As we are having our new home totally transformed, we have a certain budget set aside for each room. We sat down and decided what we needed the most, things we would spend money on, things we would save for and things we would.. well make and do on a budget! You can read more about our home and the projects here.
When renovating and decorating your home, always have contingency budget set aside. As complete newbies, we had certain money saved up but turned out there were lots of unexpected expenses, so on some occasions we had to improvise & compromise! Just look at our hallway problem walls.
I am super- excited to have my own craft room/blogging space but this is an extra and is not really accounted for in our home renovations budget (apart from the flooring as almost all flooring in the house had to be replaced), so I have to get creative! I am sure I will still spend lots of time on the sofa blogging whilst Coco is sat on my lap and my hubby is watching something on TV, BUT it is nice to have my own space. The room in my mind is far from the room it is now with the dated wallpaper, carpet and the curtains….
As this is a craft room on a budget, I have to be thrifty and come up with things how to fill my room for barely any money but still look like a million dollars! This should not be too hard, right with all the things I already have, a little bit of imagination and some hard work! So here is what I have planned for my dream craft room..
1. Flooring, Skirting Boards & Installation
Budget – £200
The flooring in the craft room has already been installed. We did this as we were doing the flooring in the hallway. We used laminate flooring (which we got for a very good price after a discount) and had them installed by my father-in-law to save the cost. You can read the full post on how we did it here. We used the gorgeous oak skirting boards from the Skirting Board shop*, which were sent to me free of charge.
Budget – £ 50
I stripped the old wallpaper and thankfully the walls were in tact. PHEW!!!
All that I needed to do was paint them. I really REALLY wanted a nice statement wall and my initial plan was to have a stripe wall, but I ended up doing a lovely Marrakech stencil instead (read my post on why I did it here. ). You can see the full post on how I stencilled the wall here.
Budget – £ as cheap as possible
DESK & CHAIR
First of all – the most important thing in my craft room is a desk/table/work space! You may have seen my post with some lovely craft room ideas I had an old oak table I got from the local amenity site (free!) and thought it would be perfect once it was done up a little! The plan was to paint the table and do a matching chair (which I already had and guess what it was free too!)
We had a big wardrobe in the room, which was left there by the previous home owner (freebie yay! ) which I was planning to leave it in there as I have a ton of craft suplies, paints and fabrics. We would simply add some shelves, paint it white and add some hardware.
I thought I needed some more storage so I decided to spruce up an old side board I had in storage and paint it a nice bright colour. You can see the full transformation here.
I decided to also re-use my old chair I did using Minted fabric to save money.
The fabric was my colour choice for the accents in the room and I decided to use the leftover fabric for any projects I was going to do.
4. Curtains & Blinds
Budget – £60
I needed some new curtain rails and curtains for the craft room. The old ones were just, well see for yourself! My initial plan was to make my own curtains and a blind, but I decided to shop around to see which would be the cheapest option!
5. Gallery Wall & Art
Budget – £ as cheap as possible
Last but not least I really wanted to have a beautiful gallery wall with some quotes, frames and beautiful wall art. These can get pretty expensive but as I have NO budget for this – I will just have to make things myself and re-use what I already have. You can see my gallery wall art inspiration board below.
Well this is the plan & budget. The craft room is almost finished and not long to go for the big reveal!!! Do you think I stuck to the budget?? Went over or maybe under? Craft Room Reveal will follow VERY soon and trust me you do not want to miss it!!!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen something I have created for my craft room.. If you haven’t seen it, here is a little sneak peek!
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