Family Craft Studio
I am so excited to be showing you our family craft studio today! When I realized that we were going to have the opportunity to build our house my main request was having a large craft room with plenty of natural light. This "bonus room" over the garage was the perfect spot for my vision to come true. It is my absolute favorite room in the house. It is a place where we can hang out, be messy and create projects together. And the best part is that almost everything is thrifted or "crafted" by me.
The main wall is covered with lots of pretty pastels but also acts as a storage space for useful tools. It holds my bulletin boards for inspiration, my wrapping station, ironing board, and all my thread. It also has some things that just make me happy like my collection of vintage handkerchiefs and my "create" sign.
Here's a closer look...
DIY "create" sign made with paint and scrapbook paper...
Vintage handkerchief and hand embroidery...
My most recent find- this vintage retro chair from Hunt and Gather in Minneapolis.
My Phaff sewing machine...
And my pegboard wrapping station. I am a bit obsessed with wrapping presents and I love having lots of pretty paper on hand at all times. (Read more about how I made the pegboard wrapping station here.)
In the middle of the craft room sits the kids' craft table.
It's a thrifted table covered in oilcloth with two retro schoolhouse chairs. It is the perfect place for the kids to create to their heart's content.
All the kids crafts are kept in the craft armoire I made a few years ago (read about that here).
Next to the kids crafts is this fabulous little pink cart I found at HomeGoods. I still am not quite sure what I am going to use it for but it was so dang cute I just couldn't resist.
My personal craft supplies are kept separate from the kids crafts and are loaded up on the Expedit shelves from Ikea.
Next to the craft supplies is our cutting table- an old thrifted workbench that I painted white and covered with oilcloth (I do LOVE me some oilcloth!)
The cutting table is counter height so it's a great place to cut out patterns, wrap presents or lay out projects while standing. Under the table sits two rolling carts that hold all my wrapping supplies and other various cutting tools.
And last but not least.... the "Sunroom Couch". This sofa has been in my family since I was a little girl (25+ years). It sat in our sun room growing up and it was a most coveted spot for naps and reading. I begged my mom to let me have it and I was thrilled when she agreed :) It needs to be recovered desperately but I am just not sure if I can bring myself to do it. So many memories are hidden within those faded flowers.
And that's a wrap! I feel so happy to finally have a dedicated space for creativity. I would love to hear your thoughts about it or hear about your own craft room. Just leave a comment below or connect with me on social media!