Zero Budget Project: The Studio


My sewing/craft studio frustrates me to no end. It’s nowhere near organized and I use it just about every day. It’s one of those gigantic messes that’s so overwhelming, I don’t even know where to start.

I’ve got to do something about it now before it becomes something from an episode of Hoarders.

As you can see, I have a giant pile of clothes in the corner. That’s my refashion/tailor/alter pile. It grows every day. The sooner I get on it, the sooner I’ll have new clothes to wear. It’s a bit daunting, but I think I’ll have everything ready to rock and roll in this space in no time.

The goal: create an inviting space for crafting. I need to open up as much table top space as possible by wall mounting everything that can be mounted on the wall. Put supplies and tools in bins and boxes that are easy to access and put away. This room serves many purposes: sewing, bookbinding, calligraphy, leather crafting, painting and more. I need to keep it as organized as possible so I can make those transitions as effortlessly as possible.

Follow along on instagram @melissapher #zerobudgetproject for sneak peeks on progress, and check back here on Friday for the big reveal.

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    1. can’t wait to see the finished result!

    2. Rachel says:

      I know how you feel. I recently spent an entire week (WEEK!) of full days cleaning out a closet that we had converted into an office when we moved into our current place a YEAR AND A HALF AGO. It was still full of boxes, and the desk was piled high with papers. It was so overwhelming to finally dive into the space, but it feels incredibly satisfying and amazing to have it done now. It’s especially awesome when I go in and actually get stuff done in there because of how amazing of a space it became! Good luck, and just keep your eye on the end goal and the feeling you’ll have when you experience the finished result!

    3. Sarah says:

      Hey, I know that overwhelmed feeling. For me, the best way to get through it is with company to assist me and push me along. Let me know if you need me to come push.

    4. maria says:

      i know exactly how you feel!! my craftroom is a pile of stencils colors and papers!!! Good luck (:

    5. Heidi says:

      Good luck! My crafting stuff is all in boxes right now…in the living room. We have a really big divided living room now so part of it will be my sewing/crafting space. Nothing like keeping it out in the open to force me to stay organized. Once it gets that way that is.

    6. Melissa says:

      That would be a huge motivator to keep it clean and all the ‘dangerous’ stuff like scissors and paint out of the way. I need to get all that stuff up and out of the way. P loves stealing my supplies way too much.

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