Once Upon A Time, I Needed A Craft Room
There are two sad moments in a woman’s life: 1) outgrowing Twilight, 2) having to admit you have a Twilight room. Or should I say had a Twilight room because it is no more. Now it is a bright and colorful craft room with a space for sewing, paper crafting, and lounging around. And I couldn’t be happier with the end results. But first, I have to tell the story from the beginning. It all started with my crafting supplies taking over the kitchen and dinning room. It was bad y’all. Plus our first floor is open so one messy space makes the whole floor look dirty. Now you know I don’t believe in clutter. Repeat after me: clutter is bad for me, both physically and mentally.
So I Turned An Old Bedroom Into A Craft Room
This space has been a long time coming. It started as a reading room with a Twilight theme. I admit it, I was one of those people. But, after damaging the dinning room table, I realized that I needed a new space to craft. My first thought was to convert the garage. But that idea was quickly shot down by the mister. He is one of those people who actually believe the garage should be used to park our cars (crazy, right?). So that only left two options: our guest room or the Twilight room.
I started the makeover with doing the floors. So my dad and I ripped out the old carpet and laid down laminate floors. I chose laminate because it was the cheapest option available and I only had a $200 budget for the floors. This was my least favorite project ever. I never want to lay floors again. My knees and butt ached for days.
Since it’s a craft room, I wanted the furnishing and artworks to be handmade or DIY projects. For the most part, the color scheme is shades of purples, pinks, blues, and gold. Since I was using bright colors, I kept the walls a cool light gray and the furniture white. This helped in toning the room down. My favorite projects are the peg board, the gallery wall, and the Louis chair makeover.
And I Crafted Happily Ever After. I bet you’re wondering where is the before picture? You have to watch the video to see the before.
My Challenge To You
Do you have a special space in your home? If yes, tell me about it in the comment section below. If no, I want you to create one and then come back and tell me about. Remember, everyone needs a space that
Rachel Brandt Fisher says
Looks great. When we move I want to make sure I have a dedicated space for myself.
That’s a good plan, Rachel. If we ever move I’m hoping for a bigger space. I’m greedy 🙂
Ashley Bree Perez says
I love this!!! Looks great 🙂
Thanks so much Ashley. ~hugs~
Kim Hampton says
Looks amazing! I would love to have a reading room. Maybe when the kids are moved out!
Thanks Kim. Maybe claim a small nook or corner as your reading space until then.
Ann L says
I love the board and the wheeled table. Great ideas!
Mai Tran says
I live in a studio so there’s no space to make a special corner. I wish I were as handy as you.
Thanks Mai. You can do it. Studio living sounds like fun. I wish I had a studio in the city to avoid the M-F commute.
Sze Cheung says
Great post !!!
This looks lovely! Great job!
Kristin Knudsen says
Your “Craft Room” is very nice!!! Simple and organized! I would love to have a room like this to be creative in!!!
Kristin Knudsen says
This is a beautiful craft room for you to make all of your cards in! And, it is so clean!!!