So. We bought our house last June and unfortunately, due to budgetary issues, had to keep our roomates. Our three bedroom home has people in all the bedrooms.
We do have a huge basement. Huge. And a huge laundry room. Huge. And in this huge laundry room, we have what I like to call, a nook. It looked like this:
Needless to say, kinda depressing. So I decided, armed with about $100 and a lot of imagination, I would turn this depressing little nook into my crafty haven.
I bought 3 oops quarts from a local hardware store for a whopping $9, and they were even nice enough to tint them closer to the bright colors I wanted! While in this hardware store, I noticed they were changing out a sandpaper display for a newer model. I asked is I could buy the old one, and they gave it to me! Score! This became my new paper rack....
So I took my fantastic new oops paint and returned home. While most people would have sat down and figured out what they were going to paint what color, I just opened the nearest can and started slopping it on. My planning process is tres sophisticated
Next I went to my neighborhood dollar store, where they had these fantastic Halloween decorations up. I loaded up on some fun accessories and organizing containers at a grand total of $15 and went on my merry way. Some of these can be seen in the first photo.
After this I realized that while my basement is very large, the floor is very concrete and very cold. So, off I went to Home Depot and picked up a small area rug for $15.
With all these improvements, I was still feeling as though my colorful space was missing something. With only half of my budget left, I was limited with options. Plus, I always feel better about shopping at thrift stores anyway, so I skipped down to the Goodwill, where I found this adorable little R2D2:
The best part....
He lights up!!!
I also found that mirror that I turned into a thread rack.
And so, although I am nowhere near completely happy, I think I found a space that I can work happily in, and not feel as though I have been locked away in a dungeon. What do you guys think?
Still left to do: find/hang better light, hide ugly but necessary cords, make table out of office chair base and cabinet sitting on the floor of these pictures (
) and unpack the billion remaining boxes of crafting supplies.
P.S. I even have my very first WIP from this crafty space!!!
I was listening to Queen's "Killer Queen" while I found this pillowcase at a thrift store. Now, what to do with it?!?!