This is our Ikea office/Craft Room. My crafting stuff outgrew out old linen closet storage in our previous home. And my awesome hubby said I could go to Ikea last summer with all the money I had been making from selling all of our extra furniture (from the previous home) and “stuff” on CL in order to make our third bedroom a craft room/office. I bought lots of things for the house but the main focus was our office and craft room. The hubby uses it as an office/study room and I use it mainly to craft-as in sewing, card making, designing, blogging, magazine clipping, etc.
I made the pinboard by finding a plain oak framed cork board for $3 at Goodwill. Then I spray painted the frame black and hot glued the fabric (from Joanns) to the cork around the edges Custom board for $15.
I found these red storage bins at Target. They store all my extra fabrics and my current projects. The “shelf” underneath my Ikea buddy gave to me because she had it extra from her last trip. It is a Grundtal towel holder from Ikea. I use it to display/organize my favorite fabrics.
These were the Bygel system bars from Ikea. These beauties were a steal at $3 for each bar and 99 cents for each red container! We put all of our office supplies and crafting tools. You see our scissors, knives and excacto blades labeled as “cutting.” I am still in the process of cutting vinyl labels for each container with my Silhouette machine.
This is part of the Bygel system too and it holds buttons, paper clips and whatever else we decide to use it for.
These shelves were also from Ikea at $2.50 for each set of red brackets and $6 a shelf-another steal.
The boxes were from Ikea again at $3 for two.
This is my old metal stand in our kitchen. I took half of it down so it was shorter. Now it holds my sewing machine, Silhouette cutter, laminatr and serger.
This paper organizer was found at Goodwill for $3 but it was an 80ish brown fake wood color. I simply painted the metal red-although now I see I really MISSED some spots. Second coat anyone? Gee..sorry.
This red tray holds our printer paper and my vinyl in a magazine holder (laid flat) and my cards plus folders are held in a plate holder.
The bookshelf used to hold our kids toys. We since paired down so they only have a 6 whole cubby system. We use this for my husband’s school books and hobby books.
These are our AWESOME DESKS!! They are each 36 inches wide and 59 inches long. We put ours facing each to create one large workspace for crafting or when we are playing board games. My hubby had one MUST requirement: large desk for his monitors, keyboard and school books. He needs a deep desk because many times he is programming and needs to have his books at the ready to look something up. These desk were a bargain at $60 for the tops and $12 for 4 legs. We were pretty excited for these since we have always had “we will make it work desks.”
I also found these red trash cans for $1.99 and we each have our own!
I made these curtains (still yet to hem) from the same line of fabric I used for pinboard. I just LOVE these fabrics. I looked and looked for a good red fabric scheme to go with our red office. I really didn’t want to use Chevron since it seems EVERYONE is on the Chevron bus.
I also spray-painted the black frame red for my husbands Ironman poster. Now the red really enhances our color scheme!
Other side of desks….see how much space?!
I love love love the red. The little desk is our little guys’. I found it at Goodwill ages ago and it just happened to be red. Love happy coincidences :)
I laid out the remaining pinboard fabric because I have yet to reupholster my desk chair but you get the point.
Well I hope you love it as much as I do. I know I always prefer neutral but only if I can’t decorate the room to be completely colorful. Since we focused on this room-I was able to work red, black and grey throughout and I love the result. I also want to thank my Dad because he put all this together: the shelves, desks and Bygels, drilling, measuring and making it perfect!
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