C … My DIY Craft table


I saw a fun idea about making a craft table … it was a seemingly easy idea.

I thought, “I can make that!” and I set about making one for myself with a few changes!


This was so incredibly easy to put together!!! Here is how …

1. Buy Chair of your liking and assemble.





I love this bar stool … just the right height and so comfy!


2. Buy 2 bookshelves and assemble



3. Buy table top of your choice.

(I chose to buy one that was already white and shiny with no work required! I wanted to keep this EASY! I cut the piece to be just as wide as the shelving I chose and the length that I wanted my work space to be. My table is 3′ X 6′)

I want a nice BIG space to create!!!


 4. Buy accessories of your choice

You can see in the picture above that I chose black cubby boxes. I also purchased wall protectors to adhere to the sides of the table to keep from me or little ones from hurting themselves if they bumped into it.


Let the fun begin!!!

I painted the sides white, to cover where I cut and the wood was exposed, added Washi tape to the sides to add some detail …

I also added a yard stick to the top to help me measure items as I work.

(It is adhered permanently with screws so it doesn’t walk off)


I wanted to personalize it with something that had meaning for me. I chose three works that would describe what I would be doing in this space.

1. Dream

2. Imagine

3. Create

I got to use my #Silhouette and cut the words out of vinyl to attach to my table. This is when you get to go into creative mode … and think about how you might put them into something more than just three words. I attached them where the letters were the same.


I wanted an image of something that was personal to me … and after thinking and thinking for days … I came up with the idea to use my blog name in a thought bubble since it is something that was created in my mind about a year ago.

Sappy? Maybe, but still cute and just right for me!




*** side note: The table top is screwed into the bookshelf tops to keep secure! ***


I accessorized with a lamp that Mr Man bought me at Ikea as a crafting gift to go with my new crafting work space, My #Silhouette, a pretty cup to hold pens and pencils, and an organizer to keep things picked up completed my space.


Maybe you can use this idea … it is totally doable and easy to put together!

Let the creating begin!!! 🙂



28 Responses to "C … My DIY Craft table"

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  1. Kathy (Sis)

    April 3, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE IT !!❤

  2. Ann

    April 3, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Your craft table turned out beautifully! What a great idea. Love the storage space on the sides. (Visiting you from the A to Z Challenge.)

  3. Anne@DesignDreams

    April 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Great job and so useful to have all that storage space!!

    Hmmmm you’ve sparked an idea…

  4. Joy2Journey

    April 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    I love it too!!! When you come visit you can sit and create too! 🙂

  5. Joy2Journey

    April 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    I am so glad that you stopped by! Thank you and yes the storage on the sides is so amazing and keeps things nice and tidy! I will be dropping by to read about your composers 🙂

  6. Joy2Journey

    April 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    This might be a good idea for all your painting supplies? I love to have space in the vertical as opposed to horizontal. Much more room!!!

  7. Al Diaz

    April 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    That’s a fantastic craft table! I want one of those with all the little spaces to have everything organized. It’s great. 😀

    Father Dragon Writes

  8. Joy2Journey

    April 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Thanks Al, It is great! I am loving the space and the storage 🙂

  9. Denise

    April 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I love this craft table but it would be great for more than just making crafts.

    Denise at Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers, participant of A to Z Blogging Challenge

  10. Joy2Journey

    April 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Since my desk is close by I use that for writing and other things. But, I am open to suggestions …

    Thank you for dropping by!

  11. Home Coming

    April 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    That looks sooooo nice! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

  12. Joy2Journey

    April 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Thank you so much. The craft table is so handy to have when needing space that is NOT your dining room table 🙂

  13. Mackenzie

    April 12, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Seriously LOVING this table! Can’t wait to show my husband for inspiration! He’s been working on my ‘craft island’ for our office. Thanks so much for sharing this! 🙂 You are a Featured Favorite this week on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you join us and can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend,
    Mackenzie 🙂

  14. Joy2Journey

    April 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Ah, thank you! You will love having one!!! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  15. Ani @ My Life is a Party

    May 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Beautiful table! If I can ask, where did you buy the table top? I’m having the worst time finding anything that isn’t like $100-200!

  16. Rio Petty

    January 22, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    I was also wondering where you got the tabletop.

  17. Joy2Journey

    January 22, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Home Depot. It is MDF.

  18. Keri

    March 14, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Love this! I’m thinking about making something like this for a classroom. Could two stools fit in the opening space on either side? Hoping to fit 4 students total.

  19. Joy2Journey

    March 14, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Yes, Two stools each side would fit! Share when you make it!

  20. Monica

    April 9, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Two questions
    1. Where did you get the table top?
    2. What are the dimensions of the table top?

    The table top is my roadblock on completing my craft table.

    Thanks for any information you can provide.


  21. Joy2Journey

    April 14, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    I made it out of MDF from Home Depot and it is 3×6. I hope you enjoy Yours as much I love mine!!!

  22. Hilary

    February 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    I’m getting ready to make my table, and I’m wondering if you’ve had any issues with the tabletop sagging in the middle? Do you think it would benefit from some kind of bracing underneath? Or is it still holding strong? Thanks!

  23. Joy2Journey

    October 7, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Home Depot.

  24. Joy2Journey

    October 7, 2018 at 5:11 PM

    I have not had any sagging at all. I looked over at it and it is messy with craft work on it and love that it is holding up so well …

  25. Jennifer Dell Stanley

    January 24, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Love this! What is the height?

  26. Terry Hartzler

    April 10, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    What shelving did you use? I’m having trouble finding shelves that around 38” high.

  27. Joy2Journey

    June 23, 2019 at 6:37 AM

    Target or Walmart sell these cubbies.

  28. Joy2Journey

    September 21, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    It is at the height of the 3 high “TARGET” cubbies. I can stand or sit which is perfect for working on any craft! 🙂

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