While many of my friends have been at the beach for spring break, I stayed home and worked on projects. A fall down my basement stairs precluded me from getting done as much as I wanted, but I did manage to get a few things done and the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel on a few more. It is possible that the fall had nothing to do with not finishing–it is highly possible (and even probable) that I tried to tackle too many things.
Like many of you, I drool over pictures of craft rooms I see (and pin) on Pinterest. You know the ones–the tables, the cubbies, the peg boards–everything in its appropriate spot. I am such a sucker for organization. I decided it was about time that I quit being envious of everyone else’s craft rooms and make one of my own. My “all-purpose” room just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I spent a lot of time on Pinterest getting ideas and finally designing one of my own. This post isn’t about my craft room, but it is about one of the projects I completed to go in my new craft room–a DIY cutting table.
This isn’t really a how-to since there’s not much to this project in terms of directions. Rather, it is an example of what you might want to do for your own sewing/craft room.
2 Cube Organizer Shelf (Target)
2 sets of wheels (Target)
2’x2′ piece of plywood (already cut at Lowe’s)
Paint and polyurethane
Small Command hooks
Directions (I guess):
Here’s all I did…
- Assemble organizer shelf
- Attach wheels
- Sand, paint, and finish the 2’x2′ plywood with polyurethane; let dry
- Using wood glue, attach plywood to organizer shelf (mine is centered for stability); let dry
- On the sides of the unit, attach Command hooks to suit your quilting squares, triangles, rulers, etc.
- I also used some old tape measures to finish the sides of the cutting board. I just used hot glue to affix them around the edge of the plywood.
Yup, that’s it. If you don’t want wheels, they’re not necessary and will save you some money. I like them because I can easily wheel the table into my living room if I want to watch TV while I work. This was just step one in my new craft room. I can’t wait to show you my completed room–just give me a couple of weeks!