Saturday, June 13, 2015

Transforming Craft Items

Builder Sam here again.
While I was adding the external staircase to the bakery, I noticed there was an empty space underneath that could be turned into a storage room.
I raided my children's craft supplies and found the following items; craft sticks, plastic tubing, craft foam, paper fasteners, pony beads, glitter, dollar store wedding favors (silver goblets), and printouts.
And all these miscellaneous items were transformed into this!
 They are not perfect, but good enough for items that will only be partially seen.
I remembered reading an article by Joann Swanson a few years ago, about using plastic tubing to make "jars". I tried it and it did work! I just want to send out a big thank you to all the artists out there who willingly share their ideas.
(Yes, the white craft glue will dry clear! It was used to keep the little bits of foam inside the jars.)
 The door and window allow you to see into the storage room.
Anybody else have a messy workspace?
That's all,


  1. Genius! That looks amazing, Builder Sam! WOW! Nice work (as always).

  2. Builder Sam, What a great idea! I like all of the goodies in the storage area. The window is actually a different kind of treatment!

  3. It looks great! I love the storage area under the stairs and that it is so colorful!

  4. it looks great! Joann always did have great how-to's I miss them.

  5. Hello from Spain: fabulous job. Great furniture. keep in touch

  6. Hello Sam,
    What a great use of space. It looks great. I can't fully trust anyone who's workshop is too clean! ;)
    Big hug,

  7. I really agree with Giac... a clean, tidy workspace would make me suspicious... *LOL* What a great idea to use the space under the staircase for storing all the supplies a bakery needs - and you've been very clever in creating all those jars etc.


  8. I think that you have given us all a new way to look at the dead space under the stairs Sam! How practical to make it a storage area for surplus inventory! The little window helps to see the goodies better too, YUM!!!
    I have to add that I also am a Big Fan of Joann Swanson's tutorials. I have been collecting them through old issues of Nutshell News and it still AMAZES me how she did what she does! She is an inspiration to all of us who like to craft to the Max! :D


  9. Amazing cute and colorful, I love that you used the space under the clever!
    :) Farrah

  10. Oh Sam, aren't you just the clever one! I love this, it a fabulous idea and it looks terrific. You have such a wonderful imagination, I would never have thought of doing something like that. Well done!!!

  11. Oh Wow! Your storage looks like a Crate & Barrel ad! So chic and gorgeous. What a terrific idea!

  12. Pure genius I must say. I love the idea of you having a work space I so need one myself!

  13. Love that little storage area! Thanks for visiting my blog. So happy to be one of your followers.

  14. Hi there Sam
    Uuuh I absolutely adore your idea with the little storage room under the staircase
    .... oh and don't worry about the messy workplace, some days mine looks so neat that you might think nobody's ever working in there and other days ..... well, no comment ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    see ya