When my husband and I started to work on finishing the basement, my only request was: “Can I please have a craft room?” Knowing how much craft stuff I have, and how much my husband dislikes when I spread it all over the kitchen counters, he made sure that I had a space dedicated to my craftiness. (He still likes to call it an office, but we both know it’s really my craft room.)
This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!
I’m still working on getting it completely organized before I reveal it to you all, but one thing that needed some serious organizational help was my tall cabinet of craft drawers. This was on my list of “must-haves” when I was designing the space. I purchased it from IKEA from their Alex collection. I love how many drawers it has. Seriously, this thing is a dream. Oddly enough, this is also one of the things that makes it so hard to organize because I can never remember which drawer has what in it. Half the time I need something I have to go through two or three drawers to find it.
*UPDATE 4/7/2017 – The chalkboard labels used in this post are no longer available via Amazon. I received some different chalkboard labels for my review and I am recommending these chalkboard labels instead (plus they come with 2 chalk markers). I have replaced the links in this post with the new labels.
So when I was asked to review some chalkboard labels, I knew exactly where I wanted to use them: my craft room! The labels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it so easy for me to pick just the right one out. Plus, there were six sheets of chalkboard paper that I could cut out into any size or shape I wanted. (My Silhouette Cameo would be perfect for that.)
To write on the labels I used regular white chalk as well as these cool chalk pencils. They look just like colored pencils and they sharpen just like colored pencils, but they are chalk. It made writing the words out on the labels so much easier and more legible, plus it added a little bit of color and character, which I liked. Another thing I really liked about these labels was that the chalk came off when I wiped it. I had to redo a few of the labels to get them the way I wanted and each time it rubbed off great.
When it came time to place the labels on the drawers, I pulled out my ruler (I only had to check two drawers before I found it) and measured the center so I had a good idea of where to place the label on each drawer. Then I peeled them off and put them on each drawer, trying to bend the label a little towards the middle and then outward as it stuck.
TA-DA! I love the way it turned out! So nice and organized and labeled. (My husband even peeked in and said it looked good.) Chalkboard labels are a great way to organize your craft room (or any room really). I like that they are permanent in that they stay on the drawers, but provide flexibility to move things around if I need to change out what is in each drawer and just rewrite what’s on the label. Easy peasy.
What are your favorite ways to use chalkboard labels?