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Craft Room Ideas On A Budget
Before I share tips on craft room ideas I wanted to give you a little tour of my room and share how I designed this room. Keep in mind that everything in this craft space was purchased at thrift stores and garage sales. When I designed this room I wanted to reuse as much as I could. The armoire that’s in the corner was previously in another room not being used. Adding it to this room provided lots of storage for fabrics and misc crafty supplies. The farmhouse table worked great as a place to work on craft designs and also for a shipping and wrapping table for my online shop that I previously had.
Under the table is an old wood trunk that provided even more storage for fabrics. I know it’s crazy I don’t sew but I love fabrics. I use most of my fabrics for crafts or for reupholstering pieces. Next to the table on the shelf I kept all my little fun treasures like cabinet hardware, old flash cards, and little pieces that were used for creating crafts or decorating vignettes. The chandelier was acrylic and provided lots of light in this room. It wasn’t hardwired I hung it from a hook from the ceiling and hid the cord with a cord cover.
This little desk worked perfectly in this space because it wasn’t too big. I created a corner vignette with my desk and that old window because I needed a little balance and height. I used decorative pieces on top of my desk that were also used as more storage for shipping and craft supplies.
I got a little creative with my wall art in this room. I took an old screen and hung it on my wall. Then I took a scrap piece of fabric, stenciled dream, create, inspire and pinned it to this screen using old brooch pins.
I love this funky little table that just dressed up my space. I added an reproduction sap bucket with some dried hydrangeas that I love so much!
More storage was added with that book shelf. Some of those pieces were being used decoratively until they sold. And in the old file cabinet I kept more craft supplies.
Five Tips To Keep In Mind When Designing Your Craft Room
- Decide what kind of craft room space you would like. This will determine what pieces of furniture you will need for your craft room. Think about what you’ll be doing in this space. A large table will be needed if you’re going to work on large crafts such as painting small furniture. This room can also serve as two spaces as you can see I added a small office area in my craft room.
- Think about storage. If your room is small and you don’t have lots of room for furniture, add shelves that can be hung on a wall. Make sure you check for studs and use proper wall anchors when needed. Wall shelves can provide that extra storage space if you are lacking room in your floor square feet.
- Get creative with storage.Use old suitcases, hat boxes, trunks, white ironstone pitchers, vases, old wood toolboxes. That’s just a few ideas of how you can reuse ordinary pieces and make it look decorative yet make it useful as storage for your space.
- If you’re on a budget you will want to use as much of your own stuff as you can. But if you really need to find that perfect piece look at thrift stores and garage sales.
- Curtains can also be found for very little money. I found mine for under $10.00 at a thrift shop. Look at garage sales or make a pair of no sew curtains. They are so easy to do and you can find fabric really cheap at a thrift shop or a garage sale. You can see how I created my no sew curtains in my kitchen HERE.
Creating a craft room space doesn’t have to cost lots of money, it’s learning how to get creative with very little money. Do you have a craft space in your home? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section.
The Gilded JunqueYard says
Turned out AWESOME…can’t wait to pop over and see it in person. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Amy Kinser says
I think your space looks awesome! Love your work table. Love the old filing cabinet. Love the chandi. I would love a pretty space like that to create, but I don’t really create so I guess I don’t need the space. Right now, homeschooling takes place on the dining room farm table so that’s my “creative” space.
Love all you did.
Happy Birthday Anne!!! You did such a fabulous job in your own creative room! I love everything about it.What a fabulous room.Enjoy your birthday.
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Blondie's Journal says
I love what you have done!! All of your hard work really paid off…I know you are going to be inspired to create in this beautiful room!
The Decorating Diaries says
I love your room. I’m still dreaming of a space of my own. For now I have taken over the dining room. Happy Birthday!
Judy at GoldCountryCottage says
Hi Anne: Great room and looks so inspiring and quiet. I used to have a creative space in our last home, but not right now. Hopefully I will again soon. I think a person needs one..Happy Wednesday..Judy..Love your desk and how you finished it.
Barbara Jean says
Love the screen art, and the desk, and the round top window. so fun!
Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says
Love your new space! So beautiful! Happy birthday to you!
happy bday, anne! hope its great! i remember getting my first craft room–the feeling is awesome, isn’t it?:) the room is darling–love the desk and chair, and your pretty armoire!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
I LOVE it! I am working on my ‘blog room’ right now. Having the same thoughts, “I want my own creative space”. Mine won’t be anything compared to yours, but a space our own to do what we love is precious. Congrats to you. It makes me want to have a cup of tea and flip through a decor magazine. 🙂
Kris Vogelsang says
Happy Birthday!! What a great creative place you have made for yourself! Looks so pretty, will you get it messy??
Anne it is simply lovely…
My space is somewhat chaotic, I guess it fits me with the hundred different projects I have going.
Wishing you a lovely day my friend
What a beautiful creative space you have created there! I love everything about it. Enjoy your Birthday, Gail
Little Miss Maggie says
Beautiful space, Anne. Could please come over and re-do my space now? I could use your organizational skills ASAP. Wonderful job.
Annmarie Pipa says
oh lucky lucky you! you have such a wonderful space! enjoy!!
chateau chic says
Anne, Your creative space is wonderful! I love all of your personal touches and amazing finds.
Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures says
Your space is gorgeous! I especially love the table and desk. What a deal you got on that pretty chair; it’s perfect with the desk.
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
I just love your new craft room! The finish on your desk turned out fabulous! I’ll have to come back to this when I’m ready to paint a dresser for our guest room. I cna’t pick a favorite thing in your room ’cause I love it all! The floral curtains are so pretty!
A pretty room for a lovely person. Happy Birthday!!!!
Eclectically Vintage says
Glad I got in just under the wire to wish you a fabulous b-day! What a great gift to yourself! The sun shining in, that fabulous desk & chair, the cute screen, the fun curtains… the whole room is perfect!
I could be VERY creative in this room. Terrific job all around. I don’t think you mentioned – where did the curtains come from? They are adorbs!
I bought those curtains at a thrift store too! They were 8.00 for the pair!They are made really well and are lined.They looked brand new when I bought them.
I love this space it is so beautifully thought out and put together. I love the lighting and the curtains.
What a place to create! All I would need is this space and a cup of hot tea to be inspired!
Have a great day rock star!
Athena at Minervas Garden says
You now have a room of one’s own. I love the pretty details you included, and that $4 chair that you just redid–gorgeous! My creative space is my little office area. I go there to think. Thank you so much for sharing your new creative space with us–I love it.
MONICA LIVAS says
Shabby chic Sandy says
I adore your room. Love the dress form..I have been wanting one so I notice them everywhere. I love your desk and I really love that chair–I can’t believe you found it for $4. Amazing!
Oh, my! Your room is gorgeous! Your chandy looks so pretty too! Now you’re going to create your little heart off.
Be a sweetie,
Your “creative space” is lovely! The pieces you’ve chosen to fill it with are perfect…your desk and $4 chair are my favorites!!
Beautiful space…happy creating!
Honey at 2805 says
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creative space at Potpourri Friday!
I love your workspace! It’s so pretty and cheerful – perfect for finding inspiration! I have one but it isn’t too pretty. It’s a partially unfinished room in my basement. Still, it’s my space and I love having it! I’ll get it all dolled up eventually. It has some touches now and I ignore the unfinished parts LOL! I found your great blog through Courtney’s link party and am now following, looking forward to reading more great posts! Feel free to visit me at pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com Hugs, Leena
Hi Anne, First thanks for popping into my blog. I am so glad I found your beautiful blog…so much beauty! I love your creative space and its its very inspiring. Well done 🙂
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
What a lovely creative space Anne. I’m sure you will have many happy and inspired hours working in there. Thanks for sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday this week.
Happy birthday sweetie ♥
What a gorgeous, restful room. Love it!
SO pretty and feminine! 🙂
Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap says
you have created a beautiful space!!
Kadee @KadeeWillow says
So soothing! As much as I adore the studios that have bits and piece in every nook and cranny… and I do… I feel more inspired in spaces like yours. Leaves more room for the mind to wander, think, and try new things without being overwhelmed! So glad I found your blog and am now your newest follower! If you have a moment pop on over my blog as I have a post about my studio. Neat and tidy but I love it! Thanks and I will be back soon!!
time worn interiors says
Love your creative space!
I have that same gray tool box in my studio!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!
Happy Birthday! I love how your office/craft room turned out. It’s so romantic looking and feminine. It’s the perfect style for you. What a deal on that beautiful chair you found too!
Happy Happy Birthday! I LOVE what you did to create your space. All of it – the painting, the design and all the rest. Your very talented and your creative space shows it. Found you on Funky Junk and love it!
Hey, Happy Birthday! Your room is dreamy! I wish I had a creative place like this. Mine is in the basement and is not ready to be showcased 🙂 Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!
Dee @ A Lapin Life says
Oh wow! Your room is stunning.
I’m working on my office. I hope it looks as pretty as yours.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Happy Birthday, Anne! What a great space ~ I love all the room you have. Love the wall color and your furniture pieces. You really did a good job furnishing it on a budget. I have that same lampshade that you have on your desk lamp! It is also in my craft/sewing room, but I’m thinking of recovering it.
At The Picket Fence says
Anne this is sooooo gorgeous!! What an amazing place to be creative or to just sit and enjoy some quiet…which is the kind of room I need right about now. LOL! You did an incredible job putting this together and we are so glad you linked it up to Inspiration Friday last weekend. We will be featuring it this week so be sure to stop by! 🙂
Rustic Anthology says
This is a great space, love the colors!
~Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com
Coveting A Cottage says
Can you tell me where you found those curtains? Were they a thrift find or bought elsewhere? I think they would look cute in my living room. Thanks!
Honey at 2805 says
You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!
I found those curtains at a thrift store.The only tag I see on them says “Arden window panel”.
Gorgeous! I just saw you at 2805 featured!
Hi there! I happened to come across your blog and found it to be so charming! Your home and decorating skills are amazing! Everything truly is beautiful and I will gladly become a follower and look forward to your future posts.
Blessings to you,
Your workspace is wonderful. There are so many sweet little accent pieces.
I had a room to myself in our former home, but in our present, and final, home I have to work in the garage.
Happy belated Birthday. Guess I missed few of your posts so didn’t know bout your b/d.
I have craft room, used to do all my crafting in it but somehow at some point moved out to kitchen island to paint pieces. Now craft room is a mess which am working on clearing out. Am running out of room to put “excess “stuff” need my own shed. Have practically filled all other storage areas we have and hubs is getting very grumpier. Have to go thru our big shed to clear out way too much stuff but whenever hubs helps we end up bickering about everything, might have to bonk him on head or better yet,, muzzle him. Weather is much nicer now so this is time to attempt the big cleaning in our big shed. Not that it needs it or anything. This time won’t give everything to thrift store, will have boxes full of what knots people can buy in bulk. Getting rid of more Christmas and other holiday stuff, don’t use it anymore so why keep it. I always make new stuff anyway for holidays.
Your room looks very nice, loving that bow topped window among few other things in your craft room.
Have wonderful week.