Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Call me The Transformer: Guest Room into Craft Room

--In previous posts I shared the changes taking place in what has been known in my house as "the other bedroom", the guest room and Brandon's room. It is my pleasure to introduce the room as" My Craft Room", Yea me.

Previous posts showed the wall paper choice, the creation of my work table and the encore for the bookcases and my desk. The final components include my newly purchased Vittsjo shelves, hand painted rug and accessories.

Here are the Vittsjo shelves before :

I wasn't going for an industrial look so, I  followed a lot of others before me spray painted mine gold.
I painted the top and bottom shelves white while the others were glass.

Have you seen the wonderful painted rugs all over the internet? I've been really wanting to paint one, so a $5.00 find at the Goodwill was the perfect choice. I mean if  it didn't turn out so great it wouldn't break the bank!

I didn't want my rug to be hard or crunchy, so I mixed latex flat paint with fabric medium in a 2:1 ratio. A couple of tape measures and a roll of painters tape and...   It worked great.

Once the rug was dry, I felt like my room had finally come together.

 I was so excited to get started that I didn't take many ( or good) pics of the room before. Here's a before pic of the room...

And here it is after...

The chair will eventually get another encore, but right now, it's good. I took the cheap mini blind and made a no sew roman shade. Caught a neutral beige cotton on sale at JoAnn's  for about $4.00 (total!), I think I'm going to stencil a design on the valance with the leftover paint from the rug.

The bulletin board frame was from a vintage mirror that I bought at The Longest Yard Sale a year ago. I color matched the paint in the wall cover and painted the cork then added a white trim. The shelves allowed me to display my elephant collection that goes back some years. I also made the "M " and the "B" bookends. Watch for more like them in my Etsy shop soon.

Don't know what you think but, I LOVE it. Let me know what you think!!


  1. Awesome job, Tina! I really love the fact that almost everything in there has been recycled/repurposed!

  2. Wow, what a fabulous transformation! Can't wait to see all the creative projects that are going to get made in this space.

  3. Hey Tina! I came back by to see your new design. I love it! Such a pretty picture of you too.