Small Item Craft Storage

Craft Item Storage for Buttons, Brads, and other small items made from a garage cabinet for nuts and bolts

I am in the middle of the big move to the new house! So exciting. My poor craft room is in shambles but I unearthed one of my favorite storage cabinets for small crafting items. Small items such as buttons, brads, and stickers can be such a pain to keep track of.

I used an old utilitarian nuts and bolt storage cabinet for this. The outside case was originally metallic blue so I spray painted it flat black. The fronts of the drawers are covered in decorative trim, the kind you use for drawers and liners. It is self adhesive and removable. Then I just painted the teal on the pull-outs of the drawers.

Decorating a multi-drawer cabinet for storage

Somewhere, a mechanic is probably laughing that I girly-fied up their man stuff.


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  2. says

    I have a cabinet just like this…I love it for small stuff, like my decorating tips, but it is so UGLY. I am pinning this and going to beautify mine too. Thank you so much for sharing this…we would love for you to join us at our Party in Your PJs link party this week!
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    • says

      Thanks for the pin and the feature! I hope your turns out great. Right now, the rest of my poor craft room is UGLY since it is a mess from the move. I can’t wait to get to work on it but too many projects before that. Better to focus on doing what I want rather than rushing to get it done. Glad we found each other’s blog and I am following you on bloglovin and Pinterest now.
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  3. says

    What a smart way to use one of those man-shelves, and way to make it looks incredibly cute! I need a smaller version of this for my makeup which is currently being thrown around in drawers. It’s a mess, but this would make life beautiful for me. If you made this and sold it in your store I would buy it in three seconds flat
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    • says

      ooooh, I never thought to use something like this for my makeup. Genius! Mine is also sliding around in drawers. My store will have to wait until we get fully moved in. Its an ugly transition right now. Our new house is two hours away and I am stuck at the old townhouse until at least mid-September because that is when I put in my notice at work (for budget reasons). Living in two houses sucks! Counting down the days.
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  4. says

    I love those. I have a couple of them that I use to organize small rubber stamps, etc. It never occurred to me that I could make mine all girly. Thanks for the idea. Added to TO DO LIST: multi-drawer box: girlify


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