Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Interior Tuesday: The Craft Area Revealed

I guess this could be part three of my latest Interior Tuesday series, centered around my bookcase, but there’s more here than just my bookcase now and I absolutely love this goofy little corner of my house.

When we moved in, we didn’t know what to do with this area of the basement. It’s just kind of awkward (as my Interior Design professor would say). It’s off of the main living area in the basement, and is dominated by the old textured curtains that are there to hide an ancient sprinkler system attached to a concrete wall. Here’s what we saw before we bought the house:


You can see the sprinkler pipes peeking out from behind those curtains. And you gotta love that carpet huh? I won’t even mention the pillows.

So after our initial remodel, here’s what we turned it into:


Better, but still not very functional. This is the tiniest sofa ever. It was the first piece of furniture we ever bought together and I think it was $200 from Kmart. It worked when it was just us, but it really isn’t very comfortable. Anyway, this area of the basement was pretty much unused.

When we found out baby #2 was on the way we realized we needed to shift everything around. The office had to move so we could move our 2-year-old’s bedroom down there. Well this meant not only finding a new place for our computers, but also for all my scrapbooking and crafting supplies. I didn’t want the nasty plastic table I was currently using, so I took this opportunity to splurge on the IKEA Expedit bookcase / desk combo.

You already know about all that drama, so let’s get to the pictures shall we?

Here’s what it looks like now:


(See? There’s the pretty yellow fabric I hid!)


The bins are for Eisley’s craft supplies; markers, crayons, stickers, etc. She can reach them, and I can see her from my desk. We put another chalkboard above the table just for fun. I’m going to hang a picture wire so we can put paintings up to dry or pictures she’s drawn.


She loves her new table and chairs.

It’s so nice to have a dedicated area to work on projects. Plus my desk is kind of hidden so I don’t have to clean up if I’m still in the middle of something. And it’s been so nice to have a place for her to do her art projects.

So that’s it! Next room I’ll be featuring (as soon as I clean it) will be the long-awaited Big Girl Room! I can’t wait to show it off! If you’re on Pinterest, come follow my boards and you can see the inspiration for all of these spaces. www.pinterest.com/kadiek

Happy Tuesday!


  1. I absolutely love it! Such a perfect solution.

  2. It turned out Awesome! Everything looks so organized and fun. We got two of those huge shelves with the pull out bins from Ikea for our son's room. Love them! Super great job. :)


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