When I wrote about my ‘Treasured Coffee Table’, in one of my previous posts, you’d have known how it was born out of old kitchen cabinets; And that it’s a storehouse!
My Craft Chest is another such project which is made out of remnants of the old kitchen cabinets. Having mentioned earlier (in one of the posts) that I have this compulsive disorder of hoarding things…thank God for a doting husband and loving children who bear with all of my whimsical cravings and who withstand the disasters that I, sometimes, create! Taking advantage of such a supportive family, I have continued building my collection!:-) For my ever-growing collection of art and craft material, DIY tools; Also to dissuade me from encroaching into everybody else’s storage areas, Hubby designed a space-saving Craft Chest, just for my stuff!
The drawing that he made (on his cellphone) was a piece of cake for our carpenter Naeem (he has become so used to our non-standard measurements and out the box designs!)
Since it is made of reclaimed boards from old kitchen cabinets, one can see the permanent marks/stains of the old kitchen on the insides of this craft chest (I don’t want to get rid of them, hence didn’t paint the insides)
I wouldn’t say that it houses all of my collection but it does take care of 60% of it! I am still stashing some of my stuff here n there and elsewhere! The intial design was like a desk…it had place for ‘leg-room’ or ‘chair insert’ but while it was being made, we changed it to a chest… for more storage.
When designing this chest the only thing Hubby kept in mind was that I wanted everything safe from dust. It is EXTREMELY dusty here at Noida. A part of the top of the chest opens to store my sewing machine, when not in use.
I guess my collection has grown to a proportion where I think I need a dedicated Craft Room or DIY Room or a Studio ; I’ll decide what to call this room once I ‘arrange’ for a dedicated room…until then I am happy with what I have!
My post, Storage Packed Craft Chest, is part two of this post…where I’ve shared the number of things this work horse can store, do take a look.
By the way do you also run out on place to stash your treasure? How do you store your hobby stuff? Got any tips for me, I would love if you’d share.