Saturday, October 29, 2011

Craftroom Makeover DONE!.... mostly

I started searching for my "craftroom style" a few months ago. The space I was crafting in was out of control. In fact I often called it barbaric crafting conditions. I had so many supplies, but nothing was ever where I thought it should be. The room really went against my "everything in it's place" lifestyle. It was going to be the death of my creativity.
I know I'm very blessed to have a whole room for my crafting addiction.... but I was a very bad steward of the space. I'm more then happy to say that the makeover is DONE, and I've been using the room for a few weeks and it's a pleasure to create in it.

Let us first review the barbaric conditions!
Please note Lauren's microwave from her dorm room on my desk.
The room was the "catch all" of the house.
The below picture makes my skin crawl.
The room wasn't always this barbaric,
but as you can see it was miles away from organized.
The picture below was my inspiration.
I'm very much a shabby chic girl,
and it never works when I try to stray from that.
Even if I like the look of other neater styles.
I had a budget of $0 for my makeover,
so other then paint and some fabric
I have spent next to nothing on the project.
I liked the way this room was a mosh posh of furniture,
which is exactly what I had to work with.

Below is my room.
And I love it!

Paper storage which is a rack for horizontal storage.
It was the very bane of my existence.
So I put it on it's side and I now have vertical paper storage.
It's a little harsh looking in my "soft" looking room, but it works well, and creates a nice space for putting more supplies on top of it.

The bird cage I got at a yard sale well over a year ago.
I put Christmas lights, and an ornament bird in it.
CD rack that I got at the same yard sale as the bird cage.
I've mounted it to the wall, and for now am using it to display
mini scrapbook albums.
It's purpose may change.

Craft magazine storage.
I really don't like my printer there, but I have no idea where to put it.

Plastic pink table cloth, with pretty cream and tan print fabric,
all topped with a clear plastic.
Looks pretty, but it was inexpensive and easy to keep clean.
AND it hides all the storage bins under the tables.
Kissing balls I made, but they are to heavy to hang from the ceiling with a thumb tack.
So I need to get something more heavy duty to hang them in the corner over the tables.
I still have more ideas for the room. I want a wire hanging on the wall so I can display artwork. And I'm sure more banners to hang, because that's my "thing" right now. I also have a large wood CD holder that I'm painting cream. I use it to store all my stamps. I just have NO idea where I will put it.

I'm linking to:

The Shabby Nest

Chic on a shoestring


  1. So cute! I love the vintage-y romantic feel it has.

  2. Wow! It looks so great!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I can't wait to see your chandelier! New follower.