A Budget-Friendly Chic Craft Room, Office and Closet in One!


I finally got to my office / craft room / closet. Yes, this room serves all of those purposes. When we bought this house I had not realized until we moved in what lack of closet space there was and because it is a 5 bedroom I decided that I might as well use one of those rooms for this purpose, not to mention our master bedroom is very small.
For the last 6 months this room has served as a storage space and where I threw all the junk that I had no place for or that I just didn't want. Well, I finally had had enough. I decided I was going to purge this room if it was the last thing I did.
By the time I was done I had 5 trash bags full of stuff to go to the Good Will. I also got to finally put to use some of the artwork, and knickknacks I loved so much but had no place for. Everything in this room is me and I spent an entire week making sure it was.
The bright colored storage boxes I bought at Michaels for a few dollars. They are great looking and great to store those little things that have no place.
I used everything I already had, many of which were from years ago, thrift stores, clearance items I picked up here and there, and flea market finds, not to mention a few of my own little DIY projects.
I have little trinkets throughout my room that my girl's have made me. I added pieces that remind me of when my husband and I first met along with trinkets of Buddha ( I have little Buddha hiding all around my home), Japanese art which I've always loved and have collected over the years from flea markets and thrift stores.
Thought it would be neat to display my art supplies on a shelf rather than tuck them away in a container.
I have owls and birds everywhere because I just love them along with butterflies. I just compiled memories in forms of trinkets, pictures, and books and put them in a room that I'm always in.
The mermaids because they remind me of my home growing up in California, being young and in love with the beach. In fact, mermaids were the first mural I ever painted.
My bookcases really do serve the purpose of storing books and magazines. I have always been an avid reader and adding a few of my favorite trinkets gives the bookcases a cuter touch.
I love this room so much that I think it can now make paying bills a little more exciting. LOL! Here's the before and afters, hope it inspires you to create a space that isn't so much "designer style," but a room that you love to be in, because that's really all that matters. : ) room on a budget

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  • Arcelia Fields
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Love the room it's awesome, will be taking ideas from this room, Thanks from the ideas :)

  • Jerre Hall
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Have just downsized big time & 1 bedroom is/will be my scrapebook/sewing/office room. Still have to much but attempting to make it all fit. I like your storage ideas.

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