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9 Craft Room Makeover Ideas

The work space/craft room of Pennsylvania newlywed Jess Mauras (shown here with husband Joe) was a pile of stress and ribbons, devoid of inspiration—and, for that matter, shelving. Real Simple transformed it into three tidy zones that foster calm and creativity.

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A Sewing Zone With Not a Stitch of Wasted Space: Before

Craft supplies, gift wrap, and bolts of fabric cluttered the floor. “I was afraid of making a mistake, so I hesitated to even put up shelving,” says Jess. The ironing board was this corner’s only “furniture.”

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