I can't contain it any longer. I just put the final touches on the crown moulding yesterday and I have to show you a sneak of my new craft and scrapbook room. This is my favorite wall! I filled up the shelves to resemble store displays and placed items in eye sight that I should use. I tried to color coordinate each section too. My favorite part - that curtain rod line so I can actually display my work! I remember seeing that Jenni Bowlin had done something similar and I thought "when I build my space, I am going to include a space for hanging my work".
This is where I used to scrap - in the main part of the basement, but I was taking up too much of a footprint in the house. Especially because we had a room with walls (no ceiling) and it was just filled with CRAP. So friends suggested that I build myself a awesome craft room. Why hadn't I thought of that? Everything you see below was make shift. Odd tables thrown together, shelving, you name it. Nothing matched. And it looked messy. My new room is CLEAN and everything is meant to be, bought to match.
And best of all, I did it myself.
Drywall ceiling - check
Buy cabinets and get them home in the van - check
Rip up old carpet - check
Level and install cabinets - check
Install counter tops - check
Install laminate flooring - check
Install 3 of 6 pot lights - check
Nailing and Caulking of baseboards - check
Using a mitre saw - check
Special thanks to my hubby Mark who helped my hang the shelves and screw the drywall and for watching the kids while I was working, and to my Dad for electrical, crown moulding, baseboard, and the first taping of the drywall.
I will be back in a couple weeks with a video and more pics! Stay tuned.