Monday, May 16, 2016

My Craft Room Remodel, Supply Organization, & General Awesomeness

EEEEEEE! I'm so excited to finally get to share with you my craft room remodel! I finally got off my lazy arse and took some photos and edited them and now that particular arse is sitting on the couch and typing this post so you can FINALLY all share in my eternal happiness!!!


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When we purchased our new home, the garage (which is a separate structure from the house) came with 700 square feet of finished living space. Part of that space is a big ol' "man cave", as my significant other has dubbed it. But the other part was a poker room/bar area. During our initial walk-through I instantly fell in love with this particular room, because I just KNEW it would make my dream craft studio possible. 


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Here it is in all its full glory! Isn't it beautiful?! It truly is my new happy place. I love walking into this, with the daylight streaming through airy windows and the smell of ink heavy in the room. I l-o-v-e creating things in here! 

So let me give you a little tour!

The craft table was custom built by my fabulous boyfriend and amazing brother-in-law.

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This is my brother-in-law in action.

The table is 10 feet long by 5 feet wide. The base is made of cube storage shelves (purchased from Lowe's). The top was made by cutting 3 pieces of plywood to size and covering it with a white laminate (ordered from Home Depot online). 

I put red storage containers underneath the table to hold things like my ribbon, burlap, and miscellaneous hodge podge.


Taaaaadaaaa! This is my back focal wall. I knew right away that I wanted to use my Distress Products as a sort of decoration. And boy did I ever! When anybody walks in to the room they are smacked with a veritable smorgasbord of color, pulled from all of my favorite products. 


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My boyfriend, drilling the back shelf into place ("You have to have a few process photos," I explained to him as he complained about my picture taking obsession duty).

The shelves and cupboards were all purchased from Lowe's over by the laundry storage section. If you get cupboards from the laundry section versus the kitchen section, it cuts the price by well over half. The tall cupboards were about $120 each and the shorter cupboards were $79 each. 

The back wall also has all of my essential tools, such as my paper cutter, my Cuttlebug, and my MISTI. 

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Up top, the room is decorated with cards sent to me from my bloggy friends from around the world.

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Underneath that is a row of Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Distress Spray Stains, and Distress Crayons. 

The products are all arranged on 24" floating shelves, purchased from Menards. 

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Zigzag! haha

This wall is not only beautiful, it's sooooo great to have all of my fave products at immediate hand. I use them constantly and now I don't have to rummage around for ages trying to find which color I want. 

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My absolute favorite feature of the room is the storage for the Range Distress Inks. I used nail polish display stands! I used ones that are 6 racks tall and ordered from Amazon. (Here's the link to find them, if you'd like.) They hold 4 Distress Ink pads and their reinkers absolutely perfectly. 


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I also used pops of color inside my cupboards (because let's be honest - they're gonna be open all the time anyhow). This is the cupboard where I store my stamps. I have them in pull-out containers so they can easily travel from cupboard to craft table. 

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Along the front wall, I created a computer-based station which houses my printer and Cricut Expression. I also have a card rack to showcase my designs and store the finished cards so they don't get ruined. Underneath the station I have wooden draws that are filled with miscellaneous embellishments for cards. 




^^This is my face after everything was all done^^ 

This face was made possible by the following people:
My super-awesome-deserves-10-backrubs boyfriend, Jimmy.
My incredible brother-in-law, Nick, who helped with the table.
My awesomesauce cousin, Danielle, who painted like a mofo.
My sister, Allie, who painted (mostly Danielle but some walls, too)
And Jimmy's uber-handy dad, Mike, who helped with SO much!

SO SO SO Thrilled with all the craft supply storage, amazing drool-worthy craft table that holds 10 people comfortaby, and a place for every craft tool that I own. It truly is my dream craft studio!

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If you like it, then be sure to put a Pin on it! :) 

Thanks for popping by and I hope you love it as much as I do!

57 comments:

  1. COOL, love your new space, everything has a place for itself, and I bet you are super happy to have one room dedicated just for crafting. Lovely and colorful room Becca! I can imagine your wonderful cards coming in shape here.

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  2. It's lovely (just like you)! The colour is gorgeous too, but unlike my craft room yours is unheathily tidy! If I lived nearer I'd offer to come round and mess it up a bit!

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  3. Wow Becca it looks amazing!!!! Love the bright wall color. You've got some great men in your world to make this all possible!

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  4. So awesome! I love the color you painted the walls and that craft table gives you tons of room to spread out or have friends over. :)

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  5. Wow!!! This truly is a dream craft room Becca! Love the colour on the wall...
    And oh my...I am impressed by your collection of Distress products...they make such an awesome room decor...

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  6. I heart your face and this room!!

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  7. Looks an incredible place to work in! So happy for you

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  8. Whoaaaa!!! I am in love with your craft room! Can I come and craft with you?! LOVED so many colorful distress inks and your organized room! :) :)
    Suchi xx

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  9. wow - love that room - you are a lucky girl

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  10. Congrats! Your room looks fabulous!

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  11. What a fantastic craft room. So jealous of your center table. I have a 3 x 5 table but it's not large enough, LOL. What a wonderful set of friends and rellies you have. :)

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  12. What an amazing space for an amazing artist!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. So love your craft room, Becca! Totally awesome! If I ever get the energy (and time), I'm going to finally get the trailer we bought a year ago turned into my studio/office. Thanks for the tour!

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  14. Holy. Moly. What an awesome craft room!!! I've got crafters envy! Love the wall colour, all that storage and that ginormous table! I'm not sure I'd ever leave a room like that. LOL! :-)

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  15. WOOOOOW!!!!!! This is awesome!!! Your craft room is super awesome. And your boyfriend and bro in law absolutely did an amazing job.

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  16. Soooo jealous over here in OZ....but funny-true story. Been spending the evening editing photos of my just started revamp of one wall in my scrap room. So the rest of the space is jam packed higgledy-piggledy atm 'til DH gets some shelving up on said wall. I ADORE that blue paint & your nail storage is super duper. AND I would NEVER not 'be here' commenting unless something like a BIG holiday pops up;)!!!!!!!! Well done all those folks that helped you, too:):)

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  17. It's super fabulous! I just turned pea green with envy LOL

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  18. Wow, this is uber cool! I would never want to leave that room. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  19. Congratulations! This looks amazing and a great place to get your craft on! It's so fresh and bright!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  20. What a luxurious space, Becca - so much room! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  21. Oh Becca! I've definitely pinned your gorgeous makeover! I love your color choices and the massive table. The wood chairs look great and warm things up. The nail polish rack is genius! I couldn't be happier for you (unless I was sitting alongside of you at your gorgeous table)!!! Have so much fun making the space messy now! LOL!

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  22. Wow! What an awesome craft room! And it's sooooo neat! LOL! Love that gorgeous color you had the walls painted with!

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  23. your room is so wonderful Becca - so happy for you - and such great ideas for storage - ENJOY!!

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  24. WOW! Such an amazing craft room. I especially love the big work surface. I usually can't find my table :)

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  25. Love it!!!!! and am jealous of that mega table! and of the card rack--where did you get it?

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    1. Unfortunately my answer will be of no use to you. One of our local boutiques went out of business and I snagged it during the liquidation sale.

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  26. Wow!!! How many space and perfect storages! Love the distress ink display!!! And the stand for the cards made is very useful, such a great idea!! So glad for you! A dream has came true! And your face is really soooo happy!! :D

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  27. I'll be right over to play!

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  28. Becca your new crafty space is so awesome. I LOVE your gigantic table and it looks like you have a chair there just for me!You and your team pulled it together really fast and now you have an amazing dedicated space! It has been pinned sweetness!

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  29. It looks absolutely amazing!! What a beautiful space to create in!! I love the colors and that fabulously gigantic table!! So happy for you to have your dream space!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. Amazing!!!!! You so deserve it, enjoy! �� XXX

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  31. LOVE your new crafting space Becca! You bet I Pinned it:)) over and over!

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  32. Such an awesome and VERY organized space to get crafty in!! :)

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  33. Fantastic! Fabulous and very jealous! Love the way you have displayed those Distress products - it makes them the star and I love that. Now go get arty inky and painty and have lots of fun sweetie Karen x

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  34. its gorgeous :) and I see your arm for filming too :)

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  35. Congratulations...nice to have a dream come true. You deserve it, girl.

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  36. OH my!!! It is like something out of a magazine!
    Bravo! Well done everyone!!
    You have great lightening too and so much space!
    You could totally host a craft party or a class
    I'm very happy for you

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  37. Oh my I so want to come crafting at your place Beach! Truly amazing!

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  38. Oh my goodness Becca! That is truly madly deeply fabulous! Utterly love all your storage innovations. Beyond fabulous and that huge crafting desk is the best!! Space for pals 😊 Hugs, Wends x

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  39. You lucky, lucky girl! Looks like crafter's Heaven!

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  40. WOWZA!!! So happy you have a crafty space put together with lots of love especially for you Becca!! HAPPY HAPPY crafting!!

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  41. A card makers heaven!!! You should start offering retreats :) Big congrats on your wonderful space - you'll make even better cards now, if that is possible!

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  42. Wow what a fantastic craft room !!!! I'm hopping on a plane and coming to craft !! It's awesome. I'm sure you will have so many hours, weeks, years of fun in here x

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  43. Becca, how fabulous! So glad you have your crafty space put together. It looks like wonderful place. Enjoy!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your wonderful new space! I am so happy for you! Those rainbow DI products are really inspiring!

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  45. Thank you for the link to the tray for the ink pads! That was the first thing that caught my eye. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful space to create in!

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  46. Oh. My. Goodness!! You must smile from ear to ear every time you walk in your craft room. I know I would. The first thing that grabbed me was the beautiful, happy wall color. LOVE that! Next, was all those pristine white cabinets and shelves, along with that fantastic table. I'd be happy dancing round and round! So very happy for you. Nice of your bil and sweetie pie to help, too. When can they come here, lol?! Take care. Bev

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  47. Time to get that oh such an amazing craft room messed up. Too tidy too beautiful. What a wonderful place that is your craft heaven. Now everyone will want to come play with you (including me). Next time you need to show us what your desk looks like while you are playing. Well done to everyone who worked on this amazing room.

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  48. Whohoo! How cool is that room!! Thanks so much for sharing your great new space! I am definitely pinning this!

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  49. Oh how I KNOW all about that face as I just did my reveal post not too long ago. I am SOOOO happy for you and I have to share that it NEVER gets old, grin. HAPPY CRAFTING GIRL!

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  50. Wow - that's fabulous Becca! I came from the Snippets Playground, via Theresa. You lucky girl :)

    xx

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  51. Theresa Krout sent me over and Wow I am so glad she did!! I'm so excited for you!! what a beautiful crafty space you have and what great helpers you are blessed to know!! I am your newest follower!

    Patti

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  52. oops! sorry LOL I was already a follower! heehee I thought you looked familiar : )

    Patti

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