Sunday, November 13, 2011

The craft Room

Our craft room has been the black hole of our apartment since before we moved in. As in “where are we going to put X?”  “I’m not sure, let’s just put it in the craft room and we will deal with it after the apocalypse.”  Well the ‘apocalypse’ came and went and it was time to seize that room!

Here is the original, empty room. Clean, clear, spacious…. Well it could only last so long

We decided to inject some life in to the room while maintaining enough calmness that we could still be creative. We decided on Mango Madness paint from Lowes and began the transformation!

This is an armoire I picked up at a garage sale for $10 a few years back. Lots of storage, but it was very scratched and worn. It was very heavy looking in the room so this also got the white primer and paint treatment.

We picked up these cupboards at the ReStore because we clearly needed more space. There is just something about the musty, stale, spiders-that-packed-up-and-left-because-of-the-smell smell that we must really like.

So we primed and painted the insides and outside just to seal everything in and then hung them above or steal of a desk from Ikea. In this picture you can see a small amount of why we need so much storage!

Ta da! The semi-finished result, where the doors are back on the cupboards and the table and floor is cleared off.  Having both the armoire and cupboards white help immensely lighten up the room and tie all elements together.

This is the inside of one of the cupboards. Everything needs a beautiful label of course, but for now I can find all my card making and sewing supplies in under a minute.

Here is a recap, before and after!