Thursday, January 12, 2012

Craft/Sewing Room in Progress

I was hoping to show you my finished guest/kids bathroom earlier this week, but a snow storm had a very different idea for me.  Dang snow blocked my way for shopping for those finishing touches.  Today, however, I should be able to make it to the city and finish in time for a reveal early next week.  In the meantime, I'll show you another space you haven't seen much of.  Way back last summer, I gave you a glimpse of our sewing/craft room/office. While still not completely 'done', it is coming along nicely. I may re-paint the walls eventually, and it's still needing some accessorizing to add in some charm. Come on in for a tour!

The main functions of this room are an office, and sewing sanctuary (yes, the hubby is allowed in here to use the computer, but I've definately claimed this room as mine). One must have, when we were house hunting, was a space for me to quilt and create. I am soooo thrilled with this huge bonus room above our garage. It's just perfect! I feel so lucky to have a room like this!

Here is my cutting island:

I created it with two dressers and two desk tops from Ikea. It was done for less than $150. The center area will be a shelf type unit (built by my hubby) to store my wrapping supplies. The dressers hold my quilting supplies on one side, and wrapping supplies on the other.

This bank of simple desks (again from Ikea), is where my sewing machine is located, and a large work surface for general crafting (for both myself and the girls).

We put 4 dressers together along this wall to hold crafting/sewing supplies, and all our office supplies (such as file folders and stationery).  We have a lot of office supplies, and even more craft supplies, so a large amount of storage was needed! 

Finally, we used one desk and drawer combo for the computer, printer etc. I was originally looking for an antique table, or something with at least more character.  However, after all the rest of the space was put together, I realized that just a simple Ikea desk would look more in keeping with the rest of the space.

I did manage to place a few antique and collected pieces around the room to add character and charm. This nook is perfect for reading or sewing. The fabric cabinet is from a garage sale, and is awaiting it's coat of Chalk paint (in a deep red colour). The wingback and side table were given to me by my Grandmother. The wingback is awaiting a slipcover, and I've already stripped and painted the sidetable once (yeeeeeaars ago), but I think it's going to get another makeover soon.

I bought this funky old jam cupboard at an antique store, and it holds many a crafting goodness.

I also have my Grandma's sewing cabinet tucked under the eaves in this little alcove. I found the child's old chair at a second hand store. I have a most amazing embroidered pillow project that I need to finish to adorn the chair.

There's also a bathroom up here. It's still awaiting some special touches before I show it off =)

There you have it; my second most favorite space in our home (other than our sunroom). I just love coming up here with a cup of tea in hand, and having a space to create in, or even just to sit and read, and daydream about all the projects ahead =)

Linking to my Favorite Parties!

Thrifty Decor Chic's Office/Craft Room Party


Amanda Hill said...[Reply to comment]

BEAUUUUTIFUL color choice!

Heather said...[Reply to comment]

what a dream room! looks beautiful!

Jody said...[Reply to comment]

What an awesome space! I am so jealous! Great color too! Happy crafting!

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Sweet office/sewing room/craft room. I would have definitely bought that house if I saw this room too! Love Grandma's sewing cabinet. Loved the tour. Diane

Finding Home said...[Reply to comment]

What a great space! Oh and the light! Enjoy creating in it! Take care, Laura

Chrissy said...[Reply to comment]

Oh!! I love this!! So jealous!! You did a great job!

Craft Crazy Mom said...[Reply to comment]

WOW! I have craft room envy right now. It's gorgeous! I love the color you chose for the wall and all that space. LOVE IT!

Heather Jacob said...[Reply to comment]

ooooooooo wow !!!! this room is a dream !!!!! I am soooooooooooooooo jealous ... it is fantastic ... happy creating in such a beautiful space ... well done and good on you .. hugz x

hardydanielle said...[Reply to comment]

Love it!!! Wow great work! Looks amazing, love the color of the walls!

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...[Reply to comment]

It's lovely. The amount of natural light coming in is just fantastic.

Eilis said...[Reply to comment]

I just discovered your blog. Your home is just beautiful. I am now following you and looking forward to seeing what you do next!

Shabby chic Sandy said...[Reply to comment]

What a great space! Love the wall color

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Love you space and the color on your walls!!

{northern cottage} said...[Reply to comment]

oh my goodness I absolutely love it - such a bright fresh space. I have a 'bonus room' that I'd like to do something similar with SOMEDAY! right now it is junk storage sigh! You've inspired me w/ your fresh space!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

What a dream! A woman cave. That's on my wish list. Yours looks fabulous! Love it.

designchic said...[Reply to comment]

Oh Andrea, it's a wonderful space and I love the color...warm and relaxing. Hope you are feeling well and happy weekend!!

Terry said...[Reply to comment]

What's not to love about this huge space. I have that same doll house but I didn't build the inside, instead, I put a small board across the bottom to stabilize it since it didn't have the floors. I then use it to cover my sewing machine when not in use. Keeps the dust off and looks pretty at the same time.

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

This space is so huge and lovely Andrea! Your whole home is gorgeous. I just got caught up on your posts. Lovely, lovely home! You did an amazing decorating job on the bedroom and your great room was beautiful for Christmas. I can tell you love your home and new province!!

Danielle said...[Reply to comment]

This space is gorgeous. I love the wall color and all your storage. Wish I had a space like this!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...[Reply to comment]

What a great space! The paint color is really pretty!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...[Reply to comment]

What great space. I LOVE your fabric cabinet! So glad you shared with us.

Miranda said...[Reply to comment]

That is amazing! What an incredible space to create!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...[Reply to comment]

This is awesome! I love the combo of new and old furniture and white and natural wood. So spacious and beautiful. You probably know, but Thrifty Decor Chick is having a craft room link party tomorrow!

Have you had a chance to check out our little Challenge? It's not too late to join. My project update post just went up.

I am your newest follower!

Pine Tree Home said...[Reply to comment]

We have such similar tasks for our play spaces. I really like how you did the molding treatment, but kept it the same paint color as the wall. I had such fun putting together my Expedit shelves from Ikea and loading them up...pop on by and take a look. I might just have to copy your island though...great storage.

Elle and Lou said...[Reply to comment]

What a comfortable, cosy, creative space- a job well done. I love that green chair too!

Janel@hatingmartha said...[Reply to comment]

Love the color of the walls...fresh and clean!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, it is such a nice big and bright space. It must be joy to create in there.

Sarah said...[Reply to comment]

Love this especially the wall colors and your storage space.

Tonya said...[Reply to comment]

Such a large & beautiful space!! Love the color!

Lisa Scibilia said...[Reply to comment]

Wow - that is such a bright, cheerful and organized space!! How lovely - enjoy it.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

Holy craft room! What a fabulous space. I would love to have a room like this in my home. The color is beautiful!

chateau chic said...[Reply to comment]

What a fabulous sanctuary in which to create. Love the soothing color of the walls.
Newest follower, Mary Alice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...[Reply to comment]

Oh I just LOVE your crafting space - it is absolutely amazing!

I wouldn't paint the walls- I LOVE that aqua color!

Oh such a wonderful room. Oh if you only could see where I craft you would just cry for me. haha.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your awesome craft reveal!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Amazing beautiful craft room!! Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

Heaven's Walk said...[Reply to comment]

Wow....I'm trying NOT to be jealous of your creative space! It's amaaaaazing! :)

xoxo laurie

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, another lovely space! I enjoy my tiny craft room (our smallest bedroom) but I would be over the moon for a great space like this.

Annette said...[Reply to comment]

Love the paint color! Can I inquire what brand and color that you used?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, What a fabulous space you have. I have to say I am somewhat envious! Thanks for linking to the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

~The Bargain Babe said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, yep I love that wall color! It is pretty and soothing and fun all at the same time. :)

BeingBrook said...[Reply to comment]

Oh I love it! The wall color is fabulous and your table is awesome! Love the drawers in it!