It’s the final week of the $100 One Month One Room Challenge which means I get to show off my Craft Room Office Makeover!
I’ll be honest, I still have a long list of things I want to do that I just ran out of time for. It’s been a month with a lot of unexpected things popping up, and there were some projects that just didn’t get done in time. But that just means more posts in the future so that I can share them once they are finished!
Let’s go back to Week 1 and see where we started with this room.
After A LOT of cleaning and purging… this is what it looks like today!
And the view from the other side of the room:
So, yeah… we might have made a few changes:
The faux brick wallpaper is from Roommates Decor and is probably what made the biggest impact in this room! It really helps warm it up, and I just love the contrast between the brick, the crisp white and the fun blue!
Aside from the wall treatment, this side of the room also got some white paint on the vanity and the shelves. The vanity is not in great shape at all (in fact, there was a business card/coupon taped to the inside of it that expired in 1993!), so painting it was my best option.
For the shelves, I drilled a hole through both of the bottom brackets and then used an old curtain rod I found in the basement to hold up 3 metal pails for my paint brushes, stir sticks and paint pens.
This is what this corner looked like just a month ago when I started this challenge:
The blue pots on the white shelf are plastic flower pots from Dollar Tree. They’re perfect to hold yarn, baker’s twine and other trim.
You might notice in the above picture, that we brought in a new dresser. When I say this was a last-minute decision, I can’t really stress that enough! Last night around 10:00 p.m., I was finishing up cleaning this room and getting ready to head into the hospital to wait for my new nephew to be born.
Before I left, I decided it was imperative that we switch dressers! Then I spent most of the night at the hospital, got home at 5:00 a.m. and still had to photograph the room!
But we started with this dresser, and I just couldn’t get past the green. It never went with the blue, and with the shade of green I painted the printer cart, it just really stood out.
Right next door in our master bedroom, we had a navy and white dresser that really didn’t fit in that room either! In fact, I was planning on selling this dresser soon anyways! We brought it in here, and I just love it! The colors work so well!
The top 3 bins are the perfect size for paper too! One has regular printer paper, the other is cardstock and the other is colored cardstock. I found the bins at the Dollar Tree for $1 each.
The drawers are the perfect size for all my Cricut vinyl and other random supplies. Trust me, they are all filled!
On top, I used a lazy susan that I had purchased awhile ago at IKEA. I used mason jars to organize some other random craft supplies.
Beside that is the 3-drawer, plastic stand that was from before. Honestly, it’s ugly but it’s practical so it stayed. It’s filled with all of my different scrapbook paper and my daughter uses it for some of her craft supplies.
The printer cart had been an off shade of blue and was pretty scratched up and ratty looking.
That got a coat of paint too and houses my Cricut, Minc, Silhouette, laminator and printer. My father-in-law gave me this cart years ago when the company he worked for was going to throw it out. I absolutely love it and it is perfect for all of my electronics!
Check out the other half of the room and how much I ended up spending on the whole makeover!