I love my new Craft Room, but had no idea it was going to take me almost 2 weeks to complete!
All I really had to do was clean and reorganize, but one thing lead to another
You know how it goes, I took everything out of the room, then thought..Well, why don't I repaint....Add more shelves...Change the fabric around the counters.....And on and on....
Now, if you're looking for a drool worthy shabby, romantic, craft room.....Opp's, you won't find it here!
I really love that look but, I work best in a total utilitarian room. If you have ever looked at my HOME TOUR you will see that I have a look I've termed, "Minimalist Shabby". I like clean surfaces, total organization, no clutter.....I'm so boring!
Here was the room before, only it didn't look like this, it was a total mess!
The only way to clean it was to totally empty the room...Oh gosh the mess drove me crazy! I filled up the guest room, hallway, bathtub, and dining table
First up was painting. I'm horrible at picking paint colors from little paint chips so I asked my friend Celestina Marie and she suggested a Behr paint called "Heirloom lace" (280E-1)...Oh, I loved the name and the color even more, it's a barely pink color.
Next up was adding a shelf over the window. I wanted it low enough so I could reach it, but that meant the wire closet shelf had to straddle the window which required "L" brackets to hold it up
The ribbon holders are from Barr Display, they were meant for slat walls, but hooked perfectly on the wire closet shelf.
One whole wall in my 9 X 11 room is a slat wall. I get many emails asking where I got the slat wall, it was from Barr Display along with the baskets. The baskets are easy to ship, but not the slat wall, so my advise would be to see if any of your home improvement stores have slat walls or could order one.
All of the baskets in the slat wall where sorted and I still have room for more...Yea!
I do all of my crafting on the folded table below the wall
With Christmas money from Mom, I headed to Ikea and had so much fun picking out boxes and storage bins..I loved these boxes, they were linen covered with the perfect handles for grabbing them off the shelf
I also got the bins in the bottom of the fabric closet from Ikea. I used comic book backing boards to wrap my fabric on.
My Mom found this great cabinet at an antiques sale. The glass was missing so I used foam board and covered it with fabric. It was the perfect place to store all of my adhesives, buttons, and ink pads.
I recovered the stools
And used this lucious brown fabric for the front of the sewing and computer desk. And used two pieces of foam core from the dollar store glued together and covered with corresponding fabric for a bulletin board.
I couldn't figure out how to finish off the window
I knew I needed to bring the brown fabric up above the counter to balance the brown on the bottom but, I didn't want to mess with curtains by the sewing machines. To the rescue was Angelina at JoJo and Eloise. She suggested using the fabric on bulletin boards by the windows, then my brother suggested running narrow strips of the bulletin board up the sides of the window. Genius..The window now looks finished and I can use it for fabric swatches and pins too.
After I labeled all of the boxes, took two huge bags to the Goodwill and three to the garbage...I was DONE!
I have to tell you, I am in total organization heaven!
I love my craft room or is it a sewing room, maybe a studio....I think we should all just call our rooms what they are...