Craft Room Reveal

This is the day I have been waiting for 4 months to happen – CRAFT STUDIO REVEAL DAY! But before you can appreciate a good before and after let’s begin with the story of my former craft room and see the inspiration for the change.

craft studio reveal

Before I designed and built this space I had a tiny 10’ x 11’ foot room that I thought would be a good idea to paint pumpkin orange (egads!). It became more of a craft storage room than a place to create.  It was also the only room on the first floor with a shut door.  So when people came over and we had to hide stuff guess where it went?  Yep to the craft room.  Every month I had to gut, purge and clean it.

craft studio


I desperately needed a place to actually work and store all of my supplies. What started out as a mere conversation with Sandra from Sawdust Girl telling me that she could totally coach me along on this project, became a reality January 1st as I was getting all my supplies from Lowes.

lowes wood

So we started to build from scratch, my amazing studio cabinets which set in motion the main organization of the room.  If you want to read my Sawdust Diary where I walked through all the ups and downs of building those cabinets head on over to Sawdust Girl.

craft room organization

After the cabinets were complete, I tweaked an Ana White plan to make my large craft room table.  This is the main hub of the room and where I spend most of my time.  I made it countertop height since most of the time I stand when I do my projects.  It is nice to not always have to bend over my projects when I work.

craft room inspiration

Then I needed a dual purpose option to hold both my craft paints and hide my drop down iron.  I didn’t have much wall space in this room with only three to work with, two of which had cabinets on them.  So the Paint Shelf Hidden Door was born.

craft paint storage

I also needed an area where I could pretend like I can sew. Scratching off our original plan to build a desk, I took a Craiglist find and painted it to the match the cabinets.  It became an instant sewing table as well as a place for me to store my files, Silhouette machine and my printer.

sewing table

Moving day came and I took about a million trips up and down the stairs and organized the cabinets. I managed to pack to the gills 8 of the 9 cabinets I built.


And then finally I got to decorate and add details like my lazy susan art caddy, and some amazing curtains from IKEA (Janette $24.99 a pair) that set the color palette for the space.

art caddy

Not only is this a space for me to work in but it has been the hub for homework, craft projects and game nights.  My kids are hard at work trying to create pieces of art to add to our gallery wall.

how to create a gallery wall

This project, by far, was the most zealous project I have ever taken on.  Not only did it take me three months to complete but cost me the most of any remodel project I have ever done.  I had set a budget for this project (and paid cash!) and was right at that but for all I did to transform this room I think it is pretty amazing and it was worth every penny to me.

Many of you have asked where this is in our house.  It is our upstairs loft.  Here you can see the stairwell and get an idea of its placement in our home.

craft room ideas

The loft used to be an underutilized game room.  The only bummer was the fact that we had to lose our ping-pong table.  Even though we only used it quarterly, just knowing it is gone is a slight bummer.

craft room reveal

Would you even in a million years guess it was the same room?

I literally spend about 8 hours a day in here working, crafting and playing with my kiddos.  My family literally has to beg me to come downstairs.

craft room ideas

craft room inspiration

It is by far my favorite space in the entire house.  I never want to move.ever.

I never beg for pins but I would appreciate, ever so greatly, if you would consider pinning this.  I worked so hard at this project I want everyone to see it.

And now for my acceptance speech…

I want to give Sandra from Sawdust Girl a huge thank you for listening to me argue, complain and then finally get to work.  I would have never attempted this project without her coaching.  Also thank you to Rex for bailing me out when I couldn’t take one more minute of the project.  Thank you to the Lowes employees in Indianapolis for cutting all of the wood for the cabinet bases and for providing the flooring, as well as pretending to be totally interested every time I came in to show them pictures of the progress. Thank you to Derrick from D. Lawless Hardware for sending me all the hardware for this project, even after I changed my mind and had him send different ones.  And thank you to my amazing hubby who helped me build the cabinets and had the patience to put up with my whining for three months.  I love you more than my studio.

  • Kristi @ Creative Kristi

    It looks amazing and I can’t wait to see what you do with the Pumpkin Room! ;) Sandra is awesome and I’m so glad you got to work with her! I think the trade off of ping pong table vs. a useable space for you and the family is worth it ;)
    Good work!

    • Beckie

      Absolutely i would never give this room up for no amount of ping pong ;-)

  • Sarah @ An Inviting Home

    This is an incredible transformation! You can tell that so much time and thought went into planning things out perfectly. I can definitely see why you would NEVER want to leave this space!


    • Beckie

      Yes I think i spent more time dreaming about it than building it. It is the perfect space for me.

  • Carlene@Organized Clutter

    Now this is a craft room! Just awesome!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Carlene. It was a long time coming but every inch I am in love with.

  • Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    WOW! Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! You created the most possible out of that space girl! Smokin’ hot! Great job.. I just don’t know what else to say… I mean I am wiping my drool off over here! :) -Jen

    • Beckie

      How about you come riding your pony over now and come craft with me?

  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

    Oh Beckie it turned out soooo fabulous! I love how bright and open it is – and all that storage is killing me! You did such an amazing job.

    • Beckie

      Thanks Beverly. I would love it if you came and crafted with me. We could do some jewelry knock offs. The invitation is always open if you are in Indy ever.

  • jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof

    Good grief it’s like a crafty dream home palace!!! Is this where you hang out and do all your DFP :) hehe. Nicely done and I’ll pin tonight

    • Beckie

      Yep this is the place. Can you imagine me talking to you last night in one of the chairs? Cuz that is where I was.

  • Kathe

    Wow! You have created the perfect crafting space! I have serious craft room envy!! I pinned and shared on my Facebook page! I hope you will come by on Monday night and link this up at my party too!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Kathe I so appreciate it.

  • Cindy Jenkins

    That is SICK!!! What an awesome space!!!

    • Beckie

      {squuuueeealll!} Thanks Cindy!

  • Annette Witherspoon

    I have been following along with your craft room project and I’m so excited to see the final result. It is amazing!! Congratulations on a job very well done! You should be so proud. I love it!

    • Beckie

      Thanks for following along Annette. I am sooooo proud of it.

  • Erin @ How to Nest for Less

    Umm. This is the most unbelievable craft space I’ve ever seen. Congrats to you!!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Erin! Hugs!

  • Maria

    That is an amazing space!

  • Diane Kaul

    Beckie, your hard work shows in every detail. You did a great job, what a great place to work. I’m curious, what did you (or are you going to) put in your old craft room?

    • Beckie

      Diane I think we are going to turn it into a workout space. Lord knows my bloggy butt needs it after all the stress eating I did completing this project ;-)

      • Jennifer Williams

        I think it needs to become the “Williams suite.” ;) The kids could have the upstairs guest room, and we could have our own downstairs. Just a thought… OK, maybe not. Your studio looks amazing. Well done once again!

        • Beckie

          THanks Jen…please tell me you will come visit it?

  • Amanda

    Absolutely incredible. You’re such a rock star, Beckie!

    • Beckie

      Well hello there creating buddy, thank you so much!!

  • Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz

    Absolutely incredible. This is the taj mahal of crafting space.

    • Beckie

      HAHA! I love the comparison, I will take it.

  • Sarah McKenna

    Astonishing! I have never seen anything like it! There are no words. You are going to love every second in there!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Sarah. I have for sure!

  • Judy Clark

    OMG! That is the most fabulous craft room I have ever seen! I can’t believe you did all of that in just three months. WoW!! It is fantastic and will be heavenly to work in. Congratulations on all of your hard work. It was well worth it in the end. Enjoy the space.


    • Beckie

      Yes it sure is. Sandra said it would be like birthing a baby and I would forget about all the pain once it was done. She was right! I love it.

  • Paula

    This is LOVELY! I recently revamped my crafting space and had considered myself done, until I saw your paint storage/door/iron cave… Beautiful job!!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Paula! It is my dream space for sure.

  • Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers

    WOWZA!!! That is so amazing…those craft closets are the bomb! Fantastic job!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Sonya! So much storage.

  • Bonnie @ Uncommon

    Sigh…this girl can dream of a space like that! So resh,clean, and organized! Incredible! My husband could only hope for my little room to look that good! Great job Becky…you totally deserve a space like that!

  • Amy Gee

    wow absolutely a dream space. Now I know who to call when I start working on transforming my basement :) Thinking it is time to move my craft room/office/laundry room to another area.

    • Beckie

      No way this girl is dead, never taking on a project like that again! And Larry is more than capable to do it in about 1/8 of the time it took me.

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    I love it!! You did an amazing job!!

  • Jill

    I LOVE IT! Such a phenomenal space! If I had built that I would never want to move either! The loft/gameroom in my house is very similar and I’d love something like this, especially with those big windows and that to die for craft table. Don’t think my 4 kiddos are ready to be kicked out just yet though so I am definitely pinning this for my future! I stumbled onto your blog at the very start of this journey and I’m so glad I did! I have enjoyed your blog and sawdust girl’s blog very much. I may be a new follower but I am a big fan!! Can’t wait to see all the great things you create in this wonderful space!

    • Beckie

      Woo hoo well welcome Jill. I am so glad you found me. Thanks for your sweet words about your space.

  • Rhadonda

    So totally amazing. Congrats on a new room for all to enjoy! You will be the envy of all crafters but we are truly happy for you!

  • Melanie

    This is truly amazing! So organized and practical, and it is obvious from watching along the way what heart and soul you put into this! I am so excited for you!!

  • Heather

    Total home run!! Love that you thought of all the details and did the work yourselves. True hands on DIY!
    Fantastic job!

  • Tori

    Wow! What a gorgeous room to craft and just hang out in! You did a wonderful job Beckie! I love it!

  • Nessa The Procrastinator

    I’m completely blown away and also incredibly jealous. It’s beautiful. You kick major butt! :)

  • Shauna @Satori Design for Living

    It’s gorgeous Beckie! I Love that it not only functions well and has clever storage solutions, but it looks good enough to not require a door. Something my craft room lacks- must close door at all times LOL!

  • Amy Huntley

    It is AMAZING!! Great job Beckie!

    • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

      Amazing space, Beckie!! I don’t think I would ever leave that room. Ever. Maybe you could build a Murphy bed behind one of those book cases haha! The feeling of knowing you built everything yourself must be incredible! Thanks for sharing the entire journey:)


  • Linda @ it all started with paint


    What a truly amazing space! I’m in awe. And a bit jealous seeing as I have a craft armoire. A small one … :)

    Love it and I’ll be pinning and sharing for you!

    :) Linda

  • KAyla Danelle

    WOW girl! You did awesome! It doesn’t look like the same room in a million years! I am SO so jealous of all of your cabinet space – because how lovely to be able to just shut the cabinet doors and voila! Clean! Outstanding. Definitely pinning this for my *someday* house. ;)

  • Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    Wow – I’d never want to leave that space either — and it looks like you can play ping pong on that gigantic craft table! Job well done – worth the effort and enjoy your new creative space!

  • Lori

    This room is nothing short of amazing!!! Even though we’ve seen it in pieces, it’s incredible to see it all come together. Wow! Your hard work has paid off and I don’t blame you for not wanting to leave :-)

  • Cindy S.

    Absolutely amazing and breathtaking!!! Seriously, this is a dream space—big, sunny, organized, and beautifully decorated and appointed with storage and workspace. If you ever do sell your house, it will probably be the star of the show.

    BTW, just wondering what type and color the flooring is—-this is what I’m looking for in my great room.

    • Beckie

      It is a laminate from Lowes. It is one of their stock colors.

  • mickey white

    Oh my ; it’s so wonderful ; I would NEVER Leave the room ; I’d sleep on the chair in there . WOW !!!!! I am dreaming ……..

  • Carol in E TN

    All I can say is that your room is absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Traci (@beneathmyheart)

    It’s truly amazing, Beckie! I love it! Enjoy all your hard work! :)
    Can I come over for a “craft night sleepover?” We can take our sleeping bags up there!


    • Beckie

      Dang girl of course you can ANYTIME. I even have a guest room all prettied up for you!

  • Stella Cordova

    I’m so happy to finally see the whole reveal! The room looks amazing, I love how you pulled everything together. The room also looks so HUGE! Between the before and after picture it looks like the room grew half it’s size.

    I also love the curtains and the color scheme you chose for this room.

    I’m so glad for you and your family! I hope you all spend many more hours of fun in the room and grew tremendously together!

  • I Play Outside The Box

    WOW! I pinned it!!!

  • Rachel

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Having dabbled in building with wood, I can appreciate the HARD work you put into this. Be proud! Be VERY proud!

  • Anissa Carlisle

    Gorgeous…love it all! Do a linky party so I can share mine!

  • Jalet

    Not only have I pinned almost very phase of this utterly fantastic project, I have shamelessly shared it. Ping pong table gone? Nah, just hook the net across the craft island! Great job and worthy of the finest-highest praise. So proud of you.

    • Beckie

      Thanks Jalet that means so much to me!

  • Sandra @ Sawdust Girl

    I’m so dog-gone proud of you I’m almost in tears! Literally. WHAT an amazing room. It is beyond my dreams of what the finished room would look like after you brought in all your finishing touches. <3 U

    • Beckie

      Thanks Sandra. I will forever me grateful for you empowering me to do it!

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    Incredible! There’s not much I can say about the room that hasn’t been said before so I’ll say this: I envy your skills :) Great job!

  • Ferly

    I breathed a big sigh of relief for {and with} you after reading this post! Simply gorgeous! So glad to have virtually walked through the process with you. I would have a hard time leaving that room too! What became of your old craft storage room? Is that now your home office where you blog?

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

    • Beckie

      No I blog in my studio I think we are turning it into our work out room.

  • Kim

    Absolutely beautiful Becky. You are right to be proud of what you made – and so functional for you and your family. I would dearly love to have a room that size but still feel blessed to have my small overcrowded but very usable space. I woke up this morning to my 9yo daughter in there making a birthday card for a friend (we’re on school holidays so I had a sleep in – bliss).

  • Dianne Colquitt

    Pinned it! Now when will the big garage sale be held? Surely you have some things to get rid of!!! Congrats on the beautiful, beautiful space. You deserve many, many kudos for this work of art!

    • Beckie

      After seeing all the crap I had I didn’t want to sell it I boxed it up and donated it. :-)

  • Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads

    Oh my gosh! This is the most amazing craft space I’ve ever seen! You are the rock star of DIY, and of course I’ll pin this incredible project!

  • Patty

    What a fabulous craft space! Your hard work gives me something to dream about. I can’t decide which I like better — the built-ins, that island or the paint door that hides the ironing board. Ok, I just want them all. Great job on the planning and execution.

  • Randi – Dukes and Duchesses

    Beckie, that is AMAZING. I might be a tiny bit jealous. Or super jealous. :) You did such an incredible job and you should be so proud that you did it yourself! What an amazing room!

  • Mable @ Lilato Laka

    The most AmaZing craft room EVER.. I would LOVE to have one like this. Right now we live in a condo and I do my crafts in my kitchen, laundry and tiny balcony:( not fun! I love the color scheme, the wood floor and that sewing machine is to die for. Awesome job, you are amazing.

  • Debbie

    Oh yes, I’ve pinned this…you do deserve to go viral after all the work and effort you put into it. But even more than that? It’s how it turned out to be the most efficient workspace I have ever seen! You didn’t miss a trick with this baby…congratulations, Beckie!!!
    Debbie :)

  • Destiny

    Awesome friend! Just awesome!

  • Virginia @ LiveLoveDIY

    This is absolutely amazing, Beckie! I have loved following along as you worked on this awesome room. You totally nailed it! I was just visiting Sandra yesterday and got to see some of her amazing work in person. Ya’ll have totally inspired me to try my hand at building! NICE work! Pinning and sharing on FB! :)

  • Eileen

    Wow, amazing. I love that paint door. Wow, again

  • colette

    I can’t believe you are asking us to pin this. who in their right mind WOULDN’T pin this. It is so beautiful!!!! I drool and am so jealous of your space. My craft room is as big as your previous! I long for a giant table to cut out my sewing projects.
    Great job!!!!

  • Richella @ Imparting Grace

    Congratulations, Beckie! You have won the ‘Best Craft Room Ever” award, hands down. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your space–you deserve it after all that hard work! :)

  • Laura

    I just love every detail. I have been following along, and one of my favorite parts is the one I didn’t know was coming… the big comfy chair. I think a cozy corner is what every creative space needs. Enjoy your space. I hope it inspires you as much as it has all of us!

  • Grace

    Beckie…Awesome and amazing job! You and a bonafide carpenter!!! I like that you went with the full doors so if there ever is a mess you can just close them.
    I am however curious as to the cost of this colossal project…If you get a chance to put together some numbers, I’m sure I’m not the only one that wants to know!!!

  • Shannon AKA Design

    It looks so great Beckie! Can’t wait to show it off on Blogger Homes too!

  • [email protected]

    I don’t blame you for never wanting to come out of that room. Storage heaven!

  • Megan

    This space turned out incredible! Love the personal touches like the kid art work. I think it is really cool how it has become a family space. Hey, maybe you can get a ping pong table top fitted for the top of the craft island for when the mood strikes ;).

  • Jan

    Fantastic space…. absolutely took my breath away!

  • Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home

    Seriously, seriously gorgeous. I would never want to leave either!

  • Jean Bullock

    I have been following along and enjoyed every moment of it. Great job. I even pinned it to my Just Plain Cool board.

  • Amanda

    Probably the most amazing craft room I have ever seen Beck! It’s gorgeous! I want that paint rack badly. :)

    • Beckie

      Thank you Amanda. Yes you would for sure have a field day in here! I love it. If you are ever in Indy come take a peeksy.

  • Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Absolutely amazing, Beckie!!! Definitely a room to be jealous of. :)

  • Heather

    This is absolutely amazing. I’ve been waiting for this big reveal and it is beyond anything I could have imagined. I’m so happy for you. I’m hoping we will be able to finish our basement this year which will then give me a “project room” and this has given me so many ideas i hope to incorporate. Way to go!!!!

  • Jill Frank

    OMG! I WANT this space! You did an amazing job! I likely won’t have a space like this until the kids go to college, but I will dream!

  • Amy Cornwell

    This is so beautiful! I love all of the bins and organization. Simply amazing. I’d love to see it in person, I bet it’s breathtaking ;)

    • Beckie

      Come on over! You bring the metal stamps ;-)

  • Jerri

    Such an amazing room! I’m totally jealous! :)

  • jen @ Tatertots & Jello

    Beckie!!! It is beyond fabulous. Amazing. And incredible all rolled into one fabulous space. I want to see it in real life someday. You could film tv episodes in there.

    So impressed. I shared it on my FB page too :)


    • Beckie

      Thanks for the FB love Jen! I would die to craft with you in it!

  • Chantelle Deimling

    I’m having some serious envy problems right now. Amazing! I love it!! Chantelle

  • zolzetka

    SO SO FABULOUS love it love it! Curtains are the bomb to !

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

    One word.


    Oh wait, one more word.


  • Heather @ Real Cheap Housewives of Texas

    GIRL. My next vacation = your craft room in Indy. I’ll be there.

    • Beckie

      Bring it baby!

  • Betsy

    I’ I’d sleep in that space! Great job! It looks fabulous!

  • Hayley @ Welcome to the Mouse House

    I will be redoing my current craft studio soon and this has given me such inspiration! I would die for all that closet space (Okay, well, I don’t really want to die over it because then I wouldn’t get to use it and that would just be terrible, lol)

    Here is my current space, if you want to check it out!

  • Beth

    I can’t help but say this… TAKE THAT Craft Wars!!!! :) What an awesome space, and I love how you’ve stored everything in the bins. I have a few of those (not near enough), but have been starting to collect them to put stuff. Trying to figure out the best way to organize when you do all different types of crafting (paper, vinyl, jewelry). Love love it and it inspires me to try to tackle more larger projects.

    • Beckie

      HA! best comment of the day “take that Craft wars”

  • Mel

    Just amazing! You craft room has me wanting to clean out my garage and put a huge craft room in there (which I may do in a few years time) Well done on all the hard work it really is every crafters dream room! Pinned it!

  • Kristy

    I ditto everything ^^they^^ said and would like to add HOLYCRAPTHATSFANTASTIC!! :)

  • Beth Waldrop

    This is a huge WOW! Love it.

  • Jeanie

    Love it Beckie! This is truly an amazing craft studio! I want to craft at your house ; ) I will pin it for sure!

  • Lady Delores LeBoeuf

    Looks G R E A T … gives me the wanting feeling to create, create, create…thnx for sharing…Love & Blessings…

  • Leanne

    What a dream space. I’m so happy for you and that you were able to make it happen. There are so many great ideas here. Love every bit of it!

  • Amanda S.

    Gorgeous! What an awesome transformation and a great place to craft!! Love it!!!

  • Amanda Tacie

    I am pretty sure I just heard angels sing! I have not stopped drooling! SOOOO AMAZING! So happy for you!

  • Melissa @ Mama Miss

    WOW!!! Man, I wouldn’t leave your craft room either!!! Beautiful, gorgeous, amazing!!! Pinning now :) xx M

  • Dina

    Been waiting to see the end results…….what a wonderful job you did!
    Now it’s my turn, both sons moved out last week…. worked on taxes this week…. tomorrow I’m buying paint to start on my new upstairs craft room (and will be able to have a dining room again!) Woo Woo! Would love to know where/how you got your craft table top?

    • Beckie

      It is in the post entitled large craft table. It is actually laminate but it is oversized. I had to have someone fabricate it for me.

  • Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique

    An amazing creative space Beckie and I totally have storage envy!!

  • Becky

    Congratulations and what an amazing job, Beckie!! Your cabinets are incredible and I know you must be so proud. I pinned it so I can look at it and drool :)

  • Ava

    You did an amazing job! I love the results!

  • M.

    Ahhh!! This is the craft room of everyone’s dreams. And the stuff behind the doors are organized too! I wanna come over to play! And drool. ~M.

  • Gwen

    Wowzers! What a dreamy space! You deserve it, Beckie!

  • Rocksana

    This is just: wow!
    I love all about it…and i could cry, that i don’t have a space like this.

    You did a great job! Thummbs up!

  • Susan

    Wow, wow, wow! I would never leave that space! It is no wonder your family has to beg you to come down! It is such an open and inviting space at the top of the stairs… You have such a gorgeous space and those cabinets are the perfect place to store all your craft supplies! Wow Becky, this is one fabulous room! I pinned it in case I ever get lucky enough to be able to copy it !

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  • jamie

    this room just blew my mind. what an amazing space… your hard work really paid off!

  • Eva Scott

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful wonderful job!!!

  • Leslie R.

    This room is amazing. We are building a new home that has a room that looks very much like this one. It even has a space similar to where your sewing machine is located ~ exactly where I thought I’d put mine.

    I cannot wait until I have a fully functioning sewing and craft room. You did a fabulous job – it is so well thought out.

  • Mel

    Wow! Wow!, really, Wow! You knocked it out of the ball park.

  • David

    amazing! Simply amazing! I can see why you’d never want to leave it.

  • karen@somewhatquirky

    Best. Space. Ever. Nuff said.

  • MK

    Super impressed! What a great use of the loft space which can often end up as wasted space since it is open and cannot be used for a bedroom (or even a work-at-home office b/c of the noise factor). This gives you the openness to still hear what is going on with your family but to fully use the space. I hear you about the pingpong table. We invested in a very nice fooseball table thinking our teenage son’s friends would enjoy it but it just collects dust.

    I have a big bonus room that is “supposed” to be my sewing/craft room but honestly the boxes are still sitting right where the movers delivered them in that room. I’ve bought some thrifted furniture that I need to paint to use as storage for craft/sewing supplies, and I am hoping that your ambitious project will motivate me to get GOING! I am pea green with envy over your fab space!

  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

    woooohoooo, so exciting, looks fabulous!! Love that black singer sewing machine;)

  • Suesan

    What a great labor of love, Becki, for you and for your kiddos to create. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf said that and I believe it wholeheartedly. You’ve given me some great ideas for the future, right after I finish my kitchen reno, two bathroom gut and redo jobs, putting in flooring in my living room and moving the laundry room to a new location. THEN, I will work on my craft space.

  • Terry

    This is seriously serious and every crafters dream! Wow

  • Julie W.

    Your craft room is amazing! I wouldn’t be leaving the room either … in fact, I’m not sure I could keep them out. Who wouldn’t want to be there?

    Very inspiring and pin worthy project! Now I am off to see about making some cabinets …

  • Jann Newton


    Your craft room turned out fabulous! I know it was a lot of hard work, but this space will be so great for you and your family. Good job!

  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline

    It looks AWESOME Beckie!! I would never leave either! I’m hoping I feel the same way when my own craft room is done which also will happen to be in a loft (off of our master bedroom)! I’d say I’m about half way!

  • Bliss

    You really didn’t have to ask me to pin this, the big question for me is which of my boards I’m pinning it under! My favorite part…. the cabinets. Some pretty craft stuff is fun to look at and most of mine is not. Floor to ceiling doors to hide what I’ve got – would be the best idea. Oh…and great reuse of square footage.


  • Laura @ Finding Home

    Such a great job and the space is used so well. We are embarking on our loft space as well and although we are not quite as ambitious in the builds as you were, it will definitely put our DIY skills to the test!

    • Beckie

      Ooooh I can’t wait to see whatcha doin?

  • Regina M. Hamilton

    OMG…This is an amazing CRAFT ROOM!!!! What a transformation. Your hard work really paid off. LOVE IT!!!! Pinning

  • Carol

    My first peek at you CRAFT ROOM. WOW!! AMAZING!! I want one too. Certainly something that you can be PROUD of. I wonder how many years of enjoyment you and yours will have in this room? An investment in the future for you family. – It helps your kiddos to be creative also. What a “Piece of WORK!” Congradulations on a job WELL DONE!

  • Jana

    I love the…I love you more than my studio. I just cracked up!! This looks awesome!!!

  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

    I don’t think I can say anything that already hasn’t been said, but I love this room! I love how you built it all…and how there is so much useful storage and work space!! Have fun using it!

  • Sarah @ lesspinningmoredoing

    It looks lovely! I’m especially in love with how much light it has and the open layout. The counter height table with tall chairs were a brilliant idea! Happy crafting!

  • Sarah Ann

    This is SO amazing! I hope to be able to have something like this eventually! And those cabinets are so organized. Can you come to my house and do that for me? LOL

  • Bryn

    WOW – I am jealous of your creative space! Can not wait to see what more amazing things come from creating in this room. FYI – if you really miss your ping pong table you can use your craft table. The size will not be the same – but the fun will be! We lost our table due to a move and with the purchase of a clip on ping pong set, we now use our large kitchen island as our (quarterly) ping pong table :)

  • Marty Walden

    You know that you are now the envy of the craft world! The best part for me? Being able to create together with your kids. What a great legacy you’re building in them. I am in awe of your “I can do it” attitude. You are an amazing mentor and friend to so many. Thank you.

    • Beckie

      Awwwwww thanks Marty. To be honest that is my favorite part too. It just seems empty without there little hands creating in here with me.

  • Kati

    AH-MAZING! I would love to have something like this in my house! I’m drooling in envy.


    Who knew little Becky would grow up to be this truly talented creative young lady? We are approaching the finish line on my new creative space, and I cannot wait for the day when I can move everything back in. Congratulations on a job well done.

    • Beckie

      I know who would have thunk it? :-) Thanks for stopping by Barb. You have to come to Indy one day and see it in living color!

  • Dede@DesignedDecor

    Simply Devine! All your hard work has paid off big!

  • Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life

    Oh Beckie! It’s FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!! So many great ideas – I’d never want to leave it either!!!! Well done feels like such an understatement!! I just pinned it and will share on FB and G+ too!!

  • sarah m. dorsey designs

    Seriously, this is STUNNING!!I love everything, but I think my favorite is all of the storage!! What a great way to keep everything organized!

    • Beckie

      Well hello miss Creating with the Star champion!!! Thanks for stopping by. Even though you beat us (drats) I still admire your amazing talent. Congrats! And thank you so much for you sweet words!

  • Cindy @

    Pul Leezzzzzzz! I know that’s not a real room! They do such fantastic things with CGI! (super jealous!)

  • Julie

    You should be so proud of all your hard work. It looks awesome! I would never leave that room either. And I love that its not just for YOU…but a place you can spend time creating WITH your kids as well. Well done!!

  • Karl

    Where is the “thanks” to the Ikea employee who helped you pick out those curtains….? ;) lol. congrats, looks beyond amazing.

    • Beckie

      Dang I totally should have!

  • Janet Wood


    Very beautiful room! I bet you love working there now! How big is this room, I know the other one was 10×11
    Its so spacious and open looking I love the cupboards, and middle island as well. I can see why your kids have to beg for you to come back down to the house :) Congrats!

    • Beckie

      Oh shoot I failed to mention that. It is 16′ x 21′

  • Melissa

    I think I’ve died and gone to craft heaven. Love it!!!! You could so hook up the net and get your ping pong on still if you ever wanted too.

  • Diane@InMyOwnStyle

    Beckie – what an amazing space! Light and bright, super organized, and roomy. Love the fact that is a loft, too. Working in your new space will never feel like work. Enjoy your new room.

    • Beckie

      Thanks Diane. And I get amazing light in here. Double bonus!

  • Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

    Oh Lordie, Lordie, I’m in love!! It’s so incredibly awesome and inspiring! The perfect creating space for sure … and maybe you and your family could make up your own kind of ping pong game using your craft table!

    • Beckie

      It is slightly tall for that but I totally thought about it.

  • Dana

    Greetings from Greenfield, Indiana! Love the craft room. On my smartphone it appears to be about 2″ x 2″. :) What is the actual size of the loft?

    • Beckie

      Hee hee…it is 16′ x 21′. Hello over there in Greenfield!

  • Marjie Kemper

    Absolutely fabulous! Enjoy every moment in your gorgeous space.

  • Alison

    Wow! Amazing space and I am so jealous of your storage space. I would love to have all those cupboards to hide away all my things. I’m have happily pinned it for you, hope everyone else does the same. X

    • Beckie

      Awwww thanks for the pin Alison. I am so grateful.

  • Kristin

    LOVE your final reveal! Everything is just beautiful, useful, and family friendly. I hope you never have to move either! And I love your acceptance speech:) Continued happy days (and late evenings) in your amazing space.

  • Karen

    WOW! I love room redos, especially when the write has done the work herself. I love it! I especially loved seeing those cabinets with all the containers and craft stuff inside. That just gave me a little thrill, both at how uber organized it was, and all the cool stuff inside of it! Definitely pinning and sharing on my FB page. Well deserved!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Karen for the social shouts out. I am so very grateful for your support.

  • Suzy @ Worthing Court

    Wow, Beckie – totally amazing! All of your hard work shows and I don’t blame you one bit for being proud of your “baby”. I know what you mean about not ever wanting to sell your house now. I have a drapery workroom in my basement, nothing fancy, but it is setup just for me. That one room makes me never want to leave. Great, great job!

    • Beckie

      Just the thought of packing up this room gives me hives. HA!

  • Dawn McCloskey – Ultra Organized

    WOW – what a dreamy craft room! I love the details: the “paint shelf hidden door,” the craft table, the curtains, art gallery, your sewing table (I, too, have a Silhouette!) – everything is just perfect! Thanks for sharing, now go enjoy your amazing space!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Dawn it is my dream space!

  • Barbara Medeiros

    OMG I am so jealous!! So much inspiration for when I am ready to start mine! Love love love it!! :)

    • Beckie

      Thanks Barbara it was a long time coming!

  • http://[email protected] Pye squire

    Soooooooooo GREAT it has monativated me to fix up my art room

    • Beckie

      Woo to the hoo, happy fixing.

  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    OH my goodness….that is AMAZING! I can see why you love it so! I’d never want to move either!! Your hard work definitely paid off big time! Love it (I want one too! ;) )!!

    • Beckie

      Thank you Nancy! I am so proud of it!

  • Tammy

    I love the draperies! Where did you get them? Btw, the room is pretty spectacular too! ;)

    • Beckie

      I got them at IKEA. Aren’t the so bright and fun? I love them.

  • Ressa Escue

    If you don’t mind me asking how much did the whole project cost?

    • Beckie

      The cabs were $1600, the island was $800 (but I got super expensive stools! at $400 total), the paint shelf was $125, the art wall was about $60, flooring was $600, curtains, accessories and baskets about $500. So under $4K.

      • Michelle Z

        Love this craft room. We have a loft that is unused right now and I was thinking of moving the craft room there. You have inspired me. What is the floor made out of? Is it laminate or hard wood. Love the transition to the carpet. That has been my issue moving to the loft, is that it is carpeted!


        • Beckie

          They are laminate. You can read more about them in this post.

  • Sunny

    Love, love, love it. Bright and functional and pretty and you made it all yourself. It’s awesome. I can see why you don’t leave the room. If you had a small love seat or couch you could sleep there too.

  • Cynthia Lee

    wow, wow and WOW!

    It’s amazing and even more so that you built it yourself.

    I love the counter top height. I stand a lot too and end up bending over the table. Not good, not good.

    And I love the relaxing chair you gave yourself.

    FIVE stars!

  • carolyn ~ homework

    I’m speechless! It’s fantastic. I can imagine how hard you worked and how proud you are of this space. I featured your craft studio on my new blog DETAILS. It’s the sister site to my blog homework. On DETAILS I feature projects with details that make them extraordinary. I’d love you to stop by and check it out!

    • Beckie

      Yahoo thanks for the feature Carolyn.

  • Charlie

    SOOOOOOO beautiful, Beckie!!

  • debbiedoos

    I am simply in awwwww Beckie!~ Just beautiful, and to be so organized now. I would want to wake up and create something new all day long:) Enjoy girl, nice job!

  • Heather @ diy kinda girl

    WOW. That is GORGEOUS! I’m in the process of building my own cabinets for my little craft room also….much more like your old room in size, I’m afraid! Building those sure has been a learning process…I’m sure you’d agree!

  • Faith McLellan

    Wow! What a PROJECT! I just had to write to say how great it is and how fantastic that you were able to do it yourself. Pinned! Congratulations!

  • Doreen@househoneys

    Love it, love it, love it! You are one lucky lady Beckie!

    I have the same Singer and I really like it! I paid $350 for it at Joannes and the sales associate told me it was a limited edition. Fast forward a couple of months and I saw it for $250! There’s a sucker born every minute :/. They’re making it in white now too.

    Enjoy your space!

    • Beckie

      I actually won it from a giveaway so it was super sweet for me. I like it well enough. It was better than my basic Singer I had prior.

  • Laura @ Laura’s Crafty Life

    Beckie – Your craft room is amazing! I am always so amazed by the beautiful spaces people create all by themselves. I am not at all surprised you don’t want to leave. It is great that you can include the kids to have some space while you craft. I also love that it is all tucked away and out of site when you are not using it. Great job! You should be tremendously proud of yourself. :)

  • Linda S. in NE

    It was a pleasure to follow along with you two girls when all this splendor was being built. I know you are so proud and rightfully so. I feel proud too, just having been asked for my little ole’ opinion when it came to your cabinet doors. The whole thing just makes me, “Happy, Happy, Happy”!!!

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  • Desiree @ Shoppe Dezi Lu

    OH, I LOVE IT!!!! I should be jealous, but I’m just so HAPPY for you! Most girls dream of a huge closet. Not us crafty women… Give us a room like this where we can create in style! Just an absolutely beautiful and functional design. AWESOME JOB!

  • Julia S

    WOW! I love everything about this! You SHOULD be so darn proud of yourself!! The colors, cabinets, flooring and those adorable curtains are all fantastic and I would too spend all my time there!

    Thanks so much for sharing this and yes..I would be happy to pin! ;-D

  • Laura Plunk Davis

    I am inspired !!!! Gonna start organizing today !!!

  • Debbie B

    Congratulations! Your craft room is beautiful. I could only wish for a room like this. You and all your help did an absolutely beautiful job. Enjoy!

  • Judy Estrada

    A very love place to get crafty. I am building my furniture pieces one by one as well. It is very time consuming, but so worth it. I love your room!

  • Cassi Rasmussen

    This is so inspiring!! You deserve it though after you have put so much into your blog and what not. All of your creations are so fantastic, but this room blows me away. I hope you enjoy :)

  • Donna Bowman

    Awesome craft room Beckie!! I’m building a house this summer with room over that will be my craft room. I’m definitely taking notes and book marking this page so I can refer back to these amazing ideas!!

  • Jona @bohowillow

    This is absolutely amazing! Love it!

  • Khadija

    Awesome space!! Hey, you can still ping pong. Just get one of those table attachy thingys. We have one and it works great. We got ours at cvs.

  • Kerry

    Love, love, love your space! I want that flooring! I just saw your feature in BHG yesterday and didn’t even know you were a fellow Hoosier. Then today I saw you again on Thrifty Decor Chick’s Indy Girls post — such a small world. Love what you do!

  • Laura Stutzman

    That is so much storage, I could die!! I am working on my craft room brainstorming and this gives me lots of fuel for my fire. I came over from Thrifty Decor Chick as a fellow (and also new to the scene) blogger. I am loving discovering all of this creativity and even better when its local. Can’t wait to follow along! Stop by sometime!

    House Envy

  • Linda

    Your craft room is amazing and inspiring! Did i mention i am jealous but you should be so so proud. My jaw just dropped looking at every picture and wondering if I can incorporate some of your ideas into my room. I am in the process of putting a craft room together in a room off the kitchen but I also have a loft with underused exercise equipment. So you have me thinking…. My husband will be thrilled!

  • Amy@StowandTellU

    Congratulations Beckie, It is ultra amazing!!! I’m so happy for you that it is finally completed. You have covered every detail a craft room could ever need, there is so much inspiration for anyone doing a craft room, or even a craft corner. Here’s to you and your family enjoying this room for a long time to come! Can’t wait to see all the upcoming projects born from your new room ~ Amy

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  • Shayna @ The Wood Grain Cottage

    Amazing does NOT even describe this room. All of your hard work paid off… BIG time!

    . ENJOY .


  • Kat

    I love what you have done! Thanks for sharing. Can you clarify the door cabinet a bit. Is it a regular door with a frame built around it and wheels put on? Is it hinged and attached to the walls? I want to build one for my new craft room.

    • Beckie

      No it is not a regular door. I hanad built it. It is piano hinged to the studs in the wall.

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  • Doreen Guilfoyle

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I have PINNED this in “My Dream Craft Room” board and absolutely LOVE your room! The hand-built cabinets are fantastic! Your craft table – OMG, I NEED to learn how to not smash my thumb when I nail something b/c THIS is my dream craft table, for sure! LOL Everything in your craft room is amazing. I am SOOOOOOOOOO definitely putting this at the top of my list… and, btw, what flooring did you use? LOVE it, too. Congratulations on creating the most beautiful craft room ever… I’m so proud of you that you did it yourself, too! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    ~doreen at

    • Beckie

      Thanks Doreen the flooring is from Lowes. It is a stock laminate flooring. It is pretty easy to lay for a diy’er.

  • Debbie Christianson

    I am moving in. Seriously, send your address. :)

    • Beckie

      If you are in Indy stop by. I would love to show it off!

  • Hilary L

    This is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Pinned! Congrats on an amazing place to get your Craft On!! :-)

    • Beckie

      Thank you for the Pin Hilary. I am so proud of it!

  • http://[email protected] Amanda Jones (@creativendeavor)

    I have been meaning to leave a comment since you posted this! Today is the day! haha!! But really… this is amazing! I love it on so many wonderful levels! You should be so proud of yourself. I wish I could curl up on your couch and craft with you in this awesome space!

    • Beckie

      Well come on over then, Girl!!! ;-) And, yes, I am proud and absolutely adore every corner of the space! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

  • Tiffany

    Amazing! My 10×11′ room that is the only room on the first floor with a door is sooo jealous! Awesome job!

    • Beckie

      Ha! Thanks so much! I am in heaven!

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  • Kat

    Beckie, I keep coming back to this post over and over again. It’s just so beautiful. I apologize if this has already been answered (I swear I read every word of the post and the comments, but I could have missed it)…what paint color did you use for the walls?

    • Beckie

      Hi Kat,
      It’s Gobi Dessert from Behr. Thanks so much for reading and your kind words! I am loving the space!

      • Kat

        Thanks! (And thank YOU for writing an awesome blog!)

        • Beckie

          Awww, you are too sweet! That makes my day!

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  • lynn cockrell

    What a gorgeous craft room! I can understand why it is your favorite room.

    • Beckie

      Thanks so much, Lynn! I love it more every day!

  • Jeanne W

    Wow!! This is absolutely jaw-dropping!!!! You did an incredible job!!!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Jeanne. It was quite the undertaking, but now that I get to enjoy it everyday, it was sooooo worth it!

  • Jeanna Cata

    I saw the feature on IHeartOrganizing. Love your space! I’ve also added you to my Craft Room (dream) board on Pinterest. That way I can always refer to the wonderful work you’ve done! Way to go!
    Have a great day,

    • Beckie

      Aww, thanks for pin. It really is dreamy! :)

  • Pam

    This is AMAZING! I’m so jealous. Seeing this makes me rethink my ideas that I have for my Craft Space. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space with us.

    • Beckie

      I’m glad to share it. It was quite the undertaking, but I am in craft heaven in there! Best of luck with your new craft space!

  • lynn

    This is an AMAZING Craft room! I love that it invites the whole family in to also be creative! I wish I had a space like this in my home. Thank you for sharing your space!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Lynn. I love creating with my kids, so that’s one of my favorite parts as well!

  • Sherry Barr

    I love your craft loft!!! I also have a small craft room that tends to gather things from other areas of the house. I find myself organizing it before I can start a project, then am out of the mood to continue!!! Thank you for posting all the great pics….very beautiful! You give me hope that one day mine will look like yours!!!

    • Beckie

      Ha! That sounds like a downer for sure! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I truly appreciate it! :)

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  • Lisa

    This is just stunning. My daughter and I are looking for studio space to share–I’m sure this will be inspiration for us to make our space just what we want and need! Great job!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Lisa. How wonderful for you and your daughter! Best of luck as you create a space you both love. :)

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  • Jessie Dalton

    The big comfy chair is the icing on the cake! Wonderful job!

    • Beckie

      Thanks, Jessie!

  • Linda

    We are getting ready to start construction on our new home and I have a large space to create my art/craft studio office. I have been a bit overwhelmed thinking about where to start. I absolutely love everything g you have done and may have to recreate something very similar for my new home. Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas. It’s an amazing inspiration. Hope my room turn out half as good as yours!!! GREAT JOB!! Linda :)

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Linda. I’d love to see how your studio comes together. How fun!

  • Inspire Me Heather

    Gorgeous space Beckie! It must be wonderful to have a space to create such as that!! I have this linked to my craft rooms post too today, for inspiration!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Heather. I absolutely love it!

  • JoselynGreene

    I stumbled upon this post through Pinterest. I have seen a lot of craft rooms but yours, by far, is the the best I have ever seen. You are truly blessed to have such a beautiful room to create in. Thanks for sharing.

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Joselyn. I am so grateful to have the space!

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  • Hilary May Bumgarner

    Amazing! I think I’m in love.

    • Beckie

      Ha! There’s a lot to love.

  • emily mcdonald

    Oh my heck! That is SO awesome!! I’m drooling right now! I only have a small sad place in the (unfinished) basement and would DIE for something like this. BIG inspiration, thanks Beckie :)

    • Beckie

      It has been a dream space for me. Maybe one day you can finish that basement and have one too!

  • Christy_QuirkyFusion

    Would you mind sharing the dimensions of this space? It’s gorgeous!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Christy. It’s 19’x14′.

  • Janiene

    My craft room is our storage room, that I have to gut and clean once a month too! This inspires me to get going on designing that space!!! Your room is amazing!

  • Amy Easton Edgar

    This. Is. Gorgeous! We just downsized from a house we owned (where I had my own studio) to a duplex (where all of my supplies are in storage). We will be here at least 2 years. To say I am in mourning the loss of my space is a huge understatement. So very glad to have come across these photos of your amazing work space. This will be my inspiration room. When we buy our next house. Love it!

  • KCIF

    “I love you more than my studio.”

    This actually got me teary. Congratulations on such a wonderful space!

    • Beckie

      Ha! Thanks so much!

  • Brittany

    This is amazing!!!!

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Brittany. I has been a dream-come-true for me. :)

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  • Kelly Whiteman

    GORGEOUS!!!! I have a “blank canvas” right now for my office/craft room. This is such a great inspiration! Love the color of your island. Just love it all, actually. NICELY done! So excited for you.

    • Beckie

      Thanks, Kelly. I am pretty smitten with it myself. I know you must be so excited about designing your new craft space and hope you create a space you absolutely love.

  • Glyniss McDaniel

    Could you remove the legs from your ping pong table and lay it over your craft table to still play a game every now and then? You could use some of that flooring foam that they put under laminate flooring to protect the top of your craft table. Looks absolutely beautiful and I love, love, love all the hidden storage!

    • Beckie

      Thank you! I adore every inch of the space. The craft table is actually counter height, so it would be a bit too high for a ping pong table. Good thinking though!

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  • tbissonne .

    Would love to know the brand and color name you used for your work table?
    Also the brand and color used for your wall with the draperies?

    • Beckie

      Sure, the table is Liquid Jade by Valspar. The walls are Gobi Desert by Behr.

  • Misplaced_Brit

    WOW! Fantastic space for creativity :-)

    • Beckie

      It is crafting heaven! ;) Thanks so much!

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  • Aurora

    So inspiring! I’d love to get cabinets like yours. The link to the Sawdust Diaries is broken, but I’ll be checking it out!

  • Paula Haynes

    what a gorgeous room and so very light and welcoming. Love all of itl

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Paula. I can’t tell you how much I am missing that space now that we’ve moved, but I am definitely planning something awesome for the new house too!