I have a collection of crafting tools that take up a fair amount of desktop space. I don’t want them hidden away, if they aren’t out in plain sight chances are they will go unused. When building my new craft room I knew I would need a workbench for them, in my old craft space they were on a small table, but they were crammed together, it had no storage space and it was always cluttered. On one of my frequent Pinterest adventures I came across this plan for a Simple Workbench that I knew had potential. The workbench plans had all the components I was looking for. It boasted to last for decades, be inexpensive (mine rang in at about$50, but a few supplies were on hand), and can be built by a novice handyman. Perfect, except for the fact it was clearly designed for working on a motor and storing greasy tools it wasn’t very cute. I pulled out some left over paint, found a few boxes for the shelves, and got an assortment of cute drawer pulls and boring table turned cute craft table.
Here is what it looks like before the drawers and coat of paint. I used crack fill to fill the screw holes and gaps from the 2×4’s to try to make it a bit more like an attractive piece of furniture.
The storage crates cost me $5 at a thrift shop. The two apple boxes I got from my aunt, one of the wire baskets is from an old freezer.
I chose an eclectic mix of drawer pulls from Lee Valley. Together they cost less than $8.
I created paper stencils with my cricut for the numbers and painted them with chalkboard paint. When dried I sanded them down until I thought it looked vintage.
I am eager to get the crates filled with goodies and the tools in their home. What do you think? Do you have a special area to store your larger crafting tools?
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