Friday, June 28, 2013

Craft Room Renovation

My last home improvement project!  Well, for the month of June anyway :)  This old house still has a long list of must-dos!

For a long time, I have been doing my DIY projects on our living room coffee table.  It works out fine, but whenever I'm painting or doing something messy, I'm always worried I'll spill!  Plus, I can't just leave something sitting out overnight- it gets in the way of the "living" that happens in the living room.  So, I decided that I would take one of our unused areas in the basement and make it into a craft room!

This is a room in our basement that became a bit of a catch-all. 
This is my craft pile... not super organized...

I cleared it all out and gave it a thorough cleaning.  I bought a 6 foot folding table, painted the plywood wall, and then set to work organizing the space into useable craft storage.
My new craft room!  I added a lamp for extra light, and look!  My crafting stool :)
I hung up old paintings I've done.  Sort of an inspiration wall
Cigar boxes, vintage tins, and plastic tubs help keep my crafts organized now.  No more craft pile!
I painted the wall, but I also added another shelf. 
I have more supplies stored here, but also a smattering of old projects that don't have homes
It's been so great!  I can focus on my projects without making a huge mess in our living room. 


  1. That looks so lovely, especially with all of your paintings.

    1. Thanks! :). We will have to plan the next visit sometime!

  2. this is the kind of room i need!! love what you did with the makeover.

    xo erica

  3. I. am. jealous.
    I do everything in my living room. Yep. All of my stuff is in the living room...

    1. Oh my gosh! A living room full of pretty vintage things at least :)

  4. Your craft room looks like such a great space :)

    The Other Side of Gray


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