craft Storage Cupboard

I have very limited space to craft in. I actually keep all my craft supplies in my dining room. Not the greatest place but I make it work.  I am always on the look out for ways to hide the supplies and make it look decent .  I was out with a friend one Saturday morning and we stumbled upon this cupboard at Goodwill.

unnamed (1)I went back and forth on whether I should get it or not.  I loved the character it had and I knew with a little work it could be really cute…or I could ruin it. 😉 I ended up buying it and brought it home.

Chalk Paint

I’ve been wanting to try the Americana Decor Chalk Paint for awhile now. I knew this was the project I wanted to try it on.
The Americana Decor Chalk Paint is pretty fool proof.  I have to admit I am not the greatest of painters out there. I am about as impatient as they come. What I love about chalk paint is that you don’t have to sand your piece. Simply wipe down your furniture and start to paint. I used a high density foam roller and it eliminated all brush strokes.  I love the matte look it has to it. I used the soft touch varnish to seal the entire cupboard.

I took off all the hardware and replaced it with black knobs and pulls from The Home Depot.

I pulled off the backing and replaced it with white bead board. I had Home Depot cut the bead board at the store to the right dimensions. Easy.

I wanted my cupboard to have a interesting back splash. I found these poplar hobby boards at Home Depot in the wood section. I used a miter saw and cut them into pieces.

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I stained them with Varathane stain in Sunbleach. I had that on hand from another project! I glued them to the back of the cupboard using wood glue. I let it dry overnight.

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That’s it! I say that, like it was SO simple. This cabinet really took me about 2 weeks to complete. I worked on it here and there at nap time. Overall, the process wasn’t hard but it was time consuming!

I love how it turned out.  Let me show you around!
Craft Cupboard
I store yarn/needles, mason jars, my camera lenses, miscellaneous sewing supplies, brushes and calligraphy pens/nibs all in the cupboard.   I put a Ledberg 3 piece light strip from Ikea to light up the top of the cabinet.

My sewing machine fits perfectly under the hutch with a pretty glass container of thread.

Craft Storage
Underneath houses plastic containers.  I used clear plastic shoe box containers from Target to store random craft supplies. I label everything with chalkboard labels and used a chalkboard pen so the ink will stay put until I decide to erase it.  I love chalkboard pens because if I decided to use that bin for something else I can just wipe off what I need to.

IMG_2413B helped me paint the inside of the cabinet. I didn’t want to fix it. That was his hard work when he was helping. So I made a little note that he painted this. 😉

Craft Organization
I lined the cabinets with a grey chevron shelf liner.

Craft Organization Cupboard Before and After - Lil Mrs. ToriThat is it! An old kitchen cupboard turned new again! It fits right in with my dining room and holds all those craft supplies of mine. It was a lot of hard work and time but I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

signatureDisclaimer: Please know that I was sent Americana Decor Chalk Paint for this project.  As always, my opinions and reviews are 100% my own!