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So I am currently working on Craft Room Makeover. A new creative space in my house in Columbus, Ohio.  Almost a year ago we moved here and I am finally getting this room done.

This time I decided not to build all my own cabinets.  My previous craft room in Indianapolis took 4 months to complete.  My goal is 1 month for my new space.  

I am on Day 6 of painting cabinets.  All I have left is 34 doors to paint.  Yesterday I installed the 15 IVAR cabinets on one wall and I am slowly purging and organizing everything.  


But before I move forward here is a quick look at my old studio. Here’s my old sewing table and area and old cabinets.

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!).

How do you declutter craft stuff?

My old craft room organization became more of a 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.

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Decluttering craft stuff can be a challenging task, especially if you have accumulated a lot of materials and supplies over time. 

Here are some steps to help you declutter your craft supplies:

  1. Start by gathering all of your craft supplies in one place. This will help you see exactly what you have and how much you need to declutter.

  2. Sort your supplies into categories, such as scrapbook paper, fabric, buttons, pens, markers, paint brushes, etc. This will help you identify duplicates and organize your materials.

  3. Consider how often you use each item. If you haven’t used something in over a year, it’s probably safe to let it go.

  4. Assess the condition of each item. If something is damaged or expired, it’s time to toss it.

  5. Set aside items that are still usable but that you no longer need or want. Consider donating them to a local school or community center.

  6. Determine a storage solution for the supplies you plan to keep. Make sure you have enough space to store everything, and that your storage system is easy to use and maintain. A display is always a good idea.

  7. Finally, commit to regularly reassessing your craft supplies and decluttering as necessary. This will help prevent future clutter buildup.

Remember, decluttering can be a difficult process, so take it one step at a time and be patient with yourself. With some effort, you can create a more organized and manageable crafting space.

How do you set up a crafting room?

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 with open shelving. 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.

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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. Not even need for drawers! The perfect workspace!

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, scrapbooking, craft projects and game nights. My kids are hard at work trying to create pieces of art to add to our gallery wall.

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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.

The cost…?

I had set a budget for this project but it didn’t work! lol, but for all I did to transform this room I think it is pretty amazing and it was worth every penny to me.

A cost cannot be given as it depends on so many things! such as the size of the room, the types of crafts you enjoy, and the storage and organizational solutions you choose.

Here are some general cost estimates for setting up a basic craft room:

  1. Furniture: A basic crafting table or desk can cost anywhere from $50 to $500 or more, depending on the size and quality. A comfortable chair can cost between $50 and $300.

  2. Storage: The cost of storage solutions will depend on the types of crafts you enjoy and the amount of supplies you have. Shelves, cabinets, and drawers can cost anywhere from $50 to $500 or more.

  3. Lighting: Good lighting is essential for any crafting space. A quality desk lamp can cost between $20 and $200 or more, depending on the style and features.

  4. Decor and personal touches: Adding some decor and personal touches to your crafting space can help inspire creativity and make the space feel inviting. This can include artwork, plants, and other decorative items. The cost of these items will vary depending on your personal style and preferences.

Overall, the cost of setting up a basic craft room can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars or more, depending on your individual needs and preferences. 

It’s important to set a budget (even if it blows up! ) and prioritize the most essential items first, and then gradually add additional items as your budget allows.

Where do I set up my craft room?

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.

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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.

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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.

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It is by far my favorite space in the entire house. I never want to move, ever. I keep adding new jars, trays and my diy project list grows by the minute.

I never beg for pins but I would appreciate, ever so greatly, if you would consider pinning this. It would make me a happy crafter girl 🙂

It was such a hard project I want everyone to see it.

Consider these points if you are thinking where to set up your craft room:

  1. The amount of space you need.
  2. Choose a well-lit area, ideally with natural light.
  3. Pick a quiet location.
  4. Consider accessibility.
  5. Think about storage.

How to maximize space in a small craft room?

Maximizing space in a small craft room can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can use to make the most of the available space:

  1. Use vertical space: Make use of the walls by installing shelves, hooks or pegboards to store supplies and tools.

  2. Choose compact furniture: Look for furniture that can be folded or tucked away when not in use, such as a drop-down table or a rolling cart.

  3. Utilize multipurpose storage solutions: Use storage bins that can double as decor, such as decorative boxes or baskets. 

  4. Create designated zones: Divide your craft room into different zones for different activities, such as a cricut area or a sewing area.

  5. Keep it organized: Regularly declutter and organize your craft supplies to keep the space from feeling cluttered and overwhelming. I love using labels for that!

By using these strategies, you can maximize the available space in your small craft room and create a functional and inspiring space for your crafting activities.

I did that with my jewelry closet, check it out here.

What are the best DIY crafts to try out to decorate my room?

There are many DIY crafts that you can try to decorate your room! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Wall art: Create your own wall art using materials such as canvas, paint, or fabric. You could try painting your own abstract design, making a collage with magazine clippings, or creating a fabric wall hanging.

  2. Macrame: Macrame is a popular craft that involves knotting cords or strings to create beautiful wall hangings, plant holders, or even a room divider.

  3. Decorative pillows: Make your own decorative pillows using fabric, stuffing, and basic sewing skills. You can create pillows in any size or shape, and add details like embroidery, applique, or tassels.

  4. String lights: Create a cozy atmosphere in your room by adding string lights. You can make your own by wrapping string lights around branches, or by creating your own decorative covers for the bulbs.

  5. Photo displays: Create a unique photo display using materials like twine, clothespins, or wire. You can hang photos from a branch, create a photo grid on the wall, or make a photo mobile.

These are just a few ideas to get you started! The possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY room decor, so have fun experimenting and creating a space that reflects your personal style.

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!


  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.


  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 😉

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!!

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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. 😉

  21. 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!

  22. 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 🙂

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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}

  29. 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).

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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 🙂

  35. 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! 🙂

  36. 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!!!!

  37. 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! 🙂

  38. 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!

  39. 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!!!

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

  41. 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 ;).

  42. 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!!!!

  43. 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!

  44. 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 😉

  45. 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 🙂


  46. 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.

  47. 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!

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

  49. 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!

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

  51. 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?

  52. 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 🙂

  53. 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.

  54. 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!

  55. 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 !

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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 …

  59. Beckie,

    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!

  60. 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!

  61. 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.


  62. 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!

  63. 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!

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

  65. 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

  66. 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 🙂

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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!!

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

  71. Hi

    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!

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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!

  75. 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?

  76. 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

  77. 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.

  78. 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!

  79. 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!

  80. 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!

  81. OMG I am so jealous!! So much inspiration for when I am ready to start mine! Love love love it!! 🙂

  82. I love the draperies! Where did you get them? Btw, the room is pretty spectacular too! 😉

  83. 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!

  84. 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!

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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!

  91. 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!

  92. 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!

  93. 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!

  94. 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.

  95. 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. 🙂

  96. 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”!!!

  97. 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!

  98. 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

  99. 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!

  100. 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!

  101. 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:)


  102. 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 🙂

  103. 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!!

  104. 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.

  105. 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!

  106. 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

  107. 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!

  108. 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

  109. 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.

  110. 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

  111. This is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Pinned! Congrats on an amazing place to get your Craft On!! 🙂

  112. 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!

  113. 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!

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

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  116. 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?

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

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

  119. 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,

  120. 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.

  121. 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!

  122. 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!

  123. 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!!!

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

  125. 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!

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

  127. 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 🙂

  128. Hi,
    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!


  129. 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.

  130. 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 🙂

  131. 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!

  132. 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!

  133. “I love you more than my studio.”

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

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  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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!

  138. 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!

  139. 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?

  140. 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!

  141. 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!

  142. Thank you, Jana. We recently moved, and I am missing this space terribly. Can’t wait to get my new craft space together in this house though!

  143. Wonderful space! The cabinets are wonderful, your space is just a delight to see. Thanks for sharing.

  144. Super job on your craft room. My hubby and I have been wondering what to do with all of my “stuff” lately. Enjoyed your photos! 🙂

    And, I pinned your craft room reveal to my Pin board ” I Like That . . . Uh-huh, Uh-huh!” 🙂

  145. Thank you, Lezlye! This was in our old house, and our room in our new house needs a serious redo too! I sold basically everything we had and am starting over. I am trying to be patient, but it is definitely nice to have that “retreat” after a long day.

  146. Becky,
    Love this craft room but it is a pretty specific use for a room. Do you know if it was a selling point when you sold your house and whether the new owners were planning to keep it? All that hard work, I hope it is still there and being used by another crafter!

  147. Well it certainly wasn’t a turn-off. We ended up listing our house for 5K more than we thought and got 10K more than that in a bidding war. I don’t think the new people are crafters, and I don’t know what they use the room for. But technically the only thing left in the room was the cabinets because I took the island and the paint door with me. So I would think any home owner would love all that extra storage.

  148. Thanks, Mindy. It seriously was my dream craft room. I am getting excited that the space in my new house is finally coming together. It’s been a long year waiting!

  149. I would love a sewing room like this! incredible.. I am tired of moving my sewing stuff out of spare bedroom in basement and putting it all in the woodshed when my grandaughter decides she wants to move back in.. Its a lot of work. I used to have the whole basement as sewing space but my grandchildren would have no place to play their video games or w.e.
    We own our own house and it is a 4 bedroom house with just me and my husband. and no room! to store these things.

  150. Oh wow, Susan! Would it be possible to create a multi-purpose type room with a sewing space and maybe a place for video games? It may take a bit of creativity, but it would be worth it to not have to tote your sewing stuff around.

  151. Your room is absolutely gorgeous and so practical!!! We are in the process of designing a workshop/craft room for the two of us. I see lots of things I am going to use from your pictures. I would love to know if you have instructions on how to build that wonderful craft table and the cabinets. I love what you have done!!

  152. Hubs, she REALLY loves you because this room is a crafters dream!
    Great job! I took on an 8’×12′ wall unit project and I know how bitter sweet it can be.
    I think I am going to attempt making the paint shelf door except make shelves on both sides or the other side for rolls of craft paper, washi tapes, ribbons, etc.
    You would have to peel me from this room too. Love the curtains too!
    You should be proud of yourself!

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