Showing posts with label remodel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label remodel. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2013

Craft Room Remodel Update



So - my craft room has finally been emptied of all of its contents.  What I haven't given away is being stored in my daughter's old bedroom until the remodel is complete.  As you can imagine, her room is very, very full right now. :)

You never realize how much stuff you accumulate until you have to move everything.  I literally had 10 garbage-sized bags full of quilting fabric stuffed into my craft cabinets.  (And that doesn't include boxed fabric I have in the storage shed.)  What can I say?  I have a serious fabric addiction.  I really have to quilt more.....I really do.

In any case, I want to share photos of the remodel in process. Because I go to college full-time and work, the process has been slow-moving, but we are getting there... And thank goodness for my husband, Michael.  This man can build anything.  Literally.

My craft room is a converted garage.  For some reason, there is an added step (for lack of a better word) on the floor along the outer wall of the room.  Before the existing cabinets can be moved there, my husband had to build a base over the step and long enough for the cabinets to sit on.

The "step" outlining the outer wall of the craft room.  Here, my husband is taking measurements so the cabinet base can be built. 




The cabinet base (in process).

The completed base.

We purchased the paint for the room at Lowe's the other day.  I brought the main fabric with me that will be used for the curtains and found the perfect match of red and aqua:





One of the additions we are making to the room is to build a dividing wall.   Here, the building of the dividing wall and painting the room is in process and the carpeting has been pulled up:

One of my dogs - "Big Boy" checking out the progress of the remodel.


Hopefully, the dividing wall be completed and the existing cabinets will be moved this week.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.  Stay tuned...

P.S.  Please click here to see "before" pictures of the craft room.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Craft Room Remodel Begins

If you are one of my contacts on Facebook, you know by now that I am in the process of remodeling my craft room.  It's long overdue, let me tell you.  My craft room is a converted one car garage, so it is fairly long and narrow.  A few years ago, my husband added cabinets and counter space to two sides of my room, in addition to making some handmade book shelves to accommodate books and craft supplies.  Like any good crafter/sewer who accumulates lots of fabric and supplies - I have outgrown my space and I need something more functional.  And, this picture of a remodeled craft room I found on Pinterest really inspired me.


I love the bright and cheery look of the red and aqua colors, and have decided to model the colors of my room after this.  The walls will be painted aqua.  The old carpeting will be pulled up, discarded and replaced with a red epoxy floor for easier maintenance.  I will be making handmade curtains (and even counter curtains to hide unsightly stored stuff) in these beautiful fabrics courtesy of Michael Miller fabric:



In short, the whole room will be rearranged.  The cabinets and one set of counter tops will be moved to the opposite facing wall for insulation purposes.  The doorway entrance will be moved to the end of the room to give me more wall space (courtesy of my talented handyman husband, Michael. :)  )  In addition, a short dividing wall will be built near the entrance way.  This wall will be multipurpose as it will contain another counter top and additional storage space.

In addition, I found this nifty idea from The Polka Dot Closet's blog on using slat walls for extra storage, so we're installing these, too.  How flipping cool is this?


Last, you can see what I am dealing with, here are some "before" pics of my craft room.  Yes, it's embarrassing, but not for long!!!  








Stay with me as I provide updates as to the craft room remodel and turn my frog of a craft room into a handsome prince. :)


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