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As I mentioned over Christmas, my craft room makeover is happening now! I am so happy to see some progress at last! Want to see where we are?
First, here are the main reasons I wanted to start making over my craft room:
Does any of that sound familiar to you? If not, maybe you can relate to these pictures:
I just felt like my craft room wasn’t working for me anymore. That’s when I decided a craft room makeover was definitely needed.
It was a challenge I had trouble facing though.
I delayed making a decision to actually recreate my craft space for several reasons:
How about you? Do you have roadblocks stopping you from making your craft space better?
It was my friend Kim who encouraged me to start. She is a second hand furniture seller and she had already made over a chair to suit my tastes, and given it to me for my birthday. Isn’t it pretty?
I really want this chair to be a feature of my craft room, not a piece that constantly gets moved so I can reach my supplies....
Kim also had plenty of ideas for how to reconfigure my craft room and get the most out of it. She could match her ideas to the furniture she had in her warehouse, too! And she mentioned it all to my dear husband, who happened to agree with her about my need to redo.
How amazing is that?
I had thought my husband would not support the idea of a craft room makeover. Did I ask him about it though? No. I just assumed he would not be on side. How wrong I was! Once Kim and I explained how things could work, he was very much on side! What a sweet man.
Then he found out he would have to restore the second hand furniture pieces I was going to buy. After a big breath, he agreed to do it for me. He has painting experience and a big shed, and had no current project, so it gave him something to look forward to keeping busy with. And he knew he could take as many breaks as he liked about doing the pieces up, AND that I would be there to help! Winning!
I tell you, he has made me so happy about this process.
As the furniture was second hand, my last objection about having to spend a lot of money was dis proved. Kim and I worked out my budget and amazingly, all the pieces I needed were affordable for me!
So off we went.
It took several trips to her shop and cups of coffee with Kim for me to make all the final choices of furniture pieces for my craft room makeover. I started an account with her and slowly paid off the pieces, bringing them home in a couple of lots so my husband would not get too overwhelmed at the size of the job. January was our acquisition month. This task wound up taking part of February too.
(Incidentally, along the way I also purchased more solid wooden pieces for our house to replace inexpensive and deteriorating furniture, and hubby is still on board! So the job has grown, but we are having fun slowly improving our whole space).
Now that we have a plan, we’re in the middle of restoring my craft room furniture. Here’s hubby in his shed with all the pieces around him:
Here are some before pictures of some of the pieces we plan to use in the makeover:
So as you can see, we are certainly making progress on my craft room makeover.
I am still crafting in my cluttered room at the moment, and preparing for classes in it, but I am also thinking of ways to pack it up and move the old out to make room for the new.
What a challenge.
More next month! Wish us luck!
If you have been thinking about starting a remake of your own craft space, whether that is a corner of a room or a huge purpose-built shed, I challenge you to take that first step in planning its changeover.
It can take teamwork and creative thinking to achieve a revamp of your craft space. If you need help, I challenge you to reach out and ask for it. Think on these things:
And if you do re-organise or redo your craft room, please do tell me about it!
Please do show me your entry for the Challenges, with a picture or two or three, and a few words about how you made your creations.
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