I finally got my craft room clean enough to take pictures. This room was the master bedroom of the original house. (A new master suite was added 5 years before we purchased the house.)
Here is the before (from the day we first toured the house).
And the After:
The Husband and I made my craft table. I wanted the top to fit two 24” x 36” cutting mats. For the base, one end I wanted the open shelving, and I knew the other end would be under a window so we made it to where it opens on the side and holds wrapping paper.
This is the office part of the room – my computer desk.
You can see how I made the burlap art here.
Of course I have to have a bed in my office for The Girls (The Husband and I made their princess bed). Although Lily is most happy under a blanket on the couch in the den, so this is really just Maggie’s bed in that I can’t be out of her sight.
See what I mean!
On this wall, we had a spare bed.
(This picture was taken before the doors were painted.)
However, the bed didn’t get much use, and I always had to get out my sewing machine when I needed it and use the craft table. Therefore I couldn’t cut when I was sewing. Then when I got my Silhouette, it became very clear that the bed had to go, and I needed yet another table for all my goodies. So I found this plan on Remodelaholic and loved it! I convinced The Husband to help me build it. (You will notice it is missing its back support, I cut it too short, and have since purchased more wood, but yeah, I have moved on to other projects.) For the top we used the Numerar butcher block counter top from Ikea. I stained it in Minwax’s Jacobean which I LOVE (you can read about my miss with Jacobean here). I did three coats as I wanted it to be dark and then applied three thin coats of polyurethane.
The to-do list for this room includes replacing the baseboards and the moulding around the doors. The one window has been done, but the trick with the doors and baseboards is that they all have to be done at the same time. As the new door moulding is thicker than the current moulding, if we just replaced the baseboards first, when we went to do the door moulding, the new base boards would be in the way. And if we did the door moulding first, the current baseboards will be in the way. So they have to be done at the same time. And I don’t know if you were counting, but there are SIX doors in this room. What room has six doors? So this project has been bumped down on the list.