When we first shifted into our house there were a few rooms (or maybe more than a few) that I wanted to makeover. The first one on my list was the bright green bedroom that I wanted to repurpose into a craft room. We shifted into the house on a Saturday, on the Monday I bought paint and started to give that wee room a facelift.
I managed to find a grainy old iPhone photo of what the room looked like pre makeover. This was probably the day we shifted in, considering I started painted before we even unpacked!
I decided to use Resene’s Gull Grey to paint the room. I really do love the colour! Its fresh, clean and crisp! In my craft room I do lots of sewing, making and sometimes computer work. I needed a space to store all my craft hoardings without looking cluttered and junky.
Thank goodness for the large wardrobe that the room already had! I bought some stacking plastic boxes for the inside of the wardrobe that I use to store various craft supplies. I have an old set of wooden draws (in need of some TLC, I know) that I use to store all my fabric. They’re ugly, but work brilliantly.
Ah, my desk. I try to keep it pretty minimal so I have lots of room for crafting and sewing. I think the desk was originally from Warehouse Stationery and the Eames style chair was a cheapy from The Warehouse. My pegboard from Kmart is one of my favourite parts of my craft room. It’s a cool way to display my favourite tools, as well as providing interest and style.
I LOVE photobooth strips. I think I’ll keep these forever. ;)
The little Early Grey jar was in the sale bin at my Mum’s shop. It was dark blue and black and not particularly appealing to me. However, a bit of chalk paint and sand paper and it was fixed!
I don’t know what it is with closed/hidden storage, but I think there’s a common belief that if you can shut the door or drawer, it doesn’t matter what it looks like inside right? I made up this drawer organiser with cardboard, a hot glue gun and a bit of washi tape. Not only does it look pretty cute, but it fixes the mess that drawers can turn into.
A craft room isn’t complete without a printer of course. I’ve got mine perched on top of a white flatpack box that stores my different paper types.
I think the trick to open storage is having a few boxes, baskets or containers that you can store all the little things in. They look cute and are obviously highly functional. Then to balance it out,I like putting little collections of things like books, jars, decor pieces, etc.
How many categories do these books fall under? Ha!
I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour around my craft room. I enjoy spending time in there and it’s definitely one of my favourite rooms in the house. What do you think?