Craft room tour today. Yes people the first room in my house is finished and when I say finished I mean finished! And I am loving this space. Remember when I showed you the before of my big, lofty attic space and told you I had converted it into two smaller rooms. Well this is one of them. An attic craft room that forced me to get creative with storage solutions in such a small space.
Let me give you a little tour….
That first picture is what you’d see when you first walk in. A big old office table turned craft table. The table is big enough that I can have both my sewing machines out at the same time, or big enough to spread out a lot of craft supplies and still have room to work. The table is standing at the one large wall I had, hanging up two organizers gives me plenty of room to store the little doodads you want to have around a crafting table. I found the gift wrapping organizer at a Craigslist kind of site here in the Netherlands.
You can see I had to work with a sloped ceiling. I really liked the sloped ceiling storage solution I came up with in the old house, so I made an improved version of it in this house too. Basically it is a giant tangram puzzle (remember those), where you try to use every bit of space by stacking and moving all kinds of little cupboards, drawer units and boxes to create a wall of storage. This version is a combination of Ikea cabinets and thriftstore finds. I didn’t bother giving everything a fresh coat of paint, since it was all either white or wood tone anyway it fits together nicely.
Here is a full view:
Can you imagine how much stuff one can hide away in all of those drawers and boxes? Well let me tell you it is a lot. And since basically everything is labeled (the few things that aren’t will soon get a label treatment too) it is easy to find my stuff.
Craft rooms are busy rooms that hardly ever look as neat and tidy as this, or at least mine hardly ever does. But I’ve found that using this more quiet color palette and keeping it basically free of decorations that take up precious space it is a rather soothing space to work in. I love spending time in here. I have missed all of my creative things, it was fun unpacking it all and revisiting with old friends that were boxed up for almost two years. I am not so sure I loved seeing how many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) came out of those boxes too. But what do you know maybe I’ll get inspired to actually finish them now…… one can dream….
On the other side is a short wall next to the entry. I moved my bakers rack /trolley into this space. It holds a variety of boxes, little suitcases and an assortment of glass containers. In it are my ribbons, laces, buttons, sewing threads and all those other things one needs in a craft room neatly organized in their own designated container.
The things that are actually nice to look at like lace, ribbons, buttons and selected sewing threads got a place out in the open in a collection of glass vases. Storage and decoration in one, a golden combination in a craft room.
My juju hats /feather wreaths feel quite at home here too.
With three large windows facing almost south the lights floods into this room. In fact I had to close at least two of the window shades while taking these pictures or they would all have been washed out from all that light. This is definitely not a dark, dreary attic space, instead it is bright, cheery and very much how I envisioned it from that first day I laid eyes on this space.
I hoped you enjoyed my craft room tour. It was my first room reveal for this house. There are many to follow. I am very close to finishing the guest room too, so that will be next. Stay tuned.
For now, I have to go. There is a craft room waiting for me, that is begging me to come play in it….
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.