The Making of a Craft Room

This is my HAPPY PLACE! I can get lost for hours working on a project in this space. Actually this closet/room is adjacent to my office in our loft, so I can really spread out.

Here is a before picture. ?‍♀️

First, my hard-working Neal painted the ceiling. It was natural like the ceiling in our living area/kitchen and we wanted to lighten up this area because it was small and did not have a window. Below is a picture of the paint we used on the ceiling. Neal caulked the cracks for a smooth/cleaner look.

Here is the after picture of the ceiling. It turned out great thanks to Neal!

“They” say you are supposed to discard items you have not used in the last year, ? but not me! ? This was a gold/bronze light fixture in my daughter’s room growing up. I have had it in my attic for several years. I bought a can of pink spray paint (spray paint is another obsession of mine because it can transform junk to jewels) and VOILA! Don’t you just love how it turned out! To see the steps for painting this chandelier, click here.

The pictures below shows it with hanging crystals. We have collected crystals over the years … starting with the first house from the 1930s that we renovated in Cullman.

I could not decide on the other light fixtures, so I just spray painted for now. Not bad for free! (To see the steps I took for spray paint these, click here.)

I hung these baskets on the angled ceiling. I wanted the storage and I thought they looked cute hanging there. (I might spray paint the orange ones another color. Let me know what you think in the comments section.)

I hung these baskets on the ceiling two using two hooks for each. This is where I keep my scrap ribbon.

You can see the baskets in this picture. I used an old curtain rod to store/display my ribbon. (I sorted it by color.)

Here are some more pictures (from left to right) of my craft room. It is still a work in progress, but I LOVE IT! Check back for more additions.

This wall is full of sentimental items to me. The embroidered flowers picture is what I made as a child (7 or 8 years old I think). I remember my mother helping me make this in my grandmother’s kitchen after Sunday lunch. It reminds me of my mother and grandmother. The painting of Ladybug was painted by Emmy when she was a child. The other pencil drawing of Emmy and Millie was drawn by Emmy a few years ago. The charcoal drawing of musical pieces was sketched by Ryan when he was a teenager. I also have Emmy and Keith’s wedding picture and a picture of Millie (out golden retriever who we lost a few years ago.) It also includes my grandmother’s button collection. She made this with old buttons and I remember she has this displayed in her house. It reminds me of being a child and being with her at their farmhouse. Sweet memories . . .

Below are a few more pictures. I still need to paint the metal shelf in the picture below.

I like using old milk jars and canning jars to store paintbrushes and spools of thread (sorted by color). Many of these jars are from my mother-in-law and father-in-law. Both of our (Neal and I) parents love old things. They passed that on to us.

Here are more hooks and this burlap bag is my crafting travel bag. This way I can pack what I want to work on when Neal and I travel. There are two pieces of art that are hand-painted on scrap wood; they were made by Pike Road students (my former school/system) and I purchased at the Chicken Auction (to raise money to take care of our school’s chickens). They remind me of one of our teachers Catherine Kenny and our sweet learners! (They also remind me of growing up on my parents’ poultry farm.)

The small embroidered pictures (owl on left and farm on right) were made by my grandmother (Mom-mom).

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Author: Suzanne

Blogger and DIYer with my talented husband Neal. I share about our projects and life lessons following Christ.

13 thoughts on “The Making of a Craft Room”

  1. This looks AMAZING! It’s so organized and clean! The before picture stresses me out! How long did it take to transform? The ribbon organization is GENIUS! I’m not one to hang onto clutter much! I either trash it, give it away, or sell it! You are making me rethink that entirely! Thanks for sharing your projects! I can’t wait to see more!

    1. Charley,
      It tool a few months with us just working on this on the weekends. The hardest part was removing the shelves and patching the holes. The second hardest part was painting the ceiling. It really soaked us the paint! The fun part was organizing everything. It is my happy place for sure!
      Thanks for reading my blog!

  2. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you

    1. Hey Dylan,

      I would suggest to start with your content. In other words, what do you want to write about? It is important to write about something about which you have passion and knowledge. As you can see, my husband and I do many DIY projects and I am a crafter too. I also write about my spiritual life. Pictures also help to tell the story about our projects/crafts. I write for my readers. In other words, I try to write in a way that is helpful to them. Our goal is to share and teach others who are interested.

      I purchased my domain through GoDaddy and I use WordPress for my blog/website. It does take some time to learn WordPress, but there are several tutorials that are helpful.

      I would go ahead and write several (maybe about 10) draft blog posts as a starter.

      Good luck to you!


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