Friday, July 24, 2009

Craft Room Reveal...

So I should start out by saying that I probably put WAY too much hype into this, but it seems like I have been working on "my craft room" forever now. I hope you enjoy the pics, there are lots.

For a little history on the space, we moved into this house exactly 1 year ago. The "office" also has to act as a guest room, so a sleeper sofa is a must. I do a lot of crafting. Did I mention I do a lot of crafting? Anyone who makes things knows how messy it can be. In the past, I had to pull everything out in 3 rooms to craft, because that was where it was stored. It is now so much easier to create and contain the mess! SO, without further adieu...

Welcome to my very own space!
And the painful before shot:
I have storage EVERYWHERE! I hung a thin curtain rod on the wall to put some of my ribbon stash:
I picked up this little hanging basket for $2 at an antique store for ribbon scraps and trims and I squeezed my ironing board in by my desk. I traded the big black office chair on wheels, for this little chair that I made over. Much better.


The "Mullet" window-treatment and lamp were 2 of the most fun things to make over. If you don't see the resemblance, then click here for the details and the proof.
I store 12x12 scrapbook paper in these cubes on the ends of the couch. I got them at Target 7 years ago, and they have held up really well.

This cabinet was free. You know the saying about one man's trash, well this is definitely my treasure. It stores my fabric perfectly.
The pegboard was truly one of the best things I have done in here. I use.it.constantly.

The entertainment center re-do was the most labor intensive thing, but worth every minute.

Storage, storage, and more storage.

I managed to keep this whole makeover under $100 by using what I already had and painting, painting, painting! Excuse the ugly safe under the desk. That is a non-negotiable with Lon, but I plan on putting fabric there on a tension rod. I mean, the man let me decorate a whole room in pink, green, and turquoise. I figure leaving his safe in place is the least I can do!

I hope you enjoyed the tour! I sure enjoyed creating this space and will use it to the fullest.

23 comments:

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

The craft room looks fantastic, Mandi. I love the colors and the storage is amazing. I'd love to know what you used on the pegboard to hold the thread, etc...
What a wonderful place to call your own.
*Tricia

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Oh my. Okay, if I read on down the page I would see that you used pegboard hooks. Looks fantastic (once again).
*Tricia

Girl with the Curlz said...

Oh it looks wonderful!! You are so lucky to have a room like this. My craft supplies are in our unfinished basement at our house. I even love the couch in there. Very cozy, inspiring place. Great job and under $100. You out did yourself girl.

Anonymous said...

love, love, love it....being organized makes the crafting so much more fun....great job...pb

Jenni said...

so fun!!! my stuff is all in a closet, so I have to pull it all out to do anything....

Finding Home said...

This space just screams fun. I love it, love it, love it! The colors are so great and I'm blown away by the transformation of the entertainment unit. Honestly, I see those things for sale...or for free...and my non-creative imagination never would have thought to do something so great. Love it all, Mandi! I hope you have so much fun in your girlie space.

Stacie said...

Way worth the hype--it looks great! I love all of the little glass jars--they always manage to make ordinary necessities look glamourous! Enjoy your girl space!

junkermidge said...

Wow! Fabulous transformation! I don't think it was too much hype a all. Each of those projects could definitely stand on their own. And together they make a great room just for you and your crafts. Love the colors and all the great organizing ideas. Enjoy!
Midge

Bryce's momma said...

Love it! In a hurry, but want to tell you why later. See ya!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did in this room...bravo!!! I think you've given hope and inspiration to all of us needing to get our craft room acts together :) Happy Crafting!

~Michelle

The Hat Chick said...

I love these colors and all the ideas! I'm stealing a few of these ideas....great job, oh Queen of Paint.....we're not worthy!

Evy said...

Oh my goodness, you have done WONDERS to the place! Every single thing has its own place where it belongs, everything is so colorful and cheerful and beautiful! You've done a great job, and you have definitely inspired me!

Catherine said...

Mandi,WOW what an amazing job-I love it!!!I need to do something like that with my sewing/craft room..At the moment I would be so embarrased to show anyone...lol..(you have inspired me-I am slowly starting my re-organisation of my space-it could take a while though)
Hugs Catherine x

Jessica said...

it looks fabulous. i love the colors you used and that couch!
so so fun!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

You totally rocked it girl!!! I love it and I HAVE to love any post with a good mullet reference. Enjoy your adorable room!

BlueCastle said...

Your room is amazing! And so much space! And a couch! I'm in awe. You did a terrific job. Looks like the perfect place to hang out in and make lots of neat stuff.

Amy R said...

Where did you get the corner shelf above the desk - I love it! And I am coveting your craft room - you did a great job!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Seriously Mandi...that has got to be one of my favorite craft spaces I've seen! You know I LOVE that aqua blue cabinet... and the color blocked pegboard... and the chippy white fabric sorter...and the shelves and pictures above the sofa...and my list could go on and on! You did a fantastic job and deserve a huge pat on the back!!!

~Amanda

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

By the way...I am totally jealous!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh how I wish I had a room to call my very own...Yours is just wonderful!

Thena said...

Found you through comment you left on It's Almost Naptime.
WOW!!!! I'm so jealous of your craft room. I would have never of thought of using an old entertainment center for storage.

somecallmechristy said...

I need some major help at my house...can you come stay with me and be my personal decorator/organizer??

Pamela said...

Love your craft room! Trying to come up with a style for my new room here at the new nest! It will probably take me a year as well!

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