Welcome to reveal week of the $100 Room Challenge for my Craft Room!!!! And more specifically my craft room storage solutions. Check in here to catch up on previous weeks:
Every time I do one of these challenges, I wonder how I am going to get it completed. And then I do!!! That said I’m sure if I had an additional 2 weeks, I would probably just keep going!
Here is what I did to round out this challenge
Craft Room Storage Solutions
I made these shiny pink girly storage boxes for under $5 each. Using mostly dollar store supplies. As always I will post a detailed tutorial here later, once I am finished the challenge.
I used foam core to construct the boxes and then covered them with this pink satin fabric that I picked up in the bargain section of the fabric store for $6/m.
Then I added a bit of bling with this fabulous dollar store rhinestone mesh.
I made 6 boxes total. Cost of the boxes is under $5 each. I’m a really big fan of storage containers for everything. I have them in my garage, in my shed and use them in my recycling station. I made these ones to complement my stencilled Billy bookcases
I also made a couple of pillows with the pink fabric, and I just re-used a couple of old pillows that I was actually thinking of throwing out. I tossed them in the wash and then made a quick cover for them. Nothing fancy, no zippers. Then at the last minute I decided to add a bit of ribbon as well. I just felt like I needed something pink on this side of the room, to pull it together. Also, these wooden chairs aren’t super comfy on the back, so they are functional as well!
I used to have sooooo many of these IKEA magazine files, but when we moved I tossed most of them and the magazines that were in them into the recycling bin. I did keep a few of them, and I even had one 2 pack that I had never opened. I used the same metallic paint as I used to stencil the bookcases. Easy breezy really, Have I mentioned how great this paint covers- seriously – Wow. I just did one coat of paint on them, and then I added a piece of bright pink ribbon to them. I bought the ribbon at the fabric store for $5. Expensive compared to the dollar store, but it was the right shade of pink 🙂 Then to finish them off I added my favourite labels to them. I love how they turned out. Now I’m wishing I hadn’t thrown the rest of them out 🙁
I have had this white board for YEARS! Don’t tell anyone but I brought it home from work… shhhhhh! I just gave it a cleaning and I used my Cricut Explore Air™ to cut out the phrase. I think it’s a good idea to have a spot where you can jot down thoughts on the fly.
I saw these flower shaped scarf hangers when I was buying supplies at Dollarama, and I picked up a couple of them to put on the wall, because they were the perfect shade of pink! I just had Greg cut off the hanger portion (because he has stronger hands than I do) and I put them on the wall with a couple of small finishing nails.
There are a couple of more areas that I will probably come back to in this room. I am for sure going to replace the light fixture with something prettier and blingier (that’s a word right?) But that would have blown my whole budget, so it will have to happen outside of this challenge. Also, there is a really large closet that will house more storage. I will have to add that piece on later. I didn’t go though my boxes of fabric and supplies yet either.
The purpose of this challenge is to show people that you can make-over or set up a space for under $100 using what you have on hand and I accomplished that! You may not have pieces of left-over furniture hanging around like I did. But most of it, wasn’t that great, so you could probably pick up something from a garage sale or even on the side of the road, that would work. My craft room is now set up and ready to use. Which is good because I am jumping right into the One Room Challenge, so I will probably be doing some work in here. And of course Christmas isn’t that far off either…
Here are some shots of the finished space. It’s so great to have my craft room all set up. Now I need to get in there, and start working on some projects!
These kitties are from my Grandma’s house. They were in her house when I was a little girl. They used to be pink. As you can see, they keep breaking, and I keep gluing them back together. The one in the back needs a bit of repair again.
Costs this Week
- Foam Core craft board 4 x $1.50 = $6
- Pink Satin Fabric $6/m x 2.5 = $15
- Dollarama Ribbon $2
- Pink Ribbon $5
- Rhinestone Mesh$2 x 4 =$8
- Flower hangers $2 x 2 = $4
- Wal-mart storage containers $5
Total this week: $45 Can US $31.5
Grand Total: $90 US.
Thanks for hanging out with me over the course of this round of the $100 Room Challenge. It has been a blast as always. And a big huge THANK-YOU to Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry, for hosting! I’m so impressed by all the work that everyone accomplished. Now go and cruise around all the other bloggers for reveal week! There are some really creative people here.
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Sherry Cole says
Your craft room looks beautiful now and what a great space you have to work in. I would love a craft room. You have done a beautiful job.
Thanks Sherry. I still have to unpack the boxes of stuff. But it’s ready to go!
Jen @ Jenron Designs says
Wow it all matches, and feels so pulled together. I love that your craft area is so organized and decorated… I am inspired to keep me that way, however…. “craft happens”right? Seriously this looks great you really got a lot done on the $100 budget, great job!
Thanks Jen. Oh don’t worry it will get messed up. Truthfully it’s already messed up. Onto the next project!
How great to have a dedicated craft space – and one all color coordinated!
It’s been fun participating in the $100 Room Challenge with you this month.
I know, the colour coordination is a little intense 🙂 haha
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
Doesn’t it feel amazing to be organized?! I love how you were able to incorporate the pink into all the aspects of this room. You did an awesome job! Also, loving your quote on the white board. I need to do something like that!
Thanks Erin. I need more colour in my life! And I have already started making magic in my new craft room! So nice to have that space 🙂
What great ideas Deneen! I love the pink and silver of course:) And the idea of painting the file boxes was too clever! I never would have thought to paint them! Looks beautiful!
What a fun space to create in, love how it all pulled together.
Thanks Brooke. I’m already working in there and loving it!
Meredith @ The Palette Muse says
What an adorable space to get creative in! I love all the pops of pink, and those ceramic cats are so cute. Love that quote – this is where the magic happens. I may have to use that on my chalkboard! Great job!
Thanks Meredith. I love those cats too 🙂
Love how this turned out! Such creative ideas for beautiful organization. The pops of pink are perfect. I wish I had a room like this to work in!
Natalie at NeliDesign says
Wow! You’ll probably make some other great projects with a nice room like that! Good job!
Elizabeth Jones - Jonesville says
It’s so glam and amazing!!!
wow! I just love those stenciled bookcases – now I want to do that someplace! Turned out great! Yay for completing another #100roomchallenge – good luck on the One Room challenge !