Our New Office & Craft Room

I am just thrilled to be able to show you my home office/craft room/guest room. Yep, it has a lot of functions. Originally this room was going to be our guest room. Complete with a full size bed and everything my grandmother would need when she came to stay with us on occasion. That was one of the things we looked forward to when we found out we’d be moving back to California. She passed away just a couple of months after we moved here and it was heart breaking to think that we wouldn’t have weekend visits from her.We don’t have family come see us often, so I decided to not buy a bed, but create a space with room for a queen size air mattress when needed. I placed the furniture against the walls and will pull out the ottoman box under the window when we use the Aerobed air mattress. There is plenty of clearance in front and space in front of the closet and walking space around the sides. It isn’t a very roomy guest room, but we had to maximize the functions and prioritize in this small space.

My husband was out of town for a few weeks for work and this project kept me busy in the evenings. It was a lot of fun! I have a few follow up posts on projects that you will see today so check back to see how I created this fun new space. One that is something I’ve wanted for quite some time, but never made a priority. What is different this time? I think the fact that the home office is on the first floor made me want to make it a space that is functional with a “finished” look. Our home office space in our previous homes usually had boxes stacked…that hadn’t been unpacked from the previous move along with storage totes, etc. I knew where everything was, but I never left the door open!
There is a mixture of old and new. Purchased and re-purposed. Let me show you how I did it!
The crowning jewel for my new space is my Craft Box from The Scrap Box. It has solved so many organizational issues for me! A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Literally. Not only is it a beautiful piece of furniture, it transforms into a home office/craft space with just a few clicks.
I can store all of my sewing notions and supplies as well as my craft necessities. Look, it even has a spot for my cricut.
When I am not crafting or sewing, I can use my table for my home office. When I’m done, I close it all off and it looks like a beautiful armoire. Stay tuned for more details on my Craft Box and a it’s functionality. It is simply extraordinary.
Finding accessories for my new space was fun. I love Pick Your Plum and snagged these photo holders as well as the wire baskets below from one of their daily deals.
This storage cube came from IKEA, along with the boxes. These are great because they are inexpensive (2 for $10), large, and hold my fabric! The wire baskets hold my sewing patterns. The plants (including the ones on the wall) are also from IKEA.
My message/art board was created using cork tiles. You can get them in a pack of 4 at Target. I covered some with fabric and mounted them all on a piece of foam board and hung it on the wall. You can also apply them directly to the wall with the double sided mounting strips that are included in the package. There are so many fun things you could do with these cork tiles!
A simple print that I found online. This was seriously made with me in mind. Seriously.
And a simple valance rounds out this space and brings all of the colors together! I found this fabric from Tonic and knew it would be perfect for the space. Now we just need to order blinds and it will be complete!
Thank you for looking! And please stop by for more details on how I created some of the pieces in my new space!
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This post has been sponsored by the Original Scrap Box. All views are my own.

Comments

  1. Can I just say that I love your cabinet!!! I could so use one of those. My craft room exploded in the kitchen, the office, and everywhere!!!! And the seam ripper print is so true in my house with my sewing machine!! I love it!!!

  2. This turned out fantastic, it is nice an airy and tons of storage room.

    Lisa

    creative raisins

  3. That print is hilarious. Taylor would think so too. I always tell him that I’ll only be another 10 minutes working on a project. 2 hours later…yeah, that’s me still there working on the project. But what a nice room to have a place of all of your stuff!

  4. What an absolutely fabulous room, I love the fabric! It really is beautiful. And the cabinet, yeah I love it too. I have one and still cant get over how functional and tidy it keeps everything. I love that you can label the drawers so you are never rummaging to find something, it totally brings organization to a new level. I hope scrapbox never comes out with such a box with sewing machine level inside because I will just die. lol
    as always love your blog!

  5. Sorry for your loss of your Grandmother. She is smiling down on the great room you created.

  6. You will be more organized with your stuff if you have drawers and boxes in your home office. There are a lot of pouches and bags that have several pockets in the market today to help you group and organize various items in your office. It will be easier for you to find it once you need it.

    Clayton Steadham

  7. Not quite sure, but I believe that print was also made for me! LOVE your space… LOVE my WorkBox… we even have the same white beadboard finish on them!!

    • That’s awesome! Yes, I think of that print often. Just last week in fact, when I sewed on cub scout patches crooked! Thanks for the comment!

  8. Love all your organization!

  9. Thank you ladies!

  10. Your new office and craft room looks cheery and spacious. Thanks for sharing your tips on how to spruce it up, by the way.

    • Brandy@Gluesticks says:

      Thank you Lisa! We didn’t spend a lot on it, but it still came together. I love when that happens!

  11. Your room looks fabulous, well done! I could seriously use one of those cabinets ha ha!
    Glad you liked my ‘Keep Calm’ print, and thanks for linking back! :D xx

  12. Rosa Houck says:

    I sooo love this room. It would be perfect for me as I have a very small house and every room has to do double duty. Thanks so much for sharing and showing me how my dream can be accomplished. Many, many blessings on you and yours.

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