Monday, February 15, 2010

Craft Room Reveal (Pic Heavy)

Something I use to dream about has now become reality……….I have my very own craft room! I finished a few weeks ago but I’ve been pondering how I wanted to share it with you y'all. For now I think I’ll show you a few pictures and break down my favorite projects in later post.
I set a few rules for myself before I tackled this room.
1. Try to use mainly repurposed items (thrift store goodies, items I had on hand)
2. Keep the cost as low as possible. Who am I kidding; this should be my life’s mantra. Even if we were super wealthy I think I would still have a passion to thrift and do things on the cheap. It’s more fun that way! Don’t you think?
Ok, let get this little tour started!
soup, esty, 2.9.10 025The craft room is nestled between our dining room and kitchen. This is the view from the kitchen looking into the craft room. It’s not closed off which I love! I can craft away and still talk to Kent while he’s watching T.V. in the living room. Eventually I want to hang curtains in the open areas between the kitchen and dining room; mainly to hide the mess that comes along with crafting. ;o)
soup, esty, 2.9.10 069View from the dining room looking into the craft room.
craftroom, craft party, blog 1 24 201See the open area between the two rooms? This will eventually be where I’ll hang curtains to separate the two spaces. I hope to save my dinner guest the
pain from seeing my crafty messes.
soup, esty, 2.9.10 086The chair was previously in our bedroom and lived its life as Kent’s clothes rack. I figured this beauty was way too high class to be a clothes rack so I gave it a new life and moved it into my craft room. It’s now where I spend many mornings/nights drinking coffee and reading. Love it!
soup, esty, 2.9.10 091 I bought the little antique chest at an auction a few years back for the steep price of $5 ;o) (I know I got a good deal….right?). No one wanted it but I thought she was reallll purty (aka country talk for pretty). It use to be nasty green but I brightened it up with a little spray paint. The white basket was a Goodwill find.
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Most of these items were purchased at Goodwill or things I already owned.
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soup, esty, 2.9.10 096 This little guy has been shoved in a closet for the past few months. I had no idea where I was going to put him when I brought him home but knew I couldn’t pass him up for $7.00. He use to be bright gold so I gave him a good coat of black spray paint and added a little bow.
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An old garage sale picture turned into an inspiration board (more on this later).
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craftroom, craft party, blog 1 24 183Don’t really know what this thing is called but I call it my ribbon holder.
I picked it up at GW for $1.99.
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My favorite thing in the room is the antique lamp I purchased for $7.00 at a local thrift store. I paired with a modern lamp shade I wasn’t using. I love mixing old with new and do so throughout my home.
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Closer look at the lamp. I still can’t believe I found this!
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I love the rough leather handles on this GW basket.
I did pretty good sticking to the guide lines I laid out for myself. The only thing new that I bought are the two black shelves next to the desk. Trust me, I looked high and low for some used ones but I couldn’t beat their super low price tag. They were on sale at Wally World for $25 apiece!
Want to know where I got the inspiration for this room? You’ll never guess……
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Yup, and Altiods container! Here’s proof that inspiration can be found anywhere! I still have the original Altoids container that inspired the color palate for this space and have a fun craft planned for it. I’ll share once I finish it up.
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Thanks for hanging in. I know this is a LONG post but there is just too much to share. I’m loving my new space and really can’t believe I have my very own area to create in. No more lugging craft supplies up and down the stairs! I still have a few more things I want to do to finish out the room (rug, curtains, lampshades for the chandler) but for now I’m enjoying
my little getaway it as it is.

54 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I had to comment on this one!!! Since we moved into our house I had said I wanted a scrapbook room. We only have a three bedroom house and twins. But I said I didn't care how long it was mine but I at least wanted it for a little while. Since the twins came home it has been a catch all room...this is the push I needed to clean it up and actually get it going!

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  2. Awesome job Kendra! I especially love the hanging kitchen/fruit basket idea :o)
    Bianca

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  3. Wow. What an amazing job you did on the room. It must be a joy to walk in and work in it. Order and pretty surroundings just make all the difference in wanting to tackle projects and hating to even think about it. You did good. All of those thrifty buys and repurposing and transformations are outstanding!!! Love the color combo. I know exactly what you are talking about ( a chair being a clothes rack...lol) Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for sharing with such a great and inspiring post. Blessings and have a great day.

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  4. looks wonderful and so inspiring! i would love it!!

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  5. Kendra,
    WOW...you did an awesome job on your craft room...luv the chair (so nice of your hubby to give it up)...the curtains are a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see all the neat things you make in this beautiful room:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. What a great space - like all the black and white. I set up a small space in the corner of the guest room a couple of years ago, but always end up at the dining table or kitchen counter when I am working on something.

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  7. How wonderful it looks, and how cleverly you carved out a bit of the busy house to be yours! Right now, my husband and I are sharing the kitchen table for our crafts.
    Half is stacked with my painting easel and ephemera, the other half has his model train engine parts, and a little loop of track to check how they are running! You have got me thinking, though, we have a small den with mostly unused space just off the living room and kitchen.....wonder if we could adapt that and get our table back?

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  8. Kendra! I love it! And I'm so envious! I so wish I had the space for a special craft room. But I'm happy for you! It looks really nice.

    Nancy

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  9. I am JEALOUS!!! Can't wait to have a craft oom! Loving the damask chair...i heart damask and it has totally attacked my room. You did a wonderful job. I'm so with you on keeping it thrifty. I refuse to pay full price for anything, half the fun is in the hunt.
    Have a great week!
    Ramsey

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  10. Great job! I love your room! SO wish I had an extra room to fancy up for my crafts and sewing!!! LOVE yours!

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  11. Wow. It looks great. Love the color scheme, too funny that you saw it on an Altoids box! That lamp is to die for, and I love the fabric on your inspiration board!

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  12. I love your style. It turned out fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing...I am in the process of getting my new craft room organized! Yeah!

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  13. Love it! I really like the colors you chose and off an altoids can no less:) The lamp and chair are my fav's. You got me inspired. Creative juices are flowing. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I totally heart your new room. I enjoyed looking at what you've been working on. I had a room for a bit but the hubs insisted that I give it up to the older boys. It was tough but of course I'd do anything for my babies!! I am inspired by your organizing goodies. Great ideas!!! Enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. My Goodness.. It looks FABULOUS!
    Love the colors!
    Isn't spray paint so.much.fun??!!

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  16. Whoa! That's so awesome! I love the chair, it's very pretty. :)

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  17. Beautiful color scheme! Your craft room looks awesome, and even more so because you did it on a budget! :)

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  18. Oh wow. I love it. And so smart to use that space. I can't wait to see it with curtins. Wondering did the chair look like that when covered his clothes or did you redo it? I love your. Your color palet is great. I am not to sure about your 'in training' looks to me like your there.
    I am moving soon you gave me some inspiration as I house hunt.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Sherry

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  19. I have a feeling that this is never really a big mess--too cute! Love the colors and that chair should never be covered with clothes!!! You have made a really attractive and functional space for yourself! Now, how have I missed that flavor Altoid ? :)

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  20. Wow, I am so impressed (and jealous!). Your craft rooms is beautiful and so inspiring!

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  21. Nicely done! It looks like you've thought of everything too. I love your chair. Can I ask where you found it? I've been redoing my living room in black and white and I still need a chair.

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  22. You did a great job! It looks like a room that you can gets lots of neat stuff done in. Great colors, great pieces and neat ribbon holder three tiered thingy.

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  23. Do you know how much I love your room right now?! Black, white, gray and yellow! You have done EVERYTHING I would have done! YOU ROCK!!!

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  24. Kendra! That room is GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE it~! What a fabulous job you did. And I love the inspiration. I love that inspiration can come from anywhere! I would love for you to link to Thrifty Thursday this week. And I would also love to feature it! Your room will most certainly be inspiration for many others. Including myself! I love this!
    Stop by sometime!
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  25. This is seriously gorgeous!! I am still decorating my craft room, I just am trying to wind down the crafts to focus on the room a little. :) Too hard now that I have a space of my own!

    Great job! Love the inspiration too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. Oh I love it!! It looks great, perfect size! I was wondering what that yellow black and white fabric is?

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  27. LOVE IT!!!! There is nothing better than having a beautiful spot for your creative time. Enjoy! Hugs, Tara

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  28. I love it! And I love that you were inspired by an Altoids Tin all the more ;). Never know when, where, or from what inspiration will hit! Thanks for stopping by my Get Your Face On party! MckLinky is open until Friday, so link up anytime if you'd like ;).

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  29. I really shouldn't have seen this! Now I want it! I love the color scheme, the chair, the art, the mirror, the ribbon baskets,....... If coveting is a sin, I'm in big trouble. Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to see you back next week!

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  30. Oh my, Kendra, that is one FABULOUS crafting space! I love it, and wish it was mine. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  31. it looks fantastic! I wish that my craft room was that clean. I pretty much need waters to get in there.Your post inspired me. I am thinking that Saturday sounds like the perfect day to do some craft room cleaning. I can't wait to see what you do with altoid tin,

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  32. The transformation is stunning! I love the colors you chose and how you pulled everything together.

    Do you just walk by and look in there several times a day? That is what I always do when I makeover an area in my home. I just can't help it!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  33. Now that is something to smile about!

    Lucky girl!

    Enjoy it everyday!

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  34. That looks amazing! I would love a craft room! And I love the color choices. That chair is great and the fabric framed inspiration board is my favorite! I'm a little green with envy....

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  35. This space is so awesome!! So much to look at! I adore your chair!! I can't believe an altoid tin inspired it all. So awesome!! Can't wait to see the cute projects that come out of this crafty space.

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  36. Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous! Love love love that lamp!! :)

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  37. Kendra,

    I tell you what....if my head wasn't attached I would question I had a brain sometimes. Of course we follow. LOL! I already told you I wanted to share you most fabulousness. Look I lov eit so much I am making up words!
    My fav TT post this week!
    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
    Hugs,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  38. Your craft room is fabulous! Every girl who creates could use a little space. You certainly did some great makeovers with thrifty finds, too!
    Donna

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  39. Love everything!! I'm in the middle of my craft room redo so thanks for sharing and for some inspiration!

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  40. oh my word. that looks heavenly! I so wanna move in now!!!

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  41. It turned out SO cute! I love that the Altoids box was your inspiration :-). The black and yellow color scheme is great and that bulletin board fabric is fab. I think it's a great idea to separate the two spaces with curtains too - will be fun to see that.

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  42. What an adorable room!!! I love the color scheme. I've never seen those Altoids before! Great job on the whole room :)

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  43. Love the room! Have fun crafting in it. I love messing in mine but just not enough time to do all I want!

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  44. I saw your link on Reinvented, it caught my eye when it said craft room... I just got a new craft room and just posted pictures as well. I LOVE what you did with yours. Although, it looks pretty clean! You pulled it all together so nicely. And gotta love that damask, right up my alley. Great job! Take a peek...
    http://cre8tivedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/glimpse-of-studio-b.html

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  45. Great job, came here through better after and I am your newest follower. I can't wait to read your other posts. I will be back.
    Bonnie

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  46. I love the color combo!! Yellow seems to popular and I love the light touches of it throughout the room. And who knew it would come from Altoids?! Great job! I LOVE the chair. My husband also uses chairs for his close rack, but definitely not such a cute one. But if he did, I'd steal it away too. :)

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  47. Hi, stopping by via Better After. This looks great. I am in love with the fabric you used for your inspiration board.

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  48. What a great transformation! I love it! As for the altoids...just goes to show, you can find inspiration anywhere!!

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  49. Wow i really love what you have done with this room. I am in the middle of doing my office/craft room in those similar shades. I have been looking for some fabric like that, where did you get it..if you dont mind me asking. I love the picture of the yorkie. I have two and they are adorable. Congrats on YOUR new room.

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  50. Looks fantastic. Congratulations.

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  51. love love love the room! i am totally in love w/the black and yellow~

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  52. What a great space! I love what you've done.

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  53. beautiful craft room! I love the black and yellow! Great Job!

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