Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ten on the Tenth - Transformation of a Room

I've hinted about my new craft room a few times over the past couple of weeks, so today I am sharing 10 photos of the transformation that took place as I converted one of our guest rooms into a new craft room for myself.

It all started with this room . . .

Which I emptied out and prepped to paint . . .

We then covered the walls with this happy Acorn Squash color . . .

Next Robbie assembled my new Expedit units & moved in the table . . .

We moved in one of the bookshelf units and I brought in a few color bins . . .
I added the remaining color bins & more drawer units to the bookshelf . . .
I put a few smaller drawers units on top of the Expedit . . .
And brought in the other bookshelf unit . . .
And promptly filled it up, too . . .
Then I finished up with a few more drawer units atop the Expedit & some mini-albums on top of the bookshelves . . .
All in all, the transformation took less than two weeks. I have been happily ensconced in this new room for the last several days, creating layouts, listening to PRT episodes, organizing, and smiling at how bright and happy it is!

I'll be sharing more views of the room and its organization in future posts. (Because of course you didn't get to see the other Expedit unit - just inside the door to the right - or my Cricut station or my printer's drawers on the wall above the old dresser or the shelves Robbie installed in the closet.)

This post is brough to you as part of Shimelle's Ten Things.

27 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely and spacious area to work in,Melissa.

Jane said...

lovely bright space melissa, I'm envious!

Mariangeles M said...

It looks great!!

Kirsty.a said...

It looks lovely. Enjoy playing in there

Maria Ontiveros said...

Yea! Someone who looks like they have as much stuff as I do!
LOL!
Rinda

MonicaB said...

Your room looks wonderful! Love the bright, happy color.

Elizabeth said...

I'd be so happy in a room that bright and colorful!

Cheri said...

definitely bright & happy - that yellow/red color combo is awesome!

joel & ginny said...

I've been waiting for an update on your new room! It looks beautiful--fun and cheery. Love the yellow with the red!

Sue Althouse said...

Yes, please, I would love to see the other wall and more of your room! I am in love with the wall color and your big wooden table. How much fun!

Tammy said...

Yea for a new space! I have major Expedit envy. Love that you use them for color bins. They should be so easy to just reach for and pull out. Your space looks fantastic Melissa!

CoventryAnn said...

So jealous, I really neeeed a craft room!

Nathalie said...

You are so lucky to have all this space for crafting! I liked seeing the evolution of the transformation through your photos :)

Denise said...

What a lovely 10 on the 10th! enjoy.

Tammy said...

Wonderful new craft room! I really like the brightness of it.

Debby said...

I am jealous of your colors. Beautiful room. I can't wait to see the rest.

Ginger said...

This looks very cozy Melissa! I love the bright color too. I have my desk in the middle of the room too and like being able to walk around it. I look forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

Alison said...

Love the new space Melissa..looking forward to seeing more
Alison xx

Jennifer Grace said...

Great photos, the colour really is so bright and happy. I'm jealous though, as I'm about to lose my craft room - baby boy now needs a room of his own. I'm not looking forward to having my desk squished into our bedroom!

Cheryl said...

LOVE your remodeled space! I would be so happy to create surrounded by a beautiful, bright color like that. Enjoy!

Ellyn said...

yay! it's fabulous. Can I come over & just bask in it's happy glow? Like, maybe in two weeks? LOL

Beverly said...

So excited to finally see the finished project, love the colors and the brightness. More soon please :)

Karen said...

Wow, transformation is right! Those bright colors would be great here on a winter's day!

Cheryl M said...

How could you not be inspired to create in such a colorful and well-arranged space! Would LOVE to see more photos.
I'm pea green with envy!

S said...

Melissa it looks fabulous. Love the red and the openness of it all. Can't wait to see the details. May I ask, do you really like having your color bins for all your embellishments?

Jimjams said...

Sorry I've been MIA for a while and now playing catch-up! What a fab transformation Melissa - and a great place to spend many a happy hour!

Nathalie said...

Looks so good! Love the bright color that matches your blog :)