Who has a bonus room in their house? We didn’t, but thanks to some furniture rearrangement; now we do! Yay!
But hold on, it’s not ready yet.
OK let me explain, last November; lovely lady from pillowsalamode , wrote a post about her “Crafty Corner”, I truly loved her post and loved the idea of having a “crafty corner” for myself. After spending many evenings talking about this to my hubby, I convinced him. There is one condition, there is an imposed budget of ONLY $25.00, no extra money will be spent on new furniture or new accessories. Talk about ruining my excitement, not only this project is looking difficult to realize with a 19 month old running around me 24/7 but it will also be challenging due to the lack of budget. That’s OK, I am resourceful and I love a challenge. I will be posting a list of the purchases when I will buy them, wish me luck 😉 I am excited, I can’t wait to have a dedicated room for all our DIY and craft projects in our house. Every time I’m inspired to start a new project, it ends up in our dining room table and our son grabs anything that is at his reach. Hopefully, this will no longer be the case.
So, the room we will be using is the 3rd and smallest bedroom of the house, it used to be our son’s playroom, where all his toys were kept. Lately, we haven’t used this room too often because we spend most of our days in the main floor and when he wants to play with his big cars we bring him to the basement.
This is what we have done so far:
- We started by moving things out of the bedroom and placed toys and games where they belong; in the baby’s room and in the basement.
- We are not sure of keeping or removing an IKEA Billy black library that is already in the room. We might keep it because it will provide us with much needed storage but I haven’t decided yet because we are working with an odd shaped room.
- We moved a desk and a chair to the room.
The desk, we are using is from IKEA, last summer I painted it in white and used it as a nightstand for our bedroom, you can see the project here
After giving it much thought, we finally decided to use it in our new “craft/office” room.
Below, is a picture of the IKEA Leksvik desk and how it used to look before we painted
Below, is another picture of a piece of furniture I will be moving to the room:
This IKEA Hemnes dressing table is in our bedroom and I use it as a vanity, but let’s get real, since I stopped working, I don’t wear makeup or perfume every morning, so I don’t need it in our bedroom anymore. I hope it will make a perfect addition to the craft/office room. Of course, I won’t be keeping the mirror as seen in the picture, I will attach the mirror to another dresser.
Below, is a picture from the IKEA website of the 3rd desk I will be using in the room:
a Besta Burs desk, in high gloss white
I love this desk, it’s looks great, it’s glossy and I am thinking of using it as a sewing machine table. I sew? yes, I do, a bit, not much, I am not good at it and almost every project I start, I don’t finish or looks awful. My mom gave me her old sewing machine, so now I will have a space to display it. Do you remember this desk? it was in one of my fist posts http://nowathomemom.com/the-before-and-after-of-my-small-home-office/ , we are bringing this desk from our basement to the craft/office room
Have you noticed our furniture is all from IKEA?
We love IKEA, if you have been following my blog for a while you may already know this and you won’t be surprised if most of my accessories will be from IKEA too, they are inexpensive, functional and stylish 😉 & no, IKEA doesn’t pay me to write about their products, they don’t even know about my post 😉 I just love their products and have their furniture around our house 🙂
I’ve been looking for a picture of how the playroom used to look, but I can’t find any, I will continue looking and once the project is complete, I would love to show you a before and after picture and give you a small tour 😉 You can take a glance at the playroom in one of the pictures from this project.
I hope this project won’t take too long and I already have ideas of a couple of DIY projects I want to do. Hope you will stick around! 😉