Craft Room Makeover – Updated Space with Lots of Storage

Remember my post a few years back when I shared with you my first craft room makeover. We had just moved in our new home and decorated everything on such a tight budget without really knowing what we wanted or liked. I recently decided to have a little (or maybe a bit more than a little) makeover and shared my plans with you.

I am so excited to be able to show the changes and the actual transformation of my craft room, because what started as small project turned out into a full on makeover and I could not be happier with the results!

Let’s just remind ourselves what this room looked like when we first moved in!

craft room before the transformation

I then transformed the craft room into this bright space and loved it so much. However, having used it as a craft room for nearly 4 years it became obvious to me although “pretty” it was not very functional and I had so much “dead space” in this room that could have been better used.

I mentioned in my post that more storage was an absolute must, having used my craft room for a few years now. As any crafter will tell you, your craft supplies only keep growing!!!! So were mine, and I was slowly running out of storage space.


I painted the existing wardrobe and the cabinet I already had in the room and added some new hardware. The little filing cabinet which I painted in nice hot pink has come in handy to store all my gold leaf, wallpaper samples and various paper sheets.

The new additions to the room are these MDF bookshelves (some of which we used to build our amazing bookshelves and TV cabinet), which I painted using DecoArt paint in satin enamel.

I was going to keep just my easel in the corner but ended up adding some drawers, which I bought for 5£ and simply restored to add some extra storage. I had some door knobs leftover from the old kitchen, so I simply spray painted them in gold. The easel is now propped in the corner away from everything.

The gorgeous shelf above the desk is simply for decorative purposes as it holds lots of plants and frames and let’s be honest is nice to look at!


I got this old desk from Facebook marketplace for £40 it is solid pine and I simply (well nothing simple about that) sanded the old varnish off and painted using the DecoArt paint for a nice finish.


I ended up having two chairs in the craft room. I didn’t want an office type chair so I ended up getting one dining room chair from Hospice Warehouse and it was 5£. It was in good condition, I simply removed the old varnish, waxed it and re-upholstered. The fluffy cushion on top makes it extra comfortable.

The wicker chair was so pretty I could not resist and bought it for £10 from Facebook Marketplace. The fabric I used on this is from The Millshop Online Fabric Shop called Reuben.


I love plants!! I just really do and I wanted to surround myself with things that inspire me and that I love, so this was really not a big surprise that my craft room is now filled with them! *Keep an eye on a post, where I will share how I made this little planter*


The art on the shelf is something I did many moons ago, probably when I was around 8-9 years old and we were learning different techniques by copying famous artwork. This was my first ever attempt at charcoal.

I created this geometric artwork by painting over an old canvas I did a while ago and matched the colours to the craft room decor.


I reused what I had at home, painted old plant pots to match, the frames are from storage and most of the books and little vases I’ve bought are from the charity shops.

This rug we used to have in our bedroom. I felt like the space needed something and initially put a pink rug but it felt like it was too much, plus I am so messy and the pink rug would show everything up.. so black and cream rug it is!!


I used an old scaffolding board, which I sanded and then waxed. The black brackets are from Ikea and the contrast looks pretty nice with the colour scheme.


The door was cheap, white and boring. I wanted to paint the door to be a bit different. Instead of going too over the top I simply painted it in two different colours using tape and Frenchic Al Fresco Paint in Dusky Blush and Blackjack. I added a brass colour door handle to match the gold accents in the room.

Let me know what you think!

Products used (contains affiliate links*):-

Paint: Walls – Delux in Soft Stone, Wardrobe, Shelving units and cabinet – DecoArt Satin Enamel in Black, Door and Skirting Boards, Plant Pots and Art, radiator – Frenchic Al Fresco Paint in Dusky Blush and Blackjack, Filing Cabinet – Frenchic Al Fresco in Hottie, Spray Paint used on cabinet hardware – Rust-Oleum in Bright Gold, Annie Sloan Clear Wax – used on shelf above the desk and the chair, Polyvine Varnish used on Table top

Accessories: Pink Fringe lampshade from Next (similar lampshade here), black shelf brackets – IKEA, Rug – TK Maxx, Selection of plants from B&Q and London House Plants, Felt Letter Board – Ebay, Wardrobe Handles – Ebay, Rat Light – TK Maxx

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