Monday, February 21, 2011

My Craft Room

In an attempt to get organized and have a less messy living room I decided I needed a craft room. 

Our home started out as a Log Cabin.  Through the years it has been added onto at least 3 times to become the quirky place it is today.  I’m quirky so we get along just fine.  I decided to turn the cabin part of the house into my craft room.  It used to be the “man room” until I realized the man never went in here so why is it the man room again? He didn't mind he's glad someone's using it.  The room has log walls that are flat on the inside and round on the outside.  Years back we pulled up the carpet and discovered the original floors are fir tung and groove.  We sanded them and put on a clear oil based finish.  They are pretty beat up but we like that about them. 

The ceiling has whitewashed panels trimmed out with molding made from small trees cut lengthwise in half.  There are faux beams made from peeled trees. 

This room is very dark with all the wood but it is a very cool room.  (Literally it’s freezing in here)  I love this room.  
For storage I brought in this small hutch my mother gave me.  She had painted it white and I distressed it.  I decided it would be the perfect place to put my sewing machine. There is also room for a plastic tote for sewing supplies.

I decided Apple green was going to be my accent color.  This room needs some color besides brown.  Brown walls, brown desk, brown floor.  First I purchased solid green curtains from Target.  On the shelves the green boxes hold spools of ribbon.  The basket on the top shelf holds my iron the bottom one holds string, twine, wire and wire cutters.   The drawer holds crafting supplies. 

The suitcases I have gathered over the years and they hold extra fabric and scrapbooking supplies.  I finished off the wall by hanging some photos and stars gallery style. The stars I have had forever and never used. They were already green, perfect!   

The desk is a laminate beast that someday when I find the right desk or table I will replace.  For now I added some Martha Stewart pulls from Home depot to give it a little character.  It has a huge top great for projects. 

The ironing board to the left of the hutch will get a fabric cover as soon as I figure out which way to go with that.  Hanging it on the wall keeps it out of the way and I hide my omnigrid rulers for cutting fabric behind it :)

I love having a space just for me to be creative.  I have my tunes, my sensy flameless candle warmer, all my supplies, what more can a girl ask for?  Well okay wine, maybe a glass of wine. 

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Sincerely said...

Love the suitcases! What a collection. I have one hahah. So I have a ways to go. But I'm loving the craft room. Oh to have a whole room to devote to creating!


Suzanne said...

I love your profile and what you say about decorating and being thrifty. These projects are the most meaningful and fill our lives with favorite things! :)

{northern cottage} said...

your blog is SUPER cute and I love your header! I just redid mine so now I'm noticing all the nice ones out here in blogland. Glad I found ya! come on by for a visit when you get a chance -

MyBluePeacock said...

just found your blog, your craft room is an "awesome" should be very inspiring!

Humble Homemaker said...

So lovely. Your suitcases are adorable! I just love your style. I can honestly say I am jealous ;). My weekend review link party starts up again tomorrow so feel free to hook up any projects if you want. Have a great day!
Humble Homemaking

andrea of ffft said...

OK, I am totally going to organize my... whatever-the-room-that-holds-all-the-crafty-stuff-will-be-called-when-it-is-finished-because-it-is-really-just-a-corner-in-the-stair-area-and-not-a-room-per-se... We moved December first and immediately decided that we had to get the living room painted so we could invite sixteen people over for Christmas dinner. Yeah. So *certain* areas of the house didn't so much get put away as boxes were stacked and left to organize themselves (where are the fairies when you need them?) I walk past it twenty seven times a day wondering when somebody is going to deal with that... knowing full well it has to be me... UGH.

NOW I am inspired! Cheers!

Heidi said...

I love old things and creative storage!

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Mrs. Limestone said...

Love your old suitcases!

Vinisha said...

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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your log cabin sewing room! The suitcases are neat, and the pops of green really add a nice touch.

Shabby Soul said...

I love your craft space. That's exactly what I want mine to look like, but in reality it looks like a craft junk yard! (I live in a log cabin, too!)

shootermcg2 said...

Where did you get those faux beams? I have only found the polyurethane type of faux wood beams like these: Those look very interesting, probably a regional thing I bet.

Matt Dart said...

I agree that this room indeed needs more colors to add a little 'live' into it. All those brown tones are making it rather dull and lonely, definitely not what crafting is all about. I got to say that you did a brilliant job in tackling that issue with all those stylish storage solutions. Those suitcases are ingenious and so unique which add an even more vintage feel to the place. And you are absolutely right in choosing apple green, it is so fun and quirky just like how you planned it to be.

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