Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spring Cleaning...Craft Room Overhaul

There are officially 11 days left of school for the boys...which means I have 11 days to get everything done on my to do list. And I've been pretty busy lately.

My creative mojo seriously crashed following the conclusion of LOAD 513. That was an intense (but fun) 31 days of crafting.  Every time I went into my craft room, I just couldn't figure out where to start. I still have lots of layouts left to do...companion pages for ones I created in LOAD. And other than the card I made for Operation Write Home's Memorial Day blog hop, I hadn't made a card in a few weeks. So it wasn't for lack of projects.

I decided that I needed to change things up. For Mother's Day, my DH suggested that we buy a Smart TV for the craft room so that I can watch You Tube and check Facebook while I am crafting (and eventually we can hook it to our cable system). This was just the motivation I needed to do some spring cleaning in the craft room...and give it a much needed facelift.

Two years ago, my DH graciously allowed me to convert our huge walk-in closet to an office/craft room. It actually was a pretty easy process. The built-ins were already in place and there were pocket doors separating a hallway and mini-office space from the actual closet. By removing the doors and walls we were able to create a really good size room. We still have all our clothes on the right side...but the left side has been freed up for my craft supplies and a 10-foot counter for our computer and other electronics.

I was in such a rush to get the room completed and start using it that I just matched the color that was already on the walls in the room instead of repainting the whole thing (very lazy of me). But I hated it. It was a mix between pale beige and peach. And with the yellow tinge of light from the overheads the room always had an orange glow. Yuck!

In the last 3 days, I have cleaned, painted, and reassembled my room and I just LOVE it! Thanks to my friend Michelle, I selected Benjamin Moore's Beach Glass for the wall (I heard that the color blue is good for sparking creativity) and it goes great with the cream colored bookshelves. The final step was to replace all of my light bulbs with energy efficient daylight bulbs, which illuminate the room in a crisp clean light perfect for crafting. Here's what it looks like now (notice the large space above the Cricut is just waiting for my new TV):

Now that the room is finished, I am ready to get back to work. I need to make some Father's Day cards quick!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It looks great! What a huge improvement. Will you ever come out?

  2. Beautiful room. Wish mine looked that good (and organized) :)