Craft Room Inspiration for a Budget DIY Makeover

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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10 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. 🙁

  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.

  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.

  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!

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