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Craft Room Design Ideas- My Studioffice - Part 1

Updated: 2019-07-24 02:34 Views: 193

I had promised back before Christmas that I would post about the other half of my studioffice.? This is the area across from the partner's desk that I posted about here.? Now you can see how?this room's?other half lives and see some other craft room design ideas.

***UPDATE: ?This is Part?1 of the creation of?my work table. ?The link to Part 2 and updated posts that show how I have changed ?the room and share my craft room design ideas can be found at the end of this post.

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?The room is a rectangle with two windows in the front and a double door on the opposite wall.? ?There is also a?single doorway?where?I am standing to take this?photo. ?Since?no craft table is?complete without electricity, my husband, Ed put an electrical outlet in the floor for me.? The armoire is a hand-me down from my in-laws.? It is very old and comes apart like a puzzle.? It used to be painted orange when?we first got it and I used it as a pantry closet.? In another house it became my actual clothes closet, because there were no closets in the bedrooms.? ?Presently it holds all my craft supplies.? The two bookcases on either side are from Ikea.? Under the round skirted table is my sewing machine table.? I can easily get to it by lifting off the round top and placing it on the floor when I need to sew.? I only sew on occasion so this works fine for me.?

These two cabinets used to be in?my dining room. When I got new dining room furniture I?didn't know what to do with themcustom wedding gifts, until I got the idea?to use them as?the base for my work table. I plan to transform them with paint and molding- that will be Part 2 of this post.

I covered a hollow core door that I purchased at?The Home Depot with black shiny vinyl.? I stapled the excess?to the underside.? I found the vinyl at a local fabric store for $1.00 a yard.? At that price I bought the whole roll ' about 12 yards.? I only needed 3 yards for the table.? I am not sure how I will use the rest yet, but it was such a great find I couldn't pass it up.

I cut a piece of a rug?liner to place?on top of the?two?cabinets?so the door would not?slide after being placed on top of the cabinets.

I simply placed the door on top of the cabinets.

I attached decorative ribbon around the edge of the covered door with brass tacks.

I attached an electrical strip to the back underside of the table with screws?and plugged it into the floor outlet.

On half of the table I placed a piece of Homasote and a rotary cutting mat. I also?placed?a measuring tape along one side of the table and secured it with packaging tape.? This is the side I glue, cut, and paste on.? If I need the whole length of the table ' the components can be easily removed.

?This is Trax, my daughter, Kelly's cat that?she brought home with her?after she graduated from college.? He was raised in a frat house and thinks he can hang out anywhere he pleases.? Notice the collar.? He just had surgery because he ate a button and it got stuck in his stomach.? It cost Kelly- $1000.00?for the surgery.The vet asked her if she?wanted to keep the $1000.00 button and frame it.?? His stitches come out tomorrow.

This time curiosity did not kill that cat, luckily.

Part 2 ' My Studioffice

See how I have updated the room in these posts:

Home Office Switcheroo

?How to build a Creative Tool Wall

How I Build a Mini Photo Studio

My Desk Gets a High Gloss Makeover

**I have a brand new Studioffice in my new home in SC. Click to see how I have updated it so far.


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