May 09, 2011

My Momma's Craft Room

Today I'm going to give you a mini tour of my mom's craft room.  My parents are super creative and they did something really clever in this space.  First off, here's my mom.  Isn't she cute? 


My parents were getting rid of their bedroom set, but they knew they wouldn't be able to sell it for that much.  So, rather than buying furniture for a craft room, they converted the bedroom set into a craft area.  See?


My dad built a table to fit into the spot where the bed used to be.  Then he found a stain to match it.  The cabinets and drawers give my mom tons of storage and it's nice because everything is hidden behind doors, making the craft room feel clean and uncluttered.


The mirror makes the space feel larger and the table gives her a lot of working space.


She found this cute striped fabric at a killer price and she's still in the process of recovering the tops of the chairs to match.


I wouldn't have ever thought to use bedroom furniture in this space.  You can find used bedroom sets and entertainment centers at great prices, so if you need something for a space in your home just think outside the box. 

I hope you enjoyed the little tour.  Thanks for letting us take a peek, mom!  See you all tomorrow!  Thanks for visiting.

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant idea!! What a tidy craft room, mine is NOTHING like it, lol! Thanks for the great idea! Sue

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  2. Great recycling idea!
    I had the same thoughts about my vintage dining hutch, didn't really want to part with it, but it was too big for my dining room - it now stores all my fabric and notions in my craft room!

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  3. What a wonderful idea and I love the dark wood. It almost (almost) makes me want to leave my thrift find Parson's sewing armoire in it's natural wood state.

    Almost! ;)

    WTG Mom and upcycling the old bedroom set!

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  4. Wow, I love it. If I didn't know that it was part of her bedroom set I would have thought she had it professionally made for the space. Love the curtains.

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  5. That is genius! That looks amazing. I wish I had a space like that for crafting. Someday though. Right now my sewing machine's home is on top of our dryer and all my fabric is stored in plastic bags that are shoved whereever they fit :D

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  6. That's a great idea! I would love to be able to hide all my craft clutter like that. I don't know what they did with the bedframe, but if they still have it, large wooden bed frames make great sandboxes for little ones. ;)

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  7. WOW, I think I just figured out where you got your creativity! thanks so much for sharing this cool idea. I like that desk better than any of the boring ones at the office stores!

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  8. How clever. Great job. I love the little wooden chair at the desk. Can you give more detail, was it made or where was it bought. It looks like there is storage in it.
    Love all your posts, you are so creative and so is you mom.
    Thanks.

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  9. How clever. Great job. I love the little wooden chair at the desk. Can you give more detail, was it made or where was it bought. It looks like there is storage in it.
    Love all your posts, you are so creative and so is you mom.
    Thanks.

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  10. What a fabulous idea to use that type of bedroom furniture. The table your dad made is perfect. How inspiring they both are. tfs.

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  11. Way too clean! How come every one's craft area looks nice and neat, but mine looks like a fabric bomb went off? :p

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  12. Sweet! And, the winner will be drawn when?.... hehe

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  13. Genius. People amaze me with how they think out of the box. I am learning but some are just born with it! Your mom is adorable.

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  14. Love it...my mother in law has a set very similar to this that they will be getting rid of soon. Perhaps I will have to snag it for my future craft room!

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  15. That is pretty much fabulous. I love how everything is hidden, it really cuts down on the look of clutter that is inevitable when you're crafting!

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  16. That rocks! No wonder you are such an amazing crafter....it's in your genes! And your mom is beautiful by the way.

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  17. What a fun cleaver idea! I love that they are fancy looking furniture and not just some plastic bins or something that way. So fun! Thanks for sharing- I will defineatly keep this idea in mind for when we have our own house!

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  18. what an EXCELLENT idea! and i have to say that the big mirror behind the sewing machine is wonderful for one more reason... i 'accidentally' stuck an old small mirror behind my sewing machine, to temporarily get it out of the way, and i found that it greatly improved the lighting situatian for my sewing! my small sewing lamp has now been moved out of my way and aimed at the mirror, giving me more room and more light! LOVE it!

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  19. I love this idea!! As i was pondering it's wonderfulness i considered that this would also be brilliant in a family room/play room as a homework type station. Thanks to you and your mom for the inspiration!

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  20. Your mom is so cute! Thanks for answering all of my questions. You are such a nice, generous person. I wish I had time to do all the crafts you do...I love to sew, but getting to it is the issue.
    Sandy
    www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

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  21. wow!! i'm impressed! what a great idea!

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  22. Great idea and I love all of that storage. Now we can see where all of your craftiness comes from!

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  23. Say "Hi" to your Mom for me. She has such a happy face!

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  24. I love the sewing machine! I have been dreaming of a bernina. All I see people use are brothers and Janomes. It's good to see that there are people out there who appreciate a workhorse. Although I'd be happy with just an old 940 so I can sew threw heavy/multiple layers of fabric!

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