Ready for my craft room transformation? I'll do this in a few phases - because I am not done with part of the room. So we will start with the work bench. HORRIBLE huh - embarrassing - yes...can I believe I am putting this on line - no...but I am - it's cleansing - right :)
Then the first step was to get all the junk out of there - good thing I have two workers that work for Chocolate Milk and M&M's.
We even did it right and scrubbed it before we painted. By we - I mean my girls :)
After the Cleaning - we got painting. I didn't want the girls to touch primer - because it's nasty stuff....so I let Hay get some of the acrylic paints - and she went to town....
Then I primed everything.
There was this little un-used space at the end of the table where the 2x4's met. I didn't want it to go wasted. So I found a board, and I found a piece of drywall. I try to find things that I don't have to use the table saw. So the drywall I cut with a utlilty knife. And the board - I used the miter saw - thankfull it was big enough.
Then I primed it - yeah - would have been easier to paint it before I jammed it in there.
And - it turned out great! I bought hinges - and when you open it - it stores all my stamps! My daughter got all the stamps and lined them up nicely for me. Sadly - they don't all fit - but - it works for the ones that fit in there!
Then going on the other side - I have a wrapping station. Truth be told - I had it in the middle of the longer side of the table, and my husband told me it looked stupid. Thankfully - he was truthful, it looks way better where it is now.
I still have to paint the top again - paint the knobs - and hang a door over the open spots in the middle.
But - the part I am the most proud of are the drawers. Remember how it was just open. I drew out plans and built everything myself!!! I added a 2nd tier to hold the drawers - spacers, supports and 12 drawers!!!! I took Friday off from work and got building- I loved every minute of it. I used the miter saw right on top of the bench - it took me about 5 hours to build everything.
I am happy with it! And - it makes me happy when I look at it knowing that I built it myself. There are so many women bloggers out there by following them and reading what they have done, that they gave me the confidence to do it myself. This is the first time I didn't just follow a plan, that I made a plan - built it - and it worked!
So - I went from this - to this:
More to come on the other sides. I have the kids craft area (here), the main crafting area - and my big work table left. Yes - I have officially taken over the basement! At least I am trying to make it look prettier now :)
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