Welcome to my craft room. Some days I call it my studio, and other days I refer to it as my crap hole of creativity. The first picture is of what it looked like before I got my mits on it. It was absolutely beautiful. It was a dream walk in closet for most people. (I am not most people) The dressing room had ample storage and two full length mirrors, it was by most peoples standards a dream feature to have off a master bedroom. However I would never in a million years have enough clothes to fill the space. Now if we are talking crafting and sewing supplies we are having a whole different conversation on the need for storage and space. I really wanted to have a space where I could shut the door when it became a disaster. (which is most of the time) My house is always clean but my creative space rarely is. Thus, my desire for a door.
I did the unthinkable to most people and I knocked out the center set of closets. GASP!!! the horror.
Hardwood floors were added so that it would be easy to keep clean and it would match my master bedroom. I left the vintage wallpaper up because it is neutral and really cool. (you can see it better in the picture below) Plus the thought of removing wallpaper gives me a headache. I hope to add a cool light fixture in the ceiling but for now cheap strip lights do the trick. Decorations and a rug are desperately needed because the space is soooo white! There is an echo when the doors are closed and no stuffs on the floor.
My paint storage is in need of a few more tiers. I need to get my neutrals on there. It is made with a $3 towel bar and wood trim that is painted white. If you cannot tell, I love DecoArt Americana paint and it is my go to acrylic.
I also have a slight addiction to buttons and embellishments. The little jars are from Ikea and I am not sure what I would do if they discontinued them. My eventual goal is to get my beading supplies into them too. Yes, I am a beader. There are only a few mediums that I have not tried and liked. I do not knit or crochet. Yarn is not my thing unless I am weaving.
Pens, colored pencils and markers are something I use on a regular basis and like to have them handy. Spending money on cool storage is not my idea of fun. These are giant tin cans from my daughters preschool. I like them because they were free and I can move them around.
So now that you have seen my photo ready pictures I thought I should let you in on my reality. Keeping it real is very important to me. This is the reality of what my room looks like after a deadline. I am pretty much always on a deadline or have 5 projects going at once. I would love some suggestion on where to add color to the room. Right now it is very very white.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the inside where I create and have some suggestions for where I should add color.
If you would like to see other craft room that are pretty and have fantastic ideas for storage check out this round up of ideas hosted by Angie of the Country Chic Cottage.