Craft Room Tour with Ana

craft room tourCraft Room Tour: My name is Ana Illausky, and I am a Craftaholic! So much so that my husband and I built a 10×12 space in our back yard for me to create. My pictures feature my love for thrift store and discarded items I refinish to freshen and add functionality to my space.







Craft Room Tour

Check out this craft room cottage!

craft room storage

Inside my craft cottage, we built the shelving higher to the roof line to create storage and give more floor space.

wrapping paper tissue paper storage

We built a counter/wrapping station and hung wrapping paper by dowels and chain underneath the shelf for display and a space saver.

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There are also two baby changing tables that also hold craft items. These curb discards were the best finds EVER!

craft cottage

Finally, for a breath of fresh air, we added a deck to relax with a cup of tea making my cottage a little retreat.

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diy craft cottage

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You can find all ideas for this space you will find on my Hometalk page.

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  1. 1

    How cute. The mistake I made was not painting it first. I had to move in in a hurry because I came from another city, where my creative area was an entire double garage! I found that wall space disappeared quickly. Hope you can keep it neat after you really start using it. I have to reorganize after each major project.

  2. 2

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for your kind words! My cottage was complete in August.Having so much fun creating.What I love is everything has its place.. Ana

  3. 3

    Your space is absolutely lovely. I love the gift wrap display/storage display.

  4. 4

    Nice job, your craft room turn out beautiful. A real oasis from life

    1. 4.1

      Thank you Nancy! It is good place to unwind after a long day at work!

  5. 5

    Love your craft cottage! Great job….keep on crafting! Grandma Janet

  6. 6

    What a lovely space. It would be very inspiring to create in a space like that.

  7. 7

    I love your cottage!!! It is just too adorable!!!

  8. 8

    Your craft cottage is super cute. I have thought about having a shed installed and turning it into a craft studio, but I live in FL, so even just storing materials out there could not be done in just a shed because of the heat and humidity. What did you do to it to keep it temperature controlled? Did you insulate and install a window unit?

  9. 9

    Wow! This is a dream-come-true craft space. I love how you repurposed curbside finds and other items into great storage pieces.

  10. 10

    I love this, so pretty. This is what my husband and I are about to build, same size too! I have been wanting something like this for quite some time now and we finally are doing it and we will be running electric to it so I can stay comfortable in the Texas heat! Also, doing a small covered porch in front too. Again, very pretty space, congrats!

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    Deborah Riedel Gray Cameron

    What an adorable craft studio! The problem I would have is I would just sit with a cup of tea or coffee and take it all in and get nothing done…lol. I love it all, enjoy!

    1. 11.2
      Painting Diva

      Me too! Lol

  12. 12

    Hi Andrea.
    Your Caftroom/Cottage is wonderful inside and out. I am considering getting a shed to turn use as a craft room. Your post has given me great ideas for storage. A changing table; who would have thought! Again thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a blessed weekend!?

    1. 12.1

      Hi Anitra, Thank you so much! It gives me so much joy! Good luck on your project as well!

  13. 13

    HI Ana,
    I love all of your great storage ideas and cute décor for your space! You are a amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your craft cottage.

    1. 13.1

      Hi Tarah, your kind words have made my day!!! Thank you!!!

  14. 14
    Cindy Casique

    Omg, absolutely beautiful! What an amazing job. You have a wonderful husband.

    1. 14.1

      Thanks Cindy, we work on a lot of projects together!

  15. 15

    What a lovely craft room cottage, I just want to sit on your deck having Tea. Great job!

  16. 16

    Your creative space is special and a space anyone would love to work in! Good for you!

  17. 17
    Laura Stout

    Just came across your post and I LOVE it! Your cottage makes me want to buy a home even more just so I can have a cottage for me! LOVE it!

  18. 18
    Sonia M. Rivera

    I do admire your home away from home…very pretty and functional…l have been on the fence if I should get one since my sewing has out grown itself…LOL…but I feel guilty leaving my husband in our house when am creating in my fun house….woe is me…what shall I do?

    1. 18.1

      Hi Sonia! Having a space to create will be very rewarding! Doing things for you, benefits everyone! It will bring creativity,relaxation,stress reliever and a sense of start to finish. This in return will bring you JOY and rub off on your family life.Good luck, Thanks

  19. 19

    Love your space!! So beautiful and organized! I just moved my crafts into a bedroom. Before it was just part of the family room. I have looked everywhere for different ideas to organize my space. Thank you for all the great ideas.

  20. 20

    Love it!

  21. 21
    Painting Diva

    What a lovely craft room!

  22. 22

    This is really beautiful! Your craft room is a work of art!! I really love how you made all of your found pieces work together. I feel very inspired to get working on my own craft room project!

    1. 22.1

      Thank you so much Kim! It is so much joy being in and outside of it!

  23. 23
    Natasha Hall

    I absolutely love your craft cottage. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into building something similar.

  24. 24

    Oh Ana, you have got to feel as if you have a little piece of Heaven on Earth there.The space, the colors, the florals, the curtains and your space for each and every single thing is what I call perfection. It is just so lovely, Ana, you have such beautiful taste in selecting color, texture and patterns to compliment each other. I know you are happy as can be while you are in there. I pray you continue to enjoy each second and that you be blessed while creating your dreams! God bless!