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Miaka
« on: May 29, 2010 02:18:32 PM »

I'll finally get my own crafts room - it's a basement room in our house and it still needs to be cleaned and renovated.
I already have some ideas, but I'd like to hear some of yours  Grin

The only things I have planned so far:
~ I need a large table for cutting
~ Lots of shelves and other storing space for my fabrics and stuff
~ A couch or bed in one corner so I can use it as a bedroom for visitors when I'm not working

The ugly floor will be removed, I think we'll tile the floor. The broken walls will be renewed and painted - not sure about the colour, but it should be something light because the room has only one small window and I don't want it to look too dark.

So, here's the sad view of how it looks now...






Any ideas?

Oh, and if you want to help my raise some money for the furniture I'd be happy if you clicked the link in my signature *points down*
It's a (German) website that grants wishes with virtual currency and I'll get some currency for every click. You don't have to sign up or anything, just a click on the link is enough.
My wish is a gift card for Ikea, so I can buy some furniture xD
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010 03:16:23 PM »

good luck!! that space looks like it has great potential - despite it's current state Smiley I clicked your link Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 04:18:03 PM »

Definitely try to save those tiles if they are under the fake parquet. Those you don't find,and could be a great inspiration for colors.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 03:51:49 AM »

Thank you for your feedback!
We removed the floor, worked on the electricity and removed some more floor xD

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 02:57:36 PM »

So sad you couldn't save the colored tiles. I need to pull up who knows how many layers of linoleum on my kitchen and see what's under there. LOL

You definitely have more energ.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010 03:24:01 AM »

So sad you couldn't save the colored tiles. I need to pull up who knows how many layers of linoleum on my kitchen and see what's under there. LOL

You definitely have more energ.
Those tiles were linoleum, too... I would have saved them for future use, but they looked horrible. I'm pretty sure the last owner used whatever material was left for the basement and didn't work on it for 30 years or more. The room had obviuosly been used for parties some time, but that must have been quite a few year ago and after that it was storing space or maybe just an empty room.

I'm so excited about how the room is gioing to look in the end ^^ We still need to buy tiles for it, we'll probably use white (or at least in some way light) ones.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010 07:08:59 AM »

Yes, whatever will bounce the light back up as basements are dark anyway. I'll watch your progress. Then I'll be very jealous. Cool
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010 02:08:15 AM »

I haven't posted new photos for a while, but of course there's some progress ^^

The wood that covers the heating pipes was painted white.


The colorful... things on the wall were probably used for storing bottles. I don't think that holes in the wall would be very useful for my craft room, so we decided to remove them.
My father removed the parts that were sticking  out of the wall and filled the holes with... erm... funny, fluffy stuff for isolation xD and mortar.
After that he worked on the walls a bit more: every hole and crack was filled with mortar so the walls will be nice and even when we paint them.




After that we painted the walls white. In this case I actually did some of the work - painting is something that even I can do ^^


My next project in the room will be the door - it's dirty and ugly and I didn't like the brown door from the start. I'll paint it bright red to give the room some color ^^
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010 03:48:28 AM »

Please keep the pictures coming!  I am enjoying watching your progress!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010 12:10:05 PM »

Thank you =) The room actually looks like a room now, here are the latest photos:

Let there be tiles!
It was a lot of work (all done by my father - I was mainly cleaning again xD) and not exactly fun because obviuosly the room (or our house in general) doesn't have any right angles.
The pictures also feature our vacuum cleaner - I could have tidied the room before taking pictures, but why? We are actually working in there xD




As you can see in the last picture we also started to work on the door.
I actually wanted to paint it outdoors, but it was always raining so we decided to simply paint it in the room.
We used an old table and a lot of plastic...


...and I painted! In the picture the paint isn't dry yet.


There's still quite a large hole in a corner that has be filled and closed, but otherwise I guess the renovating part is done. Now it's time for some furniture!
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010 10:45:53 AM »

Long story short: my father, my boyfriend and I spent five happy hours setting up the furniture for my craft room.



Hexe decided that she had to watch us closely... but after a while she got bored.



And that's how the room looks now =)
Still looks a bit empty, but I'm already gathering my fabrics to put them into those nice and empty shelves... they won't be neat for long xD


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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010 01:17:19 PM »

So jealous! As a scrapbooker and a newly converted sewing addict, this looks like the perfect space for creating! Congrats!  Grin
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Miaka
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010 01:16:18 PM »

Thank you =)


I thought I had loads of fabrics.... and in my messy room it really looked like a lot. When we set up the cupbaord and shelves I thought they might not be large enough for all my fabrics... and look how well it all fits!
Those are most of my fabrics, I still have some scraps here and there, but it's not as much as I feared.




There's also a new piece of furniture - an antique corner cupboard that actually belongs to my mum - but when we moved into this house there was no empty corner for it xD
I think it's beautiful! <3

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010 09:25:06 PM »

Love it!!! The door is awesome! I'm so jealous!
I loved how you shared every step with us Smiley
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Miaka
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010 02:32:12 AM »

I posted some photos of the finished room here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361746.0
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2011 09:59:10 AM »

I love the red door!  I have a bunch of expidit shelves form IKEA and I love them.  Perfect for crafting.... if your wanting ideas. Smiley
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