Birth of a Craft Room, Part 1: The Inspiration


Photo credit: Sherwin Williams

When our boys got old enough to need their own space for their toys, I lost my precious craft room. For the last two years, I’ve been displaced to a wall in our living room. Not a very conducive space for crafting. Recently, we decided to finish our basement. In the plans we made with our contractor, a new craft room for me was a must. When the plans were finished, I ended up with a great sized room, with a walk-in closet, and a second linen-closet. The room has French doors, as well as side windows so I can be in the craft room, and still see into the boys’ playroom to keep an eye on them.

And it has a name: The Pink Palace.

That’s right, I’m going pink! The accent colors will be white and black.

All of my craft organization and desk are white, and I love them. So I’ll continue to use them. I may need to get a few more storage pieces, but I think I’m set with this.

For a worktable and chairs, I am re-purposing a table and chair set that belonged to my husband’s grandparents. It’s stamped on the bottom that it was made in 1939, so how cool is that?? More on this project later on!


I also have this Queen Anne chair that was given to me by a friend years ago, and that will become MY CHAIR. It’s going to be a statement piece. Again, stay tuned for more on this!

queen anne

Of course, accessories are key. It’s all in the details. Here are some of the things I’m thinking of (and maybe have purchased).

image  Pink Pillow

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And, somewhere, there will be animal print!

Stay tuned for more posts about my new workspace. I’m so excited to get it together and start using it!

If you could build your dream craft space, what would it look like? What must you have? Let me know, leave me a comment!


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  1. Pingback: Birth of a Craft Room, Part 2: The Furniture | Girls Gone Mild

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