Today is a momentous day. After months of remodeling, headache and mess, my craft room is completely built, organized, and decorated! Want to come take the tour? I can’t wait to show you! This is your chance to look in all my drawers and see every nook and cranny of this new, gorgeous space.
Warning: mega long post ahead.
We did some major construction in this room. Read all about that hot mess HERE, HERE and HERE. Or here’s the ten second version:
And now, without further adieu, here is my happy place!
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.
Shall we take a closer look around? Come on, you know you want to snoop in every last corner!
Let’s start at the doorway and work our way around the room. Sound good?
The first thing you see is this little decorative shelf:
The apron hanging from the hooks is a hair cutting cape that my grandma made for my grandpa. It’s so special to me and I wanted to have it in a place where I could see it every day.
I found the thread racks at a thrift store. The button jars are from my husband’s grandma. She kept her buttons in old hot fudge jars and I thought it was so cute that when I inherited her sewing stuff, I kept the jars and just spray painted the lids. The ribbon is strung onto a dowel that rests in the X of the bookcase.
The vintage marbles and wooden spools are also from my husband’s grandma. I spray painted the suitcase (found it at a yard sale).
These photo storage boxes hold a variety of items.
I bought them on super clearance after Christmas (50 cents a pieces!) and spray painted them. Here’s the “before” pic:
The next corner is where I keep projects that are next up in the queue.
I screwed wooden toolboxes right into the wall to use as shelves and hung some fun tissue paper poms and lanterns from the ceiling. I spray painted one gold, which I was a little scared to try, but it worked perfectly.
This metal and wood plaque was stuck in the 90’s, but I painted it, stained the wood and distressed it, and now it’s a perfect place to keep to-do lists, inspiration, or pics.
The drawers in the bottom hold all my fabric scraps.
Next up is the vintage printer’s tray.
I decorated it with a paper wreath (tutorial HERE) . The embroidery hoops resting on top are vintage and made of metal. I wish you could see them in person. They are so cool!
The last stop on our craft room tour is the closet. When we ripped the room down to the studs, we decided to frame in a closet. Not only does it give us extra storage, but now our home can be sold as a four bedroom! Cha-ching!
I wanted to build shelving from floor to ceiling, but my husband was worried that if we ever sell, that wouldn’t go over well. So we built the standard shelves and center tower:
Then I bought inexpensive bookcases and put them on either side of the tower. And it actually works really well! You can hardly tell what’s built in and what’s bookcase! If we ever sell, I’ll just remove the bookcases and add clothing rods.
What’s up with the missing closet doors, you ask? Well… we had some problems putting them in. And I was too impatient to wait for hubs to figure out a solution. So eventually we’ll have closet doors, but for now, it’s all open.
This is where the bulk of my craft supplies are stored. The pretty bins in the center are ones I got at a yard sale and hand painted. The shelf they came with just didn’t fit in this new room, but I had to reuse the bins. I just love them too much!
I love the clear storage boxes (post about them HERE). Everything is protected and organized and where I can easily see it.
Doesn’t that shelf of colorful yarn just make you want to knit something?
I used a lot of different types of storage containers because they were what I had, but I tried to unify them by using the same labels throughout. They are chalkboard labels, so if I ever change the contents of a box, I can easily change the label too.
I utilized every nook and cranny in this closet.
I had a lot of perfectly good boxes that were not pretty. I either spray painted them or covered them in heavy duty wrapping paper.
Now my party supplies have a pretty home.
One last little decor detail:
My husband keeps pointing to bare places on the wall and saying, “You missed a spot.” Ha! Never!
Whew, that was a long post! If you’re still reading, you are a champ!
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