again, is the fact that I’m about to show you the afters (and I’m actually proud of those shots).

Let me give you a little background on this closet before we begin. It’s located right in our office (which is smack dab in the center of our house). It’s tiny, but tall. And it currently holds A LOT including: fabric, fabric, and more fabric (I have an etsy shop which keeps me busy sewing), sewing supplies, lots of ribbon, all my craft supplies that don’t fit in my desk (cutting punches, glue, paint, paint brushes, sparkles, stamps, my cricut, cutting mats, embroidery hoops, spray paint, glue, etc), in-process projects (random frames, jars … basically a random mix), boxes of ‘scrapbook’ stuff for us and the boys (wishful thinking that I’ll get around to actually making a scrapbook), shelf paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and plenty of other random stuff. Luckily, this closet does have a door (that barely shut before). When someone is on their way over, I shove all my projects and supplies crap in there and quickly slide the door closed (and hope my kiddos don’t decide to open it while our guest are over).

So, with that brief intro, let’s get it over with. Here are the before shots (sorry for the bad pictures … there is no good light in this room, and the closet is tiny and hard to get into with a camera) ….

Craft Closet Before

As you open the closet door … watch out!!!

And a shot of the left side:

Left side of closet BEFORE

Left side of closet BEFORE

and the right side:

Right side BEFORE

Right side BEFORE

And the very top shelf (that I can’t reach without a chair … or jumping, if I’m accurate):

Top Shelf BEFORE ... waaay up there!

Top Shelf BEFORE … waaay up there!

And the floor (to my defense … this got considerable worse during the holiday season):

Closet floor before ... yikes!

Closet floor before … yikes!

Are you still with me?? That was rough … I know. My frustration with this area has been growing and finally reached a tipping point!! Without further delay, let me show you the AFTER (and then I’ll fill you in on some of the details):

As you open the door ... ahhh {huge sigh here ... did you hear it?}

As you open the door … ahhh {huge sigh here … did you hear it?}

Is that the floor I see??? I didn’t know it existed before.

Easy DIY Fabric Organizer  |  View From The Fridge

Pick a fabric, any fabric (and I can actually get it for you!)

I can see my fabric AND easily access it (and easily put it back).

Craft Closet Organization

And the lower right side AFTER. MORE FABRIC STORAGE!!

Moving on up …

Matching boxes for my supplies

Matching boxes for my supplies

And no, I didn’t forget the top shelf:

Organized Craft Closet

Top shelf organized with shelf dividers

and for those scrapbook collections:

Organized Craft Closet

For our future scrapbooks (ha!)

So … did I redeem myself? 150 times better? It makes me happy every time I slide open the {newly painted} door.

Here is just a bit about the dirty details and process (and cost) for this project:

SUPPLIES:

  • Closetmaid 8 Tier Pantry Door Rack from Lowe’s (which I happened to have on hand from a failed pantry organization project earlier last year). ~$43 if you had to purchase.
  • Adjustable closet rods for hanging fabric from Lowe’s. I bought 5 at $7.97 a piece (~$40 total).
  • 8 packs of ‘slacks’ hangers from Amazon (also, does anyone still call them slacks besides my grandma?) $10 each ($80 total).
  • Paint. We just used left over paint from our kitchen project. Valspar Signature Paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White. It took about a half a gallon for this closet and door. (~$28 if you had to purchase).
  • Photo storage boxes from Michaels. On sale 5 for $10.
  • Shelf dividers that we already had on hand, but would be about $6 for two.
  • White shelf paper that we had on hand.

OUR TOTAL COST = $130. If you had to purchase ALL supplies (i.e. none on hand), it would be ~$207.

PROCESS

  1. Empty closet … yikes Empty Closet
  2. Paint all wood paneling WHITE (seriously, I wish everything in our house could just turn white … with a few exceptions).
  3. Install and assemble Closetmaid Organizer to back wall

    Closetmaid Organizer

    Closetmaid Organizer

  4. Install closet rods (these type screw into each side wall … as opposed to the tension kind)

    Install closet rods

    Install closet rods

  5. Cover ‘wood’ laminate shelves with adhesive white shelf paper (because the more white, the better … especially in this tiny dark closet)
  6. Sort through craft supplies, and organize into bins

    Craft supplies

    Craft supplies

  7. Install Shelf dividers on top shelf to help compartmentalize random frames, cutting mats, trays, etc.

    Organized Craft Closet

    Top shelf organized with shelf dividers

  8. Collect four matching bins and label for scrapbooking itemsOrganized Craft Closet
  9. Hang fabric on ‘slacks’ hangers
    Hangers

    Hangers

    diy fabric organizer

    If I was more OCD (which I’m far from), I would have spent more time folding the fabric so they hung down exactly evenly.

  10. Fill Closetmaid rack with ribbon, wrapping paper, shelf paper, craft paints, glue, etc.
Organized Craft Closet

Closetmaid Pantry Organizer turned Craft Organizer

That’s it! Oh, and the door update is all part of the larger, office re-do project that I’ll hopefully finish one of these days and share. It involves more white, a little grey, and more ORGANIZATION!!!

Can we compare before and afters again (for my sake)?

Craft Closet Organizer |  View From The FridgeAnd a shot of the left side before and after:

Easy DIY Fabric Organizer  |  View From The Fridge

Now, I can see what I’ve got …

You have no idea how much happier I am now when opening this closet. It’s sure to inspire great crafting in 2014 (just right after I finish the rest of this office makeover). Now I can easily see which fabric I have, and what needs to be reordered. Best of all, I can actually put my fabric back easily when finished. In the before, I had to try to shove it back into those crates (therefore, a lot of times it didn’t make it back to it’s place). The white walls and shelves make this tiny closet with hardly any light, seem bright and finished.

So far, a good start to resolution #8 (okay, I had a little head start on this one back in 2013, but I’m still counting it).

I’d love to hear your thoughts, see any of your craft room/craft closet/fabric organization projects. Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week!

Linking up here, here, and here!

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148 Comments

  • Reply keri @ shaken together January 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    WOW – what a change! It is so organized and I LOVE all that pretty fabric :) Stopping by from Creativity Unleashed!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

      Hi Keri! Thanks for stopping over, and for the comment! Here’s to hoping it NEVER gets to that point again :)

  • Reply Bre January 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    That is an AMAZING transformation! Wow. I am envious of your fantastic craft space now. I bet your productivity will skyrocket and frustration plummet. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Julia @ It's Always Ruetten January 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    GREAT job! Totally jealous of all that space!

  • Reply Jocie@OPC January 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I totally just started laughing out loud when i saw the before pix bc I totally relate. Looks fabulous now! please free to stop by my house and work a little magic! Thanks so much for linking up this morning at Creativity Unleashed!

    • Reply Katie January 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      I’ll be right over! Ha…just joking. I have about 100 other places in my house in need of help!! Thanks for the link party, and for stopping over!

  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney January 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    What a great job!! Wow everything looks so good, it looks like something from a magazine. The beadboard I think really makes it look like a great space. I’m obsessed with it. I can’t wait to see what you use all that chevron material for.

    Maybe this will inspire me to get my craft space looking nice. It looks horrible right now. To embarrassed to even show it off.

    • Reply Katie January 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Courtney!! Um… Did you see my befores?? Yours can’t be that bad!! And as for that chevron material … It mostly gets used to make bibs and things for my etsy shop, but I think I’ll actually use some of it for the new baby! Have a good weekend!!

      • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney January 4, 2014 at 3:22 am

        I should pm you a picture you would be horrified. My craft supplies are not in a closet but in shelves lining the back of my garage. Scary stuff. ;-)

  • Reply Lyndsay @ The Happy Chateau January 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, what an incredible transformation! I have tons of boxes of random fabric and can never find what I need. I love how you have everything available, so you can see what you have. That would make me much more likely to actually use the supplies. Great ideas– I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the rest of your office!

  • Reply TheBargainBabe January 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Wow! I clicked over from Serenity Now. Your closet transformation is fantastic! I hope to work up the nerve to tackle my linen closet soon….eeek!

  • Reply Cynthia Banessa January 4, 2014 at 4:05 am

    WOW!!! What a transformation! You did a great job organizing your closet…found you on Truly Lovely linky party!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:29 am

      Hi Cynthia! Thanks for stopping over! I should have never let it get to the point I did, but at least it pushed me to fix the problem! Have a great weekend!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Amanda Michelle January 4, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I love your fabric storage! So nice not to have to “dig” for the right fabric. Thanks again for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:27 am

      Oh, I can’t tell you how exciting this is to me to be able to easily see my fabric now! I found all kinds of fabric I forgot I had! Hooray! Thanks so much for stopping over!
      Cheers!
      Katie

  • Reply Selene Galindo January 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Awesome organization skills! Totally lovin your craft storage and stash!
    Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello :)

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:26 am

      Thanks so much, Selene!

  • Reply Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share January 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, what great ideas for organizing it! I pinned it so when I get to organizing my craft room I can try some. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:24 am

      Thanks, Carrie! And thanks for the party! Have a great weekend!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims January 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Wow what am amazing after! I love the hanging fabric

  • Reply Holly @ Coconutheadsurvivalguide January 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Katie – Oh my goodness, angels are singing when you open your door. Mine is better, but still a work in progress. I’m totally coveting! Hugs, Holly

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:23 am

      Hi Holly,
      You’re too sweet! Thanks so much! Now, if I could just get the rest of my closets in shape, I’d be thrilled! Thanks for stopping over!
      Katie

  • Reply Angela (Life in Velvet) January 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

    AWESOME! You have one of the most amazing craft closets on the planet now! This is such a helpful post too..I love that you gave the details of your supplies and process. Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Ha! Thanks, Angela! Thanks for the fun party again! Can’t wait to see what you have to share this year!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Melissa @ A Prudent Life January 5, 2014 at 4:41 am

    This is inspiring! If I had a huge fabric colection I would be ordering those hangers right now! I also wanted to second Angela’s thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE.

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 5:21 am

      Hi Melissa! Thanks for hosting the party, and for stopping over (and for the sweet comment)! Hope you’re having a good weekend!
      ~Katie

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  • Reply Niki January 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    So stinking cool! I have got to get some of those vertical dividers for my shelves. Those look like they would be extremely helpful for my crazy craft closet!!!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Niki… Yes, I’m ordering more of vertical dividers for my other closets. Such a cheap way to make your closet seem custom! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Allie January 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Wow! This looks so great! That took a lot of work and you did it beautifully!

  • Reply Nicky January 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    These are all great ideas to get organized. I love hanging the fabric. I am stopping by for Let’s Get Social Sunday.

  • Reply Angela January 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    WOW i’m so impressed! my craft closet looks a whole lot like your before. thanks for all the tips! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

  • Reply Deb January 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I love this project. I have to confess I have a whole room like that. Thanks for the inspiration to finally get it tackled! Yours looks wonderful.

  • Reply Christy @ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer January 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Wow! What a big difference! I’d love to come shop your fabric stash. I have mine spread out all over the place…wherever I cam stash it! Beautifully organized! :)

  • Reply Carolyn Michelle January 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I am officially obsessed with your redone closet. Ohmylanta. My craft closet currently looks like your before shots. Gurl, I know what I’m doin’. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Reply Amy W January 6, 2014 at 1:04 am

    That is QUITE impressive! I never would have thought of hanging your fabric with those pant hangers, brilliant. I’d love for you to stop by our link party and share!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/01/link-it-or-lump-it-party-number-20.html

  • Reply Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama January 6, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Wow! Would you like to stop by and organize my crafting supplies & my food photography props? ;)
    Great job!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- Pinned & sharing!

  • Reply Becca Lynn January 6, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Oh my gosh, your closet looks SOO FANTASTIC now! I wish I had your stamina to get on all of my craft supplies like that! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Coombemill January 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I so need to do this too!

  • Reply Bonnie January 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Wow! What an amazing transformation in that closet! I just love an organized closet. Especially one filled with crafty goodness.

  • Reply gina January 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love the idea of hanging the fabrics. Can’t wait to try this at home! I have piles of fabric and didn’t know where to put it to find it all. You did a great job with your craft room! Very nice.

  • Reply Time waits for no mum January 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! What a transformation – it looks amazing! A treat for the eyes, and all those lovely crafting materials at your fingertips. Like you, I’m trying to get more organised this year but I’m being a bit less ambitious and aiming for one project a month rather than one a week! Popping over from #magicmoments

  • Reply paola January 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Katie, organizing your craft-closet is fabulous! Now everything is easy to find! I’ll take a cue from your order to arrange my fabrics and ribbons! A hug from Italy. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it/

  • Reply Megan @ Two Live Colorfully January 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Wow!! What an awesome before and after!! Your new closet is unrecognizable!! Super great job.

    I also store large fabric pieces on hangers. It’s totally the best method, right?!

    Enjoy you’re new crafty space! :D

  • Reply Amberly Steele January 7, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Great job!

  • Reply Danielle January 7, 2014 at 2:20 am

    What a transformation!!! I love it!

  • Reply Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline January 7, 2014 at 2:34 am

    What an absolutely great closet makeover. I love how organized and neat everything looks. You have inspired me…now if I actually get off my butt and do it ~ fingers crossed! Thanks for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d}. Pinning :)

  • Reply Lauralee Moss January 7, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Gorgeous – really, I can try to do that, but if I’m honest, it won’t happen. You rock!

  • Reply Janet January 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Oh how I wish I had a closet like that to organize just like yours. My fabric and all my supplies for that matter, are here there and everywhere now. We’re so short on closet space. I came in from A Fresh Start for the Year.
    Janet

  • Reply Emily January 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Organisation porn! I’d adore a cupboard like that – great job! xx

    • Reply Katie January 8, 2014 at 5:40 am

      Ha! Your comment made me laugh (because it’s so true!!). Thanks for stopping over!

  • Reply Vanessa January 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this! You did an amazing job!!! I love the idea for the fabric. I’m going to have to borrow that. My fabric is just folded in a box. It’s a pain having it that way.

  • Reply Marilyn January 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Woah….this is Amazing! I absolutely love your new craft closet….it’s inspired me to tackle mine! :D

  • Reply Gail January 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Terrific

  • Reply Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista January 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Wow, that’s pretty impressive! I love the idea of using pant hangers for fabric. Thanks for inspiring me with some great craft organization tips. Glad I found your post over at the From Dream to Reality party

  • Reply Anne Boykin January 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Sweet job of organizing your crafts, especially the fabric. Thanks!

    • Reply Katie January 8, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Thanks, Anne! Now I should be able to keep it this way (fingers crossed). :)

  • Reply Jenn January 8, 2014 at 12:46 am

    That looks AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Inspiration Exchange. Pinning and sharing on Facebook. Happy New Year!
    Jenn :)

    • Reply Katie January 8, 2014 at 5:36 am

      Jenn! Thanks for the fun party and for stopping by to say ‘hi’. Love your site!! Have a wonderful week!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch January 8, 2014 at 3:33 am

    What an inspiring project!! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. So glad you could join us!! Nichi -The Mandatory Mooch

    • Reply Katie January 8, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Thanks, Nichi! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Tammy @ the colored door January 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I love your new closet, it looks amazing! That makes me motivated to organize. I just need to find the right place to put all of my craft supplies. Have a great day. I found you over at Someday Crafts Link up.

  • Reply Allison @ Dream a Little Bigger January 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    What a transformation! It is amazing how a little organization can make a huge mess fit so neatly in that closet. I’m going through my own office/craft room organization makeover and I am so impressed with yours :) Thanks bunches for linking up at Link It or Lump It this week!

    • Reply Katie January 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Allison! Thanks for hosting the party! Good luck with your organizing! :)

  • Reply Lynette Hutsell January 9, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Great ideas, love the hangers for the fabrics!

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  • Reply Jessi @ Practically Functional January 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, what an amazing difference! I totally need to get my craft supplies organized. We don’t have enough closet space in our tiny apartment so they are just on stand-alone wire shelving units, and stuff is just spilling off all over the place! Totally pinning this, and I wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog this morning; thanks for sharing it at Creativity Unleashed!

    • Reply Katie January 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Jessi! Thanks! We were in a condo with 0 closet space up until a couple years ago, so I know the feeling. Thank you so much for featuring this project!!! Stopping over now to check it out!

  • Reply Krissy Buck January 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    That is one amazing transformation! I am very inspired to tackle my own craft supply disaster!

  • Reply Katie @ Made to be a Momma January 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    This is such an amazing transformation! It looks fantastic! I love how you hang your fabric! Thanks for stopping by our “Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party!” I hope to see you again!

  • Reply Diana Rambles January 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    This is wonderful!! I am setting up a crafting room at home and this has lots of good organizing ideas!

    • Reply Katie January 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks, Diana. It makes me so happy every time I open the doors …

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    Thanks so much for linking up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party! Your craft closet organization is amazing. What a transformation! Your link is being featured this week as the link with the most clicks. Great job and we hope that you will join us again at 6:00 MST tonight for our next link party.

    • Reply Katie January 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Katie … awesome! I’m thrilled! Thank you, Thank you! I’ll be right over to check it out, and join you tonight to link up!

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  • Reply Gwen January 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Hey Katie! I am in love with how you organized your closet!

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  • Reply Kristin @Kit's Crafts January 10, 2014 at 2:57 am

    You are an inspiration! I have tackled my craft closet at least twice in the last year and my results are still pending… Thanks for the great ideas! So glad you shared this post at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

    • Reply Katie January 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Kristin … I was in the same boat until I finally gutted it and started over. I’m hoping this is the final time, and the organization sticks! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Cathy January 10, 2014 at 4:21 am

    WOW! Amazing transformation! You did an awesome job!!! Doesn’t it feel good cleaning and organizing? I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Foodies & Crafties Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! #foodiescraftiessoiree I would love for you to hop over anytime to Apeekintomyparadise.com and link up with the parties I co-host throughout the week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
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  • Reply Maz Kwok January 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    You’ve been featured at CAL link party this week. Thanks for sharing with us :)
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    • Reply Katie January 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Awesome!! I’m so excited … stopping over now to check it out!! Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Barb @ A Life in Balance January 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I love the closet makeover! I bet you smile every time you see the closet.

    I need to find those shelf dividers. I think they would work really well on my office shelves.

    Thanks for sharing your closet makeover at Motivation Monday.

    • Reply Katie January 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks, Barb! I just placed an order for more of those shelf dividers for my closet upstairs. LOVE THEM!! Thanks for the fun party! Have a great weekend!

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  • Reply Corey @ Tinysidekick January 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    So glad I’m not the only one with a disaster space in my house. Well, now I guess I am since you transformed yours. It looks amazing. It must be nice to be in the middle of a project and be able to find something! One day… Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Katie January 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Ha, Ha, Corey!! I have plenty more disaster spaces in my house that are in need of help, too. Thanks for stopping over!

  • Reply Jaime Oliver January 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    my OCD would be jumping for joy at it being so lovely and tidy!

    thanks for linking up with #magicmoments

  • Reply Pam @Threading My Way January 11, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Amazing transformation. You’ve fitted a lot into a small space and now you can access it easily.

  • Reply Sumo January 11, 2014 at 5:16 am

    The hangers for fabric: genius! What a fantastic idea! I’ll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!
    Sumo:)

    • Reply Katie January 11, 2014 at 5:57 am

      Sumo,
      Awesome!! Can’t wait to see it! Thanks so much!! Have a great weekend!!
      ~Katie

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  • Reply April Hoff January 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    That is QUITE a transformation! I love how pretty all of your fabrics look! Thanks for linking up to the “Get Your DIY On” link up party! Remember to come back on February 2nd with your simple décor projects you love!

  • Reply Diane January 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Wow … way to go! I am so jealous! You are giving me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Create With Joy January 12, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Fabulous job!
    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    Would love it if you could add our party button to your Linky List! :-)

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      I swear I had added it before!!! It’s there now! Thanks for a fun party! I’ll check it out again today! Have a good rest of your weekend!

  • Reply Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures January 12, 2014 at 5:56 am

    What a transformation! It would definitely inspire me to do some crafting, with a beautiful closet setup such as this.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks, Natasha! Love your party, thanks so much for hosting!! Have a great rest of your weekend!
      ~Katie

  • Reply claire January 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_11.html

    Claire x

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Claire!! Thanks for stopping by! Just linked up this project (and a couple others … hope that’s okay). Thanks for the invite!! Have a great rest of your weekend!!

  • Reply Camila January 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Awesome job!!!! Oh I love organization in any way! Your tips are great and my mom would LOOOVE those cute boxes. Awesome share! Pinning!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Cami,
      Thanks for stopping over and for the sweet comment! Love your linky party … Thanks for another great week (just linked up). Have a great rest of your weekend!
      ~Katie

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  • Reply nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma January 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, Katie! Redeem yourself, you did. I agree, the mess is always worse after the holidays.

    My word. This is grand.

    We featured your before and after at Our Sunday Best today. I’ll be sticking around to see the rest of your 52 projects this year!

    My best,
    Nicolette

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Nicolette! Awesome! I’m stopping over right now to check it out! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the 50 remaining weeks continue to yield results!! Have a great rest of your weekend!
      ~Katie

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  • Reply Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures January 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I really need you to come over! How quickly can you get here? ;-) That is such an amazing transformation! Congratulations on a job well done! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Reply Katie January 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Marci!! Thank you for stopping by my closet and spice cabinet projects. The before still makes me cringe. Yikes! Have a great weekend (or what’s left of it)!!

  • Reply Bernadette January 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Wow, congratulations! Doesn’t it feel great to get a space organized? I did my craft room (play room/homeschool room/guest room!) last year and posted about it here http://diysisters.com/room-make-over-part-7-the-reveal/. It was such a great feeling! My sister, who co-authors our blog with me, will be posting soon about her own craft closet makeover. It will actually be similar to yours! Enjoy crafting with your new space! (Oh BTW, I came over from the Craft Create and Inspire Link Party!)

    • Reply Katie January 14, 2014 at 3:17 am

      Thanks, Bernadette! It feels SO much better!! I’m going to head over and check out your project from last year now….
      Have a great week!

  • Reply Marti January 14, 2014 at 12:02 am

    That looks great. My closet looks more like your before photos, I could use some reorganization! Love the fabric on hangers! Thank you for linking up this week at Sewlicious Home Decor!:)

    Marti

    • Reply Katie January 14, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Thanks, Marti! Thanks for the fun party, too! Have a great week!
      ~Katie

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  • Reply Kim~madeinaay January 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    You rock! What a great makeover! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a day last week! !
    Kim

    • Reply Katie January 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Ha! Thanks, Kim! Love your party! Have a great week!

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    Congrats! You are featured on this week’s Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-6-features-and.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

    • Reply Katie January 15, 2014 at 5:24 am

      Thanks again for the feature this week, Diane!!

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    • Reply Katie January 15, 2014 at 3:17 am

      Thanks, Rebecca!! I just stopped over to check it out (and all your other fun features this week). Love your party! Have a great week!

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  • Reply Katie Goldsworthy January 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Wow! Totally impressive! I love that organizational thing you used too!!! I want one! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday. I’m pinning it to the Monday Funday pin board.

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  • Reply Thelma February 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Wow! This is right on time! I have been deep cleaning and organizing each room of my house. I am now down to my craft room/computer room and a home school room. I love, love, love how you have organized your craft closet!!! My mind is whirling!! My craft closet is TERRIBLE! Fabric, photography supplies, paints and art supplies, sewing patterns, embroidery and sewing threads, scrap booking. UGH! I would head to Lowe’s tonight, but they are closed. LOL Thank you so much for sharing your great organizing tips! I look forward to seeing what other great tips you have to share!

    • Reply Katie February 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Thelma! I’m so glad this project came at the right time! Good luck with your organizing! My craft closet is SOOOO much better than it was previously! Ahhh … makes me so happy every time I open the door! Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

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  • Reply Lauren Sims February 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Hi! I found your post from IHeart Organizing Link Party and WOW! It seems you had a Monique closet! I’m loving the after and you must be so happy with the final product! It looks amazing and I love that you were OCD with your fabrics!
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    • Reply Katie February 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Lauren,
      Sadly, I have several other Monica closets in our home, too. Trying to tackle them one at a time …. I’m so glad you stopped by from I Heart Organizing!!! I love all of her ideas … So inspiring!

  • Reply ang February 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Ok, seriously, how much will it take to get you to come to my house and organize me??? I’m loving this project – you’re so inspiring Katie!!
    ang

    • Reply Katie February 28, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Well … if you could see the rest of my house, you’d know I have my work cut out for me here to organize. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Susan April 1, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Wow! You picked all the perfect storage things to organize! Did everything go back in the closet or did you purge a lot? I store (hoard) a lot of very different craft supplies and its difficult to come up with the best solution of what to use to organize better. But you’ve inspired me to try to figure it out!

    • Reply Katie April 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Susan! Thanks so much! Yes … a lot got purged or relocated to a space that made more sense. For instance, I now have a shelf in the basement for picture frames I’m not using and a box of Spray paint. I figured I don’t use those every day, so I could walk downstairs when I had project requiring them .. thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Made From Pinterest May 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! I just love beautifully organized spaces and this is definitely one of them! And that fabric organization is GENIUS! Thanks for sharing!

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