I am thankful every time I’m invited to participate in a virtual home tour with other bloggers. It always motivates me to finish up lingering projects and to clean and purge.
This space definitely needed it!
Today, I’m sharing my feminine home office and craft room along with 25 other bloggers in the National Craft Month Craft Room tour hosted by Tauni Everett.
If you need workspace decorating ideas and storage solutions, plus just a whole lot of crafty eye candy, you don’t want to miss a single stop on this tour. You can visit them via the links at the bottom of this post.
I consider myself pretty lucky to have a room all to myself to work and create (and hoard craft supplies!).
Since I spend so much time in here working and creating, I had to make it pretty and functional.
Since I first unveiled the space a few years ago, I’ve made a few changes. Like adding a new gray desk chair from World Market. It’s much more comfy than the chair I was originally using, and I love that it matches the gray IKEA boxes I use on my bookshelves to store glue, tape, tools and all kinds of craft supplies.
The bookcases beside the window are from IKEA’s Hemnes collection. You can pack a lot of supplies on those shelves! (And I have even more hidden in a closet.)
When I first moved into the craft room, I had a tall armoire on this wall for storage. But I replaced it recently with this IKEA Hemnes sideboard.
If offers better storage, plus a place on top for my printer, Minc and Cricut Explore Air. I love having a dedicated space for my craft machines. I use them so much more now that I can leave them out. (My Silhouette Cameo sits on my desktop, to the left of my computer.)
I’m planning to fancy up the sideboard just a bit to match the rest of the decor in my feminine home office and craft room.
These paint colors might provide a little hint. And I’ll share that transformation soon, I promise. I’m just waiting for a few important supplies to arrive.
Opposite my desk, I have a drop-leaf craft table (also from IKEA), where I can work on projects. I like keeping lots of supplies at hand, like all kinds of scissors, ribbon, rulers, pens and washi tape. (Love these washi tape organizers from Michael’s.)
If I had to pick a favorite thing about my craft room, it’s probably the gorgeous cornice my friend Suzy from Worthing Court made for me.
It was love at first sight when I found that fabric — Braemore’s Emperor’s Garden Blossom. (You can read more about how I chose the fabric here and also learn how to make your own upholstered cornice the professional way.)
Of course, I also love the chic geometric globe pendant light my dad helped me make.
It works with the girly glam vibe of the room, and I saved a fortune by DIYing it instead of buying a lighting fixture.
Speaking of DIYs, this vintage botanical artwork bulletin board is another favorite. I found a pretty gilded frame secondhand, ditched the painting and framed some pretty fabric and floral prints.
I love using vintage pottery to hold pens and other office supplies.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of my feminine home office and craft space.
Shop the Room
For a complete list of paint colors, fabrics and sources not mentioned here, check out this post.
You can also use the links below to shop my craft room. When possible, I’ve included links to the exact items I’ve used in the room. For products no longer available, I’ve provided links to comparable item from my favorite stores.
Craft Room & Home Office DIYs
To learn more about the DIYs in this room, visit these posts:
More Craft Room Tours
For more craft room and home office decorating ideas, visit these other tour participants.