Craft room artwork - creating a simple gallery wall of bold, colorful prints

One Room Challenge {Week 5}: Craft Room Artwork

Craft room artwork - creating a simple gallery wall of bold, colorful prints

When I decided to throw my hat in the proverbial ring for this round of the One Room Challenge, six weeks to finish up my already-in-progress craft room makeover sounded like for-ev-er. Well, it’s Week 5 and the panicky feelings are setting in! This past week, I was focused on prettying up my plain white walls, and I’m excited to give you a peek at my craft room artwork!

I’ve been collecting prints here and there that I intended to use in my home office. But since I changed gears a little (what else is new?) and decided to go with a magenta, tangerine and teal color palette in my craft room, I decided to hang the prints in there instead.

I used these prints to create a small gallery wall across from my craft table, so I have something inspiring to look at while I work.

Craft room artwork - creating a simple gallery wall of bold, colorful prints

From top left: Jane Austen print from The Diggingest Girl / Rain Print by Michel Valenton / Blog print (I think this was in a swag bag from Alt for Everyone?) / Make Something Amazing art by me / framed bag art.

Craft room artwork - creating a simple gallery wall of bold, colorful prints

 

On the wall behind my craft table, I wanted a something a little funky, so I decided to spell out “CREATE” with a variety of letters.

Colorful craft room artwork - word art crafts

I’ll show you how I made the various letters in posts to come, but I started with a combo of galvanized and chipboard letters from Michaels. To give each a unique look, I used faux flowers, watercolors, fabric and a whole bunch of circles punched out of the other side of the Anthropologie bag that I framed above. And then I kind of ran out of steam on the two metal “E”s; if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Colorful craft room artwork - word art crafts

Colorful craft room artwork - word art crafts

 

Here’s what’s still left to do before next week’s full reveal:

  • paint the walls 
  • 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
  • paint old cabinet for photo studio space/storage
  • make a magnetic display board (because why not add another project to the list heading into the last week!?!?)
  • wall art and colorful accents

Head on over to Calling It Home to check in on how my fellow guest participants are doing on their makeovers, and see how the Featured Designers spaces are coming. Or you can catch up on mine here:

Sharing with: Thoughts of Home Thursday 

12 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week 5}: Craft Room Artwork

  1. Reviving Charm

    I’m glad to hear I wasn’t the only one that changed things up a bit. I love the fun colors you have chosen for your space. They look so “happy”, which makes for a wonderful space to create in and be inspired by. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week.

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  2. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Emily I adore the artwork and I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at http://www.decortoadore.net

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  3. Stacey

    The artwork is fun and CREATE is perfect! I’d love to have a space like this. 😉

    Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of Home.

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