Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Craft Room Redo.

SO....my first major project of the year is my craft room/sons playroom.  This is a rather large room that is above our garage so I guess you would call it a bonus room.  This room could be such a great place for us to utilize but right now it is just lying dormant.  When we moved in, I was so overwhelmed by all the stuff I had to sort through I never got it organized.  All of my business equipment is in there along with a miss match of other things like Callan's toys, pottery stuff,wrapping paper,paint supplies,scrapbook supplies, my husbands weights, our treadmill and our elliptical.  Like I said it's a large room and if it was set up properly could be a great place for us to use. 

My goal is this.......and remember this must be done on a budget! I would like to make half the room a family/play room.  I would like to get a sectional,end tables,coffee table and shelves to put callans toys in.  I want a room that we can watch TV in and relax and Callan can play in while I do my business stuff and my crafts.  I want the other side to be my pottery studio,craft section,business section.  Last but not least I want it to all be CUTE!!!

So..... the project begins,I want to use my furniture i already have with the addition of some new/used pieces for the living area.  Here is some pics of the before.  It's a little shocking so be prepared!

Here are some before pics of the furniture I am working on refurbishing.
(now remember these are items I already had so they are free!)

So far I have spent about $60.00 on paint and new hardware.
Not bad for 4 pieces

I am trying to pick a paint color it is a little overwhelming

I bought this fabric in Atlanta in the spring and I was going to use it for my kitchen and then I decided  it was too busy for the other patterns I had going on in there so I am trying to work the room around this since I already have 10 yards of it!
I think its the perfect blend of fun and class!

Here is what I am looking for
but in grey

 china cabinet that I can redo to hold my fabric is another must.
I have found a few on craigs list but none are quite the deal I am looking for

Still have alot of work to do but I have gotten alot done already!!  Stay tuned!


Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by today and saying 'hi'! It is so fun "meeting" new people here in blogland and I know you are going to have a blast being apart of this great community. I cannot get over what an awesome space you have for your craft/play room and I think that fabric you have is fabulous! Definitely fun but still with that grown-up element as well. I will be excited to see how the space transforms and if you are ever interested in joining a Linky Party, I host one every week called "Inspiration Friday". It is a great way to meet other folks, share what we are working on and get some great ideas and inspirations!
Looking forward to seeing more of you in the future and I'm now your newest follower! :-)
P.S. If you need any help with linking up to the party at some point, just let me know!

Holly Austin said...

Ooh, looks like this room has some great potential! Can't wait to see it finished!

Auntie Bliss said...

What a huge happy room! I'd love the challenge of decorating in there...or just lie in the floor and watch kids play :)

Allison said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday and today! Thanks for your suggestion on my frames and curtains. I got my comforter at TJ Maxx. I meant to include that in my post and forgot!

But I hope you do try to make the plate or platter. It is so easy and you can just use something you already have if you wanted too!

You have a fabulous room to work with! I'm sure you will get it organized and decorated in no time!
Good luck with your new blog adventure! If you need anything... just ask! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that fabric and the space is fantastic. There is so much potential to make it super cute and functional. Can't wait to see what you do with it.