Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nestor's Party- My Craft Room!

Well I wanted to get these up because Nestor is having a 10 minute to a beautiful room party. This has definitely taken more than 10 minutes. But in my brain it was only suppose to take a day! It's far from finished, but that's what a craft room is for. Right?

Here's a couple of before pics during the Children's Christmas play. Basically every surface was covered and I had to move stuff just to work.

Five of us craft, sew, scrapbook etc in this room. So space and good storage is an issue. The room is apx.10x11.

I really want my daughter's to grow up being Keeper's of their Homes. Home Decorating and Crafting Frugally is a must! You can have a beautiful home on a very tight budget. I also want them to be creative and have a place to show and explore their abilities. (alrighty let me jump down from my horse;)

Here's some after photos. The paint was from the $5 bin and too yellow. So I added alot of white that we had from another project! The blue I ended up having to mix myself to get the right look. And the red is a gingham check sheet. I went with these colors because I wanted it to be cheery, slightly vintage with a cottage twist. (was that a mouthful!) I forgot to take a pic of the curtains. I pulled them from my schoolroom, now I need new fabric for in there.(it never ends)

I have vintage red canisters that were my Grandma's and a really cool old radio that I listen to Dave R. and the likes on. One of the lamps at the "stations" has a dock for an mp3 player (which the chickadees use a lot).

We technically can seat 4 of us at the long counter. Then we have the closet that used to be.... tv center, baby changing station and my old craft area. Amazing how we re-invent to fit our needs!

Now Bump, bump, bump, bum!!!! (my trumpet sound)

It's Farmer Girl's craft area and the Little Chef stores her craft things here too!
Here's the machine that FG says sews like butter.

Notice the mess... I straightened it for the picture.

And look at this wonderful invention! I can close up the little chickadees craft area and feel relaxed. Ahhhh... so spa like!

I'm telling these doors are a blessing. I still have to be on her every other day or so, but it's better than it used to be. And she can craft in her own way.

Here's the curtain fabric. I still need to re-work them. I really wish I could find the fabric again.
So the cost were pretty high here, but it was my Christmas/ Birthday gift from Superman and my Aunt Nancy.
Breakdown for all who care:
MDF- $55
Steel Shelves - $150 (2 shelves made in to 4)
Paint/Plastic/Rollers- $20
Fabric- $3
Velcro- $18
Shelf brackets- $44
Plexi Glass for Chickadees counter -free
Apx total: $290
The room is now functional and everything can be used elsewhere if our needs change.
I can't wait to make the bulletin board, curtains, paint the tv dresser, and recover the chair and ottoman I found!
But I think I'll wait until I feel better...
Check out the Nestor's Party with my " It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful button".


southerninspiration said...

Wow, what a transformation!!! I know you must be so pleased!!


SetApart said...

Ditto! A wonderful transformation! Very nice!

Tricia Anne said...

Your craft room looks fantastic!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Rachel said...

You cleaned it up very nicely!

june@craftyniche said...

Your craft room looks so beautiful! I have mine in my kitchen and it's pretty messy. I'm inspired to get it all nice and cleaned up!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great craft room, I'm so jealous!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Your craft room is so wonderfully organized . . . I think I need to introduce you & your skills to my craft room!

michelle twitty said...

Holy Moly! How great that you have an entire ROOM; just for you! Great job on the re decorating! We have three kids spilling out of their rooms and one playroom, so any extra space is for them and not me! Maybe one day i'll get a room to myself when their all in college...LAW thats so far away!

Dana said...

You are so lucky to have a craft room! I need one so badly!!! Looks great!

koehmstedt said...

Your craft room is gorgeous!

Jodi said...

great job - love the idea of you guys crafting in there together!

new every morning said...

Wowsers! What a beautiful change!
I love the string of lights

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just love seeing photos of a craft room. Want to come over and organize mine? It looks a lot like your before picture. :)

Miss G said...

I have those red plastic canisters just sitting taking up room in my laundry room! I should bring them into my craft room like you did! Thanks for the idea. Great makeover! Kelly

Rona's Home Page said...

One of my favorite things about Nesting's Party is seeing the rooms that received a re-do.
Your craft room looks great. Thank you for showing it to us.

The Nester said...

ok. um. WOW!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Happyhome said...

Great job! I love that you've created a space for you and your daughters to be creative in. Those are certainly memories they will always cherish...and pass on to their families someday.