There are two closets in my room. A huge one that covers one wall, and this little one that just sat unused, with a hamper and miscellaneous junk piled up inside. It has no doors, and was a real eyesore.
I had a pair of rolling file cabinets I picked up at a yerd sale for $10. They have 2 small drawers on the top and a file cabinet drawer on the bottom. This desk will have to double as a studio and home office space. I spray painted the front and one side of the cabinets (the tops and other side won't be seen and it saved on paint) and started my transformation. I sprayed a bunch of mismatched pieces that I had been using for my tools, all with the same aqua color.
The adjustable bar comes down the wall longer than I would like, so my hubs drilled a screw through the frame of a bulletin board to secure it over the bars. I painted the frame of the board and spray glued a pretty gift wrap paper on the cork surface.
In the corner, I put a little plastic vintage drawer set with an adjustable reading lamp for extra light. Beside the lamp on the wall is a necktie holder (also from the organization dept. at HD) to hang all of my bead chain, On the right corner, I have a tool turnabout from Pampered Chef with all of my necessary tools. The drawers of the file cabinets have art supplies in the top 2 drawers, and all of our bills and household accounting stuff in the bottom.
Now I can sit and work in the evenings while Paskie watches TV, and I also have an organized place to pay bills and do paperwork.
I have to say, this is a very easy and convenient way to organize your art supplies. I find this holds a LOT of stuff in a very small place, If you have an unused closet in your home that you can convert, I would highly recommend it. If you don't have a closet, you can do the same thing with an old Armoire. You are only limited by your imagination. I love my new space, and sit at night and stare at it. So happy to be organized and have a pretty space to work in.
This entire project was done with things I have collected at garage sales and hoarded in the garage. Here is the breakdown:
File Cabinets $10 garage sale find
Melamine Scrap $10 Home Depot
Wire Shelving $5 garage sale find
Lamp $2 garage sale find
drawer sets $3 garage sale find
tool turn about $1 garage sale find
necktie holder $1 Garage sale find
bulletin board 0 free on sidewalk
2 cans spray paint $7 Home depot
roll gift wrap $1 Dollar Tree
If you have done a closet makeover, please post a link here. I love to see what other people do with their creative spaces.