I'm a sewer, which doesn't quite mesh with my small space living. One project and it looks like a fabric-and-pin hurricane swept through my living room. So of course I'm envious of those who have a whole room dedicated to arts and crafts: ceiling-high organized shelves, vintage armoires filled with supplies, and enormous tables to lay out fabric — these are the things that make me swoon. But while browsing for inspiration to turn part of my living into a serious craft space, I found elements from big spaces that I could incorporate in my small space. My bare wall could benefit from white pegboard to hold notions and things; I can invest in a practical work table
that can also serve for dining, and add a modern chair
so it doesn't look like a craft room. Add a cool work lamp
and a small dresser
for storing fabric and supplies and I'm good to go.
Have you designated a craft area in your small space? Share your tips below, and get inspired by these crafty small spaces.
1. 91 Magazine
2. Art as Life Studio Tour
4. The 36th Avenue Craft Room Tour
5. Real Simple Makeover
6. Drew's Vintage Bohemian House Tour
7. Kari's Ikea Hack Craft Table
(Images: as credited above)