Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pictures of my craft room

I am finally done! I am soooo happy with how it turned out-- the only problem is I don't want to work on anything because I don't want to mess it up!

I worked really hard to complete this project, spending the least amount of money possible. I had fun scouring clearance racks and finding things around the house I could re-use. After breathing fumes from 4 cans of spray paint and a LOT of ModPodge, I am thrilled with the results.

Check out the before pictures if you didn't see this post: Before Pictures

I had some focus issues, but I was tired of taking so many pictures

Close up-we already had the shelf (as this room is really a closet, we just never installed the shelves). I hung wooden dowels ($1 each at Home Depot) from the shelves to hang the ribbon. I found Amy Butler scrapbook paper on clearance at, so I used Modpodge to cover 12X12 corkboard (left over from a Christmas project), those are hanging behind the sewing machine. I also covered formula cans, and have scrap fabric in those.

The pink cookie jars were actually green and red, I found them after Christmas at Target for $2.50 each-- so I just spray painted the lids. I am using them for buttons, thread, etc.,

These were on sale at HearthSong for $2.50-- I couldn't pass up the deal, even if they were hideous! ModPodge to the rescue! Check out the next picture to see what they look like now

Here is what is looked like after I saved it from the horrid cherries;)

The pegboard was $7 at Home Depot-- I just used a little (err... a lot) of spray paint to make it look nice. I found the clipboard and the blue buckets in the $ Bins at Target-- I used even more spray paint and ModPodge to spruce them up.

The cute little yellow shelves were sitting in my garage. My Mom bought them ages ago (Presumably at a thrift store) She asked us to refinish them, but unfortunately we never got around to it. They were both chipped and a dingy white. I think she would be happy that I am using them :)

This isn't all that exciting-- but I moved the file cabinet that was under the table and put a bookshelf (yet another thing collecting dust in our black hole garage) it fit perfectly and adds a lot of extra storage. I might use this for fabric one day.


Colleen said...

It looks awesome!! Great job!

SexyDweeb said...

Okay, so, you make me just slightly sick. How do you find the time to be friggin' Martha Stewart? If I didn't love you, I'd kick your butt! :D

Rachael said...

I love it, Melanie!! Thanks for sharing all the details! I haven't bought a pegboard yet, but I plan to. I didn't think about needing to paint it. I suppose that would make it a bit cheerier (yours is!).

Your new space looks awesome. Well done!

Ruth Hughes said...

Melanie...I just love it and I can see the work and brain thoughts you put into go make me something pretty and yes your mom would be smiling at you for using her shelves :)

Rachel said...

I love it! I can't wait for you to come help me organize my space when I finally get my sewing machine! ;)

Karen said...

That's gorgeous, Melanie!! You are super creative.

SMITHA said...

It is GORGEOUS !!! I LOVE how much effort you put into personalizing this space.

kitty gardens said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks great! You are really inventive, I love the new look shelves!

Annalea said...

That IS a great job. I bopped on over from One Pretty Thing, and I'm glad I did. Thanks so much for posting it!

fawnda said...

I am full of envy right now... I want your craft space! : )

Love how it turned out! You did a FABULOUS job! : )

Jessica Hills said...

What a cute craft room! I am JEALOUS! :) Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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