Craft Room Tour

Have you been following along the Craft Rooms and Spaces series hosted by Angie at Country Chic Cottage? It’s so fun seeing where bloggers create, getting ideas and motivation to maybe initiate some spring cleaning and organization in your own space?

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Thanks to Angie for the invitation to participate! I had no choice but to finally put things away. Here’s my chaotic craft room when I agreed to join the series…

craft room mess before

Yikes!

I’ve made some changes and cleaned things up for your arrival today. Ready for oodles of pics? There’s lots to see!

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Looking into the room from the hall (the resin button plaques on the wall are several years old, so no source to list).

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One first thing you’ll notice is this room is PACKED full. But when everything is organized and tidy and in it’s place, its a great space for getting creative. The old farmhouse dining room table serves as a great workspace.

diyshowoff craft space

The skirt is sewn into simple custom sized rod pocket panels and attached using tension rods on 3 sides. I’m ready for an updated fabric/pattern but what I really love about the skirt is that it hides even more storage (things not so pretty to display, boxes of supplies and such) under the table. 

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The walls are lined with inexpensive shelving units, some tucked for a perfect fit against the back wall, providing TONS of storage and organization. A string of lights adds a fun festive feel.

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A small DIY desk area holds our desktop computer, although I’m more inclined to work from my laptop in the living room most days. 

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I love the mix of old crates, baskets and vintage finds for storing craft supplies, mason jars for scrap ribbon by color…

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I recently added some shelves to the window for plants to bring some “life” to the space. 

diyshowoff craft room

 I love that this window sits low, close to the floor. The shelves add a little privacy (second floor) but still allow for lots of natural light to flood the room.

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I don’t remember where I got the light fixture (maybe Urban Outfitters years ago) but I really like the cage and sometimes clip cards or paint swatches there. 

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The walls are filled with a mix of fun frames collected over time, some with family photos, others just random art or thrift store finds and continues to grow here and there. 

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Pet Silhouette Art Tutorial

Framed Pet Silhouettes on Burlap

A DIY chalkboard + cork board + burlap message center helps keep ideas and schedules more organized. 

DIY burlap message center Craft Room message center

A lot going on, right? A LOT of junk which I’ve unsuccessfully tried to downsize but perhaps one day I’ll grasp the truth that if I haven’t used it in 10 years, I probably never will but I’m still waiting for that day to arrive.

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Ready to see more craft spaces? Start the tour at here to see Angie’s super organized space. Or if you’re visiting from the creative room at Major Hoff Takes a Wife, welcome friends! I’m so glad you stopped by! Or following along and ready for the next awesome craft room tour on the list? Head over to Homemadeville!

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Stylish Spaces – That DIY Party Highlights

One of my very favorite sources of DIY eye candy – your room makeovers. Here are some gorgeous room highlights from That DIY Party…

Entryway Style at Circus Berry

main-entry-style at Circus Berry

Kitchen Makeover at Turtles & Tails

Kitchen makeover at Turtles and Tails

 Kitchen makeover at Fisherman’s Wife Furniture

kitchen makeover at Fishermans Wife Furniture

Kitchen makeover at Maggie Overby Studios

kitchen remodel at Maggie Overby Studios

Kitchen progress at Nalles House

kitchen progress at Nalles house

 Hot beverage bar at Creatively Southern

hot beverage bar at Creatively Southern

Master Bathroom Makeover at HomeRoad

master bathroom makeover at homeroad  

Family Room Makeover at That’s My Letter

family room makeover at That's My Letter

Fall living room at the Happy Housie

Fall-Living-Room-at-thehappyhousie

Pudel Design studio reveal

Pudel Design Studio Reveal

Boys bedroom reveal at Little Bit of Paint

boys bedroom makeover at Little Bit of Paint

Vintage industrial boys’ room makeover at Freckle Face Girl

Boys Vintage Bedroom at Freckle Face Girl 

Coral, Aqua and Navy girl’s room makeover at The Chronicles of Home

coral navy girl room at The Chronicles of Home

Bunkroom at Hunting Creek Homestead

bunkroom at Hunting Creek HomeStead

Twin boy nursery at Our Pinteresting Family

twin boy nursery at Our Pinteresting Family

Shared girl/boy bedroom with vintage Disney theme at Persia Lou

vintage disney shared girl boy bedroom at persia lou

See more DIY:

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Thanks to these talented ladies for linking up their inspiring creativity and hard work! 

Cecilia’s beautiful Christmas Tree for the Christmas tree party & contest.

Cecilia's Christmas Tree

DIY Alphabet Burlap Cork Board Message Center

Hello DIY friends! One of my favorite stores is Michaels – although it’s one of those stores that I can’t run in for just one thing because I end up with a cart full of the cutest decorative accents and more materials for my craft stash. You too, right? Well, Michaels just announced the addition of pre-cut craft fabric to the thousands of creative products available in its stores, providing us with one-stop shopping for DIY projects. This is BIG HUGE news when you live in a smaller city with only one local fabric store! While I was there, I also discovered that Michaels sells a complete line of sewing supplies as well…this cuts my shopping time in half. One store instead of two. Bonus!

DIY burlap message center

Michaels supplied me with this awesome stash of fabric as a part of a promotion for their new line of home decor fabric. Isn’t it darling? 

Michaels fabric line

The alphabet burlap is ADORABLE! and a perfect match for my craft room so I decided I would make myself a burlap covered corkboard message center to help keep me organized. Cork board, Chalk board, Clip board AND burlap? That’s what I’m talking about! A fun combo!

Materials:

  • 36″ x 24″ framed corkboard
  • Crafty Cuts alphabet burlap
  • 4 pieces of thin wood trim (Michael’s also sells a small miter box & saw)
  • Black spray paint (or you could probably get away with one can of chalkboard spray paint)
  • Spray adhesive
  • 3 clipboards
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Hot glue (and hot glue gun)
  • Embellishments
  • Push pins

Corkboard/Chalkboad/Clipboard Message Center Tutorial:

DIY message center

1. Measure and (miter) cut small trim pieces to fit inside of the corkboard’s frame. 

DIY burlap covered cork board

2. Iron burlap. I used my iron’s highest setting and sprayed water (not steamed) to get out wrinkles. Iron both sides. 

ironing burlap

3. Measure inside of corkboard frame and cut a piece of the burlap to those measurements (mine was 34.5″ x 22.5″). If you subtract 1/4″, it will save you from having to trim the fit later. If it’s a smidge small, it’s okay (and actually better) and will be hidden by the added wood trim later. Set fabric piece aside. 

alphabet burlap

4. Spray paint the corkboard frame and trim pieces black. I was okay with imperfect coverage for a distressed look. (You could also sand edges when dry.) No need to tape the corkboard since it’ll be covered later. Let paint dry. 

DIY burlap corkboard message center

5. Give the cut burlap piece a coat of spray adhesive on the back side.  (I do this outside because of the overspray but be mindful of the wind direction blowing the adhesive spray mist as well as when picking up the sticky burlap, not to touch/fold which mine did but easily quickly pulled apart.) Immediately move to step 6.

DIY burlap covered cork board message center

6. Working from the middle out, smooth the burlap over the corkboard (inside the frame). It’ll be reposition-able right away if needed. 

DIY burlap covered cork board

7. Next I used hot glue to attach my small mitered trim pieces over the burlap edges, right next to the inside of the corkboard frame. This covers the edge of the burlap.

DIY burlap covered cork board

If you need to re-cut a mitered piece or accidentally scratch the black paint finish, simply fix it with a black Sharpie.

DIY burlap covered cork message center

8. Embellish as desired. My mitered edges surprisingly were a great fit after the mitered cut fix above, but these adorable flower embellishments attached with hot glue would work for covering a not so professional {tricky cuts!} mitered fit too. 

flower embellishments

9. Clipboards: Remove metal clip hardware, coat with chalkboard paint, let dry and repeat a second coat and let dry. 

chalkboard clipboard

10. Season chalkboard by rubbing the length of a piece of chalk over the complete surface then erasing. 

seasoning chalkboard

11. Re-attach clips. I found that using a twist tie to hold the clip open then lining up screws made reattaching the clip to the board a lot easier (because of the spring in the clip). Once screws are in place and tightened, remove twist tie. 

reattaching clipboard hardware

12. Embellish chalkboard clipboards if desired. I numbered mine and added some cute stickers. 

decorating chalkboard clipboard

13. Hang! Corkboard should come with hanging hardware but large Command strips will work too. 

alphabet burlap message center

It’s perfect for my black, natural, vintage inspired craft room. Lovin’ it!

craft room

There’s a lot of “stuff” in this room but it is clean and organized!

craft room / home office

I was provided with fabric and a Michaels gift card to complete the challenge. Michaels.com and Michaels Pinterest Boards feature project ideas that use fabric, including throw pillowslamp shadeschair seat covers, and bracelets. Laminated burlap, a Michaels limited exclusive, can be fed through most home printers to add personalized messages and images to fabric projects…I want to try that next!

Vintage craft/office makeover

Meet: Shelby from

Honeysuckle blog

She’ll be having a baby in a few short months and to make room for baby, switched around several rooms in her house. One of Shelby’s biggest challenges was to combine her office and craft spaces into one multi-functional, organized splace.

The large L-shaped desk was a DIY project…

vintage craft room/office

Don’t you love the windows, the light and that view?

The rest is creative fun vintage finds turned useful. So many treasures, such clever ideas.

craft room pegboard

wrapping paper roller

gallery wall

vintage office chair

craft room/office French doors

vintage mail sorter

craft supplies

vintage canisters

vintage office/craft room makeover

Shelby shares all of her DIY at

honeysuckle
and vintages treasures in her Etsy shop…

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Ps. Look for her beautiful mud room – gorgeous transformation!
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This weeks DIY Crush: Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office

Every once in a while, I meet a blog friend who not only shares my passion for do-it-yourself, but we share the same style and design ideas as well. Meet: Beth from

Unskinny Boppy

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Sewing Room Makeover ~ RubyJean

 

Meet: Angelina from .

Her sewing room is a romantic, vintage dream. Prepare to fall in love.

sewing room before

A couple of weeks’ work was sacrificed but tell me this result wasn’t worth it? {I hear your ooohhh’s and aaahhh’s!}

sewing room reveal

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DIY Project Parade ~ vintage inspired craft room/office reveal

I think I’ve only shared a peek of my craft/office space in the past. I challenged my flu-fighting self to clean it up yesterday in order to accomplish something. It sometimes quickly becomes a dumping ground for everything craft related. Note, this is a tiny room…so while it looks like I may border on ‘hoarder’, it is all organized!  I confess, it’s not only craft supplies but just things I like and things that I might find a use for in the future. It is a lot crammed into one small room.

vintage craft room

{from the hallway. Large buttons are old – no shopping source.}

This room before was a spare bedroom that never got used…

before

 I moved the bed to a guest room downstairs.

And moved my office/craft stuff upstairs. (So visitors don’t have to see a mess if I’m in the middle of a project.) Now, everything old looks fun and organized. I love that I don’t have to always use the dining room table for craft projects.

after

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DIY Show Off – Vintage Inspired Craft Room Reveal

Craft Room Makeover:
Here is the before picture. Scary!

Then, just an extra bedroom:

Craft Room Reveal

vintage craft room

vintage craft room

 

Baskets and vintage crates hold craft paints, ribbon, sewing supplies, glues, hand tools, stamps, tape, etc.

vintage craft room, organization

I love my flea market finds: Wire paper bin and wooden carpenter’s tool box, old crates…

vintage metal bin

The walls are covered with pretty things I’ve collected over the years, family photos, yard sale treasures, things that inspire me, TLC art and DIY art.

{sorry for the glare}

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(clock is a few years old from Target – not sold anymore)

wall gallery

vintage craft room

Ribbon scraps in mason jars…

ribbon, mason jars

Fun string of round bulb lights create a circus/party atmosphere…

vintage craft room

vintage craft room

My director’s chair from the Shaw/HGTV Home room design challenge

craft room

vintage craft room

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Roomspiration – Craft Rooms

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Have you been following along and participation in the Roomspiration series?  Today it’s Craft Rooms hosted by Shan from

You MUST see her awesome craft room! It’s so organized and pretty and you’ll drool!

My craft room/office combo is actually in the works. I’m in the process of moving my office/craft room upstairs (to be able to close the door when it’s a disaster) and create a pretty guest bedroom downstairs. I just emptied this room:

Before (although the twin bed has been gone for about a year)

Now that room is completely empty.  When we moved in, we removed the gross carpet and just live(d) with plywood.
(cleaning out in progress…)
The mood board I created is intended for this room! 
And there wasn’t a door on the bathroom!  We added one soon after we moved in and it’s time to add trim to this side of the door frame. The opening on the right used to be a walk-through closet. It’s now our laundry room. (Another project one of these days!)
Okay – enough about the guest room! Back to the craft room!

Most of my craft junk has been moved into our unfinished family room.  It looks like this…YIKES!  Where does all that stuff come from?!!!
Just keeping it real!  The family room is another project on our DIY list.

However, here’s where what I’m keeping is all getting moved to, everything in it’s place…

I‘m not quite finished and it’s all just moving, re-organizing, sorting and purging and using things I already had into a room that didn’t need re-painted at this time.  I still have to move my sewing machine in here. Nothing new in the room but it really needed organized and downsized and I love the way just a new location with old t
hings feels fresh and new, don’t you?

See more real craft spaces and link up your own at Family Brings Joy.

Next up = dining rooms on Friday at Involving Color!

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Beach Brights' Awesome Craft Room

Who needs a formal living room anyway?!  Let’s see:  You spend a lot of time in your comfy cozy family room and the formal living room gets little traffic.  You do crafts on the dining room table or the coffee table or even the floor. Sound familiar?  I love that Christy from Beach Brights found a better solution in her home. I would have done the same thing.  A little-used area becomes a functional awesome VERY useful area!

Her formal living room before:

After…yes!  That’s what I’m talking about!

Beautiful cabinetry, awesome island work-space and love that colorful rug!
 There’s even an extra handy outlet in a great spot – can you see it?
 Look at all of the awesome storage for perfectly organized materials!
I love when everything has a place.

See MORE jealousy-inducing  jaw-dropping beautiful craft room pictures at Beach Brights’ Work Space.

Amazing job, Christy! WOW! It’s a crafty DIY-girl’s dream!  I can’t wait to see the creative ideas you share from that gorgeous room!  :)

Christy has so much more for you to see!

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Closet Office – More than Rubies

With a new baby on the way and a craft room turning nursery, Amber from More than Rubies was looking for a place to organize her craft supplies and create an office space.  After a lot of research, they decided to turn the guest room closet into an office. Here are some pictures of her inspiration:



From blisstree.com



from dwellerswithoutdecorators

First, they cleaned out the closet (before):

Second step was to re-vamp an old computer desk (a GoodWill find).
They used 7ft piece of plywood to extend the desk top to fill the closet.


Sanding, priming, and painting.


After getting the painted desk and desktop into the closet, they added some side shelving for additional storage…



As a finishing touch, they added a piece of molding to the front of the desk so that the plywood addition wasn’t so obvious. It worked out perfectly!


Now, they have an fun space for Amber’s craft supplies and a small organized office area!  




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The total cost of the closet re-model was about $100 dollars. Amber plans to find curtains to cover the opening for when it’s not in use.  


Creative use of space, Amber – I love that it’s so organized/out of the way!  Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!

For more of Amber’s DIY projects, visit her blog at MORE THAN RUBIES.  

Creating an Office/Craft Space

I got this letter from Ashli:

I wanted to share our recent renovation with you. I started a blog www.maillardvillemanor.com
We had a very ugly powder room, about 3 steps from our dinning room ewwww. . . 
what we needed was a computer and craft room.
We took out the pedestal sink and toilet. My husband capped off the plumbing, we didn’t want to remove it, for resale purposes, and we installed some ikea kitchen cabinetry.
The bottom corner piece is an ikea upper cabinet. The other lower cabinets are scrapbook storage boxes from Michaels Craft Store.
The counter top is a wood one from ikea. We cut it to size using a table saw and a jig saw. The upper cabinets are ikea uppers and in between them we use simple ikea shelves and baskets bought from ikea also.
We installed some key hooks to keep our spare keys organized.

Are you as excited to see it as I am?  Here it is!
BEFORE
AFTER





Ashli -holy cow!  You guys did a fantastic job!  What an awesome office/craft area and I love that you didn’t permanently remove the possible back-to-the original bathroom function for the future.  Genius.  I love how organized and pretty everything is! You have an awesome space to get creative with everything you need in it’s place and at your fingertips.  Thank you so much for sharing!

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A Room for Scrapbooking – Life's Little Details

Scrapbookers – you’ll love this transformation. Crafters too. Bonnie from Life’s Little Details transformed a guest bedroom into a fun, organized scrapbooking/craft room. It’s beautiful!

Here is her post:

Scrapbooking Room

When we moved into our 4 bedroom house several years ago we quickly realized that the spare bedroom became a dumping ground for lots of miscellaneous items. To me is seemed like wasted space. Only one time in 3 years did someone spend the night and use it as a spare bedroom. So my bright idea was to make it into a scrapbooking room for me and the girls. As always Sean was a little skeptical of my idea. So September 2009 we got to work.

Here is BEFORE:

The walls were a Navy Blue. The room is small to begin with and the dark walls definitely made it seem smaller. There isn’t a closet because the previous owner closed it off and opened the wall in the other bedroom to make a closet.
So after several layers of primer and a few layers of much brighter paint, here is the new room:


Of course I had lots of scrapbooking supplies and arts and craft supplies to fill the room.




When my scrapbooking stuff was in the basement I already had the drawer cabinets. Sean made a countertop to put on top and extended it around the wall so the girls had their own work space. We added wall cabinets and shelves. Now everything has a place.

The girls love the room and all the fun stuff they have to use to create. I love that we can all be in the room at the same time and all have our own space.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my room. I love that I can find everything and it is all organized. The room gets quite messy sometimes
but that is ok….proof we are enjoying and creating in our wonderful space.


I love this space! Bright, fun, organized and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome transformation, Bonnie! GREAT job!

Steph's Creative Work Space

Steph from You Paid More Than Me created a great office/craft space in her laundry room. I love the black, white and green and the curtain is beautiful. What do you think?
BEFORE:

AFTER…

PB Clearance Board ( was $400+…I got it for $60 )
Accessories by Pottery Barn and Ikea
Ikea Clearance Desk and Chair
Curtain was a PB Table Cloth I sewed into curtain

Love it, Steph! Thanks for showing it off!