Two-and-a-half-ish years ago, I was deconstructing my last craft room!
When we moved into this house, I used one of the upstairs bedrooms as my craft room. I posted a long time ago about my Expedit shelving unit but never showed any other photos of the room. That was partly because I never did a lot more to “finish” it– we hoped that this would only be temporarily a craft room and that we would be turning it into another child’s room.
And that is where we are now! 🙂
We (appropriately?) started the deconstruction process on Mother’s Day. Here are a few “real-life” photos of how the craft room looked at the beginning of last weekend. In the three subsequent photos, you can see several projects “in progress”: the crib skirt, and V’s December album, as well as my planned rocking chair pillow (posts will be forthcoming about all of these projects! I’ve been working hard!!)
Above: view in through the door. The shelving unit is to the left, and my work table is on the right. My sewing machine always stayed out, and my serger lived under the table in its rolling case so that I could pull it up onto the table on the left-hand side whenever I needed it.
Above: I’m standing in the tiny closet to get this shot! As you can see, I got some really cute bins from Target to hold my craft supplies. I love how they look, and they work perfectly for me!
Above: my work table and bookcase (just used for storage, not very pretty right now); the door to the room is just to the right of the stacking plastic 12×12 drawers on the floor.
The main task we tackled on Mother’s Day was to move out the big shelving unit. That made room for us to move in the rocking chair and small dresser that we’ll use as a changing table. Below, you can see my work table covered with (and standing above) the entire contents of the unit! The small piles under the window are baby things that will stay in the room.
We’ve left the work table standing so that I could finish up some of the sewing projects for the baby’s room. But as of the writing of this post (5/15), most of those projects are finished (blog posts coming!), so we’re going to set up the crib this coming weekend!
So, where is all of my stuff going to go? When we purchased the Expedit, we planned to move it into the room next door (the guest room) and turn that room into a shared-purpose room (guest+craft room). So that is where it is living for now. My sewing machines will probably move to the dining room for a while, so that I can access them. Most of the rest of the things (the supplies stored in the closet and book case) will probably be stored in the basement, since I don’t use them as frequently. But we have some exciting things ahead, so stay tuned! Coming in the fall, hopefully: my new and improved craft room!