I did not get as much done in my craft room as I wanted, but I'm posting some progress pictures anyway.  I had other obligations today that kept from spending much time in the basement.  I have a long way to go on my craft room and the rest of the basement, but it is much improved.  I hung material on part of the wall and the other parts I hung beach mats that I got at Target. I like the darker beach mats best, but was only able to get two of them. I went to three different Targets.  I would rather have the pink material all over or the darker beach mats, but sometimes you just gotta make do with what you have. 

Along the back wall are two work tables that I built. I built the frames and then set a solid wood door on top of the frame for my work surface. I got the doors at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store a couple of years ago for $20.00 each.  I want to get one more white bookcase to put alongside the others. I also would like to get another table like the one I have in the middle of the room.  I will eventually paint the little dressers with the yellow drawers white.  I got those for $4.00 each at a garage sale last weekend.  I need more storage containers for the shelves, but not sure yet what I need or want.  The plastic tubs on the shelves above the work table contain embellishments.  I have them sorted by type (animals, baby, family, etc) and labeled. The white baskets on the other work table contain a variety of items - paint, chalks, glue, etc. The other work table also holds all my machines - my cricut, my sizzix boutique embosser machine, bind-it-all and the My Story laminator. Next to that work table is a small cabinet (also needs painting) that I got at a garage sale for $2.00. Currently I have my stereo sitting on top and in the space where a television is supposed to go I have a slotted sorter that holds my cutters and my Scor-it. The striped boxes on the shelves next to the yellow dressers mostly contain mat stacks.  In the first picture below the two work tables are still piled with stuff to be sorted.

Eventually it is going to be as "cute" as a basement can be and functional . . . who knows how long it will take to accomplish.  :-)


4 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

looks great!

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Donna B said...

OH MY LORD!!! We have so much in common. I raised my two daughters as a single mom at ages 8 and 6. I have two grandsons from my oldest and my youngest daughter is due with another grandson in September.

Your CRAFT ROOM is to die for!! My sister has an awesome craft room she made in their loft. You would love her blog (Allison Wonderland)Her link is on my blog.

I'm glad I found your blog. I will be a loyal follower...

Mama Page said...

Thank you, Donna B. Thanks for stopping by. Congrats on your new grandson coming this fall. I am looking forward to my new grandbaby.

I think my craft room will be awesome once I am finished with it. I still have many more hours worth of work ahead of me and I probably need to do some purging. I am hoping to have it all done by the end of June. I will have to check out your sister's blog.