Friday, May 13, 2011

Craft Room Progress

Here is an update on the craft room. Calvin laid the wood floors, but we wanted to wait to stain them until we got some nice weather so we could open the windows for ventilation. Well, Idaho weather has been SUPER crappy, so Calvin was just able to do the staining last week. Here is what it looks like now:

We still need to polyurethane the floors, and then add some trim. I patched and painted the walls. It is coming together and I am getting really excited for it! So... I am an interior designer which means I had to put together an inspiration board and some plans of what I dream the room to look like.

A. Wall color - Glidden "China Rain." Same color that's in my bedroom. I had some extra, so that was the deciding factor. The rest of the color palette is blues and greens.
B. Lighting - The lighting in the room is awful, so I plan to find a cute lamp to put on the desk for some task lighting. This lamp is amazing! I just found in on some random website. I will see if I can find something similar.
C. Cork Board - This is an actual picture of the one I have already made for the room. The frame is from my work. A loooooong time ago my boss gave it to me because the mirror inside it was shattered to pieces, so I bought some cork board and glued a piece of fabric on it. A beautiful yet functional art piece.
D. Chair - So, this is a Louis Ghost Chair and sadly it won't be going in the room. It is a VERY big dream of mine to own one of these, but I just don't have $400 to buy one right now, or even $140 to buy a knockoff. Some day I will own one. Wouldn't it look so amazing in my craft room though?!! I do need a chair, so I will probably just find a cute old wooden one that I can paint.
E. Wall Art - I saw this online in a craft room. So cute!
F. Storage - Super cheap and colorful boxes from Ikea. I actually have these already. I got them two weekends ago when I was in Utah visiting my two favorite interior design friends.
G. Dresser - I plan to find a cheap dresser on Craigslist that I can paint really fun, like this one. I will use it to store my fabrics and other items.

And here is a floor plan of how is is all going to be laid out:

And here is an elevation of the shelving, so you can see what I am thinking.

Anyways, you probably think I am crazy but I like doing stuff like this. It is like I am in school again, which I miss. I can't wait for it all to come together. Hopefully it won't be much longer. :)