If your just landing here from the internet, you can read part 1 of this 2-part post here.
In the first post, we talked about the painting process. The room is painted and now we move onto the furniture.
It took me about a month to actually purchase the furniture items that I wanted in the craft studio with the exception of one dresser. This dresser is a hand-me-down piece. It originally belonged to my husband’s step-grandfather. His grandmother had it in storage at her home and when she had passed, we inherited this piece plus two more that we have put in our bedroom.
Dirty with no doors!
Cleaned and I put the doors back on!!
I really struggled over whether or not to paint it to coordinate with the other furniture in the room, but in the end I decided against it. Besides being a paper crafter, I am a also a genealogist and have an affection for all things that hold a story. As you can see by the close-up pictures I took, this dresser has character. It has years of grand kids running around, family coming over, and just a lot of love and memories. I just couldn’t paint over that! So it sits in the craft studio, in its original condition.
My husband and I purchased several things, most were from IKEA (the desk, bookcase, and cubes), filing cabinets and table from Micheal’s, and another dresser piece from Orchard Supply Hardware, where my husband works. I put every single piece together myself with no help from my husband and that is just the way I wanted it to be! My husband is such a sweetie and he let me handle this myself. I did borrow one or two of his tools, ask him for ideas on a problem or two, but other than that, I did it all myself!
Dresser from Orchard Supply Hardware
Bookcase from IKEA.
It is a small room and I barely squeezed in three people for my open house a few months ago and that is with me standing at all times! It has already been lovingly used by my daughter and myself in several crafting sessions together and we both love it! It is our own creative studio. I love that everything has a place but it still needs work too. The windows need to be re-surfaced and re-painted, but that is a project for my husband at a later date. The one thing I don’t have up yet is my wall decor. I had planned on using my Cricut machine to cut out a saying on vinyl, but I have yet to come across a saying that I feel needs to be on my wall. Any ideas? Comment and let me know your suggestions.
Also if you want to see the behinds the scene photos of me putting the furniture together, check out my Facebook page. I will be posting my blooper photos and things there, that you won’t see on my blog, so make sure to like my page to get the latest!