So... what we did- in a nutshell:
came up with structural design, electrical, lighting, framing and insulating, drywalling (you know - tape, mud, sand, mud, sand, mud, sand, mud, sand), built-in cabinet, doors, trim, paint, flooring, countertop, more painting, and finally, organizing our crafting stuff.
And we LOVE it! Although, to be honest, all we've done in there for crafts since its completion is playing with legos and the kids have made some cards down there. As soon as the weather gets pleasant around here, we're outside. Also, soon after its structural completion, we had an emergency bathroom makeover to tend to which took priority over the craft room's finishing touches.
So do you want a tour?! Of course you do ;) More than likely you haven't read anything of what I've just written. Like I normally do, you are probably just scrolling through the words to get to the pictures. So here we go!
We enter through a 'hidden doorway'. The door to the craft room is disguised as a bookcase! Yeah, my husband is amazing, I know!! So from the basement family room to the craft room:
To the left is my favorite wall in the whole house. Do you have a favorite wall in your house? Or is it just me? I have other walls that come close to being my favorite. But this one is tops in our home. And it's really simple. What you see here are the studs in front of the wall. And the wall is scrap wood that we used up behind the studs. Simple but, I think, beautiful!
|remember how I said it's 'completely' done... well, we still need doorknobs!|
This is just a favorite spotlight found at a flea market that, for some reason, we just had to have!
|I love lines! To me, this look is perfection!|
This is what we came up with for the built-in cabinet. I wanted equal amounts of open, showcasing shelves but also some cupboards with doors and drawers to conceal supplies.
Stools under the counter are also from Ikea. And we're always on the look-out for the perfect stools for by the table.
There was a perfect niche in the room for a closet. There's nothing special about it. Eventually there will be a closet organizing system but for now we store 'untouchables' in there like some bigger prints we have and a model that Jordan is anxiously awaiting working on. The other doorway into this room is an extension of our unfinished basement, which is where Jordan does his extra carpentry work
And this is our crafting table. We plan to extend the sides of it with some barn wood we have on hand, to make it longer. We'll also add some locking castors. This table came from my deceased grandpa's barn. I wonder what the story is behind it.... We were happy to rescue it :)
Here are some before and during pictures: