I revealed my craft room/office when it was about 90% complete back in March. It was one of the first rooms we tried to finish so I would have my dedicated space for crafting, studying and working from home. I’ve been making tweaks to it since but I finally have our most recent updates to share. I spent a lot of time thinking of what my craft room design would be, but ultimately, I wanted an airy space with a bright color and a combination of light and dark furniture. It is playful but still inspirational.
Just a recap – my craft room looked like this when we bought the house in December and started renovating. Lovely, right? You know you love that 50s/60s carpet. Looks even better when we had to rip out the termite damaged original floors.
We made some progress and the room was looking much nicer by March. It was workable but it wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be. I wanted more storage and a bigger desk.
And here is my favorite space now! My desk is on the left and the hubby’s is on the right.
We expanded my desk which we made using a hollow door as the top and several Alex drawer systems from IKEA. I’ll give you a tutorial on this soon. My desk houses my sewing machine, Silhouette and little containers for all my goodies. The window has a little cat cushion for my crafting companions too.
I purchased two Lack shelves from IKEA to add extra storage outside of the closet. I’ve been using them to display some framed pieces, my stack of craft books, my pretty ribbon holders and thread display.
I added an Expedit system for a bunch of my crafty supplies. It displays my paper holders for large scrapbook papers, paints, stencils and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. The cats are fond of sleeping in the cubbies as well.
I added picture frame ledges from IKEA for my bakers twine and glitter and another one for keeping my sewing template things close by. I’m a novice sewer and just realized I have no idea what those are called but they are very handy at helping me cut a straight line!
I have my bulletin board with paper bunting and a series of magnetic spice holders for all my little embellishments right next to my work space.
We also have a couch/extra sleeper for when we have company. Lemur loves to nap here during the day.
The corner between my desk and the Expedit system serves as a little hideaway for the cats too. Annie has claimed the spot and her bed is tucked in there.
And there you have it! My favorite retreat. What do you think of my craft room design? It works well for studying and working from home. A much happier space than my drab beige cubicle in the office 😉
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