And I have everything I need at my fingertips. yep, the craft center is complete!
I have seen two or three dozen craft/sewing centers..online in blogs, for sale in stores, and on pinterest where people created their own; and since I can’t afford to simply go buy whatever my little heart desires, I usually end up “making do” with something that is almost what i either want or need.
It’s taken a good six months, but I finally have everything I need in one space! All for less than $100.00!
I started out with a curbside addition in the form of an old TV stand..added a filing cabinet (I already had this) a sheet of plywood (scrap and cost all of $5.00!) a three-bin system ($10.00) two wooden crafts shelf units (35.00), a 10 piece plastic shoe-box set for $8.00 and finally an ironing board for $11.00! The grand total is $69.00 and I am pleased as punch with it all!
The final touch was an ironing board. Now, i already had a table top one,..but it was not adequate for the jobs I had to do nor was it stable, so it collapsed every time I used it.
I wanted a hanging board..but every single one I saw cost well over $200.00! Heck I can’t afford that! We have maybe (if we are lucky and the moon turns blue) ten bucks left over at the end of the month! So, I came up with an alternative.
I found a board online that hangs on a door and folds down…….no door in this room though…so now what?
I hung it on the wall!
I drilled five holes through the metal frame, found some ‘spacers” of 1/2 ” length and five 3 ” screws……Ten minutes later I had a hanging on the wall ironing board! I even found a small metal hook and screwed it into the frame on the backside so the iron stays upright and against the wall when not in use! WOOT!
Anyway, I am throwing in some pictures so you can see the unit before and after………granted, there is nothing elegant about this system, but it works for me.