Monday, April 19, 2010

The Transformation Begins

Several weeks ago, I sold my wall unit desk in the hopes to start a craft room in here.  I purchased this dining table for $50.00 off Craigslist.  I love the lines and the measurements.  A “normal” desk was just not a big enough space for me, so this was perfect!

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I wanted quick access to all my tools, so I purchased a frame for $11.00 at Hobby Lobby and painted some pegboard I already had.  I stapled the pegboard into the frame, but I needed some help with the wood slats I wanted on the back.  Enter husband.

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After asking for two weeks, he finished one slat, watched some TV (“Total Drama Island”—really adult stuff)…

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… and took a much needed rest from his hard work.  This is how he rolls people.  Don’t stand in his way.

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Wanna see it?

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In case you’re wondering how difficult it is to find cute accessories for pegboard, I’d categorize it in the “very” section of my file.  I had to get a little creative.  The tins below were from the $$ section at Target. I simply placed two pieces of glass from some frames to use as the “shelf”.

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The little mesh basket was from my grocery store.  It was black, so I just painted it.  It houses my “go to” paint colors.  The rest are kept in a different place. I figure I’ll rotate them as needed, but no sense in getting them all out at one time.

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The wire baskets were a happy accident. I found them at Salvation Army several months ago.  I didn’t know what I’d use them for, but I’m glad I bought them! The large one houses my alphabet rub-ons and stickers (I’m a labeler), and the small one fits my sanding sponges perfectly.

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The only thing missing is my glue gun and that’s because I was using it in the other room! All together, I probably spent $20-25.  Totally worth it for some pretty organization.

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72 comments:

Leanne said...

That looks amazing Chris. I love seeing beautiful organized spaces. I'm having my next We're Organized Wednesday party on April 28th. I would love it if you'd like to join.

Emily said...

Wow this is awesome. I love what you did. The great part is you can see it and it's very accessible.

Terri said...

Very nice, I really like the frame idea. We got my mom's old table, so ours went downstairs as my new sewing table, so much room, I love it. Terri

julie & joe said...

Looks great! I put peg board on the inside of my closet door.

Aura said...

It's wonderful! I am turning my office into my little craft studio right now, and I needed this boost to remind me what a lazy butt I've been about it :) It looks great, and it's an awesome feeling to have an inspiring work place to create. Enjoy it!

Katie said...

Great job!! It looks amazing. You are so creative!

Tiffany said...

Yes Please! I am in the midst of putting together a 1/2 craft room and hubbies 1/2 office. I am now sold on making one of these.

Rachelle said...

Show off.

;)

I love it. Someday I'll have a craft room....someday.

Until then I'll drool over yours, don't mind me.

Anna said...

great idea for storage, pretty frame and everything you need easy to access

rene@bargainhoot said...

What a wonderful design...I'd be embarrassed to show you a pic of my craft central... probablly because it doesn't exist :)....thank you for the inspiration :)

Chris said...

Hooray for new beginnings. Someday I too will have a crafting space of my own. I'll just have to love yours for now. :)

this blessed nest said...

oh i am loving the frame look!

we (hub & i -ditto) did one for my craft room, but it isn't framed.
don'tcha just love how organized you feel. my peg board is my new BFF.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Have you seen Home Depots peg board accessories? Mine has sooo much...and I NEED it all! ;) I love how yours turned out. I love pegboard!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

Jen said...

Looks great! Don't you just love peg boards?!

Suzanne said...

An incredible idea. The peg board in the frame is genius!

tamar said...

you are amazing! the husband photos are so cute! tell him i said so

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Love it! I think the wire GW baskets might have originally been accesories for the ikea jerker desk. My hubby used to have one! I wonder if they still sell similar items? I don't think they make the jerker anymore.

Anonymous said...

I bought wire baskets like that from ikea about 8 years ago. They hang on a rod (also from ikea) in my laundry room. Maybe they still have them??

passion4pink said...

Oooo I love it! I am soooo going to steal this idea, when hubby gets his finger out.
Or Mayb I' ll do it myself
Cheers
Vicki

House Queen said...

Have you not hear me the MILLION times I have asked you to move to Tennessee? Geesh...girl...do I have to beg?!?! Once gain...you rocked it!! Totally on my "summer-to-do-list!"

Keri said...

Super cute! Can't wait to see the rest.

Jane said...

Wow! That is my dream pegboard!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your new room is looking great! Love that pegboard! Love & blessings from NC!

Janna said...

Why didn't I think of that!?!

Mainly a midwife said...

ok.. I want one of those...if only I had a craft room! Totally cute. Love it!

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

Eek! I'm looking to do the same thing-- standard sized desks just don't cut it for crafts, do they?!

Marianne@Songbird said...

That craft corner is really coming together. And I am with you on the big desk, when it comes to crafting big surfaces are everything!

Jennifer said...

Chris this looks great..... but I can't wait to see the window boxes.
Are they white? Large? Simple? Please show us pictures I am in desperate need of making some for our house and I thought I would let you try it first.;)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love the Peg Board! Such a great idea!

Lil' Woman said...

You make it look so easy....I wouldn't have this project done for like 2 months!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I wouldn't dismiss Total Drama Island as not serious TV viewing, Chris! I think between that and Sponge Bob, I've become a better person. : )

Love your peg board! It really holds a good amount of supplies, too.

Devon! said...

This looks awesome!
I was looking at this while my husband was talking to me - He stopped mid-sentence and said "WOW! What a great idea!"

Melissa said...

Looks great! Gotta try it :)

Ashley said...

Love that! I'm starting to plan mine right now!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That looks amazing! Great project & I love the organizing ideas.
Blessings,
Stacey

beermary said...

Your pegboard looks great (although the ER nurse in me can see stitches coming with the sharp edges of the glass you're using for shelves - please be careful).

I looked for pegboard solutions (don't have hubby, can't use tools) but they were all so expensive! Finally found this: http://www.organize.com/craft-center-scrapbook-organizer-clear-frosted-pegboard.html

Yours looks better and is cheaper, but for those who can't make...

Also, bought an 8-cube storage shelf (closet maid) at Target for 44 bucks, you can buy cloth bins (tons of color choices) to fit for another 7 bucks each. I plan on using that to help with my tiny tiny scrap room.

Please keep posting pics of your craft room!

Jamie said...

It looks so nice! What a great creative space.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant and functional. I love it!

Kaye

ClassyGal said...

OOOOOH! I love this!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love this! If I ever have a room just for crafts, I am so doing this!

To The Moon and Back said...

That looks great! I can't wait to see the rest of the transformation.

Jamie said...

Looks great!!!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

My husband loves Total Drama Island too lol

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Oraganization doesn't have to be ugly. Love how you framed the pegboard. That will pretty much hold whatever you need. Wish I had that room. Green with envy!
Brooke

Richella said...

Very, VERY pretty organizing! I love the way you achieve awesome organization (you're my idol in this department) with great looks.

And now I'm wondering. . . just what were you using the glue gun for?

Irene said...

Wow! I absolutely adore it! So creative and useful too.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Wow, this is beautiful - my ideal!

Robin said...

Looks great!

Lucrecia said...

I generally dislike pegboard - actually I'm fairly certain there has never been one I've ever even considered a possible - but I love this! Very clever on the glass idea!

Country Dreaming said...

Pretty cool--looking forward to seeing the WHOLE thing.

Melinda

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this! What a space saver. Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

Melanie said...

I am SO copying this! I just bought a huge frame from HL and this will work perfect!

Kasey Hunt said...

Great job! It looks great.

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love this project! The frame really brings it together and I am jealous of all the pegboard accessories you put together!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This looks fabulous! I love the frame idea. So pretty and useful! Love the lines of your new table too! Can't wait to see what you have planned!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love it. It looks fantastic. And I have those exact same little white buckets on my craft supply pegboard in my craft closet!

Andrea said...

What a great idea. I am having issues with creating a craft space. I wish I had somewhere to put it.

Thanks for the idea.

Krysta said...

Organizing is the best! Especially when it looks cute AND it's functional.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is really fabulous!

Sarah said...

Looks great!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Total Drama Island... lol

The pegboard looks great!

The Delaney's said...

Love the organization! Did you happen to paint the table white?

~Rhonda from Minnesota

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

This looks terrific! Great job!

* Jewelry Designer: Harjot * said...

Looks great!!!

Connie said...

I am in the process of relocating my craft room from a small bedroom to an unused living room. I have had a very large frame that I wasn't sure what to do with it. NOW I KNOW! Thank you for the inspiration.

Blarney said...

The Husband is a cutie pahtootie even if he was just messing with us ... I seen that smile while he was sleeping.

Kansas Amy said...

That is so awesome! Great job! Going to have to think of a place for one in my house! As always, thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

Love it! Hope your better than your mom @ keeping down the number of items I think I have to have on my peg board garden center. It keeps getting bigger and bigger. My theory, is to keep like things together. That's hard to do a stay "Pretty". Your soooo talented.
Mom

Rebekah said...

Likey!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I LOVE THIS!! You are so creative, I've always wanted to do something like this. Maybe I'll give it a shot sooner then later!
XO
Kristin

Nori said...

i've been wanting to put a pegboard up in my office... i loved seeing yours!

quick question... how did you hang those baskets??

Leigha said...

You clever, clever girl! Can I just say, I want to come to your house and see everything?!? I bet the whole place is full of ideas. Lovely.

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