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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

My Craft Room

craft room

 

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you are good, I hope everyone is having a happy Monday morning. I’ve been busy writing this new post for you since last evening and I am happy you are here reading it because I am about to reveal pictures of my new craft room. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Let’s start by this picture, this is the left side of the wall that holds my pretty pink pegboard. As you can see below, we decided to install two Billy bookcases on each side of the wall to create symmetry in the room and have space for storage. Did you notice those pink-fushia lines crossing the backboard of the white bookcases? I added those lines by using pink duck tape “funky flamingo”, I got 2 of those from Home Depot and was happy with the result. It’s unfortunate that the pictures don’t show how nice the backboard of the bookcases look in daylight. They make the space look bigger and brighter. Before, I decided to do this, I was going to paint the backboard or add fabric like I did on a previous project but because of lack of budget I had to find a less expensive way to make them look pretty not just functional:

craft room pink

 

In the picture below, you can see the right side of the wall, on this side I’ve kept my “pen, pencils and markers” collection on display. It’s so easy to see what I have now.

The changing table is just below my pegboard, it’s the perfect work space area for DIY projects and everything is within arms length:

 craft room

I took this picture at a different angle to give you an idea of how the right side of the wall looks from the office area, you might have noticed the vanity is adjacent to the bookcase, this is done intentionally to maximize the work area and to keep my 20 month old safe from the bookshelves. It’s great because the vanity has a piece of glass on top to protect it from any scratches or paint, so this will be an additional work space area and a great place to take pictures because it will reflects the natural light:

pegboard craft room

 

I stood up on a stool to take this picture, it gives you an idea of how the wall looks from the entrance of the room, I think we can all agree that this is the feature wall of the room:

craft room

 

In this next picture, you can see where my office space is. I finally decided to place the desk in front of the window and it’s also adjacent to the bookcase. This layout is perfect for me because when I have some “mommy-alone-time” while he is taking a nap, I get to read the blogs I follow and take advantage of the daylight to work on a future post or on a DIY project. The room has been ready since last week, so I have been able to use it and I’m already working on a small DIY project:

pink pegboard craft room

 

This is another picture of my office space taken at a different angle. I know some of you have noticed the towel paper roll and the Lysol wipes and are wondering what are they doing there, well for those who craft or DIY, you know these are essentials and never seem to be around when needed the most. Don’t forget when you have a little boy around you, these Lysol wipes run out in no time:

craft room office area

 

Let’s pretend, I didn’t leave my laptop open at the “nowathomemom” page while I was taking pictures of my desk:

office room craft room

Here he is, my son trying to reach for my laptop while I was taking pictures of the space:

playing in craft room

 

Now, this is my small sewing corner. I am laughing as I am writing this; because it’s so difficult for me to sew. I barely know how to use this machine, sorry mom. My mom gave me this sewing machine a while ago, I’ve learned many things but my projects are not good and should not be seen by anyone EVER! OK, maybe one day I will post about it and about my awful experiences.

Do you see her? Do you see “Miss” standing in front of the chalkboard wearing a green necklace? Yes, I gave a name to my mannequin, because she is so pretty. I don’t know if you remember my last post, I added a picture and asked you to guess what it was, well one you guess it right (you know who you are). I love how the mannequin looks in the space and it was an amazing gift to receive too:

sewing space craft room

The sewing area can better be seen in this picture and you can also see how close it is to the window and my office area. Behind “Miss”, you can see this enormous DIY chalkboard, I did this project last summer for my son, remember this used to be his playroom. I am now using it as an editorial calendar for my blog, sorry Nate. I haven’t used it yet, let’s hope it will help me organize the posts and days of when I will be posting. I drew these big 7 squares for each day of the week and a big rectangle for the notes. My office area is next to it, so it should facilitate the use of this chalkboard. I will let you know if I use it or not:

 sewing corner craft room

This is a different angle of my small sewing corner. I wish I could have painted this wall in a soft pink or decorate it using a bold pink wallpaper. This might be the perfect future project for hubby and I, sorry babe. You may have also notice, those two brown craft paper rolls hanging on the wall from two dollar store curtain rods, these are perfect for gift wrapping or to leave notes on them while working on a project:

 crafts craft room

This is another picture taken from me up on a stool again. To add more pink to this corner, I wrapped the lampshade of this boring beige lamp with pink ribbon and glued it to make sure it would stay in place. I also covered the dark brown IKEA picture ledge with the same ribbon, so it wouldn’t look too dark against the white wall and the pink accessories:

 craft room sewing corner

This picture will give you an idea of how the space looks from the floor or my son’s perspective. I have to admit, my photography skills are not great but it gives you a good idea of how this room was transformed:

craft room area spaces

This picture was taken from the closet, it’s dark and you can’t see all the details but I hope it gives you an idea of the layout of the craft room :

 craft room layout

This is one of my mother-in-law gifts, it’s a hook that goes on door frames, I am using it to hang a hand towel, it comes useful when working on DIY projects:

craft room tools

In the picture below, is my boring office chair, she doesn’t look good in my new craft room, however functionality overcame esthetics. This chair is very comfortable and I can sit on it for hours at a time. We bought two of these when we first moved in and she has her own space now. I will keep her but I might wrap her around with beautiful fabric, until then she will stay as is:

craft room office chair

 

As promised, here is the list of all my expenses:

Budget = $25.00 vs. Expenses = $56.72

nowathomemom craft room expenses

I also wrote a list of things I would have liked to do and most probably won’t do in my craft room, so here it goes:

Wish List:

  1. frame the pegboard in white or turquoise 
  2. frame the bookcases to give them a personalized look
  3. add pot lights to the bookcases
  4. add more shelves to the wall (sewing corner) 
  5. change the hardware of the changing table
  6. paint the doors of the changing table in pink or turquoise
  7. buy beautiful fabric for my office chair
  8. finish decorating the closet by adding a work space area or a reading nook
  9. make art to decorate the space
  10. invest in a smaller lamp for the sewing corner
  11. buy fabric or wallpaper to decorate the ugly brown roman blind
  12. get two big wicker baskets on top of each bookcase for more needed storage
  13. wrap a cork board (inspiration board from a previous post) in beautiful fabric

 

I would like to thank each one of you who has followed my craft room project and has supported me by leaving comments or sending me direct e-mails to keep me going. The “blog” community is wonderful and I love being part of it, I have built great relationships with many of you. I hope I haven’t bored you. I would also like to thank my mom and my mother-in-law with their gifts, they helped me not over spend too much and have both been very supportive of me taking this project.

Now, I must go and start using and enjoying my craft room space.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • ourlifeinaction says:

    OMG!! Drooling over your room is an understatement….I WANT! I WANT! I WANT!!!! I am in love with everything in the room especially your editorial calendar….desk…..everything. You did a great job and I can’t believe it cost 56.72. I am now inspired to move forward with my space. Got the bed out of the spare room….finally. :-)

    January 28, 2013 at 9:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! Thank you so much! you are so nice, thank you for your nice compliments! I am very happy that you loved it! :-) It didn’t cost so much because I didn’t get any new furniture and a lot of the things I used for storage and decor; my mom and my mother-in-law gave them to me & I have to admit I had tons of things in the house that needed to used ! :-) Thank you so much again! :-) Can’t wait to see your new office too! :-)

      January 28, 2013 at 9:33 am
  • memyselfandkids says:

    The changes you made are amazing. The room looks awsome!

    January 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Larry! :-) I’m glad you liked how it turned out! I wanted a bright room to work :-) Thank you for the nice compliments, it’s appreciated! :-)

      January 28, 2013 at 10:12 am
      • memyselfandkids says:

        It is really bright. I hope the brightness inspires grea work.

        January 28, 2013 at 10:41 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you Larry! :-) yes let’s hope and better pictures! :-)

          January 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    Never bored. Just very very IMPRESSED. enjoy it :-)

    January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you! :-) thank you very much! I am very happy you are impressed! :-)

      January 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  • Lara says:

    What a fun a sunny space! We have that IKEA rug our my sunroom/playroom. :)

    January 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lara! yes, it gets sunny here, really bright! :-) Yes, in one of your previous posts I noticed the same area rug too :-) thanks for stopping by! :-)

      January 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    Just can’t believe how great everything is looking!! you did an awesome job here, congrats!!! and I was right about the guessing lol! love the picture taken at your son’s height, so interesting. and you only spent 55& A. M. A. Z. I. N. G! I loved seeing all the steps and the final product… you are really resourceful and creative :)

    January 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Hi, thank you Josee! :-) I’m really really happy you liked it! it was a fun project to do and yes, you are clever about the mannequin, I got it as a gift and now it finally has it’s own space :-) I went over budget but it was not enough or realistic only $25 ha!ha! thank you Josee again for your support! :-)

      January 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you create in here Ingrid!!!

    January 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes, hi!hi! me too, I can’t wait to see what I do, I already started one there, and I love that there is so much light in that room, it will be perfect for the pictures I take ! thanks again Melissa!

      January 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    I have been following your progress on the making of your craft room and I’m loving it!

    January 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much, so glad you loved it :-) & Than you very much for following the progress of this project! I appreciate you visiting it! thanks again for these nice words!

      January 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    Your craft room is truly an inspiration. Love it. Love it. Looking forward to seeing what projects you will be completing in this very special creative oasis. ~Thea

    January 29, 2013 at 12:35 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thea, it makes me very happy that you love it! thank you very much!!! & thank you so much for being so supportive too! I love that you are calling it ” special creative oasis”, thank you, this is exactly how it feels being in this space! :-)

      January 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    Absolutely amazing!!! I can’t stop looking at these photos! :)

    January 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Katherine, you are so sweet, thank you for your sincere comment and thank you again for the inspiration!

      January 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  • mindbender99 says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You
    http://behindthemindsear.com/2013/01/29/a-special-thanks/

    January 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much, I will go and see it now! thanks again!

      January 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm
  • thenewlywednotebook says:

    This is honestly honestly amazing! I am feeling so inspired right now. I definitely will have to try some of these ideas in my own home. Thanks so much for sharing!

    January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much for your kind and sincere words! I am so happy you could find ideas from this post! I just went to your blog and liked it a lot as well and just read your post about the closet you transformed into an office, I wanted to transform the closet in the craft room as well but no budget right now, now I’m also thinking of transforming the closet into a “reading nook”!

      January 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm
      • thenewlywednotebook says:

        Oh thank you! I definitely know what you mean, it seems like I’m under either the constraint of time or budget. A reading nook would be so fun! I will keep my eye out for that post!

        January 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          I know Time or Budget !!! I am hoping to start the “reading nook” soon but I need to be realistic and it might have to wait a bit! but I definitely want to do start this project! hope you will like it! (by the way, you have a very nice blog!)

          January 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm
          • thenewlywednotebook says:

            oh I hear ya! And thank you so much! I appreciate you checking it out. It’s always fun to meet others through blogging! :)

            January 30, 2013 at 12:38 am
          • now at home mom says:

            Thank you again, it is! I will be reading your future posts!

            January 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    I’ll have to echo everyone else’s sentiments and just say WOW! What a fabulous space. I love how you brought so much color and personality to the room – - it just looks like it would inspire creativity. That chalkboard space is great for brainstorming.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today! So glad to have “met” you and visited your lovely blog. I’ll definitely be back!

    January 29, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, Thank you! I am glad you loved it! I choose pink because it was the only space in our house where I could really express myself! & yes the chalkboard I first did it for my son and now I’m the one using it! :-) Glad we have met too, your blog was very resourceful, got a new idea: a weekly planner from your blog; read the post twice to make sure how to start doing my own, maybe for a future DIY project! we will see! thank you for stopping by!

      January 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Had to come back and sneak another peak….;-)

    January 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! you are hilarious! thank you so much! and I hope you read my previous post “thank you” ! you are very kind!

      January 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        I did – you are very welome and truly deserve all the recognition. :-)

        January 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you very much! It’s a fun start for the beginning of the year! thanks again!

          January 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Your Craft Room is beautiful as is, if you ask me. I like the furniture, and the style of them. Well set up. Mtetar

    January 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Mtetar, I am very happy to know you find it beautiful! I choose this layout to have more workspace in the room!

      January 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm
      • mtetar says:

        You did a wonderful job. You’re quite welcome. Mtetar

        January 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you very much Mtetar!

          January 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm
          • mtetar says:

            You’re welcome, Mtetar

            March 1, 2013 at 8:56 am
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Nice job!!! Great shots!!!

    January 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment! I tried my best! thank you!

      January 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm
  • rita0830suburbsmama says:

    Now that is a truly amazing craft room! It may be because I love pink, but I love how you organized everything. Thank you for linking up to the linky party.

    March 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you liked it, it’s a space I worked very hard to get! I love pink too! :-) & Thanks again Rita for the invite!

      March 30, 2013 at 11:12 pm
  • Marilyn says:

    Wow what a beautiful space to create in!

    April 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! Yes, I do love this new space very much! :-) It’s very bright during the day! thank you very much for stopping by! Ingrid

      April 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm
  • Lauren says:

    This room is fantastic. I have been working on my craft room/office and it is almost done. But I love your room. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party. http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-link-party-14.html

    April 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Lauren for the invite, yes, thank you very much, it is a pleasure linking up at your party this evening! Exciting isn’t it? a craft room/office, can’t wait until you post yours too !

      April 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says:

    This is so awesome! I am having total craft space envy over here! That pink pegboard just makes the room! I can’t believe you did all of that for $50! Love, love, LOVE!!!!

    ~Abby =)

    April 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Abby! I’m really happy you like my pink craft room! :-) Oh! yes; spray painting the pegboard in pink was the best idea I had and yes, it made the whole room! :-) I spent a bit over $50 ($56) because most of the accessories I had to DIY them! thank you Abby for your really kind comments :-)

      April 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm
  • misswwfashion says:

    I just saw the grand tour!! I have to say its really outstanding!! love it!!

    April 13, 2013 at 10:23 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you very much! Happy you loved it and you find it outstanding too! :-) I love that it’s my personal space and it’s pink!

      April 13, 2013 at 10:33 am
  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART says:

    What a great craft room you have. And so organized. What a dream. Love all the ribbons and stuff. And LOL at that last tally of everything. I love how much you were able to stretch the budget.

    April 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      This was a long project but I really had fun preparing this space! :-) I tried to use things I had around the house but couldn’t help myself on some items! ;-) Thank you Katja, I love this space very much and yes, I love how everything is organized. Right now, if I would have to take a new picture you would see the mess, I need to clean it! My pegboard still looks amazing!

      April 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm
  • Christine says:

    I’m just wondering… everything is so well thought of… but did you think of adding a little area for me to stay? I’m soooo moving into your Craft Room!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening! :)

    April 15, 2013 at 11:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Thank you so much Christine, really happy you loved it and just let me know when I should prepare for your stay :-) !!! will be at your party tomorrow!

      April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  • manuela says:

    Wishing was my craft room!!!!
    Manuela

    April 16, 2013 at 5:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Manuela! really happy you liked it!

      April 16, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Lauren says:

    I am featuring your craft room today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. The next link party starts later today. I hope to see you again.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

    April 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lauren! so happy that my craft room was featured on your blog! Of course, I will be there later today! :-)

      April 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  • Amy Frisinger Mayen says:

    Wowo it’s awesome! I saw your feature at the DIY Dreamer! Subscribing…

    April 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Amy! I’m really happy you stopped by and left a very nice comment & subscribed too!!! :-) I just visited yours, and WOW! you are talented! I also just read your post about the reveal of your sewing room! WOW! it’s beautiful and I guess you worked hard for this! it’s a beautiful space, everything is well organized and I LOVE your red caddy! I want one of those too! :-)

      April 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm
  • lisa says:

    I love all the colors and bright & fun accessories! The pink pegboard and floral rug are so cute!

    April 17, 2013 at 9:40 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lisa! The pink pegboard was the best decision I could make for this small space, I get this nice color and all my tools are in their space! I just visited your blog; it’s so lovely and full of fun ideas :-) Thanks again for stopping by!

      April 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm
  • Shelly minettesmaze.blogspot.com/ says:

    That looks fantastic!!!!!!!

    Shelly

    May 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Shelly! :-) thank you for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

      May 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  • Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above says:

    We love your craft room. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/04/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_30.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

    May 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm
  • Cathy Compeau says:

    Awesome post!

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party!
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Cathy

    May 3, 2013 at 12:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Cathy, I will make sure to stop by! thanks again for the invite! :-)

      May 3, 2013 at 11:27 am
  • Toni says:

    Such a great space! Isn’t it it so nice to have a pegboard in your craft room? I absolutely love mine! We don’t have space for me to have my own room yet, but I managed to convince my husband to let me install a pegboard across one whole wall of our dining room. Now I don’t know how I lived without it!

    May 3, 2013 at 11:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Toni! yes, you are right, I love having a pegboard in my space; it’s useful and in pink it looks so pretty! :-) WOW! the pegboard in your dining room, I want to see that! :-) thank you for stopping by, hope to see you back! :-)

      May 3, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • natashalh says:

    Now this is a true inspiration! I’m spending the summer with my man and he is soooo organized. I’m really afraid my usual crafting mess will really upset him. He’s handy with wood, though, so maybe I should ask him for something like this!

    May 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I’m really happy it has inspired you to do something similar this summer; you will love it! you can keep things/tools organized and almost no mess! :-)

      May 7, 2013 at 9:53 am
  • Bethany K says:

    Holy cow, that’s incredible. Great job!!

    May 4, 2013 at 8:24 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Bethany! :-)

      May 7, 2013 at 9:55 am
  • Christine aka happyvballgirl says:

    Just LOVE it!!! Great job! Stopping by from What to Do Weekends Linky Party. :)

    May 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much Christine! so happy you stopped by and liked my space very much :-) hope to see you soon! :-)

      May 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • upcycledtreasures says:

    This room is gorgeous!!! I Love the pink duck tape on the shelves, that’s genius!

    May 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much! glad you liked the pink duck tape on the shelves; it was a great way for me to decorate without spending too much money! :-)

      May 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • Renea says:

    Found you at Keep Calm and Link Up. Love the craft room!!

    May 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much! really happy you loved my space! & thank you for stopping by too! :-)

      May 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm
  • Alice (@mumsmakelists) says:

    Looks wonderful – the pink is fab.

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive. We’re focused on craft rooms and cupboards this week but you can also link up your fab old posts on all sorts of other craft, home, food and parenting topics Alice@ Mums Make Lists x

    May 15, 2013 at 9:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Alice for the invite and I’m really happy you love the pink in my craft room too! :-)

      May 18, 2013 at 1:28 am
  • Desiree says:

    Looks great! I would love for you to stop by The 36th Avenue and link it up to our party… Love it!

    May 24, 2013 at 12:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Desiree for the invite! so happy you liked my craft room :-) thanks again; just linked up!

      May 24, 2013 at 12:37 am
  • Jeanne says:

    I love this craft room! I have been saying for years, I was going to create my little crafty space! Lots of toys and such have been taking up the space… sigh…But my kids did add to their bucket list for the summer to create a craft room! Maybe the toy clutter has a light at the end of the tunnel!!

    May 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jeanne! :-) I understand our main living room is full of toys that’s why I was glad to get this little space of heaven in my house! :-) thank you so much for stopping by! :-)

      May 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm
  • Donna Fritz says:

    Your room is amazing! One question…where did you get pink pegboard? Did you spray paint it? My craft room is done in pink and black.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Donna! really happy you love this room as much as I do! :-) Yes, spray painted the pegboard! the best idea I ever had from there I decorated my craft room! :-) thank you so much to have stopped by today! :-)

      May 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm
  • Cathy Compeau says:

    Looks great! I love my craft room too!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    May 30, 2013 at 12:59 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! happy for the invite! just linked! :-) thank you Cathy!

      May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • Vickie says:

    Okay….. I’m jealous. I love, love, love your craft room!

    May 31, 2013 at 10:29 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Vickie! :-) you are so kind! :-)

      June 1, 2013 at 9:54 am
  • Anja says:

    How pretty! This is such a great craftroom – practical and with pink (totally up my alley, I have to admit!). Creating all of that on a budget must have been hard =)

    June 1, 2013 at 9:52 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Anja! :-) it was hard to create this without wanting to spend more but I had a lot of things I could use around the house! I had to DIY a bit! :-) thanks for stopping by today! :-)

      June 1, 2013 at 9:56 am
  • Lovely MessesJen says:

    I love the duck tape for the backdrop, such an inexpensive way to add some pop!! Awesome craft room!

    June 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! :-) I had to find an inexpensive way to decorate the background of the bookcases. I would’ve preferred wallpaper but for now the duck tape had to do! thank you very much for stopping by today!

      June 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm
  • jellibeanjournals says:

    Looks great! My wishlist is just to have the funds to buy all those craft supplies in the first place. Don’t feel bad about your sewing abilities, as I’m certain I’m worse, and my mom can sew, really sew!

    June 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you very much Jelli! :-) It took me a while to get all these craft supplies (I’ve always love crafts and trying DIY’s, even if they don’t work all the time) :-)
      Like you my mom can sew very well, unfortunately my projects don’t look good and too shy to show them to anyone! :-)
      Thanks for stopping by Jelli! :-)

      June 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm
  • Courtney O'Dell says:

    Your sewing area… TO DIE! Love it!

    June 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Courtney! :-) I love this small area and so does my mother when she comes over, I love her teaching me stuff! :-) thank you for visiting! :-)

      June 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm
  • Maureen Hayes says:

    Your room looks fantastic and I hope you are enjoying crafting in it, I JUST moved into a bigger apartment that will allow me to have my very first craft room. Right now there are are boxes stacked ceiling high, so it is kind of hard to know what to do with it, but I will have to use whatever furniture I already have due to budget. I hope to gain so e ideas from your room. Thanks so much for sharing!

    June 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Maureen! :-) I’m really glad you stopped by and left this lovely comment today! :-) & I am very glad that you can get some inspiration out of my post but for your future first craft room :-) & yes, like me you can use furniture that you already own so you can save on that and stay on budget for your craft supplies :-) wish you good luck with it! :-) thanks again!

      June 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm
  • carissa says:

    it’s awesome you were able to do a makeover on so little! even if it’s “over” budget!

    June 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! it was a bit difficult but enjoyed finding things around the house for almost everything I needed! :-)

      June 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
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  • Jann Newton says:

    Wow, you did a great job! You have created a wonderful place to be creative in. I love the dollar store curtain rods, that is a great use for them.

    July 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Jann, I am very happy that you loved this space and indeed it is a great space to be creative and love how my desk faces the window too, we have a lot of natural light coming in that room.
      Thanks again Jann for your visit today, I really appreciated.

      July 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • Kelly Fuselier Thompson says:

    very sweet and pink!

    August 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Kelly! :-)

      August 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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