Yay for Friday! Christine is here to show off her pretty and feminine craft room with you! I am dying over her turquoise hutch. Its gorgeous! Enjoy! -Linda
Craft Room Tour
Hi, my name is Christine and I’m so excited to be sharing my craft room with you. My daughter Rachel and I are avid crafters and craft lovers. We own the soap making supply company Lather and Lotions where we get to interact with soap crafters from all over the world.
I have been a crafter since the age of seven and it has been on ongoing passion of mine ever since. The year I made the decision to leave my life as a health care consultant and start living my dream running a craft related business was one of the best years of my life. Running a business can have many challenges but everyday I wake excited about what’s ahead.
I love paper crafting, photography, soap crafting and well, to tell you the truth, I haven’t met a craft I didn’t like. I have a blog, Make Beautiful Things, where I share my love of beautiful crafts.
I have to confess my craft room was really the idea of my husband who, I think, got tired of seeing all my craft supplies jammed into the family room closet. So after a little convincing (and it didn’t take much), we converted an old narrow wine closet and utility room with no sheet rock or ceiling into my now craft room. I was a bit surprised that I ended up with a room I love because I had little time to make decisions about the room. A couple days after we decided to remodel the space we were watching tv and my husband blurted out, “Okay, let’s go pick the paint and trim for your room.” I was thrown into a panic but didn’t want to resist too much (since it was his idea). So in the matter of an hour I had to decide the overall color scheme and look of the room. So how did I decide so quickly? I knew I wanted a very feminine room…so the obvious color was pink and as you can see it’s a very pink room.
The most challenging aspects of designing the room were the deciding on a lighting plan and how to deal with the metal air duct that stuck out of the ceiling There are no windows in this room and because I designed the room to have an ultra feminine feel I didn’t want florescent lighting. After a few days of scouring the internet for the perfect light solution I found some designer knock off chandeliers which are very bright and provide lots of bright light for the room and my crafting projects
This little nook in my craft room was an old wine closet. It had an old torn up brick floor and a cedar ceiling. I painted the ceiling a creamy white and replaced the brick with hardwood. It’s a little hideaway in my room.
My favorite piece of furniture in my room is my blue/green hutch. My hutch is like a dear old friend who stays faithful and beautiful even though it’s painted six times and has been with me many years. When I repaint it I always let some of the past layers of paint show through just to remind me of past it’s past history. I took some of that blue fabric that covers the chairs and had the paint matched for the hutch.
My craft table is two craft tables put together for more space for crafting friends. I covered the craft tables with plexiglass to protect the top and underneath the glass I placed some of my antique craft magazines that I collect. It’s a good way to show them off and protect them at the same time.
I love little details in a room.It makes a room feel warm and homey so I have small photos and little items of my family scattered around.
Little hanging fragrant soaps and photos of me and my husband.
I have lots of space now for all my paper supplies and stamps. I try to keep everything as organized as possible although at times it’s hard when you’re working on several projects at once. But who minds a little mess when you’re having so much fun?
This white dresser was my daughters baby dresser. And the cabinet below contains her baby shoes my favorite craft glitters.
Thank you so much for touring my craft space. I wish all of you many hours of happy crafting.
Thanks for sharing your craft room with us, Christine! You did really well planning and putting it all together so quickly. Enjoy your new space!
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