Thursday, February 01, 2007

Before and After: Craft Room

I finally finished my craft room. Took everything out, painted, put together some IKEA shelves, and put everything back. Did a lot of tossing and donating along the way as well. To get a lay of the land: It's an L-shaped room in the basement. 7 ft ceilings (nice, because when painting I didn't need a ladder!). Mine. All mine.

Before:
Looking in the door


Looking to the right, down the 'hall.'

Standing in the same spot as the above picture,

just turned to look out the door.

After:
Looking in the door.

Looking to the right, down the 'hall.'


Standing in the same spot as the above picture,
just turned to look out the door.

I purchased the Expedit and Billy shelving from IKEA. I also purchased 12 bins that fit the Expedit system and some smaller totes for the Billy shelving. In all I spent $398 on this project: shelving, bins, paint, and an itty bitty thing of 'mud' to fix the nail holes in the drywall.

Tomorrow: What I learned about myself while doing this...

14 comments:

Long Island Dad said...

Wow! Like a scene from HGTV's Mission Organization. Great Job! You guys Rock!

1girl2boys said...

Great job!!! It does look like Mission Organization - I love that show.

Builder Mama said...

Great job! I love the wall color too!

Kristin said...

WOW, that is really good. Wanna come redo my master bedroom??? I'm desperate....
Love the green.

g-man said...

Very nice. Want to come and help us? :)

Leeanthro said...

We just bought that same Expedit bookcase (in white) for my 2.5 year old's room a couple of weekends ago. As well as 10 of the cubby cubes. Do you have an IKEA nearby? We had to drive 2.5 hours to get to the closest one. But I love how much storage space there is. Your craft room looks great. I started organizing my scrapbook area and guess what- I have no time to scrap!

Tree said...

You have once gain inspired me!!!

We do not have an IKEA nearby - closest is in KC or Dallas. However, they have great online catalogue, too.

Looking forward to what you learned!

Gretchen said...

Long Island Dad: Thanks! I'm most proud of getting together the big bookcase - by myself!

1girl2boys - love the show as well. Thanks!

Builder Mama - Thanks! I'm really pleased in how it turned out. Initially I wanted it more blue, but with the green carpet...

Kristin - Wish I was closer, I'd love to help!

G-man - I'd love to help you and the mrs.

leeanthro - We have an IKEA 10 minutes away. The one right next to the Mall of America. I bet you'll be surprised at how much time you have once everything is organized!


Tree- Glad I inspired! I frequent the online catalogue!

abogada said...

Wow! Excellent job.

MPPs Mom said...

holy crap on a stick. That is fantabulous! Now I want those cubby/shelves in my basement......
Christina

joansy said...

Wow! That's amazing. Great job.

aimee said...

Wow, you need to come live at my house!

Esmerelda said...

You go girl! I used EXPEDIT for the toy room...not that toys actually reside on the shelves any more!!

Amanda said...

Wow, I'm shocked that only cost you $400! Great job, looks very organized and nice...I'm very envious!