How to Make a Craft Hutch

A garage sale bargain at $5.00 is now my new 
craft room organization.

I am always in need of more storage for my crafts and this is going to be perfect!

I made my own chalk paint using a quart of "oops paint" from Home Depot and un-sanded grout.

I added a teaspoon of un-sanded grout to a mason jar with a little water and shook to mix. 

Then I added enough paint to fill the jar and shook again.

The home made chalk paint has a great creamy texture. 

I've used this paint mixture before so I know it can be
used on most surfaces without priming. This cabinet
was a knotty pine with a shiny finish.

Excuse the iphone pictures, I was painting in the garage.

I replaced the old wooden knobs with new black knobs and handles.

Another piece I had in the garage was an old cubbie shoe organizer. It was made of composite board with laminate, 
painted it with the same home made chalk mixture. 

The home-made paint sticks to both surfaces with no chipping or peeling

After the paint dried I lined the drawer and the shelves...

My favorite part was filling up the cubbies with jars, ribbons, and bakers twine.

Perfect for my craft room and the price was right!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Lovely and practical - my favorite.

  2. Love this, Susan!
    I could use one of these in my craft room.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. perfect! pretty and sooo functional Susan.

    love your new storage.

  4. Looks great! Thanks for the chalk paint recipe! I will have to try it out.

  5. Cute, and you can organize too - a very enviable talent.

  6. very nice,, and especially the fact you only paid $5 for it..Wow! It looks like you paid much more for it.

  7. It looks wonderful! Great price, too!

  8. Love it! And the price is phenomenal... I'm starting to get the garage saleing itch now! :)

  9. Super clever! Great addition!


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