Today is the exciting day, when I can finally reveal my beautiful craft room! I did a post, where I shared my plans and budget for the craft room and today I can show you exactly what I did, how I did it and how much money I actually spent.
It does not always have to be super expensive to create a beautiful room! I did not have a massive budget for this room, so I had to get creative. We had budget set aside for flooring and I must say the most of the money actually was spent on it, everything else I either re-used or upcycled!
I wanted this room to be inviting, inspiring and a place for me to get creative and feel happy in. Once the last touches were added, I could not stop smiling, I absolutely LOVE my craft room! The most important thing, it did not cost me a fortune either…
Remember what it looked like before?
We removed the old carpets and the wallpaper. To help save the cost we laid the floors ourselves with the help of my father-in-law. We chose this beautiful Milano Oak Laminate. I received these beautiful skirting boards free of charge* from the Skirting Board Shop for review a few months ago.
I painted the walls using the same paint as in the hallway called Victorian Lace. I created a beautiful accent wall by using the stencil, which was sent to me by Stencil Warehouse. You can read how I stenciled the wall here.
All furniture I used in this room was repainted and re-used. The only item I actually purchased (10 years ago) was this side board that I painted in bold turquoise colour. I got the cork board from an amenity site (free!) and repainted it to match the colour scheme.
I painted the table and the chair using Frenchic Spitfire . I sanded the table top and sealed with General Finishes Top Coat. I made the cushion using the leftover fabric I already had (full tutorial on how I made this will follow shortly).
The wardrobe was left to us by the previous owner of the house and I simply re-painted it using satin paint I had left over from painting the doors in the house. We added some conti board to create shelves and storage. The hardware was free, as I received it as a prize for coming third in the contest with my Compass Table from D Lawless Hardware.
I re-used my gorgeous arm chair I created for one of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and added some cushions.
I bought some DKNY curtains (on sale at a BARGAIN price!!) at TK Maxx and made the tie backs from fabric I already had (tutorial to follow). I decided to purchase a small blind for the small window.
Last but not least my gorgeous gallery wall. The only things I purchased for it were the 3 glass bottles and the wooden letter E. ( I will do separate posts on the wall art and how I created it shortly)
I wanted the wall art to be inspiring and meaningful for me, not just different pieces thrown together. I had these antlers for a few years and I was waiting for the right project. My dad passed away nearly three years ago and he used to be a keen hunter. I spruced them up a bit by adding a few gold touches (sorry Dad! 🙂 )They remind me of my dad and also make me feel that he is watching over me and what I am doing.
I also framed my first ever interview which was printed in a magazine to remind me of how far I have come. A quote for me to see every day and be inspired. I then made a few arrows showing that the only way is up! I added some golden accents to finish the wall off. Everything apart from the mirror was made by me! See the gold heart frame tutorial here. Tutorials on the wall art and each creation will follow shortly!
So here is the FULL reveal!!! Would love to hear what do you think of my dream craft room that cost me just under £220?! Don’t forget to comment!!
Yes I know people will say, but paint cost money, wood, glue, frames, lamp shades etc. YES you are right, but this post was to show, how I created MY dream craft room and things I did to save money! I am trying to show what can be achieved with a little bit of imagination, creativity and hard work!! I hope you love it as much as I do!!
* ***Disclosure: This post contains reference to items I have received free of charge , these will be clearly marked as such. These have been either gifted to me for review or as a prize for winning competitions. You can view our full policy here. All opinions and ideas expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.
Winnings (1) Door Knobs – Received free from D. Lawless Hardware after winning them in a competition (2) Everlong Chalk Paint in Kingfisher – received free as my prize for winning their Facebook Competition.
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