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:
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
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.
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
Small Storage Baskets (mint, grey, white) – Target
Shoe Boxes – Michaels
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
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
Chairs – thrift store, Krylon True Blue and Aqua spray paint, Hobby Lobby white vinyl fabric
Trellis Rug – Target, old
Gigantic Calendar – thrift store
Mint Clock – Hobby Lobby
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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