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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room

IKEA craft:office room

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:

  1.  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.
  2.  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.
  3.  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.

IKEA Lesvik desk painted white

Below, is a picture of the IKEA Leksvik desk and how it used to look before we painted

source : http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80133402/

IKEA leksvik desk

Below, is another picture of a piece of furniture I will be moving to the room:

source:

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10121228/

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.

 

IKEA hemnes dressing table with-mirror

Below, is a picture from the IKEA website of the 3rd desk I will be using in the room:

source:

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00147356/#/50147354

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

IKEA besta burs desk

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! 😉

By the way, I created a “craft rooms inspiration” board on Pinterest, I’m sure I will get all the inspiration I need from there.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    Wow! You’re REALLY off to a great start!!! YAY!!! 🙂

    January 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Katherine! 🙂 hope you don’t mind the mention 🙂 It took me a bit of time to start but hoping it will look great 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      January 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    I’m following you on Pinterest now:-) Those craft rooms are pretty incredible, each one of them is smarter and tidier than my entire flat.
    I have three bedrooms, so the third (littlest one) is for the computers, my sewing machine, and other craft stuff. The built-in cupboards are FULL of wool and old clothes, and the rest is just a horrible mess of materials for – mosaic, painting, scrapbooking, beading, ceramic painting, sewing, embroidery, etc. I’ve managed to make two pinboards recently, and put a couple of other things up on the walls to try and be more organised, but clearly a hugely concerted effort is required. It has gotten so bad that I took photos of it the other day to try and shock myself into action. Sigh.
    Good luck with your space. I have a feeling you’re going to be very chuffed with it when it’s done. Everyone needs their own space, whatever the size. 🙂

    January 10, 2013 at 12:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much for the follow, I just checked yours too and followed. I also took a look at your blog, I really like it, I will be reading your posts 😉 Wow! 2 boards already, I need to start on my room now I guess. Now that I have posted, I have no choice but to continue 🙂 I would love to see the pictures you took; I wonder how it looks like 😉

      January 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    YAY!!! I am still organizing (seems like that is a never ending task) but hopefully soon I’ll organize myself a bonus room too. 😉

    Great start! I can’t wait to see more pictures. 🙂

    January 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks! yeah! I know what you mean, since I left work, I’ve been a bit less organized but now I will try to put things where they belong! 😉 can’t wait to finish this project 😉 thanks again for sticking around 🙂

      January 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        Are you kidding me – your blog has so many cute and cool ideas. Thanks you for doing what you do. 🙂

        January 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Oh! Thank you, you are too sweet , always very sweet thanks again for the sweet compliments 😉

          January 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm
  • beautifulhello says:

    What a great idea! You’re going to LOVE your new-found space. I’m loving that long glossy white table! SO BEAUTIFUL!

    Emily

    January 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you 😉 I hope I will look great! & yes, the long glossy desk is one of my favourites too 😉

      January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    All excited for you!! And go girl! You are going to pull it out with 25$ i’m sure! I’m glad i have my own sewing room even if it’s only 8’x8′ it’s MY room! Can’t wait to see it all finished and nice looking. Love ikea furniture even though i hate going to the store and the desk is so better looking in white! I’m a sucker for white furniture 😉 hugs!

    January 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! I know , I have some shopping to do with only $25 !!! we will see how it turns out! Sometimes having our space even if it’s small is the best 😉 it’s ours + I’m sure you need it even more than I do when you sew! btw, same here, I love white furniture, it’s the best, it always look great in any space! 😉

      January 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm
      • Cul de Sac says:

        And reflecting light, so your room seems bigger! Yay for white furniture!

        January 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          yes, true but it has an odd shape to it, too many angles, in our house we don’t have any square rooms, except for the kitchen 😉 weird , u should see our living room, so many angles, it’s difficult placing any furniture 🙂 (we have a narrow town house!)

          January 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm
  • little poppits says:

    I would so love to have a craft room. I have a space in my bedroom but in truth I have crafty stuff everywhere in the house! x cant wait to see your finished pictures. x

    January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! I’m excited too, I just hope it will turn out OK! 🙂 but I’m like you, I have lots of things around the house (not kidding)!! My dining room looks like a craft room itself sometimes 😉

      January 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  • timewiththeaT says:

    I have IKEA furniture in my craft room too. I have had it for about twenty years and it has been used is so many different ways. The baby change table is now the computer desk! I am curious to see what you do with a $25.00 budget. ~Thea

    January 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      LOL! OMG! I just put the changing table of my son in the craft room next to the small window, I am hoping to use it as a small island to store craft tools! wow 20 years, I love IKEA furniture, I guess it works in most spaces 😉

      January 11, 2013 at 1:05 am
  • jgann22 says:

    I need to figure out a way to fit my office in my little bitty 2 bedroom apartment. I was thinking that since my daughter sleeps with me, I could use a little corner of her room? But then I feel bad because that is her room! Waah, what to do? Great post. Thank you for sharing!

    January 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much for the nice compliment, and why not have a small corner in her room, maybe one day you will be able to transform that small space into her crafty corner 😉

      January 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm
      • jgann22 says:

        That is a great way to think of it! I don’t have to think of it negative after all.

        January 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    You are amazing! I think you should be writing a book 🙂

    January 14, 2013 at 6:09 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Judy! you are always kind 😉 I really like what you wrote , you made my day 😉 thanks again! 😉

      January 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  • tableofcolors says:

    Good luck with your project! I like Ikea too for their inexpensive prices and great design! Our office room is still a project waiting to be started!

    January 14, 2013 at 10:47 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much! I will need luck + thanks to the furniture pieces of Ikea, we have been able to quickly furnish our house, their prices are great and like you said their designs too 😉 One day, you should maybe give yourself a deadline to start your office room and once you start you will like it and finally get it 😉 good luck to your project too 🙂 thank you for stopping by!!!

      January 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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