Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Future Craft Room/Office

The skim coat is done and we painted a coat of primer/sealer so here's how the room looks now.

This wall immediately to the left as you walk in the room is where the future "office" part of the room will be.

This craigslist desk is getting a makeover in the form of paint.  It was pretty cheap so I don't feel bad about it at all.

And here's the window seat that I was talking about.  Way too small for my bum.

This cabinet was left over from the kitchen so we're going to work this in to make a bigger sitting area (with storage!!). And yes, we're going to do something with the floors.  Probably refinish them since this is a craft room and it's likely to get a little messy.

It's a start.

So now what?  The wheels are starting to turn in my head.  Remember when I said I would never do a stencil again after the whole powder room thing? Well I've had a change of heart.  Kind of like having a baby.  You forget all the pain that was involved.  Anyway, I don't want to spend a ton on wallpaper so why not?  Besides, I may not do the whole room.  Or maybe I will.  I don't know, but a stencil is in this room's future.  Specifically this one.

Imperial Trellis-ish without the price. This is my inspiration picture.

From Better Homes and Gardens

You could totally do a high/low version of this room pretty easily by the way.  Stencil + craigslist desk + this fabric?

via (Waverly)

Now to come up with the color pallette.  I really love everything about the one above and my room might end up looking like this, but I have a feeling my husband wouldn't be too happy about it.  He's sharing the "office" portion of the room.  So other contenders for the room are as follows (and they're not that masculine either...oopsy).

Better Homes and Gardens
Jonathan Adler via The Peak of Chic blog
Are you sensing a theme?  I'm not sure what combo I'll go with, but I know I want the room to feel bright and cheery.  I'm going to try to come to a decision so I can actually start next weekend.  No rush, but I feel like once this room comes together a lot of crap from the attic and basement will finally have a home.  It all goes back to my master plan...organization!


  1. I'm loving all the yellow. And I'm with you - my favorite is the first inspiration pic. What if you threw in some leather or put one of those little basket ball hoops over the trash can. Would that make it more manly for him? :)

  2. Oh my gosh, that shocking pink desk with the yellow trellis and the floral chair? Swoon! I wonder if I can convince my daughter to let me do this in her room. If I ever get my own office, that is it!

  3. Love the pic with the pink desk!!! After seeing the rest of your house, I know this will look great, whatever you decide!

  4. I die with anticipation. I love how you bring a room to life - you've got some serious vision, girl!!!!! Can't wait to see what you choose! And then I am packing my bags and moving into your craft room. Okey doke?

  5. You need to do this!! I remember when you swore off stencils, but honestly, now that I think of it, I should have had three kids. Yes, do it.

  6. ooooh! I love all the inspiration pics, esp that first one. I did that trellis type stencil in my mother in law's foyer, and my advice is start at the top. I started at the bottom and the uneven parts were really noticeable.