Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It was only two years ago when I was dreaming of my perfect craft room.  I researched and planned and agonized over making sure I had a place for everything.   And my dream came true.  Here is the big reveal of my craft room circa October 2010.

I loved my new room.  I had the perfect spot for everything in my rubber stamping and card making world.

Then my creative mind changed gears and I started sewing again.  I had no room for a cutting table, ironing board, fabric storage, and all my sewing accessories.  My sewing machine and serger lived cramped together on the same table with barely enough room for me to sew.  My sewing area spewed forth into the basement entertainment area and where the pool table was supposed to go.  I think that was the last straw for hubby.

Being very supportive of my creative endeavors, he suggested I take over his work-at-home office for my sewing area.  He could move his office into the weird room we have in our house that doesn't really get used for anything.

How could I say no?

Last weekend was spent clearing out my craft room (gee, I have a lot of stuff!) and his office in preparation for construction to begin.  We are tearing down the wall between our two rooms so I will have one HUGE craft room.

Here are a few pictures of our rooms.

My empty room.

Closet and wall to be removed.

The wall that is no more!

One big room!

The final room will be about 11'x23' (I think).  And I will have no problem filling it up!

But before it gets put together, I have to decide what color I am going to paint it.  Although I really liked the So Saffron walls, it is time for them to go.  I was thinking of a neutral gray so I could accessorize with color.  The floors will be bamboo, and you can see the two egress windows that let in a lot of light.

What do you think?  What color would you use?  (Please don't say tan or beige - our whole house is tan!)  Should I go for color on the walls, or color with accessories?  I am really liking aqua and orange right now (not necessarily together), but don't know if I want them on my walls.  Help me decide.

Thanks for your input!



Jessica Wekenman said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing room you are going to have! Lucky girl! I can't wait to see and I look forward to progress updates! I think I nice light Aqua would be my choice!

Susan Raihala said...

Gray with white trim and bright accents. That way, you can change the accents (rugs, curtains, slip covers) as your tastes carry you, and gray looks great with a lot of bright, happy accent color...yellow, aqua, orange, apple green, etc.

Congratulations on your new space! May it be finished quickly!