I’m finally ready for my Craft Room Reveal!
Actually, I’ve been ready for a couple of months, but I’ve been so busy doing projects in here that I could never get everything cleared out to take pictures!
The room is an upstairs bedroom with a wall of windows. Even though this isn’t a big room, the natural light sold me. I used Behr Silver Drop on the walls-it’s a beautiful light color backdrop that allows me to use lots of accent colors.
Because of the size, every element in the room had to be functional. Because of my need for pretty things to inspire me, every element in the room had to have a little charm!
Function and charm…it wasn’t as hard as I thought!
Designing a space where I could keep control of clutter just meant that there had to be lots of storage …because if there’s one thing that kills my creativity…it’s messy clutter. (Are you CS? That’s short for Clutter-Sensitive :))
So the BIG Craft Table has lots of little built in cubbies for storing things… (I posted about the table HERE)
The top of the table might just be my favorite thing in the room…it’s pretty with it’s shabby-chippy vibe and it’s totally durable because it’s LAMINATE FLOOR! I’ve been doing projects on it for months and it’s a perfect surface! (the information on the flooring is HERE)
Mike built the table and I couldn’t be happier with all that room to work…(It’s painted in Behr Opal Silk)
I added bookshelves on either side of the windows, they balance the room and help out with both storage and charm.
To add a little interest, the shelves are painted a pretty blue-green and the backs are lined with old book pages… (I mostly use Reader’s Digest Condensed Books…because an abridged book is just a step above cliff notes in my humble opinion…) The pages are held in place using double sided tape and tape-runner-adhesive…
The table takes up most of the room so I had to make sure the walls had personality and function.
On the other end of the room, Mike made a paper holder for my pretty paper and I dipped doilies in watercolors to get this pretty Doily Wall…(HERE)
For seating, I have four barstools painted in fun sea-glass inspired colors, in case any of you wants to come over to do a project one day! (Bar Stools are all Behr MARQUEE colors…details posted HERE)
And here is where I work…I’m a little bit like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, once I pick a spot…I can not sit anywhere else! This chair is just right because I can see outside while I work…
While I don’t sew every day, I do spend time with my sewing machine at least once a month. When planning the room, I had to decide if I wanted to make my work table smaller to allow for another sewing table (which would be lower so I could reach the pedal) or if I wanted the bigger work area. Mike and I agreed that we wanted the giant work surface so we came up with a sewing solution! Mike made a super-cool rustic stool!
The little stool is great for holding the pedal in just the right spot when I’m sewing, but it’s also a GREAT foot-rest for any time I’m sitting here working!
Oh, and the lighting…I told you earlier I wanted to make certain there was plenty of light in this room but I still wanted a something with a little personality. Again, we put our heads together and Mike and I came up with a rustic frame for a fantastic LED overhead light! This light is just amazing guys…it gives off the BEST and brightest light! I love it!
The one thing I didn’t show you was the wall of closets. I’ve got loads of storage inside and I’m working on a little project that I’ll show you in September!
Well…that’s my Craft Room/Office space! Thanks for having a look around sweet friends ~ ox
Linking to Savvy Southern Style