Over the last week, I’ve cleaned up and sorted most of the ‘stuff’ that has been collecting in the craft room since moving in. I also found one more piece of pegboard left behind by the previous owner that would work between the windows in the craft room. I painted it the same color as the walls.
We also moved the Expedit shelf into this room and it fits pretty perfectly under the pegboard. Once I get new tables for sewing and crafting it may need to move based on what I’m envisioning in my head.
The craft room is still a LONG way from being set up, but I’ve made a few steps in the right direction. I shared the closet shelving I installed in this post. I have also painted over the neon green wall color in this room, as well as the connected powder room. I wasn’t too picky about the color, so when I found two almost-full cans of grey paint left by the previous owners, I popped them open and started painting. The color is Porpoise by Behr, and boy did it stink-for weeks! I’ve gotten spoiled buying Sherwin Williams paint as of late. Once on the walls, it was darker than I expected and has just a hint of purple in the undertones, but with all of the white paneling on the bottom to brighten the room and the fact that it’s just a craft room, not to mention I didn’t have to buy paint, I am happy overall.
The overall room is still a mess, partially because it is on the way to the storage part of the basement and therefore catches a lot of stuff in limbo. My plan is to put pegboard on the walls above the chair rail to hang all of my crafting and sewing supplies. I would like to get a couple of six foot tables that don’t fold in the middle for crafts and sewing. Also, I would like to get wall lamps like these for around the room to keep everything up off the tables and floors.
I painted the powder room the same color. The mirror frame is painted Meadow Green by Rust-oleum. I have my eye on replacing the ridiculous light fixture in here with one like this.
Here is the real estate listing picture of this room – the previous owners used it as a play room: