Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Craft Room

This project was featured on HGTV.com!!!!!!!

Last weekend I worked on putting together a little temporary craft room in our spare bedroom. We use the room for when out-of-town family members come to visit, so I made sure things could be easily removed to accommodate guests.

So here's what I was working with before. Clearly, we still have a lot to do with this room. Doors will be replaced, we'll be putting up new trim and baseboards, refinishing the floors or laying carpet, and possibly repainting.

Here is the room now. This room is very low on our makeover priority list, so I didn't do much to it. Just cleaned, organized, and added some decor and furniture from my stash in our garage. Surprisingly, these minimal changes give the room a whole new look! I'm going to really enjoy working on projects in here!



 I hung an old crib mattress spring that I found in my mom's basement on the wall to use as my inspiration board.



 It's nice having things organized and off the floor!

 I used clothespins and twine to hang this old burlap sack, creating a rustic valance.








So, that's my new craft room! I even have plenty of space to paint in here once it gets too cold outside! 


85 comments:

  1. Great room. I really like how much space you have. Often craft rooms are so full there is no room to spread out. I need to work on cleaning up my work space. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Ginger

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  2. Oh I LOVE it! You did a great job! Funny how just a little organizing, rearranging and accessorizing can make a HUGE difference in a room! :) Thanks for sharing!

    XO's,
    Jessie

    P.S.

    I'm not sure if you already entered my giveaway yet, but you have until Sunday, midnight PST {Oct. 30th} to enter!!! :) It's a Shabby Chic giveaway! :)

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  3. I love the crib springs/inspiraation board! Such an awesome way to recycle! :)

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  4. *LOVE* your inspiration board! Want one! andrea@townandprairie

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  5. What a LOVely craft room. I am working on my area now too. With winter coming I had to prep a space inside rather than the cold garage. Great idea for the inspiration board too!

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  6. What a great room! I love your inspiration board!!

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  7. What an amazing space --- I am inspired to organize my space, too. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  8. Hi Melissa, this is a really cute idea. This week I am not having the newbie party, it is a magazine copy cat challenge. I have been announcing that for a few weeks now. See you next week as I resume.

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  9. I love the space you've created Melissa! And love the brilliant upcycled use of your inspiration board. You now have no excuse not to create beautiful things (hahha!). Happy Monday!
    -Marie

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  10. Everything looks wonderful! I especially like that bed spring that you have mounted for your what-nots!! Excellent idea. I am following you at Pinterest and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  11. Looking good Melissa. I love the way you repurposed that crib mattress spring. Happy creating!!!

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  12. I love the crib mattress spring idea!! so creative and effective!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I love your craft room! I really like how organized it is!

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  14. Well, only talented ladies like you dear Melissa deserve a craft room as great as this one! I love your organizing sweet friend. My daughter had a crib matress in her oldest daughter's room, I love how you've used it. I'm inviting you to visit my Cloche Party post at Marty's, I have some pics of the lovely giveaway towels you gifted me, a promise is a promise! Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  15. Old crib mattress springs, who woulda thunk?
    Great idea. Kathi

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  16. This turned out awesome! LOVEEEE your ideas and style! Saw this on the Reasons to Skip the Housework link-up!

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  17. Nice transformation! I have wanted to hang my son's crib mattress spring for a long time (he's 7 now) but I'm afraid my husband will think I'm certifiable! I also kind of want to try and "rustify" it a bit, just not sure how. Yours looks great! Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva! Have a great week!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  18. Very nice! A great place to be creative! New follower via Coastal Charm!

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  19. I love your craft room with all of its vintage charm! Great job. Just found your lovely blog via Coastal Charm and am your newest follower.

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  20. Your shutters are great! I picked up a set at midnight madness the other day and am so excited to put them to work!!! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit and follow me sometime soon!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  21. love it!

    found your post via tuesday's treasures and would love to have you visit and follow if you like what you see.

    www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

    warmly.

    michele

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  22. Very cool! LOVE it! It really caught my eye tonight as I was cruisin' thru blogland since I just spent eight hours de-constructing a matress that I feared would never leave our dining room (too big for the truck - lol) Anyway... love your wall!

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  23. The inspiration board is FAB!!! It looks great in there. I came over from Coastal Charm and I am hooked! Great job!!

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  24. I love your room. The baby bed springs with the gears and such is awesome. Great job.

    Benita

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  25. I love this!!! I want to feature your room and my feature wednesday @ emily's Up-cycled Furniture.

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  26. Great room! Love your idea to use the springs as your inspiration board!

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  27. love love love the green piece---who knew organized paint could look so good?

    newest follower!

    amy

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  28. I so need to organize my paint! Everything looks wonderful. Love the inspiration board. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. Looks as if a lot of creativity can go on there.

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  30. Nice craft room! I love how you used the crib springs to hang things on...so clever!

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  31. Wow, love it all! Especially the burlap curtain and all the bottles... and the crib springs.... okay it's all great! :) Thanks for sharing on Kammy's Korner Trash 2 Treasure!

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  32. What a great idea to use the crib base that way! Love it!! Of course I love the burlap curtain too! Such an adorable room! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love your crib-bottom-hanger thing! Your burlap valance is very artistic. New follower.
    Audrey

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  34. It is awesome. I love this space. The crib mattress springs are super. I have to try this.

    Ruth

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  35. I love that old crib spring on the wall. Who would have thought! What a great idea!!

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  36. I LOVE this spae! You have done a great job! Thank you so much for linking up with the frog!!!

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  37. What a great creative space! I love your inspiration board!

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  38. So pretty workspace. Very neat and tidy also well organised. Love the curtain of burlap sack and the bottles. Very country style. LOVE it.

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  39. I am so in love! What an amazing space! Will you please add my button or link to the end up your post (per the rules) I want to share this :)

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  40. I'm having a little bit of "Craft Room Envy" I especially love your inspiration board! How clever! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  41. This is mega cool! I love the random materials you used in new & unexpected ways. It all turned out very nice!

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  42. So creative and awesome :)) Love it..I will love for you to share this awesome idea via my Pin'Inspirational Party today pls.Ty ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

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  43. What a cool room! I love the crib springs - great inspiration!

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  44. I think it looks great! Ahhh, just to have a room to craft in would be awesome! Thanks for linking up and sharing.
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  45. I really enjoyed your blog.
    bj

    Rose

    http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com/

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  46. Love the inspiration board, what an amazing idea!
    Helen x

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  47. Wow, I LOVE your inspiration board! It's got such an appealing look to it, and I love your use of clothes pegs too :)

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  48. What a great project! I love your taste. Happy to have found your blog :)

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  49. what an organized
    and pretty new space
    you get to create in

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  50. What a GREAT place to go get creative in! Fabulous job :)

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  51. AMAZING craft room! LOVE LOVE LOVE the old crib mattres inspiration board! Just awesome!

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  52. LOVE the craft room! The Inspiration board is amazing! I featured you today in my Friday I'm in Love favorites!!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-im-in-love-with-touch-of-grey.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  53. Oh it's heavenly! It's just gleaming with inspiration! Thank you for linking this up the VIP party at Designer Garden. Have a wonderful weekend dear!

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  54. The crib mattress spring on the walll is BRILLIANT! But all my cribs are long gone. :)
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  55. There are so many things in the room I love, don't know where to start. Thanks for linking up!

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  56. Love that crib inspiration board! Truly inspirational!!

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  57. Looks great! I'm totally loving your wall color. Can I ask the name of it? We're looking for the perfect gray/taupe color for our bedroom and both me and my husband love the color of your walls. Visiting from Junkin' Junky:)

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  58. Fabulous room and yeah... that crib inspiration board is perfect!

    Shared you on FJI Facebook for SNS 106. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150430620231141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  59. The crib spring is awesome as your inspiration board. Love the idea. Also love the burlap sack on your window.

    What a great place to craft.

    So nice to visit with you tonight.

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  60. love the crib spring as your "junk" board and all the sweet touches of vintage. the coffee sack window treatments are a great idea and one i will have to incorporate at my house!
    thanks for sharing the awesome pics.

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  61. I am you newest follower. That is so inspiring. I have a baby spring I will be doing. I have been working on my office. Thanks !
    Smiles, Alice

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  62. very country and beautiful!! I love the mattress spring! Very cool idea. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

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  63. The mattress spring is such a clever idea. Great way to display your inspiration files.

    Thank you for linking to Beautiful Junk Saturday. I do hope you will place a link back to the party.

    Mel

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  64. Your new craft room is so charming! I really like using the crib springs for your inspiration board. That is just too clever. Of course, now I MUST follow your blog for all future inspiration!
    :) CAS

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  65. Oh my! This is absolutely inspiring! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing at the Crazy Cute party at Between U & Me! Good luck with the giveaway this week! :D

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  66. I like your craft room! It looks so clean and organized. Mine is a mess right now--I truly need to get it somewhat in order:)

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  67. I love what you did with the room. It looks wonderful.

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  68. What a great idea with the baby mattress spring! Looks like you have a nice size room to get creative! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

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  69. Wow, what a really amazing room to create in! There are so many little details that make it really unique! Love all your have done! I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share, thank you!

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  70. You are so smart! I never would have thought of using a mattress for hanging! LOVE!

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  71. super cute! I am going to be featuring you this week at my party...it will be up tomorrow night!

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  72. LOVE the mattress idea. such a good decorating idea!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! I featured this on my twitter page :) Feel free to grab a featured button!

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  73. Looks so great, Melissa! You KNOW I LOVE that Green bookcase...so BOLD!!!

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  74. Featuring you tonight! You were one of the most viewed links at last week's party. Thanks for sharing. Love your craftroom! I'm so jealous! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  75. Just stopping back by to let you know that you will be the Frog Favorite Friend of the week! You did an awesome job and the frog readers loved your craft room. (Is it getting old yet? HA)
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  76. Melissa, you are a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Your fabulous project is being featured. Thanks so much for linking it up to the November "Abundant Thanks" linky party!
    All the best,
    Christina

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  77. I featured this post today on my blog! Come check it out! ;D

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  78. LOVE your craft room!! Sharing this at the party tonight~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  79. I shared your crib sprig idea at:
    http://thezkids.blogspot.com/2011/11/lots-of-ideas.html
    Please grab a button. Thanks!

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  80. Beautiful transformation! I love your style!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  81. I featured this today! Come check it out and grab a button:)

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/11/good-morning-sunshine.html

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  82. How darling. I REALLY love it!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  83. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!!!!! After my own heart!! I am still on the search for a old baby crib springs!!!! Any suggestions??? Keep up the fantastic ideas.....

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