3/28/11

craft room reveal!

Oh finally! It is done. And I am so ready to show it off! It is clean, perfectly staged, and will probably never look like this again. Ha! All you other artists and crafters know how that goes. To get started, let's have a little reminder of what it looked like before.


Here is that same view of what it looks like now.


It is such a change!

I have basically created 3 "stations".

This long counter is my paper crafting area. Behind the curtains hide my papers, paints, embellishments, glue. etc. It is a bar counter height. I wanted it taller to increase the storage underneath.


This smaller nook is my sewing area. I have my fabric and notions in the cabinets below. I painted a corkboard white to hang inspiration and random supplies on. Painting it white makes it a nice neutral back drop for fabrics, notes, or whatever else.


This long desk is my jewelry area and my office. All of my jewelry making stuff is in the left cabinet. The other two cabinets house stationary and office supplies.


Above the jewelry area, I have another painted cork board to hang finished jewelry on. I wanted some place to hang my work that looked like art and not totally utilitarian. Pretty and functional.


I love the wall above my long desk. I wanted a statement wall that was also useful and inspirational. The middle is a chalkboard, I have my jewelry display, and I incorporated family photos that make me happy. I think it turned out great. Plus, it was cheap. A lot of the frames I had already, and I just spray painted everything the same shade of white.


I also added a small organizational area. I hung four clipboards on the wall with detachable velcro strips. I can take the boards on or off to use and write on as I need. The table below is just an old table that I made a cover for. There is a shelf under that table where I store all my chargers and ugly cords.


I have so many pretty, girly touches in the room that make it mine. I have my Olzewski Disney light box collection, my collection of vintage Disney Little Golden Books, glass door knobs, owls and birds here and there, and so many other things that inspire me and make me happy.


I am so happy with it, and I really hope you like it. If you have any questions about where things came from or how I did something, I would love to share with you!

61 comments:

  1. WOW! I love your room! Came over from Sumo's Sweet Stuff, great inspiration. I'm wanting to fix up my room cute and functional as well.

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  2. This looks fabulous! Is this in your basement? I am in the process of trying to find a new crafting space in my house. But, I keep avoiding the basement, since there aren't big windows down there (even though our basement is finished) But, yours looks so light. I also need separate work stations. This is a lovely space!
    xo,
    Sena

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  3. Sena - Yes, this is in out basement. We have one tiny window in this room. It does get dark at night, but I have remedied that by adding lots of lamps. I have 5 lamps in the room, plus overhead lighting. I use the Reveal natural white light bulbs to avoid having yellow light, which is not great to work with. I say go for it in the basement - you can make it work!

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  4. What a beautiful room!!!! It is so pretty and I love all of the sweet details. I also love the color of the room. What paint color did you use on the walls? Thanks for sharing the pictures of your wonderful craft room :o)

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  5. Your craft room looks awesome! i am jealous!! Great job. I would love for you to link it up at our link party.
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  6. So pretty! What is the wall color?

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  7. Beautiful! I love the soothing color you chose!

    I shared it on my TT&J FB page and stumbled it :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  8. I am so jelous!!! My craft room is a dungeon!!! lol!!

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  9. so so so awesome. Love the way you separated the stations so items remain near their hubs. Fantastic!

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  10. This is such a light and airy room! I love all the different stations and how all your craft stuff is organized and hidden.

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  11. WOW! This is fantastic! Excellent job and love the prints you chose for the material you used on the table cover and the curtains on the bar-height area.
    Jan

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  12. What is the paint color?! LOVE IT!

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  13. Hey all! The paint color is Behr "Tide Pools". Isn't it so relaxing? I am so happy you all have taken a look and like it!

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  14. Amy & Emily - I linked up! Thanks for directing me your way!

    Jen - TT&J is big time! Thanks linking on your facebook. I am psyched!

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments - I am sitting here savoring each one!

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  15. came from TT&J - love that you displayed your little golden books. I have mini's - I think I'll have to go to my parents and dig them out to display in my daugther's room!

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  16. It's lovely! Really, really! I love the different stations...so convenient. Enjoy!

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  17. I am in love! I NEED this room!!!

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  18. Awww! I love it! I will have to come over and see it! Great job Alli!

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  19. I'm jealous...so jealous! COngrats on the the room...really the best I've come across! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  20. I covet your craft room! I'm hoping to get an armoire from Craigslist soon just to get a little more organized - I think I might never leave my house if I had a room like yours. :)

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  21. Your craft room looks awesome! I so need to work on mine..

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  22. Thanks everyone! So glad you like it!

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  23. Love. Love. LOVE!!! I am SO inspired... Thank you for sharing! I am moving in a few months and already dreaming about how I will redo my craft room.

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  24. Ohmyword ... I LOVE everything about this. Especially your statement wall - and those wooden chairs! And the paint color! I would love to know what brand/color that is - I have a room I am wanting to paint just that color!
    I'm your newest follower!
    ~Bec

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  25. I am so jealous of the size of your craft room!!! You did a beautiful job!!!!!

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  26. That is the cutest little craft room!! I love it! I found you via a linky party I will now be a follower! :)

    http://cinsarah.blogspot.com/

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  27. Oh, this is FABULOUS!! You've totally inspired me!! I'm going to use a few of these ideas!! I wish I could get to work on it right now!!! THANK YOU!!!

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  28. I love your craft room! It is the most serene one that I have seen. I think it's beautiful!

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  29. hiya , wow love the whole room but my fav is teh jewelery area oh and the clip boards are gorgeous too oh and the sewing area oh and teh paper area ...lol love it all , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  30. Such a beautiful studio space! Good for you!!

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  31. Your room is beautiful, & I love how you've made it suit your needs & fit your personality. I love the wall color. Do you mind sharing the paint color. The room looks like a wonderful place to create.
    CAS

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  32. Hey all! Thanks for looking and commenting! I appreciate all your compliments so much! I mentioned it in a previous comment, but the color has gone over so well it is worth mentioning again :) It is Behr Tide Pools from Home Depot.

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  33. Beautiful room! Love the color and the stations are perfect.

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  34. This is sooo gorgeous, am I am completely blown away (and totally jealous) of all the space you have!!! Oh the things I could create in this room :D

    Found you on Remodelaholic, and I'm your newest follower!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  35. LOVE your room!!! It's gorgeous!

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  36. What an awesome craft room. I am totally jealous...in a good way. Just beautiful. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  37. What a beautiful room. I would love to have a separate space like this at my house! Great job!
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  38. Oh my! I love how you've devoted stations to different tasks. I'm currently working on the same project in my craft room, and it just makes the space so much more functional. I could stare at the paint on those walls forever--love it!

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  39. So pretty. A wonderful inspiration for my dull basement craft room. I'm saving this to my favorites!

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  40. Holy cow - what a transformation. I would love an area like this. Who would want to leave. I love that it's big enough to have space for friends over as well for projects. Love the blue wall color you chose as well.

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  41. Oooh la la! IT'S SO PRETTY! What a great sized room. I love everything about it. You did an amazing job!

    Found you via Remodelaholic. :)

    -Annie @ {Peppermint Plum}

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  42. What a wonderful and beautifully functional space all in one! I love that it serves so many different purposes all throughout the room. What a true luxury that is! Nice work!

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  43. WOW! I am seriously jealous!!! lol! I LOVE it! This is totally inspiring to get my craft room finished!! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! It totally made my day!! I will be featuring this!!!
    Have a happy Monday!
    Tasha

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  44. Wow! I'm loving your craft room! It is more like a craft mall or mansion!!! Congrads! This was the most viewed link last week at the Whatever Goes Wednesday at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. I am featuring it today. Grab my "featured" button.

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  45. This room looks great! Love the space!

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  46. Oh my gosh! Beautiful! I just want to move into your craft room :)

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  47. fantastic job my dear... I need you to come over and remake my craft room!

    kisses
    heather

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  48. WOW! This is fantastic! I want to come over and work in your craft room.

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  49. I love your collage of pictures on the wall. Great arrangement! Seeing your beautiful workroom makes me want to get the ball rolling on mine! It's a disaster right now. Yours looks great!

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  50. just found this in a search about craft rooms and I LOVE IT! its really beautiful

    i am doing a series on my blog about unique craft spaces and would love love love for you to link this up!
    I will be doing a ton of features!

    Thanks
    Taylor
    http://www.itstaylormade.com/2011/11/craft-spaces.html

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  51. Wow, what a great space to let your creativity flow! Visiting from TCB! Congrats on your feature!

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  52. I'm just looking around at craft rooms and found yours. I love it! I follow your blog but didn't back when you posted this. A question for you--what is the paint color? I love love love it!

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  53. i love the bookends. where did you get them?

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    1. I found them at Target last spring. I have not seen them there since, but you could always check.

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  54. Whaow ! I am sooo jealous ! I've been wanting a craft room in my house for so long, but sadly there's no room... Snif ! :'(
    It's so tidy ! My room only says like that for about four seconds after I clean it !
    Keep crafting !
    Coco

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  55. Amazing room, my favorite sea foam colors! Love the chairs! It must be a very peaceful place to craft.
    Jodie

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