Hey guys, remember me? It’s been a while! I’ve missed writing my blog posts so much! It seems like we have been so busy this Summer. We went on vacation, had a couple of birthdays in between and I decided to purge and redecorate my home office. This little project has been keeping me pretty busy with my weekends for the past month! I am happy to announce that I’m officially finished with my office purge + makeover and I’ve got some space saving tips to share with you guys! Like REEEAAALLLLYYYY good ones ;).
I live in a two bedroom apartment and every inch of storage space counts. I’m always trying to figure out ways to store things without having to see visual clutter. This room in particular, has been our catch all room and my craft storage room. But, I never felt like I could go back in that room and get my craft on. There was just too much stuff in the way. I really wish I had a before picture! It was a lot darker and there was a huge tan futon that was taking up an unnecessary amount of space. Basically, I still wanted to be able to use this as a guest room for when we have a rare overnight guest, but I also wanted to utilize this space as more of a craft room area. If you craft or DIY, you know how many supplies are involved in doing those projects. Dragging all of that stuff out into my living room was beginning to wear on my nerves. Now I have plenty of space to stay put and do my crafting in this room.
The first area I’m going to show you is this little sitting area. The star of this space saving blog post is this chair. It folds out into a twin sleeper and it’s around $200! The back folds down and there is a roll out section under the seat. It’s so easy to use and you can’t beat the price point. If you have a super small space you are working with, I completely recommend this chair. It doesn’t take up much room at all and now I have a little place to kick back and get crafty!
See that furry. ottoman? The top comes off and you can store things inside! It was $25 and it collapses if you need to move it out of the way. For now, I’ve got some of my husband’s workout gear in it. So cute, 10/10 would recommend!
I also got one of those tiered hanging baskets from The Container Store and it is now holding my yarn. They were living in a Whole Foods bag before, so this is definitely a step up in my yarn storage and I have room to add more.
Here’s a close up of the chair fabric and my cute little basket (laundry hamper in a past life) holding all of my- mostly unicorn- wrapping papers.
You might be thinking “Lindsey, is that a bike on your wall?!”. It sure is and I hung that sucker up there all by myself! The wall hasn’t come crashing down yet, so I’d say we’re doing pretty well. I fought with this bike all the time, I was constantly moving it to different areas of this room, but no more! I found these handy bike hangers on Amazon and put this baby up on the wall. It is now a decorative feature and I think it looks really cool!
Sometimes you have to get creative with your storage. This is my creative storage moment. I married a guitar player > guitar players come with amps > most amps are ugly and huge. I managed to fit my husband’s guitar amp under my desk, but ew. I did not want to see that thing under my pretty desk everyday. In comes scrap fabric and $2.00 tension rods from Wal-Mart. I made little curtains (basically pole pocket cafe curtains) and put the (3) tension rods on the front and sides of the desk. Now this cute little curtain hides the ginormous guitar amp underneath!
Cute glass cups or votive holders are a great way to store paint brushes or drawing pencils. I like to display mine instead of tucking them away!
I’m loving this space so much already. It’s a happy little room and I can’t wait to be able to use it to share more DIY things with you! Thanks for reading <3.