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My Craft Room

I am so excited to give you a tour of my new Craft Room! We moved into a new house this summer and I claimed the extra bedroom for my craft room. At first this bedroom was the “catch all” room and complete train wreck {as you can see in this before picture.}  After months of planning and many hours later, I created my dream craft room. {see my inspiration board here}

Welcome to My Dream Craft Room

craft room

I LOVE it! Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the yellow chandelier. killer. {$3 find at the thrift store + yellow spray paint} and my crib spring turned inspiration board. perfect. Gray stenciled wall. to die for. And the most drool worthy craft room storage boxes from The Original Scrapbox. amazing. This my friends, is a dream come true for me!

fabric organization

In case you didn’t know, I’m a fabric hoarder. There is 60+ yards of fabric on the rod alone. {yes, i have my fave fabric shops on speed dial. haha} Davis made the bottom shelf unit from an old book shelf we found on the side of the road. we turned it on its side, added cubbies, and painted it white. {more details on this transformation to come.}

ideas for a craft room

I heart these colors.

scrapbox sewing box

This is the Sewing Box from the Original Scrapbox. This little box of magic unfolds into an amazing sewing station. It fits both my sewing machines and some storage.

Some of you may recognize that blue chair from this post.

craft desk

I have the EZ View Desk in the center of the room with 2 upholstered bar stools {more on those later}. I also got the extra set of drawers to make the desk higher {who doesn’t love a few extra drawers!} it makes the desk the perfect height to stand at and work. Oh and the see through top is very handy!

craft room organization

I think this is my fave work station. The Work Box is such an awesome piece! Its rather large, but it holds SO much! I love how it has so many different sized cubbies + a small table. This is the perfect place for my Cameo because there is a small hole in the back so I can plug it in. So now all I have to do is hook up my laptop and cut away! And icing on the cake, this box is on wheels and is really easy to move. {I moved that large hunk of awesomeness all around the room….by myself…..to determine the exact right spot for it. no lie.}

craft room storage

And lastly, the Craft Box. This is a great storage box. It is smaller than the Work Box, but it also has a pull up table top and holes in the back so that you can plug in your crafting tools. {glue gun, cutting tool, computer, etc} This box is not on wheels and so its harder to move around than the much larger Work Box. And I wish this one had a few more bin sizes. This is an excellent storage box, I just think I prefer the larger Work Box because its easier to use and has more options for storage.

crib spring craft idea

I gave my old crib spring a fresh coat of paint. Now i am using it as my inspiration board to hang pictures and items that inspire me. This corner of the room is my fabric cutting station. I love all the great natural lighting in this corner. Its great for taking pictures for all my tutorials. The white desk is my original craft desk that I started out with. I got when we moved to Viriginia 5 years ago. The turquoise dish is an vintage pyrex dish. {love the colors of vintage pyrex!} You’ll notice i have a few of them around the room.

I adore vintage dishes! {remember my milk glass plate wall?}

ideas to store ribbon

I was stumped on how to organize my ribbon. Half of it was on spools and half of it was not. Thanks to the lovely ladies on Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page, I found the perfect way to store my ribbon. {check this comment thread for some great ideas and links!}

craft room organization

I just love being organized. It is so refreshing! After the chaos of moving this summer, its rejuvenating to finally feel organized and know where all my crafting supplies are.

craft room decor

I tried to use my crafting supplies to decorate my craft room instead of hiding them all away. I feel that the colors and textures of my crafting supplies are an asset to the room and help inspire my creativity. 

I am planning to do a video tour of my craft room over Thanksgiving so you ladies can get a real visual tour of the layout. Just looking at pictures can be difficult to get a real feel for a room, so I’m going to try my hand at making a guided tour video. we’ll see how it goes! lol

CRAFT ROOM SHOUT OUTS: First, I want to thank Davis {the hubster} for all of his help and support in making my dream craft room a reality. He spent hours along side me working in my craft room. And for the record, he stenciled that gorgeous wall. all by himself. I love that man!

Second, huge thank you to The Original Scrapbox for providing me with the most amazing storage boxes known to crafters! Their products are high quality and designed with the crafter in mind. huge fan here. keep reading for a chance to win one of their products!

Third, thank you to my good friend, Cara for taking most of the pictures in this post. The dismal cloudy day + my old camera would not have done this room justice.

Watch a video tour of my craft room.

disclosure: i received free products from The Original Scrapbox to review. i was in no way obligated to give a good review. all opinions are 100%. please see my disclosure page for a complete statement.

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 401
    LauraLee says:

    Your craft room is inspiring. I am really taken by the idea to use a crib spring as an idea board. The color you chose to spray paint it is great. What color is it?

  2. 402
    Natalie says:

    Just stumbled on your blog. A-mazing:)! So quick question… I know that you’ve already answered a multitude of questions about your stencil but I have another one. You mentioned that it took your husband days to finish the stencil… Why? I’m nervous about using a stencil but LOVE the way yours turned out. Was it hard? Any tips? Thanks for your inspiring little corner of the web:).

    • 402.1

      Hi Natalie,
      Stenciling can take a lot of time, especially for the first time. The wall in my craft room is pretty long and the stencil is only 24″ wide. And then there was all the touch ups, which is pretty time consuming. My tips, use a dry brush so that the paint doesn’t run under the stencil, but make sure you get good coverage with the paint when you paint through the stencil, because the touch ups after take longer than making sure the coverage is good while the stencil is in place. Use a repositional spray adhesive to adhere the stencil to the wall temporarily while you paint it. I used Krylon brand, but any brand should work fine.
      hope this helps!!
      happy crafting,

  3. 403
    Candy W. says:

    You have my dream craft room! Gorgeous!

  4. 404
    Ali Peters says:

    I am sitting here absolutely speachless! As a single mum, I had to rely on my girls for help to renovate my studio space (9, 5 & 2yrs.) I think my most repeated statement during construction was, “Girls, it’s only helping if you’re HELPING.” hee hee.
    We had to use a lot of road-side finds for my studio… but I’m thankful for my finished space. However, after seeing your WorkBox and your desk… I just melted. OooOOOoooh and I cannot overlook your sewing machine cabinet ~ lovely. I wish you many happy and creative hours in there.

  5. 405
    Amanda says:

    I LOVE the room! We just swapped out my craft room space and my daughter’s playroom space so now I have way more natural light and its fabulous! I also have a crib spring in my craft room… however, at the moment it is just leaning up against the wall on a table. I haven’t quite figured out how to hang it because it is so heavy. Any suggestions? We have old plaster walls… :-)

    • 405.1

      Hi Amanda, Sorry for the slow reply! My hubby used wire and then wrapped the wire around screws in the wall to hang the crib spring. Its held like a charm! Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your new craft room :)
      happy crafting,

  6. 406
    Susan says:

    I too am a craft aholic, so much so that I canno settle on less than at least 10 different mediums.
    I also have nanasbabystitches.etsy.com that I am just getting started.

    I love all of the craft rooms I have seen and you have all given me several ideas.
    Thanks for sharing, I look forward to getting to know some of you.

  7. 407
    Erin Kraushaar says:

    I absolutely love this room. Finally an idea for a cratf room where everything is hiding when not being used. Have looked at alot of craftroom makeovers but none would work for my room that also needs to be a guestroom on the odd occassion. i’ve been looking at lots of different sewing stations but none were quitewhat I was looking for, the sewing box has sovled that problem. I love your ideas and your blog.

  8. 408
    Helena A. says:

    Oh my! I saw your post and your video, and I’m ashamed to say that i’m a little jealous of you! You are such a lucky lady!!! You have the craft room I would like to have! Congratulations!!! Tons of hours of inpiration to you! I’m new in crafts, but take a look at my Blog… :) Kisses from Portugal!

  9. 409
    Suzanne says:

    I am definintely a Craft-aholic! I get anxiety attacks from shopping anywhere but a craft store. It soothes me almost as much as church does.

  10. 410
    Kathleen says:

    Great blog. Your craft room is to die for!!! I have a beautiful room that I keep saying is going to be my craft room – if only I could get my son to stop moving back home! I was recently foiled again. Grrrr. When I get it up and running I will send you some pics. I also hope to start a blog – I do house renos as well as crafts. I can’t believe I missed the giveaway on the workbox!!! I have seen their site. Beautiful stuff. Ok, I’m going to go check out the rest of your site. Have a great weekend.


  11. 411
    Jane T says:

    Where can I find those clippies you have your material clipped onto? Thank you and I love all of your ideas!

  12. 412
    Lori says:

    How did you hang that crib spring? I’d love to put one up in my house to put hang photos and quotes on. THanks!

    • 412.1

      Hi Lori,
      We hung the crib spring with wire and screws in studs. We wrapped the wire around the crib spring and then around the top part of the screws. It is very sturdy and doesn’t move an inch! Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!
      happy crafting,

  13. 413
    Missy French says:

    You are inspiring me to get better organized!!

  14. 414
    Leti says:

    Hi!! I like your blog soo much, i follow you.
    Your craft room is amazing!
    Regards from spain!

  15. 415
    Momcani says:

    I have always been a “place for everything and everything in its place” kind of person – I would just be in heaven with these craft storage solution pieces. Very jealous.

    I am in the process of taking an old oak china cabinet and converting it into a craft storage unit – hope to be getting it transported and finished by the end of next week.

  16. 416
    Karen says:

    Hi, I am desperate to organise my larger pieces of fabric and I would love to know what sort of clips you have used to hang your fabric on the rail? Fabulous room!

  17. 417
    Laurie says:

    I love what you have done with the room. My dream
    I have the antique light. Some odds and ends. This has given me inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

    Laurie Lusk

  18. 418
    Pam says:

    I love it. The colors are great…..I need to work on mine then I might actually work in there!

  19. 419
    Debbie Yates says:

    I would so love a Work Box….hhhmmm….

  20. 420

    You have found and created a really beautiful craft and sewing place!

  21. 421
    Deanna Sherrick says:

    im trying to get ideas for my small craft room . Love your blog

  22. 422
    sarah says:

    I love your craft room! where did you find the clips to hang the fabric from? I’m thinking about doing this in my sewing room. Thanks for the idea!

  23. 423
    Lindsay Allen says:

    In the video tour did you say that your walls are behr graceful grey? Is the stenciled wall a different color? Love your room!

  24. 424
    Monica says:

    This is an awesome craft room!!

  25. 425
    ashley says:

    i love love love your craft room! we will be moving soon and i have been dreaming and planning on how i will do my craft room. i am in love wit the hanging fabric. I understand the rod, but how do you have them on the rod? i think it is my favorite part of your room!!

  26. 426
    Tsalistiani Rachmaatillah says:

    i wanna ask how to make a comfort room in a little space but cheap ?

  27. 427
    Noelia says:

    It’s really beautifull!!!

  28. 428
    Tawn Scotton says:

    What a beautiful room! It truly looks like something out a design/organizing magazine. I would show you my peg boards, bins and cubbies but I’m afraid it would make you shudder. Are you naturally neat and crafty or did you have teach yourself (either or both). Have a wonderful day.

  29. 429
    Heidi says:

    wondering- is there enough knee room when sitting under the sewing machine? Does the bottom of the cabinet get in the way of your feet, where do you set the foot pedal?

  30. 430
    Amber says:

    Enjoyed taking your video tour. Your room is beautiful! I especially like the painted metal crib inspiration board. Happy crafting!

  31. 431
    gina ortiz says:

    You are so fortunate to have such a lovely space and lucky to receive wonderful free goodies from The Original Scrapbox. I can only dream…..not working and no space to call my own but I do appreciate looking at those who do! Love the crib spring idea as well! Happy Creating and enjoy your beautiful space!


  32. 432
    Susie Dahl says:

    My first glimpse of your fabulous website. I lay in bed and dream about these types of images. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work. I am gobbling up all I see.

  33. 433
    Allie Brooks says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog, and I am SO glad I did! I am swooning over your craft room. We just moved into our house, so the craft room I have claimed is currently our “catch all.” I LOVE the stenciled wall… I might have to give that a go!!

  34. 434
    Diana says:

    Oh my, how I want this room…. I am green with envy!

  35. 435
    Nina-Marie says:

    I like the way you hang your fabric – that would be great for quilters who could hang projects in process. Now that said – let me tell your fabric collection would be a starter set compared to most veteran quilters I know – I’ve been quilting 20 yrs and I have a 10 by 12 room that houses my fabric stash. Oh and that’s after I sold off a quarter of it because my tastes have changed!

  36. 436
    gessica says:

    it’s an amazing website!!!!

  37. 437
    sheila says:

    I think this is the Best craft/sewing room I have ever seen!! I love everything about it …beautiful. :)

  38. 438
    Deborah says:

    Can you tell me more about the stenciled wall? Where did you get the stencil?

  39. 439
    Mary says:

    I LOVe the room… what did you use for the fabric rod? did you make this yourself or is there somewhere I could buy this myself?

  40. 440
    Terri Kramer says:

    Love all your stuff. Is this a board or blog I can follow?

  41. 441

    What color did you use on the walls? It’s fantastic!

  42. 442
    Gail Andrews says:

    Years ago I saw a photo of an inspiring “sewing room”. It was a small apartment and she had no room for her sewing machine, etc. so she improvised. In her dining room it looked like a standard china hutch, but the bottom was on rollers and could be pulled out and there was her sewing machine built in, The top of hutch was attached to wall and remained in place. The front “doors” of the base were left on but on the back side there were drawers added and a knee space. When she was done it was all rolled back into place and it was a dining room again.

  43. 443
    S says:

    What stencil did you use? I just looked at the website and I can’t find it. And how long did it take? I would love to do it, but kind of afraid….

  44. 444
    Kim Weinzierl says:

    I love your room….that will be me some day! I keep looking at new houses just so I can have my own room and I haven’t been convincing enough to my hubby..

  45. 445
    treva p. says:

    How big is this room? you have so many pieces in it, its amazing. Our extra bedroom is only about 11 x 10 and one wall is mostly a closet. I know about rooms being a catch all we moved a year ago, and my “craft(crap)” is full of what no one knows what to do with. This would be tears to my eyes to have it all organized and behind cabinet doors when not in use.

  46. 446
    Patricia Beaulieu says:

    I have taken over two small abandoned bedrooms in my small house so there isn’t too much space plus I squeezed in a 10-foot longarm quilting table in the smallest. I would never be able to fit in any of the cabinet units you have, but have got quite a few ideas from your pics. Especially the curtain rod holding folds of fabric. Question on the hanging fabric. Obviously folded and looks like the curtain rod rings with the hanging clips. Do you have anything in the fabric top that keeps them hanging nicely and not drooping?
    Thank you

  47. 447
    Talli Burt says:

    Wish I had space for a wonderful craft room like yours. It’s awesome!

  48. 448
    Jonelle Bellis says:

    I just love your ideas. Maybe I can get organized too!

  49. 449
    Michelle T. says:

    I love your craft room! What color did you paint the walls? Do you have the brand and color code? It’s perfect!

  50. 450
    Lorri Cox says: