I once promised you all a tour of my finished craft/guest room, and have yet to do so. Well today, I cleaned sufficiently enough to photograph said room, so I thought, why not!?
My Before is QUITE a mess.
Maybe not for everyone, but for us, it took a full year to unpack our house. And guess, what. There may be some boxes still yet to be unpacked. When you don't have a purpose for every room yet, or are lacking the furniture, or children to complete the purpose of those rooms, they remain as storage. In our three bedroom house, we figure soon enough one of the rooms may possibly have a child occupying it so might as well go ahead and combine the craft and guest rooms rather than have to re-organize in just a year or so. Besides, I typically drag my crafting out onto the dining room table anyways. The craft aspect is more for storing the crafts rather than doing the actual crafting in the room.
Whilst pinteresting craft room ideas, I came across this one (insert heart eyes emojis here). Much love for this craft room. I wish I could transport it into my craft room, but I don't want to be THAT much of a copy cat. So I did my best with what I have. I love the minty-teal and coral theme of this room. I mean LOVE it. But for some reason it is really hard for me to commit to just two main colors for a room. I don't like things to be so matchy-matchy. I like the thought of being able to re-use different things in other rooms at some point, so I try to keep things pretty versatile.
This is the after-
Please forgive my photography skills, the lighting is yellllooooowww.
I painted the room a tan color, repainted a small bookcase (hand-me down) and end table (thrifted), were the main pieces of work. I bought the bed already refinished at a local Junk shop, The Dancing Badger (here in Shattuck) and the bedding was my bedspread as a teen. The awesome teapot lamp was made for me a couple of christmas's ago by my sweet sister-in-law, Eryn.
I got this wall organizer on Joss & Main's website and the cute little buckets were found at Target's dollar aisle's at the front of the store. The curtain is a shower curtain from Ross. Josh's Memi made the teddy-bear for him (and one for the other grands) when he was a child, and gave it to him last year at Christmas. The cedar chest the bear is sitting on was made by my Grandpa Kenny for my Grandma Memaw (his mother). The little baskets in the bookcase were purchased at Dollar general and the gas lamp belonged to Josh's Great Grandma Rice.
The sewing desk was my Grandma Memaw's as well. The machine actually folds down into the desk but it was broken in the move, I should probably get that fixed ;). The blue chair was my Grandma Marilyn's back when she cut hair. The roll-y cart was another Joss and Main purchase specifically for the room. It is one of those versatile items I was talking about I can see being used in many other areas around the house.
I purchased this window at a thrift store, added some dollar store decals and scrap fabric to dress it up. I made this garland with some knitted? crocheted? (I know, I really should know the difference) flowers that my grandma Memaw made.
For the time being, I dub this room, complete! It doesn't quite have the pazzaz of that other glorious room, but I like it! I love that this room has so many combined elements of Josh and I's families, which is why I told you about each of them. The main thing that still needs to be updated is the mattress of the bed. It's like. really old. For now, I continue to watch the "for sale" facebook pages for a full sized mattress set, good thing we haven't had to many guests yet!
So there you have it! I can't tell you how much Josh absolutely loves having a craft room. It's probably his favorite room in the house. He is oh so crafty, ya know?