Multipurpose Activity Room
Kim Banta needs help with her cluttered, disorganized project room. Professional organizer Monica Ricci has a plan for her room to restore functionality.
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Filed under: Decluttering, Crafts Room, Storage, Organization, Blue, Green, Storage Containers
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Craft enthusiast Kim Banta loves working with crafts, but many of her projects are unfinished and lost in the wasteland of her craft room. She uses the 17 x 19 foot space for sewing, painting and computer projects, all of which are mingled and scattered around the room. The large jumble of furniture makes it difficult to find or finish any project and inhibits creativity.
This oversized chaise lounge, which inefficiently seats only one, blocks access the large desk behind it.
Storage attempts have been made with multiple shelving units and drawers, but with so many materials sitting out the effect is still chaotic. The most important task for Banta is to purge unfinished projects (Ricci says Banta is addicted to potential), old patterns and materials that will not be used in the near future.
The result of the organizational makeover is an interesting, quirky room that allows creativity to flow.
A brilliant color scheme of green and blue provide an invigorating background for the newly organized craft room. It is divided into three zones for computer, crafts and entertainment.
A new laminate floor provides a surface that is easy to clean and on which it is easy to find dropped pins. Using a large container for sorted materials prevents unsightly overflow and scattering. Labeling containers and drawers and using clear storage boxes makes it easy to locate a needed supply.
Removing bulky furniture that performs inefficiently opens up space for multifunctional furniture that ensures plenty of storage.
Two new chairs in the entertainment area provide seating for company and a place to relax. The new storage bench under the window is more seating with storage underneath.
The computer area also contains storage for craft projects in drawers that are well-labeled. The clear storage boxes and drawers make it easy to locate a needed supply.
The Container Store
Bisley filing cabinet, Silver
steel storage cubes
Teal shantung boxes
translucent plastic containers
ribbon box with holes
Silver magnetic board
White round magnetic board
ironing board caddy
clear stacking bins
steel coil pencil cup
rolling storage bench
office workstation with drawers
wall shelving unit
Carolina Solar Lighting
Solatube (solar lighting fixture)
magnetic storage canisters
5-tier stationary caddy
Khaki color photo and storage boxes
vinyl rub-on letters
A Creative Eye
flaxseed lavender computer armrest pillows