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Craft Room Inspiration for a Budget DIY Makeover

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Craft Room Inspiration

Right now I am designing a budget conscious craft room.  This post contains a collection of favorite craft room inspiration.  All of these ideas are budget conscious and perfect for what I have in mind.

Here’s the list of my needs.  Please comment if you think I am missing something.

Cost under $500 for materials ( in Canadian prices that’s not much)
Include my office area
Be pretty enough to inspire me
Organized, clutter free
Storage area for projects waiting to be refurbished
Large work surface
Storage for all my supplies and more to come
bulletin board of some sort

Once we moved into this new home I allowed myself to gather and store more craft items. Currently I have a dresser and some shelves downstairs to hold all my stuff.  Before that my craft supplies were stored in a couple of large rubber made containers. Without having a designated place for craft stuff, I purchased supplies for the project I was working on and threw away the leftovers.  Expensive way to do it, but it kept the clutter controlled.    Finally I am ready to tackle this space and make it my personal work area.  Here are some stunning examples.

Craft Table

This table is perfect, large with storage underneath.  I love the size of it.  Can you image wrapping gifts on this? Not sure I can afford all this wood material, but I will try to come up with something this size.

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All Things Heart and Home – Craft Table

 

Storage Shelves

I have some espresso Ikea  hemnes shelves that are getting a simple makeover.  I have a white one exactly like this and an espresso one.  I will paint them to match and love the way she added colour to the back.
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Balancing Home – Book Shelf

The coordination of the items on these shelves is beautiful.  Everything is organized but it doesn’t look sterile, it looks artfully and carefully arranged. I see lots of IKEA products in here and of course the pink and white is perfect for me.

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Two Twenty – Book Shelf

A Peg Board

I want a pegboard to put half completed projects on, or maybe pin up some ideas.  I love this one because its so nice and large.  My concern about a peg board is clutter.  I don’t want it to look cluttery.  Do you guys like the pegboard idea?

In our garage I talked Hubs into putting pegboard down one entire wall and its wonderful for rakes, wrenches, hoses, you can find everything, but it isn’t pretty.  I am thinking stencil or vinyl designs on the pegboard and a frame if the budget allows.  I haven’t quite decided if I will install one.

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By Dawn Nicole – Pegboard

Just a tad out of my budget, there is about $200 of trim here, but a girl can dream .

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Southern Hospitality Pegboard

Craft Room Art

Absolutely for sure I am going to put up vinyl wall art that says Wisdom begins with wonder……   That’s not enough though,    I think motivational cheerful art and something very feminine will be wonderful.  Love both these ideas.
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Tessiefay – Craft Room Art

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 Angelamariemade – Create The Things Printable

Container Organizers

When I look  at the pretty shelf above it has more things in it than just boxes of labelled things.  Some pretty jars to hold some of the supplies will be a nice addition, and mason jars are so available and trendy.
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Lolly Jane – Distressed Mason Jar Container

These pretty crystal drawer pulls are $9.99 each at Lowes, I just treated myself to four to use on this DIY ironing board.   Guess I will have to have to be on the lookout for some old ones at estate sales, or maybe the next time I go to the United States because these are really nice.

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Torijane – Upcycled Jars

Planning Calendar

This picture is from Of Faeries & Fauna and includes the calendar, desk and chair I have finished for the craft room.

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Of Faeries and Fauna – Desk, Chair, Calendar

Craft Room Inspirations

Oh for magic wands to exist, this room is as close to what I envision as possible given the items I have andmy budget.  She has done a beautiful job.  That flounce table curtain is swoon worthy, as is the pretty yellow chandelier.

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The Original Scrap Box – Office Makeover

No craft room makeover would be complete without inspiration from Claire and Heartmade UK.   Her style is breathtaking to me.   Love the banner and the little shelf with the teacup and tiny baby pram on it.   Everything about this room says woman’s work space.

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Heartmadeuk -Inspiring Sewing Rooms

Were going to finish a large table this week and hopefully a storage area for the unfinished projects, I have some dining room chairs, a lantern with broken glass, a broken antique shelf unit and some other projects that need hiding until they receive their makeovers.  Hopefully I can get the shelves painted soon, which means taking off dozens of dollar store containers.

Please comment if you think their is anything else I should consider.  Would love feedback.

Thanks,

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27 thoughts on “Craft Room Inspiration for a Budget DIY Makeover

  1. Wow–there are some beautiful examples and ideas here! I have been actually very happy with my “Project Room”….but now I am yearning for big tables, big bookcases, and pegboard. For that fancy pegboard frame you show, I have an idea. Look for an old, oversized picture (garage sales or thrift shops) that has a beautiful frame that you can use to frame out your pegboard. I actually am in the middle of building a bulletin board using this approach; will be posting about it in a few weeks!

    1. Hi Kristine: Beautiful frames are so hard to find here as there aren’t that many old houses. Would love to go junking in San Francisco or the East Coast.
      I will keep my eye out for a frame and for your bulletin post as well.

      Thank you for commenting.

  2. I was going to suggest the same thing that Kristine said about finding old frames for the pegboard. I found 2 some years ago at a thrift store and have yet to do anything with them, Maybe I will try that idea. Your craft room is coming along and you have some great ideas. I will never get to that point as I don’t have a basement. 🙁

    1. Finding pretty large frames here is quite difficult. I will keep looking for them. I remember when those big horrific gold frames with velvet pictures inside were the rage. I never did like them. but ohlala to get my hands on those frames now.

      Thanks for the input Debra

    1. I most certainly will June. Its such a busy time of year, its just starting to whisper that Spring may be coming and its so late in the year I am going to have a hard time squeezing the Spring projects in. I will have to work on the craft room whenever I get time. Thank you for commeting.

  3. So many lovely ideas Leanna. I honestly can’t think of anything you missed and personally I love the idea of a pegboard. They’re so versatile and perhaps you can hid it behind a recessed framed chalkboard if it looks to unorganized? Now I can’t wait to see what your craft room will look like once it’s all done.

    1. Hi Michelle: I am excited about my craft room, my only issue is lighting for photography. Hubs put in some different light bulbs in the recessed lights hoping that would do the trick. Its helping, but we are not there yet.

      Thanks for commenting. Always happy to hear from you.

  4. Looks like you have a fabulous vision for your craft room, Leanna. Mr. Frugalista finds large frames often during his thrifting jaunts – head to the south side of town. If you haven’t already heard of it, Home ReUsables is amazing for salvaged trim from demolitions of old homes in the area at a great price. Be prepared to spend a long time browsing.

    1. I had commented that I have a hard time finding frames. Your so supportive sharing your tips with me. I will check it out. He must have loads of fun buying junk and then voila you turn it into treasures.

      Hugs and thanks very much for the info.

    1. Thank you for the thumbs up on my choices. Its been both lots of work and fun to put it together.

      Have a terrific week.

    1. My hubs has been working so much I am having to wait for him to finish the table. Its going to take up so much room, but worth it I think.

      Thanks for commenting Rhonda.

  5. That craft table would be amazing!! I have seen one made with wood for the top placed on top of those cubbie shelves you can buy at Walmart (or just about any big box store). I can’t wait to see how your room turns out!

    1. I immediately think of the ones at Ikea. Hubs has started to make the table. Unfortunately between my to do list, his job and horse racing season, it’s going to take awhile.

      Thanks for the idea.

  6. Lots of wonderful ideas here, and pretty pictures!! You didn’t mention the type of crafting you do……sewing, painting, carving, knitting, quilting, book binding, paper crafts, jewelry design………?? Each one requires different storage solutions and type of tables.

    My studio is not that pretty, but sure is useful in how it is set up. I bought a standard sturdy table, 8′ by 2.5′, from an office supply store. I then put the 4 feet up on bed risers to elevate the table to 34″, which is perfect for me to cut fabric as I am a quilter and sewer. Really saves on my back!!

    I don’t care for pegboard as it gets messy looking, but I do love bulletin boards for notes, pictures, and such. And…..things do get dusty……..so all threads, fabrics, laces, trims, ribbons etc., are stored in plastic containers or drawers. Bookcases are a must!!!

    Most of all…….have some fun!!

    1. The higher table is a must, I am wanting a pegboard to hang a few things that are too long to fit on my shelves anyway. Oh an about 8 pairs of scissors, they are constantly disappearing.

      Your right about the cluttering, I much prefer things hidden and labelled. Thanks for the terrific input.

  7. Wow, girl, you & I are on the same wavelength! I don’t think I saw a picture I didn’t like! I especially love that huge table that was one of the first photos. I don’t know where I would PUT it, but I love it. It would be great for crafts or shipping packages, which I have to do a lot since I have an Etsy shop. But the other photos of creative spaces are wonderful. Love that framed pegboard too.

    1. Congrats on the Etsy shop Florence. I hope to eventually get smooth enough at all the blogging tasks to be able branch out a bit.

      A huge table would be great for a shop. I use to use the big boardroom to generate the clients welcome packages etc. So nice to piling things into a workflow.

      Thanks for your input. I am slowly getting bits put together.

  8. I love all of these ideas for a craft room Leanna. The brightness and cheery atmosphere of these rooms are sure to inspire you to create even more beautiful things… if that is even possible, considering all that you already do!

    1. What a sweet thing to say Mary. It is nice to create an atmosphere for myself again. You would have laughed if you saw the bedroom I had when I was on my own. It was certainly all Leanna.

      Hugs and have a wonderful Mother’s Day xo

  9. Lovely craft room ideas and inspiration! My craft space is in large plastic bins until we move into our new house in June. I hope to put together a nice crafting space too. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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