The Craft Room- Pt. 1

Ok... SO it is taking A LOT of bravery for me to do this post. Why? Because the "before" state of my family's craft room is... Horrific. PLEASE do not let this be a judgement to you on how we live. Our family's home is actually really cute and clean. Except for in the craft room... Hence why I decided the perfect gift for my mom's birthday would be a new beautiful and clutter free craft room. But first, you must see the state it was in... before...

Here we go... I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking.



Did you make it out alive?

How many times did you pass out?

I'm sure you can see why something HAD to be done.

I was the only soul brave enough to tackle this job.

So I started searching for inspiration. I didn't want to spend a lot, so I decided to use the Mint Green paint I had left over from another project, and I also had a red parasol I wanted to use. There I had it, my base. Mint Green and Red. The search was on.

Not only did I want to paint a wall, this room needed a lot more TLC than that. I decided I would recover the computer chairs, buy a new (to us) sewing desk, paint the LAMINATE computer desk (everywhere says don't do it- I say DO IT!), and find a place for EVERTYTHING! Plus get rid of as much as possible.

I found some pictures online that I loved, printed them off, and taped them up on the wall so I could turn to them whenever I needed motivation.

So there you go. With my mom spending a week (which turned into two- thank goodness) in Arizona, operation "Craft Room" was now a go.

PLEEEEASE stay tuned for the reveal tomorrow! It will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! You would have never thought that room could be saved. Well folks, I am a miracle worker. haha! Jk. But it really truly is an amazing difference.

P.S. Go check out my guest post over at Kaitlyn's blog "isavirtue" to get a sneak peek (with crappy photos... sorry) of the final product!! :D

P.P.S. Yes we have ancient electronic devices. Psh. They work.


patience said...

i wanna see the after photos now!!!!

p.s. i'm so jealous that your family even HAS a craft room!!!

Sara Shoemaker said...

ooooh i went over to that other site and cannot Wait to see the finished product! love that pink chair. i love makeovers!!

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Ashley Sloan said...

Oh I totally need to do this with every room (well when I move into an apartment) and get rid of stuff I don't use and fix it all up! I am such a hoarder (ok not like the show or anything). I'm excited to see the final product!

Hey take a look at my decluttering tips and it may help you in the future... (http://www.sloanbook.com/2011/05/tips-to-declutter-your-home.html)

Have a good day!

Leanna said...

Oh honey, don't worry about me being judgmental! Anyone who's ever had a craft room will understand... there's just no way to keep those things tidy. You clean them up, and the next day they're messy again. It's just the way of things. :)

Can't wait to see the after, though!

Stephanie and Such said...

Ohhh girl.
So not judgemental.
My closet needs some TLC, I can't even walk in the back half of it. I am excited to see the outcome :)

I love projects!!!
PS thinking of you in the sunshine (yes, I am taking a quick break) I will try and bring it back!

kira said...

I'm new to your blog, but I'm totally following now because I really want to see what the finished room looks like!

I fixed up my craft room a while back and the photos look great on my blog, but I'm sad to say it's nearly as cluttered as your first photos. At least I don't need a full make-over this time. I just need to clean!

LCR said...

girl, it's not soo bad. but i'm PUMPED to see the finished product!

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

At least you have a craft room! hehe
Can't wait to see the finished product!


Kaitlin said...

Love you Gentri! I can't wait to see the finished room! I'm sure it looks amazing since you were the creator =]

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

i'm excited for the reveal!

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Caaaant wait to see how you cleaned everything up! Loved this post made me laugh out loud, you are too funny! But your so lucky to have a craft room, i would like one. It would be fun to decorate them =]

Shalyn said...

Ohhh I feel like I am watching HGTV- so excited to see what you did! I love the feeling after getting a room organized, so awesome!

Jo said...

I'm so excited to see the reveal! The photographs of your messy room looks like what mine currently looks like!


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Rorie said...

I would love to see after photos too!!I wish I was crafty enough to have a craft room!

ashley.warner said...

oh my gosh! i just looked at the before and after photos.
they are darling! :)

come give my room a make over....pleaseeeeee

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