project art.craft space: complete!

i spoke of an unveiling last week– the time has finally come! i’ve been dreaming about my own art.craft space for a while now. in fact, i’ve been brainstorming for months. well, my dreams have finally come true! i started looking for the perfect piece of furniture a few months ago. thank you craigslist for this awesome find:


it was a beautiful piece of furniture before, but i wanted to transform it into my dream space. this was my first major furniture refinishing project, and i didn’t completely know what i was doing or how it would look when i finished. with a nervous hand i sanded, painted, sanded again, and stained.

the fun part started once the refinishing was complete! i installed my mason jar chandelier, attached my favorite fabric to the back, and added pegboard, fabric-covered cork board, and mason jars for organization.

one of my favorite parts is the chalkboard. i’ve been wanting to find a use for chalkboard paint for a while now! i painted a purple frame on one of the doors and filled it with chalkboard paint. a perfect place to keep my ideas! and now i’ve got a whole can of chalkboard paint to spare. maybe i could use a chalkboard wall, too?!

i finally have a place to store my fabric. one of my favorite things to do is to raid the sale sections of fabric stores. scrap of fabric for 25 cents? don’t mind if i do!

and the organization continues. everything has a place now.

what is your dream art.craft space? how do you like mine? my favorite reaction so far: “i want to crawl in there and live in it.” me too, me too!

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9 Comments on “project art.craft space: complete!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome Ryan I love it!!

  2. Brig says:

    I am SOOOO jealous! You did a great job!

  3. I love it-it turned out so well! I’m glad the orange owl I gave you has a home now-she’ll rule the roost! You really did a good job-can’t wait to see it in person. Tell Hootie hello! I love you, mama

  4. natty nook says:

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome. I would live in it. Is it for rent by any chance?;-)

  5. Kate says:

    I love this! I am trying to redo my craft/sewing/embroidery area and I love the color you chose! Do you happen to remember the name of it?! AWESOME job!!

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