Craft Room Tour: Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda

Amanda Formaro is a FaveCrafts designer who blogs at Crafts by Amanda and Amanda’s Cookin’.


I’m pretty excited to share this with you, but I have to warn you first. My craft room is in the basement. It’s not all glamourous and shiny like the ones you see featured in big magazines. It involves concrete walls, exposed plumbing, laundry machines and all the ugly things you find in a basement. It’s not pretty, but it’s a large space and a great place to keep my overwhelming amount of craft supplies contained. When we bought the house, we took a paint sprayer and 20 gallons of white paint to all the dingy walls. So it’s a far cry better than it was, but it’s still not pretty.

So with that disclaimer out of the way, I bring you my great big wonderful craft table, complete with cork board and magnetic chalkboard! Here’s a before picture… eewww.

And an after…

I definitely didn’t want cords all over the table top of my table, so hubby drilled a hole in the middle and attached a power strip upside down under the table. This way all the cords go through the center and none of them will be stretched across the table top.

That caused an issue for my glue gun though. Since the glue gun does not have an on/off switch, it can’t be left plugged in. So we used those one-hole straps I mentioned above to run a small extension cord through so that it pokes out under the table right where I work. There’s enough slack in the cord too so I can stretch the glue gun across the table and work with it from anywhere.

So there’s still a lot of work to be done as you can see from the mess laying around, but things are so much better and I have so much room to work now! See more pics of Amanda’s craft room on Crafts by Amanda.

Do you have an organized craft room? What are your favorite storage methods?

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  1. Loyce says

    I love this converted space… I don’t think I would leave often if I had this much space in which to work my magic…:-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Be Ganacias says

    I love this space…..u have been so creative with ur furnishings…after see ur space my brain is bursting with new ideas …..thank u for sharing.

  3. Judi says

    Wow…love all the room you have for crafting…storage and flat space to spread out…lucky lady! I have a long banquet table I use for my crafting and my supplies are in baskets and boxes put on shelves behind my table, handy to reach…works for me…live in a condo.

  4. Mary says

    I would use the support pole to display something. The 3-M hooks in different sizes are great to hang tools or embellishments. Great space! You are a girl after my own heart!

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