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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Let’s pretend, I didn’t leave my laptop open at the “nowathomemom” page while I was taking pictures of my desk:
Here he is, my son trying to reach for my laptop while I was taking pictures of the space:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 :
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:
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:
As promised, here is the list of all my expenses:
Budget = $25.00 vs. Expenses = $56.72
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:
- frame the pegboard in white or turquoise
- frame the bookcases to give them a personalized look
- add pot lights to the bookcases
- add more shelves to the wall (sewing corner)
- change the hardware of the changing table
- paint the doors of the changing table in pink or turquoise
- buy beautiful fabric for my office chair
- finish decorating the closet by adding a work space area or a reading nook
- make art to decorate the space
- invest in a smaller lamp for the sewing corner
- buy fabric or wallpaper to decorate the ugly brown roman blind
- get two big wicker baskets on top of each bookcase for more needed storage
- 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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