Bright and Minimal Craft Room Makeover
My craft interests have changed dramatically over the years. When I think of the things that used to occupy my artistic extra-curricular activities then versus now….I might as well be a different person altogether. So it’s no wonder why I’ve disliked my craft room for awhile now. It was stuck in the old me mode.
Although I still dabble in many different crafts, my focus is on my camera, paper and yarn these days. My tastes too, have changed. I jokingly refer to our interior design tastes as “modern monastery.” We like minimal, dark colors and straight lines. For my craft room makeover, I wanted to stick to the minimal and straight lines bit, but I wanted it to be bright. Like art studio bright. So that’s what we did.
We painted the walls in Behr Pure White Eggshell. The table we found on Craigslist for $25. I painted and stenciled the existing chair and made simple stationary blinds to replace the old striped ones. Cheap clip boards from Office Max serve as ‘frames’ for photos that didn’t quite make the cut (to standard framing and displaying in the rest of the house.) The rug, which is gray, white and gold plaid, I found at Target. It brought all the colors of the room together perfectly.
Now that the room is done, I feel like I can breathe in it! It’s so bright, I don’t even need to use a flash on my camera when I take pictures in it, as the white walls and ceiling act as a light box of sorts. And best yet, the room feels like me now.