Craft Haven: Guest Craft Room Before and After

This party link is just up my alley right now, as I too, am trying to organize my creative space.  I think the new calming space is great!  (although I have to admit I like the bright before as well!  Am I the only one that likes both spaces?)  Here is the  Big Reveal from Persnickety Peacock.

If you follow my blog, you’ve heard about my office for a while.  When I first moved into my house (about six years ago), I was much more interested in bright and vibrant colors.  So, when I decorated…I went for crazy, lively, and busy.
Now that I’ve progressed past my 20s (don’t you like that wording), I’ve decided I like calming colors and lots of organization.  Here is the new look and a narrative of what has changed.
This is my work station…I love it.
Previously, I had a curtain that hid shelves.  When I redecorated the office, I added a wall with double folding doors.  It looks much more organized and really finishes off the room (although I’m not showing what is behind them).
I wish I had a picture of the terrible light fixture that was in my office previously.  I picked a chandelier from a fabulous antique shop in my area (Dupree’s).
I added a cutting table which also provides additional counter space.
Best part of the cutting table…it folds down too.  Oh, and I sewed new curtains (which need to be fixed on one side, so I’m not going to show you a wider picture).
I added these built-ins when I first moved in to my house, but I did purchase new drawer knobs during the redecoration.  I like this glitzy look, and I think they go well with the new chandelier.
A close-up of the new knobs.
This fabric was the inspiration for the wall color.  I found it at Fabric and Fringe, and brought it in with the chair cushions and this idea board. **The idea board will be Tuesday’s tutorial.
I kept the white photo storage boxes.  They hold crafting supplies and not photos.
I purchased these glass jars at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and used them to organize my ribbon.  They bring in a tiny punch of color.
I used a magnetic knife organizer from The Container Store for my collection of sewing scissors.
This might be my favorite functional item…I attached serge protectors under each side of my desk.  Now I can plug in my sewing machine, serger, iron, lamp, phone, stamp embosser, etc., all at once.
I spray painted these thread organizers, and hung them behind my sewing machines.
These came from a local thrift store, and I spray painted them for a clean look.
I love these tiles.  I purchased them at A Classy Flea, and I updated them with some glossy white spray paint.  Oh, and I moved my white file cabinet out from the closet to use as more counter space.
This is my least favorite area…it is a little crowded and messy.  However, everything I have out is something I use on a regular basis.
What do you think?  I love it!  It is definitely my personality, and every time I walk by…I smile!
The space is absolutely wonderful, 
it makes me want to sew something right now! 
What do you all think?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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    1. Hi Jeanne,
      This is an older guest post so I’m unsure of the dimensions, but if you’d like to take some pictures of your bedroom and explain what you’re wanting to do, we’d be happy to post on our Facebook page since our readers always have great suggestions. You can message us over on our page with your photos and question: