Thursday, June 10, 2010

Craft Room Redesign




I love my new craft room. It's not Pottery Barn. It's not out of a catalog. It's all me using a bolt and a half of blue gingham, paint, and a whole lot of hot glue.

Here's the layout, from left to right...

My husband helped me take out the old closet doors. I hung a tension rod and made curtains. It makes the space in the closet more accessible. I'd show you pics of the inside of the closet, but that area is currently off display. :)
I made both the "canvas with wings" and the "dream" art... might come up with tutorials for those...

Painted my sewing table lilac (and have plans to decoupage it later) and made the chalkboard with some chalkboard paint and a frame from a thrift store.


Found the antique hat rack from a thrift store, the antique knitting basket belonged to my husband's grandmother and my design wall is just a picnic tablecloth with the back facing out.

The shelves were from IKEA. They were there before, but now they actually hold crafty things like they're supposed to.

Close up of my inspirational Emerson quote.

And, yes, I hung a clothesline through the middle of the room. It's fun to hang things on and it is a great way to photograph quilts.

And just in case you're curious, here are a couple before shots. It was functional, but not inspirational.


31 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

Your room looks fantastic! I want mine like that. Especially like the clothesline in the middle and the way you've stored things on the walls.
Love it!

Popping over from Somewhat Simple...

Sam said...

That looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job! I'm in the process of doing the same thing....but it's taking me forever!!!

Sam
mom.undecided.

Rebecca said...

What a much more creative space to work in! I'm sure you just smile every time you walk in that room :) Saw you at Somewhat Simple.

A* said...

Lots of great ideas here, I'm so envious of all these lovely craft rooms I keep seeing, yours included!

Van said...

Hi there, nice to meet you :D I love your craft room, so inspiring. I love the quote and the ORGANIZATION. I desperately needed that.

Sandra said...

What a fun space. I'm visiting from Hodgepodge life. Love all the great storage and fun design features.

mjamaro said...

LOVE IT!!!
What a trasformation, and it's totally YOU.
Now I have to do mine...
Mom

suzydewilde said...

I am so jealous, my craft room has turned into a fishing room.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome looking room...coming by from SNS!

Blessings,
Linda

Suzanne said...

Beautiful. I wish I had a room like that. A place for everything!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a wonderful setup! That bulletin board is totally wild. I'd be every inspired to play there!

Thanks for linking up!
Donna

Kathy said...

Great room!
and your very organized to boot!
Enjoyed looking through your blog as is my first visit here...
Have a great week,
Stop in when time allows!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

mishebe said...

what a great craft room!

katillacshack.com said...

Super nice--love the organization!


kelee form Met Mon

Allison Shops said...

How nice to have a craft room - so big too! I would have loved one back when I did crafts.
Dropping by from Met Monday, 18ft island kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I'm so jealous of your space. Wow!

Raggedy Kingdom said...

Love your room. Wish I had that kind of space
Sheila @ Raggedykingdom.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a truly wonderful transformation. So creative and clever!

Aviva said...

Ooo that looks so lovely and organized! Great job! :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous workspace. Love the peg board - Looks amazing! This is a perfect inspiring place to create. You've done a fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Farah said...

Great room... Nowadays I am also planning a workplace room, I am sure it will give me some practical ideas. thanks for sharing

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Take a look there may be you can find something interesting...

BJ_Mama said...

I WANT ONE! hehehehe Great Redo!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Cecily - I'll be featuring your craft room tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Wendy said...

This room ROCKS!! I don't even make jewlery and I would love to have this room. It is so bright and cheerful. I love the clothesline in the middle of the room! I may put one up to display my projects! LOL

daperfectmix said...

your before picture is still better than my craft area! lol. you did a wonderful job. wanna come over and help with mine? ;)

Sherry said...

I love your space. I just finished organizing mine but have not had time to paint the furniture and walls yet. Being organized is so great though.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love the purple tables! They look fabulous!

Chris said...

Wow, what a fun place to create and dream. Congratulations!

Leslie said...

I am so jealous, I want my craft room done! It looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Meg said...

Wow! You gotta lot of crafty stuff, lady! And now, it's so lovely to look at! I LOVE the name of your blog! Genius!

I'd love it if you would link up to my Friday link party!
http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/
Have a great night!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

The new color is really nice! A cheery and wonderful place to create! Great job!