May 17, 2012

The Office/Craft Room Reveal

Several months ago I started redesigning our office to be my crafting area.  We moved the piano out of it and put the piano where the dining room table was.  We sold the dining room table and I used that money as my budget to redo both areas.  Well, you've seen the completed entryway, and today I'm showing you the newly finished office.

When you enter the front door of our home, the office sits on the left, with these french doors leading to it.  I vowed to my husband that I would keep this area clean so it wouldn't be an eye sore to entering guests.  So far so good :)


Here's the view as you walk in.


And here's the view as you turn towards the left.  Now I'll break it all down for you.




The built-ins were already here when we purchased the home.  They hold a lot, which makes it easier to keep the whole area clean.


This is where I blog.  I finally bought a Mac again a little less than a year ago and I am in love with it.  I gave up my old laptop and the freedom that went with it, but a desktop is always less expensive and has a way bigger screen.

The "Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?" sign was posted HERE.


I bought this little pen holder at a boutique in New York.


The decor on the high shelf is from a Utah store, TaiPan (though I think they've branched out to other locations a bit).


You might remember the framed objects wall from HERE.  I did keep the red knob red.  (Thanks for the advice :)


I also already posted about the embellished roller shades HERE.


The recliner was more about price than form.  We purchased the least expensive one we could find (ShopKo).  I selfishly wanted to buy one so that my husband would sit by me while I blog in the evening.  It's fun to have him close by so I can get his opinion or show him things.  He surfs the net or reads.


You saw the film projector turned lamp HERE and the painted doily nesting tables HERE.


As you turn to the left.....


...there's the desk I refinished HERE and my sewing area.  My father-in-law had this awesome chair in his basement and he let me have it.  I love it.  I thought about painting it, but I couldn't bring myself to do it because it was in such great condition.


You saw the window-turned-picture-frame HERE.


My mother-in-law gave me these cool things (not sure what they are called) a while ago and I thought they looked pretty with thread in them.


I picked up the wooden box at an antique shop and the lamp is from Hobby Lobby.


The curtains were my sister's but she wasn't using them.  Score.  I added a stripe of black and taupe to the bottom to make them long enough for the room.  I love the fabric.  (If you're going to ask, she bought it for around $4 a yard over a year ago at a local shop here that doesn't carry it anymore.  Sorry!)


And that's the new office/craft room!  It's so nice to be on the main floor close to where all the action is.  It's also been helpful to have everything in one room (computer and crafting).  I'm really glad we switched it all up.  It makes it really functional.


Thanks for stopping by.

43 comments:

  1. So pretty! That fabric is awesome. awesome. awesome.

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  2. You killed it! I LOVE the curtains and your sewing area. Great idea to cave on the recliner in order to buy your husband's presence...a trick I'll have to remember. : )

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  3. Oh so pretty and sophisticated! My craft room looks like a craft store threw up! lol I really need to work on it! BUT my room is also a fourth of the size of yourS!
    I love what you have done! Good job!

    www.rjbrown233.blogspot.com

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  4. Loved seeing this! We are smack in the middle of my craft room creation and this was the inspiration I needed! I think those little jars are called apothecary jars, maybe? Whatever they are, they are adorable! Another gorgeous space by you!

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  5. You're brave to have your craft room right up front - - mine hides in the basement and is ALWAYS a disaster!

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  6. So darn cute! I love it!

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  7. Looks fantastic. This inspires me to into to my office and Clean it up". Thanks, I needed this...

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  8. That space looks amazing!!!!!! How wonderful that you have such a great space to create in!! Great job!! i love that you have a place for your hubby to come in and sit. So sweet.

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  9. Can I move in with you? I'll do dishes and vacuum, just so I can come craft with you in that amazing space! Hahahaha!! Great job! Someday I'll have enough rooms in my house to have a craft room that's bigger than the closest sized one I have, currently.

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  10. Cheri, This is so pretty! Lets see a pic in action! Seriously are you always this clean and tidy:)?? and thanks for letting us know your secret of the comfy chair, its nice to hear that other wives want there husbands in the room when they are crafting and blogging, my husband thinks I need my "own" time. ....I think I have forgotten what that looks like:)

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  11. I love it! Maybe if I knew people would see my mess I would keep my craft room cleaner. It would be so nice to be in one room. I sew in the basement, take pictures on our top floor and blog on the main level. It can be exhausting to do a tutorial.

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  12. Oh, now I'm jealous. It looks so much like a great office, not a crafter's disaster (which is what mine looks like right now).

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  13. That is a gorgeous room! I love that you added a space for your husband. LOVE the gray and yellow palette. I've been trying to get my husband on board for those colors in our bedroom. Maybe after I show him this post, he'll become a believer that those colors work together! Great job Cheri!

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  14. Super job Cheri! It looks like such a peaceful place. We wanna redo a room on our house that would be my sewing place and hubby's office. I think it would be nice to be able to sew in the evenings while he does his work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Ooo! I'd sure love to create things in that room! Nice work!

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  16. Fabulous work Cheri!! I love how you pulled everything together.
    xo
    Heather

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  18. What an awesome space! I love how clean and functional everything is. I sometimes avoid my craft room because it is such a mess and isn't conducive to creativity. Yours definitely doesn't have that problem. Great job!

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  19. WOW. It looks amazing. I wish I had half your talent!

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  20. That's a nice size room, do you really keep it that clean? No way. I've also decided, the yellow frames are my fav.

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  21. Great job!! I love it when my hubs is close by too.

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  22. Cheri! It is lovely! I'm just so taken back by the space. Don't take this the wrong way, but I simply cannot imagine having that kind of space to create in. I want it and I will have it one day, but at the moment I just can't even wrap my mind around having a room dedicated to me and projects. I think that is why your blog is so lovely and successful, you have a place to do it and you do it well. I'm just so excited to have somewhere to create one day too. I really think craft blogging will be easier when I'm not living like a squatter...

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  23. Looks fabulous Cheri...I want to come craft with you in there!! Love those frames!

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  24. Awesome! So sophisticated... So now what are your plans for your old craft room? Or did you already say that?

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    1. I'm not sure yet. I haven't planned that far ahead :)

      Cheri

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  25. I LOVE it! But where do you store all your stuff? That's my biggest issue! I need major closet space for all my supplies! I only see two places, you must be hiding something somewhere?

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  26. It looks great. I loved your other one, but I totally agree that you have to have the crafting area kind of in the main area of the home. Mine is right next to the backdoor, laundry/kitchen, and family room. It makes it so nice because I can run back and forth when I need to, and still get everything done. I love that you kept the red knob, and the color scheme is pretty but not too girly for an office area.

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  27. It is so lovely. I love the frames and the configuration you put them in. I am a sucker for frame groupings and I want to try this one in my daughters room to add some interest.

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  28. Cheri,

    What are you going to do with the room that was your craft room?

    Maureen

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    1. I'm not sure. I haven't thought that far ahead yet :)

      Cheri

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  29. It's amazing! Interesting that it looks business-y but also welcoming and comfortable! I love it!

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  30. I'm so jealous right now!
    It looks fabulous!

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  31. So . . . pretty . . . and . . . ORGANIZED! Aack! It's wonderful!

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  32. wow! absolutely FAB! I love it!

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  33. This is SO cute Cheri! Love every detail!

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  34. Wow, I love the details and decor items, it looks so comfortable, my studio is just a little corner desk, a monster table that takes up all the space and nothing but sewing machines. I would die for that lounge chair by the window. Just wonderful.

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  35. Beautiful! Great job! :)

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  36. Ok...this cannot actually be a craft room. It is way to beautiful. A den maybe, but to nice to get hot gluey and scrappy. Good job.

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  37. It is amazing!! It is so nice to have a place to work and be organized and yet be close to the kids. I love, love, love that built it!

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  38. That is just amazingly beautiful, functional, and fun! I'm so happy for you!

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