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The lowdown on the craft studio {source list + budget}

You guys, I am currently sitting here in my newly-created craft studio/office space, and I am on cloud nine. It has felt so rewarding to take an ugly room with no purpose and transform it into a pretty, creative, and functional space that I can call mine. It has also been so awesome to hear all of your compliments about the room makeover. I worked really hard during the One Room Challenge, and I am really proud of how it turned out.

Did something from last week’s craft room makeover reveal catch your eye? I have been getting some questions from readers about where to buy some of the things in my new craft room, so I wanted to share all the sources with you today. I also wanted to share the breakdown of the room budget with you – I only spent $159!

In case you haven’t been following along with the craft studio makeover, the cliff notes version is that I spent five weeks making over an ugly room in my basement. Here is the before and after:

Craft Reveal Before After

If you want more detail, you can read along here:
Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5 // Week 6 Reveal

Budget:

I set out to do this room makeover with a maximum budget of $200. The final tabulations are in, and I am amazed to say I came in at a grand total of $159!

Paint & Supplies: $62
Furniture: $44
Accessories: $53
TOTAL: $159

Now, please keep in mind that I had most of the things in this room already so I really didn’t have to buy much. I already had all of the furniture except the two sets of black shelves, so most of my expense was just in paint, supplies for projects, and a few accessories to complete the room. All in all, I’m really proud that I stayed under budget and got creative with what I already had.

 

Source & Project List:

Since I tend to decorate with a mix of items I have purchased, thrifted, and DIYed, this source list will include links to where to buy or how to DIY.

What a pretty desk! I'd love to have that in my office.

Glass Desk – IKEA

Black Lamp Base – Target, old

Director Chair – thrift store chair, Pier One navy canvas chair cover

Curtains – tutorial coming soon

Aqua Pencil Holder – thrift store

White Double Hourglass – T.J. Maxx

Crate (filled with wrapping paper) – WalMart

 

This shelf is so organized with all the color coordinated boxes and baskets

Shelves – Mainstays No Tools 6-Cube Storage Shelf Black Oak

Small Storage Baskets (mint, grey, white) – Target

Shoe Boxes – Michaels

Add a cozy sitting area to the office

Yellow Chairs – thrift store

Chevron Blanket – T.J. Maxx

Green ‘Blanket’ – piece of fabric from the thrift store

Pillow – old pillows, recovered with WalMart fabric

Idea Wall – tutorial coming soon!

Bright Blue Canvas – See the simple DIY tutorial

Genius idea for a craft room tablecloth!

Craft Table – thrift store

Tablecloth – plastic shower curtain liner, decorated with vinyl shapes

Tiered Basket – thrift store, spray painted with Krylon Pistachio

Silhouette – Silhouette Portrait

Craft Two Chairs 2

Chairs – thrift store, Krylon True Blue and Aqua spray paint, Hobby Lobby white vinyl fabric

Trellis Rug – Target, old

Home Office Studio Makeover

Gigantic Calendar – thrift store

Mint Clock – Hobby Lobby

Craft Studio Final 81

Small White Table – Target

White Basket – Target, old

Brown Basket – thrift store

Blue Curtain Divider – WalMart sheet

I hope this answers all of your questions. I did some fun DIY projects in this room, and will be sharing more tutorials with you in the future.  If you see something I didn’t mention, please leave me a comment and I’ll answer.

Thank you again for all the compliments you’ve been sending my way. I really appreciate you cheering me on along the way!

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