Hello sweet friends!

If you are visiting from Brooke of All Things Thrifty and her amazing knockoff, welcome!

When Lindsay of Makely School for Girls invited me to be part of Knocktoberfest – I knew, somehow, some way, I was going to figure out a way to store my ribbon hoard and create a craft room storage cabinet.

It is true.

I am a ribbon hoarder!

And I have so many great ribbons thrown in random places and I can never find them when I need them. I have had this cabinet in the basement sort of storing ribbon for a while now.

I already had mine, but you can find similar ones here.

Cabinet Before

When I began looking through for knockoff ideas, I saw this cabinet from Ballard Designs – and I knew what to do!ballard-CabinetI emptied out all the ribbon, and then sprayed the whole cabinet black.

We had a bunch of 1/4 plywood from another project, so we cut those down to the size of the fronts and then cut a piece of 1/2'” plywood for the top.

I stained the boards (I used this new product from Minwax – and they worked great). Then I simply taped out the fronts and painted the squares with chalkboard paint.

The top is a board cut to the right size, stained and then just dropped into place.

The front of the wire drawers were angled, so we added a spacer to the back of the bottom of the boards so it would lay flat. We attached the boards with screws and washers that grabbed onto the wire openings.

Craft Room Cabinet Tutorial

We added simple black hardware to the fronts of the drawers and we were done!

Craft Room Storage Cabinet

I have to do a major sort / purge / organize of my ribbon, so the ribbon collection is not in yet, but I think it is going to work out quite well.

Craft Room Ribbon Storage

And since I am bringing all of my wrapping supplies up here too, the top is the perfect place to wrap a quick present.

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Oh, and if you are wondering about the “P” – well, I got on a “knockoff” roll and did that one too!

Ballard Designs Inspired Craft Room Cabinet

I will be sharing that tutorial Monday!

But in the meantime, head on over to Sarah M. Dorsey for her amazing knockoff - and make sure to stop by Lindsey's for all of the inspiring projects.

If you would like to see the other project we have created for our never ending office / craft / homework space - here is what we have done so far...

Built In Desk

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Desks from Vintage Doors

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Hangout Area

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So close to being done! I just have to paint the craft storage cabinet and create the legs for a work table and it is a done deal!

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you a great day!

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postsignature.pngP.S. Thanks so much for including me Lindsay!