Bright and Bold Craft Room Design Plans_One Room Challenge_Spring 2016

One Room Challenge {Week 4}: Craft Room Progress Update

Bright and Bold Craft Room Design Plans_One Room Challenge_Spring 2016

Okay, I gotta be honest, I’m freaking out a little that Week 4 of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home, is here already. That means just a couple more weeks until I reveal my craft room makeover to you. But what that really means is that I need to get my butt moving and start on the remaining projects for my room! So I thought I’d share a craft room progress update today and show you how things are coming along so far (and hopefully this’ll light a fire under me to power through to the finish line!).

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If this is your first time stopping by, you can find my previous ORC posts here:Β Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3.

Let’s take a look at how my craft room is coming along…

A look at the progress I've made in my craft room makeover / One Room Challenge Spring 2016

All-in-all, I could probably go ahead and call this room “done” if I wanted to. The walls have been painted and the light fixture has been installed. The craft table and shelving units are assembled and already full of my crafting supplies…

A look at the progress I've made in my craft room makeover / One Room Challenge Spring 2016

A look at the progress I've made in my craft room makeover / One Room Challenge Spring 2016

But we’re not finished yet! This room really needs some C-O-L-O-R to pull it together and finish it off. You can see a few small quilts draped on the back of the chair that I’d like to hang. My mom made these for me over the years, and I’d like to display them.Β I’ve already selected and framed some prints for the wall opposite the craft table,Β and I’m working my way through a DIY art project for the wall behind the table.

A look at the progress I've made in my craft room makeover / One Room Challenge Spring 2016

Which brings me to a question I’d like to ask all of you: where would you position the craft table in this room? I have been absolutely adamant that I don’t want this table up against a wall. I wanted it centered under the pendant light, facing the doorway and hallway. I have a weird thing about sitting with my back to the door… (I think we watched too many spy shows from 2008 – 2012). Now that I’ve been able to use my craft table for some projects, I’m second-guessing that decision. It is trickier to maneuver around the table with it in the center of the room, but I like the view better. What would you do?

Lastly is the “photo studio” corner. Right now I am using a folding tray table as my surface. Not the classiest set-up, but it gets the job done.

Photo studio corner in progress / One Room Challenge Week 4

We have an old cabinet in our garage that I’d like to clean up and paint for this corner. The top would be a great surface for photographing smaller projects, plus it would double as storage. But this is where the panic starts to set in because I have made NO effort yet at making over this cabinet. And furniture makeovers are daunting tasks for me because I rarely do them. Wish me luck πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far for my craft room makeover:

  • paint the wallsΒ 
  • install a real light fixture
  • choose a craft table/work surface
  • install shelving unit or bookcases
  • space for sewing machine
  • storage solutions for various craft supplies & materials
  • create a photo studio in one corner
  • wall art and colorful accents

I still have high hopes that I’ll get the room where I want it for the Week 6 reveal; let’s hope I am still feeling that confidence next week!

12 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week 4}: Craft Room Progress Update

  1. Jennie

    Wow, I love your progress in this room, Emily. I think it looks great! I love the light fixture and how much LIGHT is in this room. #lucky! πŸ™‚ As for the position of the desk, if you like it as is, just keep it there; you can always move things around once you’ve been using the room for a while, right? I think once you have the quilts hung and such, you’ll get a better idea too. Great job! πŸ™‚
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks so much, Jennie! I love how much brighter the room feels now. And yes, you’re right – I can always move the furniture around later if the layout doesn’t seem to be working for me πŸ™‚

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks Erlene! I’ve thought about moving the shelves, too. I should’ve tried a few arrangements before filling up the shelves and desk with all of my supplies πŸ˜›

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  2. Kim~madeinaday

    Your room looks great! Here’s what I have, I have my old desk in the center of my room as a craft table and another desk facing a space between two windows so I can look out side instead of at a wall. I use the windows as my natural light for photos, but I also have photography lights in case it’s dark. I have cubbies and bookshelves on both sides of the room for my supplies. You room is beautiful all white, it loks so nice and clean! Mine was my kids playroom, so It’s teal and the bookshelves and cubbies are black, I feel like I’m in a cave of craft supplies, lol. Sharing on Twitter! #merrymonday
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks Kim! It sounds like you’ve got a lot of room to work in your craft room! I wish I had room for two desks – I was originally hoping for a sewing station, but I don’t think I can fit two work tables in my room. Maybe someday we’ll finish out our basement and I can design a large workspace down there πŸ˜‰

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