July 21, 2010

The Craft Room - Part 1

Now that the playroom is totally done, I'm moving on to my craft room.  Here's a preview to what it has been looking like the past few months.  Basically, it's complete chaos but I do have plans and I'm excited to tackle it.


The first step was a paint job.  The previous owners had installed a wall of faux brick, which wasn't my favorite.  However, I was afraid that if we ripped it off it might have been glued on and we might end up having some major dry wall repairs.  So, it got painted over, which I ended up loving.  My very kind sister came over one night and we got the whole room done.  Here's what it looks like now.  Still a bit disorganized, but it's on the way up.


I picked a pale gray for the walls.  The room will be filled with bright green and dark magenta accents.  Bold?  Yes, but it's the only room in the house that I can make girly and a bit wild.  It's all based off this cute little bin I bought months ago.


See how the faux bricks are almost fun now?  I like the texture they bring in.  I got the fun art on sale and talked the manager down on the price since the paint was a bit cracked.  The furniture was my dad's in the 70's, but it's now cool again.  I love it.


I'll keep you updated on the progress.  I still need shelving and I have some fun ideas up my sleeves for the other walls.  I can't wait till it's all done.

Thanks for reading!

28 comments:

Unknown said...

I love that you have a craft room - forget its wonderful giant size!

I love color, too (I posted about it today), so I can't wait to see the room accessorized with the green and magenta. YUM!

Cheers,
Laura

candicem said...

Holy HUGE!!

I love the color choices ... that magenta flower print is gorgeous!

ProcraftinatingPA said...

I love the size of your craft room!! Its perfect. Light grey with green and magenta is an AMAZING color palate, guaranteed to keep the creative juices flowing!! Thanks for sharing!

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

Oh I love the color Scheme! Im so excited for you! :) Im still working on getting my craft room the way I want it, so Im excited to see what you do. You always design rooms so amazingly! LOVED the play room you did!!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I love the faux brick painted! That looks awesome and very unique. (jealous you have a dress form)

Joanna - To a Pretty Life said...

Your room looks great! I love the painted bricks (faux or otherwise). I've been trying to convince my husband the painted bricks are nice, but he doesn't agree. Maybe by the time we actually have bricks to paint, he'll come around...but probably not.

Your colour scheme is lovely. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. By the way, your "before" is still miles better than what my craft area (in the unfinished basement) looks like right now ;-)

berg4 said...

Can't wait to see how you deck this area out!

Stephanie R. said...

I am SO excited to see how this works! I love the color you have chosen.
And you have a massive amount of space- so this is surely going to be EPIC!

Oh and with that cute little helper of yours it should take no time. =]

Tari said...

I'm so jealous you have so much room for creating! Maybe I'll have some just like it someday! Good luck with the redecorating!

Tiffany said...

Sad to say, but I LUV that it's a tad messy! I can take a deep breath, whew. I'm normal. I did tackle mine this month on the road to recovery. Can't wait for some fun ideas for the bland walls.

Anonymous said...

Love the girly colors!!

Tasha said...

Love the color you painted it to. And love your accent color choices. So fabulous!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good for you! I sure hope this will inspire me. :-) I have so many things that, oddly enough, don't seem to fit any category. But I need to organize - desperately! Nice job. :-)

Anonymous said...

Adore the colors! I've been working on mine for awhile, brought in a couple of new pieces and painting one, and them I'm wondering, is this a room that ever gets completely done...

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Hey, I want a brick wall!! That looks really neat, kinda brings the urban into suburban, right?

Jennifer said...

Looks great so far. I love the colors you have chosen for accents. The colors will really pop against the grey walls. You are lucky..I wish I had a craft room :)

StepThruCrazy said...

Beautiful colors! Love that basket and love that dandelion(?) print!!!

RenaeF said...

I'm excited to see it! Love the colors!

Laurel said...

Your before picture is MUCH more organized then my craft room. I wish mine was only that messy!

Anonymous said...

Oh I want a craft room sooo bad!! Can't wait to see the final product :)

Justine said...

I'm glad you decided to paint over the make brick wall. I can't wait to see the final results!

Oh Holland! said...

Looks great! We redid a room in our basement for my craft room over the winter, and I still haven't gotten it organized!

sheabella said...

Great job! Love all the room you have. The painting was a great idea along with the furniture. What a special place for you to create and enjoy.

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The Ballard's said...

I giggled when I saw "faux brick" We had that in our house when we moved in. It was in the kitchen and all around the cupboards. We didn't have the money to do it all, so we painted the bricks too. I do have to say, that 9 years later when we did re-do the entire kitchen... I missed the painted bricks.

Anonymous said...

I am so envious of the size of your craft room! Can't wait to see how it shapes up. Also, you gotta love the Liberty of London stuff from Target. I bought a ton of their stuff; the designs are so fabulous.

lacyboo said...

gahh!!! im obsessed with the liberty of london for target stuff! i cant wait to see it!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Another comment... :)
my sister is on the hunt for a good gray. Do you remember the name and brand of your paint? It is nice and light, I love it.

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