Our craft room makeover is finished! Come check out our new space for creating the all goodies we share with you!
Okay, so this craft room makeover took a little longer to finish than we anticipated. But there’s a been a lot going on here since we moved in, so the delay was justified!
And lemme tell you something – I’m not sure how, but I’m pretty sure our boxes multiplied in storage! I really don’t know how it’s possible to accumulate so many crafting supplies in such a short time.
Actually, scratch that. I know damn well how it happened. First, we moved from Connecticut to Georgia, and we brought every last twig, pinecone and wreath form with us. Then we enjoyed two years in the heart of about a dozen Dollar Trees and a good smattering of Walmarts, Hobby Lobbies, Michaels and several secondhand shops. Then we temporarily moved to Jacksonville. This is where things got a little dicey.
Because although we brought our craft room with us to Florida (and expanded it), we also added to our supplies at a prodigious rate. What other outcome would you expect when there was in IKEA less than 5 minutes away? And don’t get me started on the other stores – some of which were walking distance. Of course, who’s gonna walk to a craft store? How on earth would we lug the
crap wonderful discoveries back to our apartment?
So when it came time to move to Freeport, we not only had an overflowing craft room in Jacksonville, we still had cabinet after cabinet of crafting supplies back in Georgia. And don’t get me started on the boxes that haven’t been touched since Connecticut – yep we still have some of those kicking around, though at this point most of them are either filled with living room decor that we’ve outgrown or forgetton denizens of the master bathroom that have been mothballed for the past 3 presidencies.
Anyway, my point is, it took a country minute, but we’re finally finished, and ladies and gents, I don’t just have a new craft room.
Oh, no. That’s too small a term for what I have now.
I’m upgrading my terminology to suit the space.
And though I’m quite fond of The Mod Podge Mahal or The Grand Manyon, I think I’ll go with something a little more…classy.
What I now have is a craft studio.
Or since I have the mind of a 15-year-old – a craft Stud-io.
“Stud-io”…hehehe…amirite amirite? Ladies? Who’s with me?
Is this thing on?
Okay, Okay. Yeesh, tough crowd. Enough of my yapping. Let’s get on with what you really came to see…our new craft studio!
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First, let’s remind ourselves of the state of affairs that the room was in when we moved.
And here’s what we have now.
And from the other side.
Now let’s just sit back and have a look around the room.
Penny wanted to be in the room with me for the photo shoot, and to her credit, she stayed stone-still during even the longest exposure!
If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll recognize most of the furniture in here from our other craft rooms. Those West Elm inspired storage towers have moved from Connecticut to Georgia to Fort Walton Beach Storage to Freeport, Florida!
We’ve set the room up in zones. Back by the entrance, there’s the printing zone. Across from that is my desk – the photo editing, video editing and writing zone. The middle sides of the room are devoted to storage, and the back end of the room, which I guess is technically the front of the room since it’s by the window, is the crafting zone.
This is the heart of the room – where the crafts are created and filmed from above.
I made the crafting table from two IKEA Alex drawer units and a cheap IKEA countertop. To make it a more comfortable height, I made a spacer from plywood and screwed it onto the Alex units. It’s been a great crafting table in Georgia, Jacksonville, and now Freeport, and those drawers hold lots and lots of essential crafting tools!
For those interested, I’ve linked to some of my photography tools in the source list. Blogging seems to be a dying art thanks to Instagram and TikTok, but there may still be some looking to get in the game and wondering what gear other bloggers use.
A room that’s all function and no form is a mirthless thing, so my babes made sure to liven things up with plenty of faux greens and little decor items. Whenever possible, we like to display our past creations, and the little scented broom gnome below is no exception!
Handan has spent years searching out the best-looking (but not most expensive) faux plants. We’ll have a guide for you in the coming weeks. There are amazingly realistic faux plants out there that won’t break the bank – you just need to know where to look!
Our Cricut collection is sprinkled throughout the room – each machine displayed with pride. Here’s the mug press.
Explore Air 2…
And the centerpiece – Cricut Maker 3.
Cricut Joy and the various heat presses are stored in the cabinets flanking the window.
In with the Cricut machines are more of my babes’ beloved baskets filled with ever more crafting supplies.
And because I know you Nosy Nancies and Peeping Priscillas love nothing more than to stare at a man’s cabinet, I will indulge your desires with a peek into mine. Call it Craft Porn, ladies – here we go!
And a closeup…
You can bet your sweet bippies I didn’t organize these cabinets!
But you can stake those same sweet bippies that I’ll certainly be the one who messes them up!
So. Was it good for you?
Good. Let’s carry on.
My babes made me these three printables.
I love them all, but the Rumi is the best.
This is where the real fun happens. This is where I write the words you read and process the photos you see. As much as I love building things and making crafts, this is where my heart lies. This is where my mind runs wild and free. What is inspiration? What happens in our heads when words flow from fingertips without thought? Is it magic? Is it madness? Both?
Don’t ask me – I’m just the keyboard monkey hammering away for bananas and loving every keystroke.
These are some of the tools of our trade.
CRAFT ROOM SOURCE LIST
Affiliate links are provided below. Full disclosure here.
- Ikea Havsta base cabinets
- Ikea Havsta glass cabinets
- DIY West Elm inspired office towers
- DIY rustic console tables
- Ikea Alex drawers
- Butcher block countertop
- Standup computer desk
- Office chair (mine is discontinued, but Handan has this and loves it!)
- Bar stools
- Ikea printer table
- Area rug
- Flush mount lights
- Ceiling fan
- Free Patent Art Printables
- Free Book Page Quote Printables
- DIY scented broom gnomes
- DIY faux-aged terra cotta pots
- DIY Dollar Tree concrete lanterns
- DIY faux stone painted vase
- Antique sewing machine drawer upcycle
- Picture Frames
- Faux Plants
- Cube shelves – from target dollar spot
- Cordless hand-held vacuum
- Cordless vacuum cleaner
- Paint color: Swiss Coffee by Valspar
- Paint: Sherwin Williams Infinity in satin sheen
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