Remember the little craft room makeover I’m right in the middle of? Well it’s week two and let me just put it out there… I think simply cleaning this room is going to be the biggest transformation. *wink wink* Of course, once I clean the room adding a little bit of storage for the craft room will be a big bonus!
I mean do you remember the before photos from last week? They’re basically giant piles of crap! I really know how to pick a room!
The very first step in taking on this room was getting organized. So I started by pulling that giant pile of crap out of the room. I put away anything that didn’t belong (I mean there’s a roll of toilet paper on the tippy top of the pile… why?!) and then once I had the pile whittled down to craft room items only I got started on the organizing portion.
By building the second bookshelf I picked up months ago! I got this little guy from a second hand store for $7… still in the box but missing a few pegs. Luckily I happen to have a few pegs so this guy was a steal.
Of course, if you don’t happen to find a bookcase in a random second hand store for $7 you can still find one rather inexpensively (I’ve seen them for about $30-40 over the last couple weeks, 7 is better but still). I would love to add crown molding but for now I settled for the same wallpaper backing that I applied to the first bookcase.
With a bookshelf on either side of the window we’re finally cooking with gas! I mean just take a look at how much better the room looks already!
I absolutely love how the space is coming together! It’s amazing the difference a simple round of reorganization can make. I changed out a few of the blue and pink boxes for a set of rose gold baskets I had in a different room… they match my brand new rose gold storage cart :).
I originally wanted a cart with a flat top but Michaels sold out of the one I was looking for :(. I was pretty upset as I tried to decide between white and teal… when I realized that this pretty little cart comes in rose gold. Now I don’t know about y’all but rose gold is my current obsession… if I could paint the world rose gold I would be happy.
So I snapped this guy up from Michaels and ran home! At 40% off he cost me thirty five doubloons (or American dollars… your choice). I almost asked the hubby to put this guy together for me but I’m glad I did it myself! It was quick and easy to put together… and it’s super sturdy now that it’s done!
I know the little guy comes with instructions but I was having so much fun putting it together I decided to take pictures for y’all. Now you just need your own rose gold cart to follow along!
I decided to use this little guy to hold pens, pencils, tools… all the things I use regularly. That way I don’t have to pull these guys off the bookcase everytime I need something. I can roll it in the other room if I’m working in the living room or at the kitchen table.
It’s kind of the perfect solution!
I’m not sure about the books on the bottom shelf but for now I like having them in easy reach. I suppose I can change it out if I decide I’m reaching for something else more frequently.
All in all I’m pretty happy with how the room is turning out!
I have two more big projects: painting my desk and adding a peg board! I mean just look at that big empty wall space just waiting for a pegboard. I can’t wait! Check back next week to see how things are coming. In the mean time don’t forget to check out the rest of the rooms in the $100 Room Challenge… some of these ladies are really making progress!
Craft Room Breakdown as of Now:
Rose Gold Craft Cart $35
If you’re following along with the $100 Room Makeover Challenge check out everyone else’s weekly progress here: