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What do closet organizers, wire egg carriers, a baker's rack, closet doors, and bread boxes have in common?

What do closet organizers, wire egg carriers, a baker's rack, closet doors, and bread boxes have in common?  Well nothing really - but to me they are all the PERFECT (and inexpensive!) items to help me with remodeling my daughter's old toy room, into a lovely, new Arts & Crafts room! And all has been done with recycled, up-cycled, & re-purposed items!!




The room is SMALL (like 9 & 1/2 feet by 8 & 1/4 feet) with a small amount of extra space next to built-out closet, so creating usable space and lots of storage was essential!

I had little money to work with and for the most part, used things I had or things I found for cheap at thrift and salvage stores. 

In the pictures above, you can see:
A wooden hutch (to the left) I found at a garage sale 2 years ago for $20 (and had been part of the toy room).  A metal, rolling cart I found at goodwill for $10.   A mahogany chair from my dining room set (since I only have a dining "area" and I don't have room for …