What did you think I was going to say?
After seeing Michelle's post on Crafts For Misfits, it really began to bug me how completely uninspiring my own craft room is. I mean UGH... it's not conducive to crafty thoughts at all... it's haphazard, but most of all... it's bland, save for a few pieces of cherished wall candy. I need a space I can be proud of, and badly!
I found an article featuring an artist's space, and I fell in love with how it looked despite not being darkly themed in the least (article here). I began fantasizing about my dream space, and how I would so love to have a crafting shed; I thought about it for a couple years, and thanks to Pinterest (still learning how to use it) I was able to gather heaps of mind-candy.
I've wanted a craft shed that appeared run down; like a decrepit and rusted old house and I found an image that nearly matched my own mental image
But sadly, I don't foresee this little day dream becoming a reality any time soon. We don't even know where we'll end up, since my husband's work can literally take us anywhere in the country where there is a National Park office.
So, down a tier, I am hoping to remodel (if you can really call it that) my current craft room.
I found a nifty and free room planner by Icovia and with it I began my vagary:
In that odd nook, which used to be a large closet but I removed the doors off of, is my shelf of fabric. The ironing board literally sits in front of the door to the water heater, but I didn't think it prudent to add it in since the board is normally tucked away in the nook, or can be easily moved aside. It also sits in front of the entrance to the room... so that may be a little confusing. Then you have my totally wonky, but realistcally shaped table; its purpose serves only as a cutting table. On that little circular thing in the corner is where my serger resides; it is just a bar stool with a tool box liner so it won't shift. Next to that is a not so stable little side desk where my sewing machine sits. Finally you have my modest computer desk and bookshelf.
The odd thing, as I was saying in Michelle's post, is that my room not only looks small but it feels small too... and yet, as I look at my floor plan, I realize I have committed a small space sin! I do have space... I just haven't utilized its true potential.
|Ideal set up: take one|
It's late, and I didn't want to spend all night toying with all the possibilities (though it was tempting). Those things that look more like typewriters (that's what they really are icons for) I used as substitutes for my serger and sewing machines. The hutch in the NW corner would be really nice (for a tv and movies), but in all likelihood that is where the shelf beside it will be, my future dress form and a small shelf. As you can see, I've placed my computer in the nook, which will do nicely because I can really put to use the upper shelving in the closet for my plethora of books when they're shipped down.
So what do you dream/plan on remodeling?