I’ve had this IKEA computer cabinet that I no longer use, so I turned it into a crafting cabinet.
You might recognize this cabinet. It’s the Ikea cabinet I made over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.You can read about its makeover here.The inside of the cabinet got a makeover as well as the outside.I lined the interior with book pages and a few graphics to add color and interest.I also added book pages to the insides of the doors.You know the drill … simply brush Mod Podge onto the back of the book page and press in place.I made a little garland with book pages, as well. I have a Martha Stewart circle cutter.So I simply cut circles and crinkled them before stringing onto a length of twine.I plan to make some more book page garlands.I decoupaged some boxes to store craft trinkets to keep the cabinet neat and tidy.The craft cabinet resides in the family room. I can watch TV while I craft.And when I’m done, I simply shut the doors and the room stays clean looking.I have to confess, I kind of like it with the doors open though.I’m getting ready to work on a cigar box. I found a slew of them at the flea market and can’t wait to start on them.Each cigar box will be different and listed on my Etsy shop …… when I finally get it started, that is. If I keep talking about it, eventually I’ll do it!The most important thing in this cabinet is the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!The Mod Podge is hidden in the craft bag behind the paint.Buttons stay in little jars, and I’ve always got twine on hand.Old books provide pages for decoupage and other projects. Don’t worry. I don’t cut up the really old books.The mirror rests on a bolt of burlap. Always gotta have some burlap!So now you know where I create. Plenty of natural sunlight in this room for crafting!