Monday, February 14, 2011

My Craft room and a little inspiration

When we bought this house we originally planned to use the extra basement room as "the bat cave" for my hubby to sleep in when he worked the night shifts at the hospital.

But, we were surprised to find that a large closet off the hall would fit a queen size bed and would be a much quieter place for him to sleep.

So, that meant we had an extra room we hadn't planned on...
you can imagine my excitement when my husband surprised me a few weeks ago and took me to Home Depot to pick out "stuff for your craft room."

I literally couldn't sleep for days after.
I would lay in bed and imagine what I wanted to do with MY CRAFT ROOM.
I've never had one before... Just a bunch of boxes in a closet that I had to pull out every time I wanted to craft anything and I have a CRAFT BLOG so you can imagine how often I was digging in that darn closet! So here is what my craft room looked like a few months ago...

It looks very different today

but I'm waiting for a few major items before I show you the "AFTER" shot.
I've been searching the Internet for inspiration and I thought I'd share some of my favorite craft rooms with you.

Sandra from sawdust and paperscraps MADE everything in her craft room with her own two hands! The island is my favorite. Beautiful.
She is currently doing a house tour on her blog.

You have to check it out. You will be amazed by her talents.

Ever wonder what Martha Stewart's craft room looks like?

I did, so I looked it up and here it is. Very simple and VERY clean and organized.

A little too perfect for my taste but lovely none the less.
This craft room comes from one of my old Kentucky friends, Melissa at The Polkadot Chair.

Melissa has amazing talent. I have been in her home many times and I swear every corner of it is beautifully decorated. I love that her craft room is busy with all the things she needs out in the open. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this room gets used every-single-day. She is always creating something new and wonderful.

Yep, Heather Bailey's studio. Breathtaking isn't it?!

My craft room will NOT look like this but a girl can dream right? :)

I can't wait to show you what we've done.
Here are a few hints...

We've been busy.
I don't think I have EVER been as excited about a room before.
It's like a dream come true!!


Amber said...

can't wait to see what you do! maybe someday I'll have a craft room! I hope, I hope, I hope! How sweet of Trevor to give up a room and sleep in a closet...and how nice to have a closet big enough to sleep in! :)

Jessica McCoy said...

Can't wait to see the craft room!!

I'm still stuck on the queen bed in the closet though. I have a hubby who used to work nights and he would probably be all for sleeping in a dark closet if we had one big enough. How did you luck out and get a closet big enough for a QUEEN bed!!

Jaimee Blood said...

Oh Kathryn---I wish I could come see it! Lucky girl!!

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

Hey who you callin' "old" ? :)

You will LOVE your craft room, it's the only reason I can get anything done! Less time to clean up and set up means less time away from my family.. I absolutely love it!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! You are so sweet to mention mine on your blog...

I wanna see that closet that fits a queen bed- sounds heavenly :)

Unknown said...

oh fun! When its done can I come see?! you know since we live in the same town and everything?! ;)

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What a final result, I can see you're really organized, because look at the clean room and the space we can see at the end, it was perfect.

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