Monday, January 27, 2014

Craft Room Reveal


Today is a special day.
It's the first time ever that I'm going to share a room reveal on the blog. 
There's a good reason too, since it's the only room that's actually completely decorated in this house {we've only lived here 3 years, don't pressure me}.

I've talked about my Craft/Laundry room off and on for the past six months {maybe longer} and... It. Is. Finally. Finished.

I've also decided to start calling it the Craft Room. No more Laundry. Yes, we do some laundry in here, but it's not fun or exciting, so I'll pretend it doesn't happen. It's my room delusion, I can do what I want… 

This is gonna be picture heavy. Over the next few weeks, I'll be showing many of the details that have drawn this makeover into a half a year project, but not today.
Today is reserved for the cold hard evidence that I can actually finish something I've started!


Yippee!!!

Hold on tight folks, here we go!
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First, I thought it might simplify things if you had an idea about the layout of the room. That said, here's my version of a "360 degree view". 



The chalkboard wall. I've wanted one forever. Yes, I know, everyone seems to have one now and I'm no exception. Don't care.



This room is a very small rectangle with a closet sized bite taken out of it. That's my sons closet jutting into the room here. This room was originally intended to be a third main-floor bedroom placed in-between our master bathroom and my sons room. When we built the house, we knew our family didn't need the room to serve as a bedroom, so we cut the room in half. Turning one side of the room into a second master closet and the other side into this room with a connecting door {I'll show you that door in a sec}. We can walk directly from the master through the bathroom and second closet, and take our dirty clothes off and put them directly in the washer. It's wonderful... and sometimes we actually do that instead of dropping the clothes on the bedroom floor.
Uh huh, we are those people. 




We discovered in our last house that the washer and dryer take up way less room when stacked. And in a room this little, that's important!
{I'm actually standing in the second master closet to take the pic above, that's how wide the room isn't}


Only one half of the room is a chalkboard. I went for a buttery yellow color on the rest of the room to brighten it up. Depending on the time of day, I think I've achieved it. Other times, hmm, maybe it's too dark. Oh well, I'm happy with it 95% of the time, and I think "that'll do Donkey, that'll do."


That's the door I was talking about that's leads to Mr. Concrete's closet. Not gonna lie, I never wanna have to share a closet again. Having my own is fabulous!


And that leads us back around to where we started. You can see the trim to the door we first went through on the far left. 
Tiny little room, but boy does it pack a punch now! Ready for more??
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Alrighty, the details













The clipboards are cheapies from WalMart that I Mod Podged with scrapbook paper.









Mr. Concrete made these little shelves for me one afternoon while I slept between shifts. He used pre-made white laminate shelving and and the supports are a white composite.
Love. Them.  



And I have to say, as silly as it may be, I think my favorite thing about the entire room has got to be the little birdcage Washi Tape holder. Thrift store find and some spray paint is a win pretty much every time!





Whew!
That was way more pictures than anyone ever has a right to share at once.
I just couldn't help myself, I'm so thrilled to finally have it finished and functional! 
Ok, I'll leave you now, but promise to be back shortly with all the nitty gritty details.



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42 comments:

  1. I love the chalk in the bowl with the sharpener. I SO need to do that. And of course I love the room. I would love to finish a room completely!!!

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  2. I'm just about to start putting together a craft-sewing room and yours has really inspired me! Can't wait to see the nitty gritty stuff!

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  3. Very inspiring! Beautiful room! I also love your doors.

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  4. I would want to spend all my time in there! I love the bright, cheery color scheme and chalkboard wall, of course;)

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  5. Absolutely darling -- love the combo of the pretty yellow and the turquoise! It may be small, but packs a super-punch! Oh, and don't ever apologize for too many pictures -- as bloggers, we "feast" on them and want to see every detail! Great job!

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  6. I found you via Leslie over at "House On The Way" and her Twirl & Take a Bow Party #77. I really love to look at room makeovers and you have taken the cake on this one.... it is very well thought out, tastefully done and very organized.... wish I could get it together and do half as well to just one of my spaces. I love the shelves. I have been planning in my mind to do the same type and am always scared, but yours sure are fabulous. I like the ones with the brackets especially, since that is what I have been planning. I am going to use Google, but I prefer my microsoft email instead, but I have trouble remembering passwords and how to use the different ones...... grin.

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  7. I love everything about your room but the washer/dryer. Hate laundry! I'm going to borrow the birdcage idea, the bulletin board, and many others too numerous to mention! Have fun!

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  8. What a fantastic use of a small space, well done! Found you via We Made it Weds linky, am going to pin, this is awesome!

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  9. What a great room--pretty and practical. It's inspiring me to finally get my butt in gear on making over my craft room!

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  10. visiting you from Redoux. Lucky you having an area you can dedicate to your craft

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  11. Wonderful space! So dang cute. I love it all.

    JaG

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  12. what a bright, pretty
    and organized spot
    for you to create in!

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  13. I have a HUGE studio.....BUT it doesn't look anything as pretty as yours! GREAT job....very inspiring! I really MUST do something about mine! :0

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you in the spotlight!
    carolyn ~ homework

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  15. Just lovely! The colors are so pretty. Here's to many hours of happy creativity for you. BTW, your paint dipped Starbucks bottles sent me scurrying to the kitchen to save mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. I love it! I really like the combo of colors and a chalkboard wall is always right! Nice!

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  17. Beautiful room! Love everything about it, and you can never go wrong with a chalkboard wall. I just did my first chalkboard project last week and am super in love with it. Thanks for your inspiring post! Christina of Dear Beautiful You

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  18. Beautiful! I love the little shelves for your paints, great idea!

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  19. What a beautiful and organized space! I bet it just makes you smile every time you walk through the door!

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  20. Super cute! We are in the process of buying our first house, so my craft room dreams are about to come true - yours is great inspiration!!

    Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

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  21. Wow!! You squeezed every possible inch into this magnificent re-do!! And such cute ideas to boot!! Very, very pretty and functional space, Jeannine! And congrats on being featured at Savvy Southern! Well deserved! :) ~Zuni

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  22. So freakin cute!! Love, love, love the chalkboard wall {I want one sooo bad!} and the door knobs are fabulous!

    Amanda @ A Mother's Craftuition

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  23. Darling room! You've created a little oasis to escape to when you need to get your craft on! Visiting from Wow.

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  24. LOVE . . . LOVE . . . LOVE your creative space and even more, I love the way your wrote C R E A T E.

    I finished changing our guest room to a creative space for me just 3 weeks ago. I cannot believe how productive I can be when I can see all my supplies, know right where to return them and have a surface on which to work. My creative area has never been neater and I have made so many different things in the last 3 weeks.

    Have F U N in your creative space.

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  25. this is such a great use of space, LOVE that "Create" graphic when you first walk in!!

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  26. Your space may be little, but it's mighty!! I love it!! It's simply beautiful!

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  27. I love your craft room. I bet you really enjoy having your own space to create in.

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  28. Some of the ideas I thought were so inspired! The light fixture that reminded me of a mop head, and the irony sticker was so cute...I'm going to be borrowing those ideas. Great job- colors are cheerful and creative, I love me a small space

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  29. Wow-your new space is organized and so fun!! Love the chalkboard 'create'!
    Susan

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  30. Oh my, I'm sitting here with my cup of tea and serious craft room envy! I love the fact you have used every inch of the space you have. It's so beautiful and practical and multi-purpose and generally just lovely. I'm sure you will be SO inspired to create sitting there - just make sure you keep it that tidy all the time!!!

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  31. Ok this is just awesome! I love your humor with the "Irony" bit! I need a room so I can copy your designs! TOO DARNED COOL!

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  32. Jeannine! It's AMAZING! What a fabulous job you did! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features on Monday at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  33. I ADORE the yellow color. I've been looking for a new yellow for my home. I really like the idea of stacking the w/d. I am thinking of my laundry right now and this would be a great idea. Thanks for sharing and one can NEVER show too many pictures. www.mylifeabundant.com

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  34. I love the clipboards! I'm just finishing up my own sewing room and may need to borrow that idea for my inspiration or project boards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Im so jealous (good jealous of course) of your chalkboard wall :)
    Love the font you used too.
    And the door knob can't wait for you to share where you got them.
    Amazing craft room.

    FiRefinishBlog.com

    Found you on the link up @ ShabbyNest

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    1. I won't keep it a secret if you wanna know now. :) Got the door knobs at Hobby Lobby. They're supposed to be used as hooks, but they were just too perfect to not use this way!

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  36. This is such a cute place to craft and a great way to use a small space! Found you over at Becoming Martha where this project was featured. I love it and pinned it! Great job!

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  37. Adorable space, love every part of it. What color spray paint did you use on frame & bird cage?

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    1. Thanks Renee! The bird cage is spray painted in Krylon's Catalina Mist. The frame is hand painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.

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  38. Hi love your craft room - really inspired! Just wondering where you got your desk/workstation from?

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