Craft Room it UP!
Oh man! Today’s post is like crack for my soul! Yes..I said crack. No..I don’t actually do crack, crack is not a joke. But sometimes there comes along something in my life that makes me feel so happy, that I feel like I am on a high I just don’t wanna come down from. Hence, the crack reference. But just like crack is no laughing matter, neither my friends, is my newly decorated and organized craft room! Every time I enter this room I feel energized and excited. It makes me want to create and never leave. It’s my safe haven in the place I call home. Other rooms in my house are not wholly mine, they get taken over on a daily basis by the little gremlins I call my beloved children. Gremlins that destroy and make messes, whine, cry and generally run amok. My craft room however is above all of that. No whiny gremlin children are allowed. I have placed a strict NO whining and NO crying and NO complaining ban at the doors of said craft room. So far, success! My children are sent packing out of this room as soon as I even get a hint of negativity. This room is my special place. I haven’t had my own room since I was a teenager. I went off to college and had roommates, then got married and gained an eternal roommate who I love to pieces, but let’s face it he leaves dirty man clothes on the floor and tiny hair particles from his daily shaving in the bathroom sink (among other things). Small potatoes I know, I don’t mind cleaning up these little inconsequential things, I am just telling you this to show you how OVERJOYED I am to have my own space. I can leave half completed projects sitting out for weeks and no one touches them! I can shut the doors and work and play the music I want to listen to! I can keep secret snacks in my desk drawer and no one finds them! Oh, heaven on earth people; heaven on earth!
So before I proceed with a tour, let me administer a little warning. Reading the rest of this post may make you want to create a room of your own as well. Proceed with caution. But if you choose to create your own little space in your home I promise you it will be worth the time and effort. I didn’t realize how much my own space would mean to me in a world where I am a mom, and a wife, and a sister, and a daughter, and a friend, and a ptsa president, and a teacher, and a blogger. Having a space for me and the things I love and enjoy makes me feel special, a place where I can be me with only my own demands to meet. If you are still reading then prepare for picture overload time!
Here is what the room looked like before. It was a play room for my kids that I had always planned on decorating super cute but never did. I figured their toys are always all over the house anyway, pretty much they play everywhere BUT their playroom so they didn’t really need this space. So far it has not been a problem. They haven’t missed it at all.
Not cute right?! It’s ok, you can say it, I totally agree, this space was screaming for a makeover.
Here are the afters. This room is a little tricky to get pics of just because it is fairly small and narrow and has a door on each side of the room.
Word cannot express how much I LOVE my CHEVRON WALL. It is the focal point of the room for sure and adds so much personality. I chose grey, and white for my main colors with hot pink and turquoise for the accent colors. I wanted colors that would really POP and be fun and energetic. I love decorative statements! I also adore my bakers twine frames hung on the wall. I use that stuff so much, easy access to it is a requirement, plus it looks pretty, can’t hide it away!
I found the white desk on craigslist and didn’t even have to paint it! Bonus! I spray painted my metal shelf that holds my handmade cards. Little chotskies decorate the awesome shelf attached to the desk along with my much beloved washi tape displayed in an apothecary jar.
Chicken wire is stapled to the back of the desk to give me a place to pin things of importance using my washi tape clothespins.
The bottom left of my chevron wall is home to my fabric and more knick knacks, scrapbook idea books, and bright pink canvas totes to hold little items and containers, fabric scraps, yarn, large spools of ribbon and other things.
I adore being able to see all my fabric organized by color. Helps me to want to create things and to know what I have without having to dig through storage bins. Super easy to do this, check out my fabric storage tutorial to do this yourself.
Here is the other focal wall of the room. As you walk in the main door you see the antique sewing desk I made over and the old lamp I gave a face lift to. The desk opens up when I need more sewing space.
I put all my buttons in jars organized by color. My girls actually sat and organized them for me, they had a blast spreading them all over the floor and sorting through them. I loved it too since I didn’t have to do it and it kept them busy for a long time! The canvas art is a custom piece that my sweet friend Marcy from Murals by Marcy painted for me as a gift when I finished my craft room. It is perfect, matches my chevron wall, and “create” is definitely the theme of this space so she nailed it on the head! She is uber talented, you need to check her out!
Marcy is super good to me, she painted my chevron wall, free handed the pink design on the front of my sewing desk and made the above canvas. Let’s just say… I LOVE having her in my life!! Her video tutorials are amazing!
To the left of my sewing desk sits the pride and joy of all my craigslist finds! I picked this one up as my birthday present 2 years ago for only $150 buckeroos brand new still wrapped in plastic! It is an armoire that perfectly houses all my craft stuff and the middle even folds open for a mini work space. Again, it came white so I didn’t even have to paint it!
In the window seat I placed 6 reflections scrapbook storage cubes that I bought on sale at Michael’s for 50%off! Did I mention I REALLY like a good deal! The curtains are ruffled and hot pink and I bought them where…of course at Target! Where else? I love them, they were a little pricey but perfect for the room. In fact they cost me more than the sewing desk did! Agh! I thought about making them, saw these and then changed my mind and just bought them.
So, what do you think? Are you as in love as I am? You can come and craft with me anytime! Do you have a craft space of your own? If you do, leave me a link in the comments, I would love to check it out!
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Looks GORGEOUS, Britany! That pink pop on the chevron wall is genius! Great job! 😉
Love, love, love that chevron wall! I do have my own craft room and if you ain’t craftin you ain’t coming in!! LOL I listen to music, drink wine and stamp card!! Best room ever. ☺
Ha, Ha, Dana! Sounds like a GREAT craft room policy to me! Glad you enjoy your crafting space!
Oh, how I love me some chevron! Love LOVE your wall….I’m going to have to take notes on how you did that. I want to do something like that in my craft space. It just looks like soooooo much work! All of my blog posts this month are chevron related…..because that’s just how much I love it. Feel free to stop by….I have a chevron craft space, too. 🙂
Oh Hayley, I LOVE me some chevron too! Glad I am not the only chevron crazed person out there! Heading over to check out your craft space now:)
Your craft room is amazing! I am jealous of your fabulous craiglist find too. I just love the whole room and how you have set it up and hope my craft room will one day end up as amazing.
I do love me some Craigslist Lisa! Most of the time it is a bust and I never find anything..but every once in awhile there is a treasure! I hope your craft room is your dream room too someday!
I love it! You did great, I need to organize my craft room!
Darcy @ The Ruffled Stitch
Thanks Darcy, organizing my craft supplies is possibly one of my favorite things to do!! Have fun organizing yours! Plus when you do it helps you to remember all the stuff you have that you forgot about!
How AMAZING! That room oughta get the creative juices flowing for sure!
Michele, it does make me want to be more creative and never leave the room!!! Thanks for the sweet comment and visit!
Oh my gosh it’s beautiful! I love the colors and the decor and especially the chevron wall! Great job!
Thanks Chelsea! I know chevron has been popular for awhile now but I just couldn’t help myself I love that pattern so much!!
love love the update! i’m totally jealous you have a sewing table:) AND a whole room to your own for crafting!
That’s is awesome! You did a great job!
It looks awesome in the photos and even better in person! A little jealous over here:)
Britany, I am sooo jealous. Your craft room is amazing! I bet it is the perfect haven for you! I actually have room mostly to myself in our new house, and I love it, but it is not destined to be as pretty as yours. Enjoy every minute you spend in there!
THANKS Laura, I am glad you have your own space now! I am sure it will be awesome and beautiful and perfect you when you have it all done up! I DO enjoy every minute in my space 🙂 Hope you enjoy the time in yours too!
It is so so cute, i love it, how fun!!! you are amazing
Thanks Cindy, you are too sweet! I love the room, too! Miss you and love you lots.
Yeah Britany!!! So excited you finally got your special room done. It looks fabulous and I can’t wait to come over and see it in person.
Seriously! Next it sounds like we need to start crafting it up in YOUR soon to be new craft room!
Looks great Britany! So true about having your own space! Miss crafting with you!
Thanks Jamie! I can’t wait to see the finished pics of your very own new craft space. I have seen little sneak peeks on instagram and I am excited! Having your own space to work makes such a big difference 🙂 Miss you too!
Super cute! I especially like how you store your fabric! Such a great idea! Mine is such a mess, I forget what I have!
Thanks Trista! It is a great fabric storage idea, call me and we will do it to yours!