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Topic: Shiny New Craftroom in Red and Turquoise!!! (Image Heavy)  (Read 119332 times)
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« on: July 22, 2008 12:41:32 PM »

This project began May 12th, 2008 and the most recent photos were taken in Late June.  My husband and I did it all ourselves.  If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.  This is my first post to Craftster!!! Newbie in the house!


These two pics are of the very beginning of the project.  It was a blue room with a floral border.  Upon taking down the wall paper we found out that the ENTIRE room (including the ceiling) had originally been pepto bismol pink!

These next two pics are post-painting.  We painted everything except the trim and then we ripped up the carpet in order to lay down laminate flooring.

This photo is after we put down sub-flooring so that the laminate flooring would be even.

This photo is after we laid the laminate flooring. It came out looking even better than I'd hoped. Also, in the photo, you can see that we have a lot more remodeling than just this room going on.

This set of photos is the preliminary "finished" set.  We installed most of the shelving. We assembled the desk. We moved a good number of my crafts into the  space.

Then it took about 3 weeks to get all of my crafting supplies into the room, and have them organized into their respective places.  We picked up 3 more book shelves and put up 2 more cabinets.  I made all the curtains myself.  The art on the walls are a collection of prints from various (and talented) Etsy artists.

For more information, please visit my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25744436@N02/sets/72157606317818345/

That's it!!

UPDATE (7-22-08):  Wow!!! Everybody is so so pretty for commenting!!  Y'all have made my day!  I'm incredibly flattered.  Thank you!

UPDATE (7-23-08): I feel completely overwhelmed with the response to this post!!! I have (and will continue to) read all of the comments and have loved every single one!!!  I would invite you all over for coffee, mario kart, and crafty goodness if I could!!

In response to one comment requesting a recent 'in action' photo, and asking whether or not I am this neat all the time:

I happen to be schizophrenic when it comes to neatness.  My bedroom is a disaster area, my craft room a haven.  My studio DOES have it's moments of crisis, but all in all it needs to be organized and neat for me to be able to craft without feeling guilty for ignoring the mess.

HERE is a photo that my husband took of me one week ago.  While trying to get a good "Crafter's Portrait".... We had a black out!!! So we lit some candles and I got out a bag of goodies I'd just bought from a treasure of a place called "PA Fabric Warehouse".  I wound up the trim until the lights came back on.

« Last Edit: July 24, 2008 05:07:59 AM by Crafty Intentions » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 12:44:33 PM »

i love the colors of the room! it looks absolutely amazing, and all your craft stuff looks great in there. its a wonderful transformation!

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 12:47:00 PM »

Those colors are really excellent, kind of invigorating!

I'm bookmarking this as inspiration for my own craft room when I'm able to do it.

Thank you for the craft room p0rn lol


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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 12:52:15 PM »

omg i am just speechless. and completly green with envy!!!! I may have to get some paint

« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 12:54:27 PM »

I love it.. when can I move in... this craft room is sooo pretty and organized.. I love you million jar wall.. your curtains...   (this rocks)  you clippy hangers.. your buckets.. your rainbow crafts galore.. I want a play date!

anyways.. looks good enough to be in a craft room all your friends will envy book...
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 12:54:58 PM »

 Shocked FANTASTIC! The colors are amazing and everything is so well organized!

I would kill to have a craft room like that!

My Jewelry/Plus Size Clothing Etsy:  http://etsy.com/shop/alibuttonsdesigns

My fatshion blog: http://alibuttons.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 12:56:40 PM »

can i have this for christmas, please? it's... beautiful...

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 01:03:54 PM »

Ohhhhh My Gosh!!! What an incredible craft room!!!  I'm so jealous.  It's just incredible.  What a fantastic crafting space.  Gosh!!! You even have a fireplace.  It's more than great and those shelves with all of those bottles--jars.
Enjoy it in good health and lots of craftiness.  WoW
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 01:05:54 PM »

That is the coolest and most awesome craft room I have ever seen. I am so jealous!!! I am going to use your room as inspiration for my craft space. Lovely lovely lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 01:07:21 PM »

can i live there!? Grin i promise i wont take up much space!

it is absolutely amazing! like most of us will say. I WANT A CRAFT ROOM LIKE THAT!!!!


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