August 12, 2013

Combined Craft Room & Guest Room


I know I've given you many teasers about the details of my craft room slash guest room in the past several weeks. And, you've been very patient with me. SO, today you get the full scoop! Truth is, my first tease was over a YEAR ago with my craft room hoop art. What?? I am so slow, I know! 

Since that time, I've moved furniture in and out and acquired a new sewing cabinet. And, well, I've been distracted by a million other things. You understand, right?? 


This room is kinda small and has to serve double duty. We do have the occasional overnight visitor, which means the space needs to be comfy enough to accommodate them. A day bed or trundle situation may have saved us some space, but I HAD to use this 100+ year old iron bed. It came from my great-grandparents' farmhouse and I LOVE it. Plus, I've been told by numerous visitors that is it UBER comfortable.

To maximize the space, I pushed it ALMOST to the wall. I hate sleeping right by walls, so I separated it from the wall with an antique sewing cabinet-turned-nightstand. Perfect, eh?!


Let's face it, craft rooms can be kinda...messy. So, I've done my best to keep everything tidy(ish) by using lots of cute storage items. It's still clutter-y, but it's at least clutter-y in a cohesive color palette. Know what I mean?


Lots of chalkboard labels were used (including my DIY contact paper labels from last week). Plus, jars,  baskets, magazine holders, buckets, flower pots and bins. Yep, I hit up several dollar spots and clearance aisles!


The white armoire is actually a sewing cabinet from my grandma. Cool, huh? It's actually really convenient! It was brown, but a simple, white paint job did the trick.

Oh, and the framed cork board tutorial can be found here!


The black and white curtains are from ikea, as are the two b/w throw pillows.

The green duvet was from Ballard Designs (about 5 year ago, alas).

The antique coverlet was purchased at a flea market.

The pink, embroidered pillowcases were handmade by a Sudanese friend when I lived in Africa.

The chair and cushion were purchased as-is at an antique store for $7 total.


You can see my tutorial for DIY chalkboard labels here and my tutorial for craft room hoop art here.


The details on my stenciled quote can be found here


And, that's that! My craft room/guest room. It's tight, but it works! :)

Happy Monday, friends!

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32 comments:

  1. Can I just come live with you? :) Beautiful!

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    1. Yes!! You know you're always welcome. Rent is cheap :)

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  2. It's beautiful!! Love all the details!!

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  3. Stunning! Love the fabrics you used. I would love to have a dual purpose room but my room is even smaller! A bed would barely fit in my extra room.

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    1. Thanks! I do love shopping for fabrics :)

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  4. Thsi turned out so well, Emily. What a perfect muti-use room. I am sure your guests will be intriqued by all of your crafty bits and want to stay longer! :)

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  5. I love it Emily! -for lots of reasons: its a real room. It clear you made the space work for real life instead of some styled photo shoot version. It can be frustrating to see whole houses tour with absolutely no real-life stuff.

    Plus, I must love it because its very similar to my little girls' room, mint wall color, same b&w window panels, white furniture.

    Great job,
    Laura

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    1. Aw, thanks Laura! It definitely is a real room and gets lots of use!

      I love the combo of mint and b/w!!

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  6. Cute! I need to figure out how to do this with my dining room!

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    1. You totally should! And, then I want to see the end results! :)

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  7. Emily I LOVE this room..your wall quote, your amazing drapes, the storage ideas! Just WOW!

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  8. OMGoodness. So beautiful. I just love all of your fabulous wrapping papers! Awesome job.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle!! I love paper so much. I can't resist buying more and more! :)

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