Creating a Crafting Cabinet

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I’ve had this IKEA computer cabinet that I no longer use, so I turned it into a crafting cabinet.

Creating a Crafting CabinetYou might recognize this cabinet. It’s the Ikea cabinet I made over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.You can read about its makeover here.Creating a Crafting CabinetThe 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.Creating a Crafting CabinetI 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.Creating a Crafting CabinetI 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.Creating a Crafting CabinetI plan to make some more book page garlands.I decoupaged some boxes to store craft trinkets to keep the cabinet neat and tidy.Creating a Crafting CabinetThe 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.Creating a Crafting CabinetI’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.Creating a Crafting CabinetEach 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!Creating a Crafting CabinetThe most important thing in this cabinet is the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!The Mod Podge is hidden in the craft bag behind the paint.Creating a Crafting CabinetButtons stay in little jars, and I’ve always got twine on hand.Creating a Crafting CabinetOld 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!Creating a Crafting CabinetSo now you know where I create. Plenty of natural sunlight in this room for crafting!

Creating a Crafting Cabinet

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