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Craft Room Reveal

11.14.2009
I love craft rooms. They can be painted in fun colors and contain DIY projects on the more "funky" side and can get away with it because it is a "creative" room. They also have to be heavy on organization if they are not going to be a mess. Not to mention that they are a room that you can start projects in and then leave them out without worrying about stuff being all over the house. I am so lucky that we have space so that I can have an entire room to myself right now. Once we have two kids I will have to fight them for it.

This craft room reveal has been a long time coming. And honestly there are some things that I can see changing in the future.  But before we see what it looks like now, let's take a stroll down memory lane and see where we came from.

All my favorite design features in one room-wallpaper, honey oak and a poorly anchored brass ceiling fan.

When we moved in I thought a good solution would be just ripping down the wallpaper and enjoying the pink paint until I got around to painting. Unfortunately after ripping down the wallpaper I learned that the previous owners had not painted all the way to the ceiling. So I lived with this for about a year.

It was nice to have a room dedicated to creativity, but I was majorly lacking organization and did not have enough workspace.

That brings us to what it looks like today-

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The cutting table/craft desk was DIY and you can make one too following the tutorial here.  I knew that this was the one space I could get away with some fun stripes and while it took awhile for all the taping, I loved how it turned out (tutorial here).

And I love my sewing corner….

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Across the back wall I had Derek install a curtain rod for me to hang “in progress” projects.  I love how it works, except for the fact that a lot times projects don’t move from “in progress” to “complete”.  Oh well.

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Above the rod are pictures I cut from an old Anne Taintor calendar.  Would they look better in frames…yes.  But this is a low budget craft room redo.

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Above the cutting table is my inspiration board/bulletin board to hang random stuff.  To make it look non-bulletin board like, I wrapped it in fabric and stapled it to the back.  Super quick and easy.

In the other corner we have more storage space.

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Oh and the chandelier.  I really wanted something cool (and expensive) of course.  But the ole budget brought us back to DIY as I detailed here.

I still have one blank wall which my ironing board sits below.  My plans for this area include adding a quilt design wall so that the floor can be retired for this purpose.  Oh and getting a new matching (and unstained) ironing board cover.

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At one point I wrote a post about how I was organizing everything (here).  Well that has all changed as my fabric stash has grown and I am making different things.  And it will most likely change again.  But for now here is the newly organized closet.
 
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Yes that is what I call organized….you should have seen it a couple of days before this.
 
I am also utilizing the storage on the cutting table for in progress projects.  each cubby is a different project.
 
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Like I mentioned before, this room was done a low budget. Here is the breakdown in case you are curious:

Craft Desk: $125 (how-to here)
Sewing Desk: $100 (JCPenney outlet store)
Paint: $70 (painting stripes how-to here)
I used one gallon of Tupelo Tree and one gallon of Sassy Green from Sherwin Williams in this room. We had all the other painting supplies.
Chandelier: $40 (how-to here)
Drapery: $20
For the curtains I used some of the fabric I had originally bought for the kitchen (you know the ones that turned out to be two different colors like I mentioned here). Well, I recycled two panels of that fabric and I had lining fabric left over from the family room panels. So all I needed to buy was the rod and the rings.
Shelving: $125 (from Home depot)
I decided to go with adjustable shelving because at that time I was not sure how I was going to organize everything and it would give me flexibility in the future if I ever changed my mind. Not that that ever happens....
Miscellaneous Organization supplies- $75
Most of the organizational things I had previously and either repainted or recovered them. But I did buy some things to organize all the drawers as well as other things for the shelves.
Sewing Chair- Free
I swiped this chair from Derek's poker table in the basement. Eventually I would like something cuter....but this one matched as was the right price so it got moved to my room.

Grand Total: $555

Not bad for an entire room make-over.  But of course that does not include my fabric stash.
18 comments on "Craft Room Reveal"
  1. What a great craft room! The stripes look great!

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  2. What an amazing room! I love the colors you chose and the black offsets it really nicely. I've been considering using black curtains in my office and now I'm really leaning towards that.

    And, that craft desk is AMAZING. And.... love love love the bar to hang fabrics. Very clever.

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  3. What a nice, roomy craft room! Love the stripes. I went a checked out your desk DIY too and love the creativity involved there too. Thanks for linking up to the party! Have a good week...

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  4. Wow what an amazing transformation! I love the stripes and the colors are fabulous! You did a wonderful job! Happy New Year!

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  5. This room is awesome! I love the stripes and black furniture! Nice work. ~Lisa

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  6. Va-va-VOOM! What a transformation! I love the rod on the wall idea, too.

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  7. I love the way the stripes turned out. I wish I had a craft room, love it!

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  8. Fabulous craft room. Love the green stripes!

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  9. I just found your blog from Knockoff's Facebook page, wow so much eye candy. Your craft room is to die for. I have a dark corner of the basement, some day I hope to have something close to yours!! A girl can always dream!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. I've always loved stripes...

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  11. Beautiful Craft room! WOW!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

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  12. Love the stripes and color of this room! I've never been a fan of green but I will honestly say you completely changed my mind! This room is amazing! I really love the black chandelier too!

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  13. Love Love Love the room! The color and stripes are amazing! I would spend way to much time just sitting in there admiring it if I was you. ;)

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  14. I found you by googling, "painting closet maid shelving". I want to paint the cubes I already have that store my son's toys. I love how your table turned out, but I was curious about how it has held up as far as the paint goes. Mine will get a lot of wear.

    Thanks, Christy

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