In 2010, my then-boyfriend was building his dream house. Early in the process of building, he asked me what I wanted in my dream home. I told him that I didn’t care how big or small, what style, or location, but it had to have a craft room and a tv over the bathtub. Every weekend he
dragged invited me to tour the construction site with him to see the progress. Over the garage was a big room that he kept referring to as his home gym. Well obviously that would be a terrible idea. It’s Florida – rooms above garages are always hot and who wants to move all that gym equipment to a second story, right? So of course I suggested that it might be better used as a craft room. He disagreed. Well in June of 2010, on one of our construction visits, in the “home gym” he proposed (awww…!). I won’t gross you out with all the cutesy details but he ended his speech by saying, “And now you can make this your craft room.” He’s a keeper!
So let me show you around –
Starting with a blank slate meant that I could really customize the space. I am an avid scrapbooker, quilter, and knitter so I wanted space for storage and to spread out. But most of all, I wanted it to be easy to clean (i.e., no carpet) and cheery.
The desk area is part sewing space, part paper crafting space. The right side drawers and shelves contain scrapbooking tools and Cricut supplies and cartridges. The left side drawers and shelves hold sewing supplies, notions, and patterns, and I keep out my most-used scrapbooking papers and inks on the countertop along with my sewing machine and my Cricut.
The built-in shelves allow me to keep all of my work-in-progress scrapbooks at hand and hold my stamps, more scrapbooking papers, and all my quilting, sewing, and paper crafting books.
I store my fabric stash and yarns in the two cabinets at the far end of the room and batting and larger fabric cuts in the green dresser.
Visitors often ask why I have a bed in my craft room. Obviously, when sewing gets stressful, I need a craft nap from time to time (also it’s a family antique and there’s no where else for it).
Probably my favorite part of the room is the cozy rocking chair. It’s the perfect spot for hand sewing while watching some wholesome Criminal Minds or Law and Order SVU.
So there you have it – my happy place. I’m so glad to share it with you! And by the way, my husband also came through on the other part of my dream home wish list – there is indeed a tv over the bathtub. He’s a good man!