FO Friday: Craft Room Renovation

My craft room AKA the basement guest room recently got a BIG face lift. This room never had a closet and had ugly peg board and shelves covering the furnace. It was hard to access to furnace in addition to being an eyesore. My absolutely wonderful father and husband rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

The furnace area got louvered bi-fold doors and a new sheet rock wall where the shelves were. The shelving unit was re-purposed and moved to another wall.  We added extra shelves to make them more useful. And the old craft shelf was moved to the laundry room for extra storage.

But best of all, we put in a closet!! Now I have a closet to store winter coats, yarn boxes and craft supplies out of sight! It also made a nice place to put the guest TV. My mom likes to be able escape the kiddo chaos to watch her shows when she visits.

The last thing I need to do is find some skinny night stands for next to the bed. The TV trays while functional aren’t doing it for me anymore.

I can’t believe how much I love this room now! I owe my dad and hubby big time for all this work. I wonder what I can knit them?

Happy Knitting!!

FO Friday: My New Craft Space!!!

One big item is crossed off my vacation t0-do list, setting up my craft room! I spent most of Wednesday getting everything unpacked and situated. I’ll apologize for the photos. I took them with my DSLR but there is no natural light in this particular room and Photoshop can only do so much.

Here are the before shots:

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About half of those boxes are my craft supplies and the other half is just boxes that got dumped in the room as we set up the rest of the house. I’m happy to say that most of the house is now set. We are still waiting on a new bed to be delivered and my parents to bring the upstairs living furniture that we are “inheriting”.

But I digress….now the after photos. And I’m really proud of how it turned out!!!

_MG_0392First up is my yarn stash, all my reading books, and finished scrapbooks. I picked up some clear storage bins at Big Lots and thanks to my all 2013 destashing efforts all my yarn fits in the bins on the right. I can see what I have now and no more under the bed storage. I prefer to organize my yarn by fiber type rather than weight/category.

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This is my fabric storage, sewing machine, craft books, and other craft bits. I hope to find a chair so this will become my regular blogging spot. I mostly likely will sew upstairs on my dining room table but will store everything down here.

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Behind the door is where I put my old notebooks and my WIP scrapbooks and other assorted bits. I don’t want to store too much here as the furnace is on the other side of the peg board and puts out occasional dust.

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And finally our second guest bed and my new “couch” in the craft room. We are getting a new master bed and moving our old master bed to the guest room. So this bed had to go somewhere. It will be a nice place to stretch out and knit and when we have extra company we can pull it out for guests.

I can’ t wait to get to crafting in my new space!! TGIF!!!