Yarn Cabinet

Yarn Cabinet




I’ve been needing to organize my yarn habit for a while now. I had two tubs, an ottoman and two tote bag stuffed with skeins. At first I thought I’d just crochet it all away, but I realized that the more I crochet, the yarn I buy! So when I found out that our Lowe’s Creative Influencer assignment for January was home organization, I knew exactly what to do!



See? Here is just part of my stash!


We went to Lowe’s and came across this study multi-purpose cabinet that was just the right size for what I needed.


First we decided where we wanted the cabinet to go inside my design studio, and used a stud finder to locate the wood beams inside the wall. That way we could install a brace to anchor the cabinet to the wall so it wouldn’t topple over. We marked it off and then built the cabinet according to the package directions.


I painted the inside and let it dry.



I then painted the outside – make sure to sand it down first so the paint will grip! I then put in all my yarn. It’s not perfect, I still need to organize it more, but it is way better than it was!



I added some Aleene’s Tacky Glue and wrapped the handle with yarn. As far as the chalkboard paint, that is a tutorial I have coming up next month!



I used the top three shelves for loose yarn and the bottom shelf, I used for smaller balls, sari yarn and sparkle yarn! My life feels so much more complete now that my yarn is sorted by color! I’m curious – how do you keep your yarn organized? My next quest will be to tackle paper and fabric. Yikes!

Thank you to Lowe’s for the opportunity to make this project and share it with all of you!




Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy :-)

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an Author and artist, founder of CraftyChica.com.

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  1. Joelle
    Joelle 10 January, 2014, 17:26

    Heya, Today’s post on http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/ (Jan 10, 2014) shows a craft room design tha incorporates a great idea you might want to include in your yarn cabinet. I can’t pull it up right now as the page won’t load, but she took some plastic corrugated pipe and cut it to the length of her shelf and the skeins of yarn fit perfectly in them and they can stack up almost like honeycomb. Spray paint the tubes and you can give each colour section a uniform look (all the blue yarns in blue tubes, red in red etc).

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  2. Diana Trondsen
    Diana Trondsen 20 January, 2014, 23:47

    Pleased to see my cross stitched little frame with your quote on top of the yarn cabinet! I left it at “Ay Dios Mio” shop in San Jose and asked them to give it to you when you made an appearance there since unfortunately I couldn’t attend that day. I made it as colorful as possible because I know that you love colors, as I do. Hope you liked it!

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    • Kathy Cano-Murillo
      Kathy Cano-Murillo Author 21 January, 2014, 00:21

      Diana – I LOVE it! I left a little thank you note at Ay Dios Mio, I hope you got it!!! I have it set right here at my desk, I look at it every day! Thank you again so much!!!

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