Saturday, March 13, 2010

Craft room complete & a tutorial for a metal wall board.

 This is the last time I am going to do this, (I hope!) 
The room is done, I made some small but great changes to my layout. 
Every craft has it's own section in my room, and now everything has a place, so that my work island can stay clear. The first thing I did was to create a better space for my paper crafting. This is all the stuff I normally keep out on my island and back counter, and then when I need the space, everything gets shoved here and there, creating a huge mess!
 I added 2 shelves and moved my metal wall board down. I had the hardware, I just needed to buy 2 shelves, and that was the only purchase I made! This is where I keep everything for paper crafting. Stamps, ink, paper, accessories, etc.
I love my metal wall board, here is how I made it. You will need 2 strips of wall board cap, and 2 pieces of flat sheet metal found in the duct work section, much cheaper than sheet metal sheets! 
Cut 2 pieces of the plastic wall board cap 60 inches on for the top, one for the bottom.
Measure the width of your sheet metal, I cut mine to 15 inches. Tape the strips up to your wall, use a laser lever to make sure they are straight! I placed mine 14 inches apart. Once they are in place, drill holes into the plastic for you nails so the plastic doesn't crack. Nail them in place. I used 4 on each strip and I also left the tape to help keep it in place.
Slide your sheet metal into the 2 strips, I used 2 pieces, so slide on all the way to the other end, and insert your second piece. Now cut 2 more plastic strips 15 inches long to cap off the ends. Sheet metal is very sharp, so this will keep all exposed ends covered!
That's it! Now get some fun magnets and put up whatever you want! I love mine. I use it all the time! Total cost is less than $20! 

Now for the rest of the room! 
Sewing has become a huge part of my business lately, so I needed a better place for all of my supplies. So this corner is all dedicated to my sewing. (and Keith)

Everything I need is at my finger tips. I also used my shelf for holding my freezer paper and heat and bond!
It is right above the iron, where I use it the most. I love all the great things you can do with freezer paper, and it's cheap!
Cricut & painting area.
Lots of storage bins to hold all my burlap and sweater scraps, help to keep the mess contained!
I should be all set now, I have lots of working room, and a home for everything, so I am hoping this room will stay in order now, but I doubt It! I will try it out and let you know! I have a lot of sewing to do today, so I better get a move on!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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