Asked on Jan 05, 2017

Art Room Creation

by Teresa
We are still building our home and here is what we have done with regard to me having my art room again.
It has been a lot of work and we have done it all ourselves, and I am really, really please with it!
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Drywall up and taped.
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Then the faux ceramic floor - my Hometalk post shows how..
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Then I textured the wall by hand, with joint compound, primed it and painted it.
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Then we placed the enhanced book cases where we wanted the. You can also see my post about the book cases...
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Wainscoting panels and window trim went up next
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Starting to make the book cases look built in.
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Closet sliding door were put on and the wainscot rail was put up - to save some money, we used cheap molding we could get in bulk and layered them.
first coat of paint. We could not do the ceilings until the plumbing for the 2 bathrooms was done, so it stayed like this until we could buy all the fixtures for the bathroom and could get the plumber in..
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We could not do the ceilings until the plumbing for the 2 bathrooms was done, so it stayed like this until we could buy all the fixtures for the bathroom and could get the plumber in..
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and after what felt like years.. a ceiling!
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we decided to angle the area over the bookcase so we would still have the shelf available.
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Because the ceilings are 9'6" I decided to have some storage area above the closet, and my hubby made sliding doors..
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That I just had to spruce up, I love painting!
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We did a faux tin ceiling - but I am out of room and that is another post!
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Before and After.
  53 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 05, 2017
    Perfect paradise! You must have so much fun in there!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 05, 2017
      I do.. I love it! The next thing on my list is to paint all the doors in the basement, none of them have been painted!

  • 9530106 9530106 on Jan 05, 2017
    You are one lucky lady!!!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 05, 2017
      I think I am but when I told my husband I was lucky.. He said, "Yeah you were lucky you were born liking to work your butt off and that you haven't changed!" LOL

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jan 05, 2017
    Very nice indeed !

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 05, 2017
      Thank you, I love it and figure if I start to get tired of the lilac I will paint again!

  • Sirkku Sirkku on Jan 05, 2017
    Looks great, thanks for sharing

  • Bonita Pearson Bonita Pearson on Jan 06, 2017
    Lovely I would love to have a Art Craft studio like this it is gorgeous.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you Bonita, I hope you get a room like this soon!

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 06, 2017
    great SHE cave!

  • Dobi Dobi on Jan 07, 2017
    It does look amazing! I love lilac, it is my master bath along with a mint green. I think you guys did a fabulous job! well done!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you Dobi, I love lilac too! My mudroom / entry is mint green and I love it.

  • Launa Elaine Strickland Launa Elaine Strickland on Jan 07, 2017
    Wow! Great job!

  • Sue Klinedinst Sue Klinedinst on Jan 07, 2017
    Absolutely lovely! Beautiful colors. Especially like the doors above the closet.

  • Debbye Hicks Debbye Hicks on Jan 07, 2017
    I cannot wait to have my very own art studio without having to move things around. I've collected so much over the years, and as a mixed media artist, I have to have a better organizational job. This is pretty. Good job!

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    • Debbye Hicks Debbye Hicks on Jan 07, 2017
      Fantastic! You can never have too much room if your doing a mixed media piece. Enjoy!

  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on Jan 07, 2017
    I love it and oh to have a room that size for my craft room would be awesome guys did a great job

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you so much Maude- I hope you get a room like this one day soon!

  • Sally Gillies Sally Gillies on Jan 07, 2017
    Wow. I wasn't too sure about that wall color but after everything went into the room, I like it a lot. Beautiful project and love the sliding doors.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      I was not sure of the wall colour either, I love lilac bought was still ( scared?) Thank you!

  • Penny Penny on Jan 07, 2017
    just stunning! great job!

  • Penny Penny on Jan 07, 2017
    I love this room. I painted my sewing room in two shades of purple and absolutely love it. Haven't had the nerve to paint any of the furniture purple but after seeing this I might try it. Beautiful job.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you so much, I figure that if I don't like something (like the furniture in a year or two, it's only paint, but right now, I love it!

  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Jan 07, 2017
    I have a big room thought it would be good for all of it but then the fabric took over... all else was lost. Now I've been contemplating busting out a wall.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Fabric can do that, I use to sew a lot, but now only sew every now and then, so I don't have a lot of material, just 2 big bins!

  • Sandra Crosbie Sandra Crosbie on Jan 07, 2017
    Wow wow and another Wow. I lovers it. I really didn't think looking at the first photos that it would finish looking so beautiful. I'm dying to have a craft room all for myself. Technically I should be able to because we have a three bedroom home, there is only the two of us, one room is a guest room the other has now become the toy/ pushchair / sewing room. I've 5 grandchildren so I always end up having all the Christmas toys they get as gifts here. I think I need to evict the toys, pushchairs back to the rightful owners. Lol. You've inspired and motivated me. That is going to be my goal for this year.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you for your kind words, I am glad I have given you some inspiration! YESS!!! I never thought I would have a room like this and realize how fortunate I am. I got a fake leather storage ottoman and have the toys for our grandkids in there, when it gets full, I send the overflow home! Good luck with getting your room, and post photos when you do!

  • Madeline Madeline on Jan 07, 2017
    Looks great!

  • Merelyn sale Merelyn sale on Jan 07, 2017
    Great idea. Love the paint color.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you, so do I- although I was nervous a bit about it at first- especially when I did the 2 small furniture pieces.

  • Vicky Myers Vicky Myers on Jan 07, 2017
    Why didn't you move the plug in up instead of cutting the Wainscoting?

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Well, partly because we could not more the plugs on the non wooden ICF wall and we wanted them all at the same height but, oh, you should see the wonderful job my husband did of goin around the plugs with the wainscoting - he is a master of trim! I will take photos later and come back here and post.. It adds so much!

  • Sam Sam on Jan 07, 2017
    nice art room, but if you are going to paint in it, may want to re think the wall color, could interfere w your painting. but if you don't paint... not a prob cute!

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    • Stephanie Rountree Stephanie Rountree on Jan 07, 2017
      That was a fun test! I got a perfect score.

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 07, 2017
    Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed how you did this steps reality is you cant update a room in a one day tv segment

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Your Welcome! and this was definatey not a one day project! actual time spent about 4 weeks, except or the 5 months wait for the plumber!

  • Stephanie Rountree Stephanie Rountree on Jan 07, 2017
    I can totally relate to building your own home - I'm still in the process after many years. Great job!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 07, 2017
      Thank you Stephanie! You should try the full test, its really fun!

  • Wri10961380 Wri10961380 on Jan 07, 2017
    stunning transformation!!

  • Sam Sam on Jan 07, 2017
    wish you luck on all you do in that cozy room! \

  • Mar1343130 Mar1343130 on Jan 07, 2017
    Beautiful job! The colors and style are very nice...enjoy it!

  • Adele Fazzone Adele Fazzone on Jan 07, 2017
    You did a beautiful job. I love your art room!!

  • Creatively Living Creatively Living on Jan 07, 2017
    Exciting! Congrats on the makeover and the wonderful space!

  • Candy Walsh Candy Walsh on Jan 07, 2017
    Very nice~enjoy it! And ya'll did it all yourselves! And don't listen to people like Brucemerkel, he must have nothing better to do than tear other people's successes apart. Maybe he should learn to DIY?

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you. And some people just need to be nasty - usually makes their lives miserable, not mine.. and we love sitting back and seeing what we have accomplished, doing it yourself, is super rewarding!

  • Estelle Brown Estelle Brown on Jan 07, 2017
    Love it and love the colours

  • Dennie Dennie on Jan 08, 2017
    I love your flipped room. Luscious colors. I really do like the way you incorporated the protruding wall area there between the two windows. I love how you just blended it right in with the new flip. All very nice.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you so much, I have really enjoyed working on it, and am very grateful for a husband who loves to do what I don't love so much (and vice versa). It is really satisfying too look at a room you love and realize " we did this!"

  • The8243325 The8243325 on Jan 08, 2017
    Well I just love this room!! 💜

  • Catherine Juhlin Catherine Juhlin on Jan 08, 2017
    Beautiful and very girly, I love it💕

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thanks, and yes, it is girly. Which is funny because I am not a girly girl, always covered in paint, mud, plaster etc.. But last week I told my hubby. I have a girly girl room and he laughed. I love it!

  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Jan 08, 2017
    This is AMAZING!!!

  • Joanie Joanie on Jan 08, 2017
    Great makeover. Love the stenciling above the doors and especially love the wanes coating. I had it in my main bathroom. 4 boys and when they bathed, they leaned on a painted wall and we were being more practical with the wanes coating. I had the vertical. They are quite trendy now! Enjoy your new room.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you. we renovated an old home back to original before we moved here, and it has wainscoting and we loved it, so we decide to use the look here too. And I am already enjoying it!

  • Katherine Katherine on Jan 08, 2017
    That was ALOT of work and an amazing transformation! Congratulations on a job well-done!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you so much. We are now almost finished the "cafe" room. The sitting room we have made with a Paris theme and a coffee bar/ microwave area. I am having a blast!

  • Ardale Ardale on Jan 08, 2017
    Just beautiful, I would kill for a room like that! I know exactly how much work was involved getting there. My husband and I build our 2 story house ourselves from the ground up and did everything except the heating and cooling system and sewer system which we hired out but everything else we did so believe me I know what work is and like you I'm also a girl who doesn't mind getting down and dirty but I also like a pretty girly room too! You guys did a wonderful job and it shows in your attention to detail. Someday I just may convert one of our guest bedrooms into my dream craft/sewing room. We also have and love your wainscoting and have the exact same wainscoting in some of our rooms as well. Your a very talented lady and have a talented husband as well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful room!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Thank you, nic to hear from someone who had also done this! We sound very similar!! It is so much work , but I am loving every second of it. The funny part is the upper floor we did not plainly so what most visitors see is not a pretty. Of course we did that so we would have a place to live.! We will get up there again when the basement (walk out) is finished

  • Candy Walsh Candy Walsh on Jan 08, 2017
    Great attitude ~ you should be very proud of your accomplishment! It was a huge undertaking and it looks awesome!

  • Sherrie Polatas Sherrie Polatas on Jan 08, 2017
    great use of every little space

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      It is a large room, but the best part is so much storage!

  • Sparkles Sparkles on Jan 08, 2017
    such a pretty room. love the colors and shelves.

  • Ardale Ardale on Jan 08, 2017
    We did ours the opposite way. We finished and lived in our basement a few years while we saved up working two full time jobs and running a business on the side to have the money to build the house upstairs. Boy was that an experience but like you I loved every minute of it except for mudding and sanding the drywall. YUK! I would still do it all over again regardless of all the work but not so sure hubby would. LOL Learned a lot and have what you want in the end not someone else's dream but your own. From the look of your girly room your house is going to be beautiful. And yes I do think you and I are a lot alike.

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 08, 2017
      Ha! I also run 2 businesses- and although I would do this again - hubby says ummmmmm no! So yes, we have a lot in common !

  • Denise Denise on Jan 08, 2017
    This is absolutely positively beautiful!!

  • Lisa Wiseman Lisa Wiseman on Jan 14, 2017
    This is one of THE most spectacular room transformations I have EVER seen on Hometalk! Wow! I absolutely love the new room. I love the paint color, the little added touches above the closet doors that match some painting done on the furniture which helps tie mismatched furniture together. The storage in this room is every crafter's dream. The big table in the room allows projects-in-progress to be left out, rather than have to be stowed away before finished. I absolutely cannot think of anything that I would want to change! This is a room I could spend many hours crafting and creating in! Well done!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 14, 2017
      WOW, what a wonderful thing for me to read first thing on a Saturday morning, you have made my week-end, Thank you so much. I will have to take a picture of the inside of the closet, so much storage!

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 15, 2017
    I love it. Wow you two are amazing. Just to have the dream an then see it come together must make you 2 proud. Can you help me I'm under how to arrange furniture in master bedroom. I have no creative gene well I have a little but I hate the work involved I would rather pay. I need overhead lighting and how to blend bedroom furniture with one side of there room for my husband's desk and mine so I can get the creative genes flowing . There are just to many ideas that I love on this site and I can't get motivated in that room. It's 12by20. Just a rectangle. I have moved the heavy bed so often that my husband never knows what he is coming home to and the there is the living room. That's a whole other story. But I want bookcases like yours and color I love color but I want to respect my husband sharing the room. It's neutral now not bad but boring. Please someone out there help. I love that feminine room it's a dream. Enjoy it once your muscles rest. Goodness I wish you were my neighbor. 👍👍👍👍

  • Teresa Teresa on Jan 15, 2017
    Could you share a picture of your room? Seeing it gets my ideas flowing. I solved my sons decorating dilemma in their master bedroom by suggesting what I call a mutual colour - feminine but masculine too. A light mint green seems to be a colour men and women find good for bedrooms, and it goes well with grays and white. Then if you have book cases, you can paint the backs with a darker shade of green - same tone - but deeper. Send a photo and I will try to give you more ideas!

  • Karen Beth Blatcher Karen Beth Blatcher on Jan 15, 2017
    Wow! What a makeover!!! It's gorgeous and your husband was OK with the girlie color? You are really an artist!!!

    • Teresa Teresa on Jan 16, 2017
      Thank you so much! My husband says it is MY room and he likes the colour - for my art room - he would NOT be cool with it in the bedroom!

  • Judy Tosh Judy Tosh on Jan 17, 2017
    The room looks great!! I had a message on my Moonflower project for you from ilbeingu: Teresa offered to send me some (wool sock stretchers) and I can't figure out how I respond to her. My eddress is:

  • Marj MRC Creations Marj MRC Creations on Feb 21, 2017
    Teresa, that is such a cool art room! What a lot of work, though. Yikes! You have everything you need now - windows, great bookcases and lots of storage. Well done!

    • Teresa Teresa on Feb 21, 2017
      Thank you Marj. Building this house has been a lot of work and we are not done yet, but I am loving every minutes of doing it. And thank you again, I love my art room! ( I also have a work room where I can strip furniture etc.. but it ain't pretty!

  • Njbjrb Njbjrb on Aug 16, 2018

    Ohhh nice. wish I had a art room!!

  • Alice Alice on Oct 22, 2018

    What a GREAT room Teresa !!!

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    Cover. Gas meters in garden bed

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2020

    nicely organized room