Monday, October 21, 2013

Our New Craft Room - A Photo Tour

We still have some work to do on our new family craft room, but it's now presentable enough to share it with you.  This new room is on our third floor.  Our house is more than 100 years old, and the plaster was very rough.  We didn't have the time or money to gut it, so my hubby did patch plastering, sanded, skim coated, and sanded it again.  We used heavy-duty primer and gave the whole room a couple coats of semi-gloss paint.  (The paint is "Wind Blown" from Ace Hardware's Premier Paint collection.)

The Main Scrapping Area:

I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the yellow desk & the old dinette set over the years. 

 Another View of the Scrapping Table with My Counter in the Background:

Since most of the walls are sloped in this room, I don't have the wall space I had in my old room.  I had to re-think some of my storage.

New Expedit Shelf & (not so new) Sewing Cabinet:

The Expedit shelf is one of the few new things we purchased for the room.  My mum got me the two-drawer card catalog and the Standard stamp holder at a local antique shop.  I'm keeping finished cards in one drawer and mat stacks in the other.  It's perfect!

My Counter:

My husband built the wall behind the counter.  This area was all open before.  He made an 8' x 10' foot storage room with built-in shelves and walled it in.  The door to the right of the counter leads to the storage room, where we keep all of our seasonal items.  We still need to paint the door, and when it's done, I'll hang my Cricut cartridge storage on it. 

Paper Tower:

The only annoying feature in this room is the huge chimney in the middle of it.  I'm sure I'll get used to it soon, though. Eventually we are going to carpet the room.  I'm considering carpet tiles, so an area easily can be replaced if it gets damaged.

Additional Shelving:

I keep photo storage boxes and my crafting "go bag" here.  The door to the right of the shelving leads to our walk-in cedar closet.

Kids' Drawing Table:

It didn't take long for the kids to get settled in to their own spaces.

Kids' Nook:

Shannon quickly claimed this dormer area as her own.  These windows are original to the house and are very drafty.  We're hoping to replace them before winter arrives.

Thanks for stopping by my new craft room today!



  1. WOW! Thanks for the tour ... it's really coming together nicely and love the blue color! What fun to have an area where not only you but any family member can come to when creativity stikes! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss You!
    HUGS from OHIO

  2. Oh how exciting to have such a lovely and functional space! So delighted to see all the photos as I am hoping to move my craft room to another room. Having ideas to ponder are always welcome. I think if I had a choice I'd leave the floor un carpeted. Seems it would be easier to get up everything, especially things like embossing powder and other small bits, where as stuff would try to hide in the carpet.
    Anyway, just thinking. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your new room.
    Hugs, JoyceAnn (aka AnniePanda)