Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Do you have something special planned? My husband and I are going to a Valentine’s dinner tonight, but the day will be spent working side by side in the basement on the craft room makeover! Romantic, yes? Come see the plan and the progress!
This project has been a while in the making. We have a large storage room in our new house. And storage/hoardage it is! (A new term.) The room is packed with Christmas decorations, memorabilia, and tons of tables, pictures, chairs and mirrors I haven’t found a place for yet. And let’s not forget the chandeliers and lamps! It closely resembles a lighting store. I need a designated place where I can work on my chandeliers and crafts. And this is not it. Who can possibly be creative in this space?
See the dresser in the corner? This will eventually become the new gift wrap station! The drawers will be filled with boxes, bows, tape and gift tags. On the wall above the dresser will be the wall-mounted gift wrap holder. (More on that later.)
The baker’s rack will be relocated to another area and will hold craft supplies.
So, yesterday I cleaned everything out of this corner of the storage room, aka The Treasure Room. The plan is to add sheetrock or some sort of attractive paneling to cover the insulation and create a better work area for me.
Do you see what I mean? This is not a fun or attractive atmosphere, other than the chandeliers and some of my goodies. And all of that insulation gives me the creeps.
Brad and I went to Lowe’s yesterday in search of a solution and found these ¼ inch white bead board panels. They measure 4 x 8 feet and are $29.99 each. We bought 6 panels. (Which means we will probably need 7.)
Yesterday we installed two of the panels then ran out of staples for the pneumatic nailer. This is as far as we got. The panels are 8 feet tall and the ceiling is 10 feet tall. We started at the top, so the seam will be less obvious on the lower part of the walls. The corner is not square so my husband bought a piece of quarter round trim to tack into the corner to hide the gap. It’s looking better already!
Once the panels are all in place, I will patch and paint, and add some shelves. I’ll also add a work table and a stool. There are 2 fluorescent lights in the room, but don’t give off great light. A few of my chandeliers are on plugs so I’ll figure out a way to plug them in for extra task lighting. (Wouldn’t it be fantastic if they ALL lit up at the same time? #goals)
Today my husband and I are hoping to finish installing all of the panels and begin to patch and paint. I can’t wait to finish this and finally get the basement cleaned up. THEN I can start working on the guest room! Stay tuned for the finished craft room makeover! Thanks for stopping by. Do you have a craft area or room? Do tell and share! xo Dell