My craft room was functional but not pretty. It is difficult to make plastic tubs and shelves look pretty. This room just didn’t feel right–at least not for a home stager. The backyard window (near the ceiling attic hatch on left) is blocked with upholstery batting and fabric.
After consulting with the cabinet supplier, we determined I needed a 36″ wide x 36″ deep cabinet to hold my upholstery batting and supplies. I had to order this cabinet from another company. Because their gray stains wouldn’t match, I mix-matched the natural with the gray. A solid-surface countertop in charcoal gray ties the two colors together.
I liked the idea of opening up this area for my office and utilize the natural light and view of my backyard.
This is the other side of the room. (It’s a bonus room over the garage). My craft supplies are in the built-in cabinets, but the stamps, albums, magazines, finished cards, and supplier catalogs fit into the teak and metal cabinets.
My upholstery tools are either in or next to the Hoosier-type cabinet (actually, Sellers brand). The floor space is very adequate to reupholster most furniture. I kept the 50’s style table and chairs. The table top is perfect to cut upholstery fabric or to make craft messes on. I also kept the VCT (vinyl composite tile) floor. I didn’t want to worry about dents, scrapes, or spilled craft ink.
I love this sofa I purchased on Craig’s List. I sewed new back pillows and smaller side pillows out of a complementary fabric. I also purchased the Ikea rolling side table from Craig’s List. It fits under the sofa arm–perfect to handle the TV remote and a beverage.
I am so happy how this room turned out. It is both functional and pretty–perfect for a home stager! Call Premiere Home Stagers to see how we can help transform your functional rooms into pretty rooms. 608-345-9396