We use to rent a nice little one story house about a mile or two from the beach. It had three bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, kitchen and a sunroom. I got to have a craftroom at this house but it was also used as the guest bedroom. That means I didn’t have much room to place my sewing, beading and craft stuff. Just imagine if you were a guest staying in that room, you would be surrounded by a variety of fabrics, shinny beads, rainbow of thread, crafty stuff, and don’t forget the sewing machine. You can say that you would feel a little cramped in that room. In order for me to cut fabric pieces or do craft stuff in that room, I had to lay a piece of plywood on top of the bed! When my husband and I had guest stay over, I had to move this big piece of plywood and slide it under the mattress. Unfortunately, I can not find the picture what that room looked liked. I swear I took pictures but I probably have it in one of my old phones that I didn’t upload to my laptop… oh well. If I find it, I will upload the photo.
This situation only lasted for about 4 to 5 years until the hubby and I bought a house. I was so excited last year when we bought our dream home! The house is two stories and has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, garage, and a big backyard with a 10′ x 10′ shed. I love It! Now that we have 4 bedrooms I was able to have my own craftroom! YES! After a few days of having the house, I was able to convince my hubby that I needed the second biggest bedroom in the house for my craftroom. I had a lovely plan drawn out to show him that I required a lot of space and different stations to do sewing, beading and crafting. I needed a Women Cave! Below is the sketch I created to show my hubby my craftroom plans. He gets the shed, garage, and the family room (which he now uses as his office/Man Cave), so it is only fair to let me have the second biggest bedroom to do my fun creative activities… right?
It took a while to get my craftroom situated and close to my plans as possible. Here are some pictures of my craftroom progressing.
This first picture shows the peg board with a nice woven like trim and rosettes on the corners that hubby and I painted and glued on. Then we got four 1 X 1 X 4 boards that we screwed into the wall studs and then used the boards to mount the peg boards on. This also allows you to have space behind the peg board so you can use peg board hardware to organize.
This picture shows my peg board storage/organize setup with all my colorful threads (I know… I have a lot), tools, and miscellaneous stuff I put on there. I used cube storage shelves to help create my big table to cut fabric on or to do crafty stuff on and to make my sewing station. As you can see in the picture, I use the cubes for more storage so no space is wasted. My father-in-law made me the huge mahogany formica board to set on top of the shelves, it really adds the perfect touch…shiny!
The above picture shows me adding my other station for beading and to use my coverstich machine on. Also, I placed a huge white cutting board on top of my table so I have more room to cut fabric and to protect the beautiful mahogany formica surface that is underneath it.
Last year for Christmas, my brother-in-law, Josh, custom made me three shelves to place all of my fabric on. Awesomeness!!!! These shelves didn’t start out like this way though… I had to drive the unassembled pieces from Ohio to Virginia in my SUV. Once we got the pieces home, hubby and I had to assembly, primer, and paint them.
Look at all that fabric! Yikes!
Last but not least, my father-in-law helped me put up these two cabinets when he came and visited us during the summer. I guess you can say I have plenty of storage in my craftroom! Woohoo!
I hope you enjoyed seeing where all the fun and creative magic happens!