Maria had to say this about her craft room before she started:
“I’ll be working on my craft room/cat playroom. This room needs a lot of help. Since I share it with my cats, they tend to make a mess (so do I). So, I need to build them some sort of a cat tree or mount shelves on the wall so they leave my storage shelves alone. The walls also need to be painted, and it’s in need of new curtains.
Also, I might do a carpet makeover since I hate the carpet that’s in there now, but if the budget allows it, I might install flooring. I also need to rearrange my storage cabinets so I can actually start using them — I just pile everything on top. I’m a very disorganized person so this is going to be a major challenge for me. :)”
What Maria had to say after:
The idea was to make this into a craft room/cat playroom, but to be honest, the cats (5 of them) have way too many items and I just couldn’t fit everything into this tiny room. Eventually I AM going to add walkways and perches (which I already have) to the wall/window so they can climb, but for now I’m not going to worry about it. I don’t want my “pretty” craft room to get destroyed.
- For this challenge, everything I used I already had, except for the pegboard, the wood crate, and the wall paint. For the crafting desk, I used a table top that I had in my spare bedroom, hidden, under the bed. It was painted white so I had to strip it. I have not sanded it yet, it’s in my to-do list.
- The shelves are the same shelves I had, I just stacked them and changed the pulls, which I already had.
- The storage boxes are just shoe boxes that I painted and added label holders. (Serena says: Great idea, Maria! They look great!!!!!)
- I bought the pegboard with a $20 coupon I had (pegboards are expensive). My husband helped me hang it up. For the pinboard, I used the box the pegboard came in, wrapped it in fabric and added nailhead trim I bought years ago and never used. My little pink tools were a Christmas present from my husband. He was tired of me borrowing his tools and not putting them away, LOL. Everything else on the pegboard I already had, or made. For my crocheting area, I used a chair I had in the garage. It was an ugly yellow, so I painted it gray. I also made the pillow cover. I saw it on Overstock, but it was $25 so I just recreated it using acrylic paint. It saved me $25! And, I bought the wooden crate at Michaels with a 50% coupon!
This room looks amazing!!! And that stool–LOVE IT!
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