When we started out reworking our office space to also be a crafting space, I knew I wanted a craft table to work at.
I already had an Ikea tabletop that I had been using as my desk, so I decided it was the perfect project for an Ikea hack craft table.
We have a limited floor plan for the amount of things I wanted to use this space for, but I had planned it out so that this table would fit in this corner by the railing. This area is open to the family room and kitchen below.
So, for a while now we have been getting turning our loft space into our home office / craft room / homework space / hangout area. Now, this is not a huge room, so this has been a lofty goal from the beginning. I wanted to find every way possible to maximize space.
I also wanted to make sure that for once, I had a space for organizing craft supplies.
My starting point was this cabinet found at a local vintage shop.
This cabinet gave me a run for my money. It must have had a former life in a kitchen where there was a lot of fried foods prepared. I spent hours peeling off layers of gunk. In the end, it completely rejected primer and I knew I had to turn to chalk paint.
I used Annie Sloan bright white on the outside. In hindsight, I should have considered a darker color because there was some bleed through still – but I really wanted this cabinet to be white so I am good with it.
So, when I was asked to be part of Knocktoberfest (isn’t that the best name ever?) by Lindsay, I set out to come with ideas. While my main project was the craft room storage cabinet, I was so captivated with this leather “B” in the Ballard Designs catalog, I had to try to make my own.
So here is my nailhead trim leather upholstered letter.
Say that three times fast.
I found the large paper mache “P” at the A.C. Moore craft store by us and I found the roll of nailhead trim and material at Joanne Fabrics. The material needs to be fairly thin to fold over, so mine is a suede like material that has the subtle shine of leather. It was very inexpensive.
Hello sweet friends!
If you are visiting from Brooke of All Things Thrifty and her amazing knockoff, welcome!
When Lindsay of Makely School for Girls invited me to be part of Knocktoberfest – I knew, somehow, some way, I was going to figure out a way to store my ribbon hoard and create a craft room storage cabinet.
It is true.
I am a ribbon hoarder!
And I have so many great ribbons thrown in random places and I can never find them when I need them. I have had this cabinet in the basement sort of storing ribbon for a while now.
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot, however all opinions are my own.
Cue the horns and strike up the band.
Our built in desk is finally done!
And although it looks complicated, this project is really made up of building a few basic boxes and stock cabinets all being joined together with plywood tops.
We made it fit to our wall space, but the same concept could be recreated to any size space.
And as with any project, with the right tools for the job - anything can happen!
So, things have stalled a bit in our office. End of school and life changes have kept us pretty busy these days. But that is okay, this week we are going full steam ahead!
In the meantime, I am still enjoying the one corner of our office we have had a chance to complete. Our gallery wall is bright and colorful and the sofa is a cozy place to hang out. And today, I wanted to share our Sharpie Art Coffee Table.
To start with, I found this table in the "as-is" section of a home decor store. She was sad and lonely table with no legs.
I quickly scooped her up and knew right away what I would do with her.