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Craft Room TOUR with Julie

Happy Friday! Today Julie is here to show off her fantastic craft room! enjoy! -Linda

julie craft room tourHi there! I’m Julie. I’m excited to share my craft room with the Craftaholics Anonymous readers today!

Craft Room

I’m a 55 year old mother of 2 and Nana to 3 little girls (ages 7, 4 and 2). I’ve been married 30 years. We are both CPA’s. My career pays the bills (and for my craft room!) but my passion is my home.  I’m VERY domesticated.  I’ve been sewing since I was a young girl (taught by my mom and grandma).  I’ve cross stitched for over 30 years now, too.  I love to cook, bake, can, garden, decorate and fluff our home.

 

sewing desk

My craft room was originally my son’s bedroom. He left for college in 2003 and is now an attorney and married so I don’t think he’s coming back home! When he moved out, we put a treadmill and sofa bed in there.  Neither got used much. ;)

craft room work space

Earlier this year, as I was dragging my sewing machine to the dining room table, my husband made the mistake of telling me I should convert the room into a craft room.

ribbon storage

So, I began looking online at craft rooms and making a list of the things that were important to me.  I decided to get built-in cabinets and did two work stations; one for sewing, one for paper-crafting and/or other crafts (and guests who come to play with me!)

sewing worktop

A big factor for me was lighting as the room had a standard ceiling light and above-floor outlets.  We had an electrician come in and he put in canned lights (based on the cabinet floor plan) and installed counter-height outlets. There is nowhere in this room where I do not have good working light!

monogram

The room is a dream-come-true for me.  No more lugging my supplies to the dining room table, my stuff is stored neatly, and I can see what I have (and don’t have!).

under cabinet lighting

I spend a lot of time in this room now! I am searching thrift shops for an upholstered chair, that I can recover, to go in the corner. Other than that, the room is pretty much done.

stamp storage

I hope you enjoy seeing my room!

See more of Julie’s craft room on her Facebook page! Thanks for sharing, Julie! Love how clean and tidy it is.

If you’d like to have your craft room featured, send an email to [email protected]!

happy crafting,

Linda

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  1. 1
    Kathi says:

    How neat and tidy it is! Love the sewing machine cover! Thanks for sharing!! Kathi

  2. 2
    Holly says:

    Julie, it is beautiful!

  3. 3

    What a beautiful, peaceful room…please tell me it doesn’t always look that tidy and neat! My craft room is always such a disaster! I clean it up and as soon as I start working on projects, it looks like a tornado came thru! Thank you for sharing… I may take up your tips on how you designed yours to organize mine in January…(too busy right now ha!)

  4. 4
    doreen says:

    Wow – all that room to “play” in! If I had a large craft room like that, I don’t think I’d ever come out :)

  5. 5
    Hayden Davis says:

    Julie-
    Your craft room is so nice! You are very lucky to have this much space to work in! Love the window treatments too! Where did you find the white storage shelf on the wall?

  6. 6
    jennifer says:

    wonder who made her cabinets? or where she bought them? those are so nice. I’m still dreaming of a craft room..one day…i will get one.

    • 6.1
      Julie says:

      The cabinets were purchased through Home Depot, made by Woodmark. I don’t remember the style name.

  7. 7
    RachelB says:

    WOW!

  8. 8
    TkC says:

    How spacious and pretty!!!

  9. 9
    Jenna says:

    What a great room! My craft room is a big junky mess full of baby things. I can’t wait to start re-doing it. Great inspiration here!

  10. 10
    Carmen Prieto says:

    This is beautiful!!!!!! Great job!
    Can you tell me what type of fabric you chose?
    Also can you tell me how you would wash it and dry it?
    Thanks!
    Carmen

  11. 11

    Julie—-
    Just loved your Neat and Crisp craft room. I was reading along and was chuckling inside when I read your little bio. I thought ..”We are very similar but I seldom sew…But I’m a pretty good Stamper” …been a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator for 14 years. As I get to the end of your post I see my Stampin’ Up! Color Caddy! Guess we definitely do have a lot in common ;-)

  12. 12
    Gina says:

    Julie I would leave this room, hope it has it’s own bathroom. Well done, enjoy many many hours of creating!