Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Craft Room!

My plans for a new craft room started last year when I sent my oldest son off to college.  I thought in a couple of years I could turn his bedroom into my craft room. We decided to turn that room into the (video) game room.  That meant I get the whole finished basement as my craft room!  The first thing I wanted to do was the paint the walls.  They were a deep burgandy color. Very pretty but also way too dark for crafting! You didn't really even notice the woodwork at the bottom.
As most basements, ours had accumulated lots of stuff.  It was time to start cleaning it up so I could get to the walls to paint.

I picked up samples of 2 possible colors at Home Depot.

It's hard to tell in this picture but the color on the right is a little darker than the left. That's the one I picked out - it's called Stonewash.

It's amazing what a difference it makes - it's so much brighter now! My husband teases me and says you need sunglasses now.

Before I show you the finished (for now) room - I thought I'd show you the tiny space I used to work in:

Not only was this a tiny room - it was cold in the winter and damp when it rained.

Now it's time for the big reveal. I decided that I didn't want to spend a lot of money so the only thing I purchased was the paint. So it is not a beautiful, everything matches room. I'm hoping to chalk paint some of the furniture in the future.  What I love about it is that it's big & open. I have room to put up a couple tables and hold class down there.

I'm sure as I use the room, I'll make some changes.  But I am so glad to have most of the work done!

Would you like to see my craft room in person?  I'm planning to host a World Card Making Day event on Saturday afternoon.  Stay tuned for more details!

Keep stamping!

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