Craft Room Progress

Did you notice that the title isn’t ‘Craft Room Reveal’? Yeah, that’s because I’m not finished with my makeover…despite having the whole summer to work on it.
Although the room isn’t finished, I’ve made a lot of progress since this:

I kicked off my craft room make over with some cleaning…okay, A LOT of cleaning!

Then I emptied the room - I took down the shelves and took apart the desk.

Last time you saw the room the walls and trim were freshly painted gray/white.  And the shelves were returned after being painted white.

And here we are today –

The desk is back…and it’s now a chalkboard! I was unsure at first, but I love how it turned out. I had originally planned on staining the desk, but it’s made of thin, cheap veneer so it didn’t work out as planned.

So, I didn’t finish everything, but let’s review and update the original to-do list (updates in italics):
Trash/Donate everything not needed
Move “garage stuff” into the garage
Relocate anything else that shouldn’t be in there

Paint the walls
Paint the trim and door
Paint the shelves
Paint desk
Touch up walls and desk
Re-install file cabinets
New chair(s) Re-upholster chairs
Create sewing station
Create craft station
Organize remaining items

Not too bad! All of the big projects are pretty much done…except the whole re-upholster chairs thing. It’s kind of a long story, so the chair saga will have to be a future post. Anyway, I can’t wait to get this room finished, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it soon.

Anyone else have a summer project? Did you finish it or slack like me?

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  1. Looks good Sam! I like the white shelves and the dark desk. I really wish I had a better crafting room than what I have; someday! :)

    Hope all is well with you and the pups! :)


  2. I have a million summer projects that moved to my fall project list. You could flip a coin to guess if they will get done. Who knows. This looks great.

  3. Congrats girl! You got a lot done! :) I won't lie - I kept waiting for this post!!

    That's fun that your desk is a chalkboard - I've never painted anything with chalkboard paint, so I'm curious, does it feel like a chalkboard, like will it make that terrible noise if your fingernails scrap it?!? Just wondering :)

    Looks awesome and it's going to look AMAZING!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  4. You made a TON of progress - and I'm so crazy about that blackboard desk! Just think of the possibilities that one presents...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who managed to make it through the summer without massive amounts of motivation to work on house projects. I blame the heat.

  5. Yay! I LOVE the chalkboard! I think it looks amazing. And it's fun to write on. I haven't touched my summer project... so you rock and I suck. Whatev. lol I love it!

  6. Oh my gosh Sam! You've done so much work in here!! I am living vicariously through you; I can't tell you how much I would love a craft room! All that counter space and shelving - wowza!!!


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