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As I said in our About Us page, we LOVE to make things! I love, love, love, did I say love? LOVE to crochet. My great Aunt, Petie, taught me when I was around 12 or 13 and I have been doing it since. I love to make things. The more glue, ribbon, and yarn the better! My HTB is also amazing at making things. He loves to refinish furniture and loves to build just about anything out of wood. Over the years I have always dreamed of a craft room. A room where I put put my creative side to the test and craft away.
With our new home, we have an “extra” room off of the master bedroom. It was no question – this WILL be the craft room!!!
Looks crazy in this picture. We moved everything from one side of the room to the other. The room had very large bookcases on the wall that we took apart
another view of before
First step was to frame the desk
Then the top went on
The next step was super exciting! HTB added some framing and then up went the peg board. Once the peg board was up, we started painting. This was my favorite part. Seeing this amazing wonderful color go on was like AHHHHHHH LOOK AT THAT! Love it! We also added grommet style plugs in the top of the desk also so it would be easier to plug up my laptop,etc..
I purchased a set of peg board hooks from Amazon. They were super cheap. Much cheaper than I was expecting. They came in silver. I want the craft room to be “teal and gold” themed so I decided to spray paint them gold 🙂 They turned out sooooooo good!
The following day I went to work. My HTB got off of work early and went home to work in the craft room. When I got home just a few hours after he did.. this is how the room looked:
Can you hear me screaming? Because that is exactly what I did! I was so happy to see he painted the walls and got rid of that nasty green color! He also added shelving over top of the built in desk (reusing the wood from the big over sized bookcases) AND he painted the accent wall.
He even put my gold peg hooks on!
I might have cried a little.. haha
The built in desk area I am going to use as my packaging and shipping station.
The next step was to add the top to the craft table. We bought some heavy duty contact paper. You can’t tell in the picture but it has a wood grain look to it.
I mean.. MAN what a difference!
I also started organizing my supplies 🙂
The “blank” wall I decided to turn into our media wall. This is where we are going to keep track of sales and social media. I bought some chalkboard contact paper and put it on the wall. I am not totally impressed with this as it was having a hard time sticking to the wall… I’ll review this after some time. I want to see how it holds up.
You can see in the close up how it was already starting to bubble.
UPDATE – 4-6-20 – I ended up taking off the contact paper. It would not stick at all. I ended up buying actual chalk board paint and putting four coats of the paint on the wall. This works much better!
Ok.. so we made some KILLER progress in the craft room this weekend. We finished painting the walls, we hung up two shelves for organizing, and we actually starting putting away our supplies.
Did you notice our little farm dog?? She is so cute! Always trying to help 🙂
We built an octagon shelf and painted it the same color as the accent wall. It turned out better than I even pictured!
Now as you know, I am all about thrifting! I found this spice rack with the jars at a thrift store in CA for only $5.00!!! It barely fit in the suitcase. hahaha I brought it home, cleaned it up, painted the lids, and BAM…. we now have a small item organizer!
The craft room is still in progress! Please stay tuned for updated post!