I have wanted a craft room for years!
For the last couple of years I have been working out of a large closet in my master bathroom to store my craft supplies and random other things (the linen closet was in the hallway for all the bathrooms so this one was easier to use). It was a mess! It was like that secret guilty closet Rachel had on Friends – remember that? I also had supplies scattered around in the dining room, the kitchen pantry, two dressers downstairs in the basement and one of the spare bedrooms in the basement.
With the renovations and updates going on in our future family room I finally approached my husband about taking over his military storage closet in that room and making it a craft room. Thankfully he agreed, but I think he was really just tired of my projects being spread out all over the house and on every table surface and every nook and cranny.
After nine years of living in this house I can finally say I have a craft room. In reality it is a 9′ x 7′ walk in closet that has custom built shelving on three of the walls.
A few weeks ago we started working on this room by removing some of the shelving to make room for a table. The walls were slightly damaged so I had to patch and sand, patch holes again, sand down the walls a second time, and then prime the walls before I could even apply the white paint. Since the room is so small white paint was the only way to go for me. I applied three coats of white paint in Behr’s Moonrise, my go to white paint color for my house.
This closet/room has it’s own light and even a floor vent for ventilation, but unfortunately does not have power or natural light. That wasn’t too big of a concern for me because there are two electrical plugs right outside the door and a large window and skylight right outside the door to this room. I can easily run an extension cord when needed or just step outside of the door with my project in hand to take advantage of the natural light.
Since I haven’t actually used this room – yet – I’m still tweaking some of my storage options and placement. I’m sure I will find a few ways to make the storage work better depending on what types of projects I am working on.
I am also debating on whether to install a peg board on the back wall or a corkboard/fabric covered board as an inspiration board instead. I also need to paint my new wood crates and organize my idea books.
In just a few weeks time I should be able to show a final reveal complete with art and decorations.
“You satisfy me as with rich food; My mouth will praise you with joyful lips.” Psalm 63:5
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