2.28.2012

Finally! May I Present My NEW Craft Room!

Finally... I took pictures of the transformation...from start to finish!

The very beginning. What a perfectly boring room with LOTS of potential.
My inspiration board I put together. As a graphic designer, I'm a very visual person, can you tell? ;)
First, I recruited the FINEST paint help in all the land - my daddy! He is a great painter, and very reasonably priced ;) This was the most important part.
Step 2: Purchase important and impacting art. I bought this Marilyn piece online. It was the perfect fit for my retro teal / red theme!
I was really set on an island. It was a must in this new space. I bought this desk from Ikea. It was really reasonable and I LOVED the red table top! I might get sick of it, but this room is supposed to be fun. So, fun I went.
But something was missing. I literally lost sleep that night over this "island". It looked like a table floating in the center of the room. Well, it was. So what did I do the next day? Made trip #2 to Ikea to purchase second table. My husband was really excited about this. Can you sense my sarcasm over the internet? Maybe this picture will answer that.
MUCH BETTER! Operation Island Success.
Next, I bought some random items. Like this shoe rack. 
It turned into this. Pure genius if you ask me! Unity Stamp Company storage. For my ever-growing addiction. 
Button storage:
Ink storage:
Paper storage:
Eventually, I found a home for allllllllllllll this.
And turned it into this! My perfect little crafty heaven.






Thanks for joining me on a tour of my new creative space! I still have a bit of work to do (hence no pictures of the closet) but that's part of the fun of collecting craft stuff...organizing it on a continuous basis! 

I would like to thank my dad, my husband andddddd Ikea for this room :)

xoxo

32 comments:

Lisa B said...

Congrats Erin on your new home and of course the energy to unpack all that stuff!

Lezlye said...

Very nice!love. The colors and you island is FAB!

Candace Pelfrey said...

OMG this is heaven!! I love how it all came together. How could you not be inspired by such a great work space. The colors are perfect too!! :) Im jealous!!

Kristin said...

Awesome!! I love your new room and the colors:)

Melissa said...

Cute!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

You lucky lady, this looks amazing!!

Jeanette T. said...

I just love love love it!!!!! Great job.

JennyKozar said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! The colors are amazing.

Maria Levine said...

Omg i love it!

Maria Levine said...

Omg i love it!

Glora said...

SO cool! It definitely turned out PERFECT!!! Hugs- Glora

Viv said...

Oh how jealous am I!!! This is SOO gorgeous..and NEAT!!! *Snivel* xxx

Kristi said...

Ugghh! I am moving in!! I love this room!!

LadybugCarrie said...

LOVE your room! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! :-)

flowerdisco said...

absolutely a darling of a room and yes!!!! what a great idea on the shoe rack. just perfect!
take care.

the cricutologist said...

Oh Erin! It is amazing! I love the colors you chose!

Angelica Suarez said...

SO fun! Love the red and teal, how could you NOT feel creative in here? Gorgeous! So glad you finally got yourself all set up!

Kimmy Silvidi said...

One word...FAB!!!!! I just love the tables and the shoe rack is brilliant! Congrats and enjoy!

Cricutjunkie said...

Erin, I love your room, the colors are really inspirational. I love the ribbon hanging on the wall. How did you do that? Thanks for sharing. Traci

Snowmanlover said...

Oh Erin, it is absolutely delicious! I bet you don't want to ever come out of that room but then you never do! It is just the cutest room ever! I will have to drive out and see it in person some day! I LOVE it and you did great. The red is awesome. Hannah would be so jealous of your teal walls! Hugs! b

Snowmanlover said...

I pinned you on Pin!!!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love, Love, Love... Girlfriend this is Fabulous! It's Sooo YOU! Can't wait to see more. Smooches... Felicia

Tami B. said...

It turned out fantastic! Great decision on the new table.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Your new room looks amazing!! I may be just a tad bit jealous... okay I'm very jealous! :)

April Rose Jackson said...

LUV IT!!!! Our room layout is similar. After seeing your table in your space I want the same. Check out My Purple Craft Room @ www.thepurplescrapbook.com TFS!!!

barbsmith2536 said...

All I can say is WOW! What a fabulous craft room and with such a large window to let in the light - double fabulous. Congrats!

Barb from Toronto, Canada
http://barbsmithdesigns.blogspot.com

Creative Crafting said...

What a great place to create! I love your color scheme!

Angela

liz at liz's paper loft said...

erin, your room is FABULOUS! I think the second table was a must! now you have room for "D" to craft with you! Perfect bonding time!

The Creative Mommy said...

I am BEYOND JEALOUS of your new space! lol! But seriously, this is AWESOME! I cant WAIT for the day that I will get my craft space that I can change up to my total liking with LOTS of light and PLENTY of storage!! Lots and lots of luck to you in your new stamping home!!!

Crafty Hugs,
Jessica
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

Angie Blom said...

Hello This is gorgeous Erin!!!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh, I wish I could come and play in your gorgeous new room! Love it!

Andrea Murdock said...

your room is fan-fricken-tastic!! Just like you obviously xo