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October Overhauling: Craft Room Makeover Progress

Craft Room Reorganization
To say that my craft room is reorganized would be stretching the truth a bit… well, a lot actually. lol. Since it’s almost empty. But, I have been working my fingernails off.
I had to empty the room of almost everything so I could repaint the ceiling and the walls, and that was a lot of stuff. See before pics here. Now my upstairs hallway and bedrooms look like an episode of Hoarders. Scary! lol. It’s hard to imagine that so much stuff came out of such a little room ( 8′ 8″ x 11′). And I have to put most of it back into this same room. Talk about a challenge!
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The only things that stayed in this room were my desk, computer equipment, and a few small bookshelves. I had absolutely nowhere to put them, so I had to move them around the room as I repainted the walls. What a work out! Whew!
I did manage to reorganize my spray paints, which have been kept in several different places (don’t ask me why), and some other painting supplies into this shoe organizer that I found in my bedroom closet still in its package. This works just great, and it’s so nice to see them all together in one place.

Here’s what this corner looked like before. The closet is still full of stuff that will be reorganized after I’m finished decorating.

 

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Here’s what it looks like now.

 

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Here’s what this corner looked like before.

 

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Here’s a sneak peek at the new wall colour. This apple green is so much warmer than the pale blue. Exactly what I’m looking for. This room faces north west and the blue made it feel cool in the winter. I want to feel toasty when it’s snowing outside.

 

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I plan to build two 8′ tall MDF bookshelves for this area. I already went to the Home Building Centre, where they cut the pieces for me to my specs. It’s so great that they’ll do this for customers. It saves a lot of time and trouble.
But, first I have to take care of the floor and finish my craft desk makeover, and bring up the wardrobe that’s been sitting in the living room waiting for a buyer on Kijiji. It turns out to be a good thing that no one wanted it because I’ve decided to repurpose it into a computer armoire, which means another complete makeover.
I also need to add window treatments, makeover my large cork board, and add a bunch of storage solutions and decorative touches. I even made a list! I hate it when I make lists because then I have to stick to them. lol. I can’t help it. I have this need to check things off. The problem is I have a bad habit of adding more things than I check off.
So, now this overhaul is snowballing almost to the point of required intervention. lol. I keep telling myself that if I’m doin’ it, I’m doin’ it all the way down the mountain, picking up speed as I go… and loving it.
Thanks so much for reading!
XOX

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12 Comments

  1. You have quite a project going there. One step at a time and before you know it you'll be enjoying your new space. Thanks so much for your visit and for your wonderful comments:-)

    1. Thanks so much Betsy! Oh, I can't wait to enjoy the after. I do love redecorating, but, whew, there's a lot to do. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Just keep focus on what the new room will look like, then you'll get her done…. I like the color you choise.

    1. Thanks very much! I'm really liking greens these days. Can't wait until I can enjoy my new room. Thanks for visiting. I really appreciate the encouragement.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the green color and the shoe organizer for spray paints is a great space saving idea! I'm loving your blog, now following you back 🙂

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

  4. I am impressed. You even painted??? You must be one of those people who, when they make up their mind to do something…they get it done. I love the apple green walls AND I think that your spray paint organizing is BRILLIANT. You are impressive!!!

    1. Thanks so much Amy! This makeover has been long overdue, and now that I've started I'm so excited to get it done. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. I am jealous….I will catch up on the progress in the am (must get sleep). Can you come help me now????

    1. Hi Holly! lol. My craft room is getting there little by little. Somehow I always underestimate how long things will take. I hope to post the final craft room reveal in the next few weeks. Hope you have a great weekend, and catch up on some zzz's.