The current state of our spare bedroom/craft room/home office...
it's basically just a junk/store room right now.
And this non-inspiring space has been the reason that not much crafting has been happening around here lately. I can't stand it anymore- so much so that the door to the second room stays shut pretty much all the time I am home.
I can't wait to get in there and 'prettify' it by...
- Getting rid of that ridiculous spare room sink!??!
- Refreshing the walls with a new coat of paint
- Buying a new bedspread and cushions for the single bed (I want to turn it into a more day bed/lounge and put on a larger quilt cover so it hides the ugly plastic covered mattress underneath)
- Purchase a new rug (especially for winter because I can imagine those tiles are going to be cold then!!)
- Purchase a new desk
- Add floating shelves above the desk for added storage
- Finishing painting 2 x roadside furniture finds (a wardrobe 'craft supplies' cupboard and the rest of that white chest of drawers shown)
- Hang fun artwork
- an inspiration board and;
- decorate with lots of fun accents!
And speaking of desks, for our wedding I couldn't find any big old rustic tables I liked for our lolly station so dad made a desk top out of three old wooden planks which he glued together (I know I am super lucky!!) and placed on some trestles - it looked really good! I was going to get dad to make me some more white ones as a desk for the craft room (I wanted a really long desk and couldn't find one in our price range that I liked anywhere). Then I came across the Vika Artur Ikea Trestle - I love that it has shelves underneath too - and is adjustable for drafting (this would of been perfect for college!) or cutting out fabric.
And since then I have seen it being used in some pretty fun spaces ...
(another fun trestle table - i LOVE them!)
Sadly though it seems I am going to have to wait till March to get my desk as we were informed on Saturday that they are sold out of the vika trestles and wont get more stock in for a couple of months - rats!