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My Ultimate Craft Room Makeover Reveal

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It’s official! I finally decided to take a rarely used room in our home and convert it into the ultimate craft room! After years of crafting like a nomad, I’m happy to introduce you to my new creative space.

Craft room shown with craft room furniture including basket storage and paper storage. Bookcases hold craft supplies, and walls are decorated in coordinating wallpaper and paint.

This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. For more information, please see my disclosures. Special thanks to Milton & King for providing the wallpaper used in this room makeover.

The Guest Room Before

I knew I needed a space to create and produce videos for my YouTube channel, but it took some convincing to realize our guest room was the answer. (Big thanks to my husband for giving me the nudge!)

Empty bedroom with brown walls and ivory curtains.
Guest Bedroom Before Makeover

As you can see, this bedroom needed a makeover to brighten the walls and add a more cheerful touch.

And if you’re a prior guest wondering where you’re going to sleep now, stay tuned for a loft bedroom makeover reveal!

Craft Room Design

Designing the perfect craft room with a blank slate is like heading to Marble Slab two minutes before closing. There are so many possibilities, and there’s no chance to taste test before choosing.

To narrow down the room layout, I collected my favorite craft room ideas on this Pinterest board. I also found plenty of Facebook groups for creatives to share their crafting spaces. Seeing photos helped me visualize my ideal craft room.

To see the beginnings of this craft room design, head over to this video where I share my furniture choices and basic blueprint.

Image of craft room before and after organizing with text overlay that reads "Craft Room Organization Part 1" with image of Crissy in front

I wanted a space that was bright but calming, feminine but fun, so I created the mood board below. This helped me pick the “flavors” for my room makeover.

In this “final reveal” you can see the full transformation of the walls and the details of how I organized my entire craft room.

Image of craft room organization video with text overlay that reads "Craft Room Organization: The Big Reveal!" with image of Crissy in front

Craft Room Inspiration Board

Craft room ideas for furniture, storage, organization, wallpaper, and paint color
  1. Bookcases for books and craft supplies
  2. Crafting desk with cube storage
  1. Wallpaper accent wall
  2. Coordinating paint for the remaining walls
  3. Magazine/paper storage
  1. Storage for stickers and scrapbook paper
  2. Glass jars for thread, markers, and pens
  3. Storage baskets

See a full list of sources at the end of this post.

I’ll admit that some pieces fell into place after I got started with the project. (I tried four different paint colors before I landed on the “right” one!)

If you don’t know exactly what you need, make a checklist and move forward with the big pieces. For me, the long pole in the tent was furniture.

Craft Room Furniture

To plan my furniture purchases, I sketched a blueprint with the room dimensions and any openings like windows, closets, and doors. (The original sketch was much messier than the one below!)

Craft room blueprint with bookcases, desk, and other craft room furniture pieces shown
Craft Room Blueprint

Having this diagram helped me figure out what furniture would fit along each wall. I already owned the furniture shown in pink, so I was really only hunting for the desk, bookcases, and cube storage.

If you’re not sure where to start with storage solutions, check out my post on craft room organization ideas. There you’ll find a free printable checklist with all the items a crafter would need to plan the ultimate craft workspace.

Craft room showing IKEA Billy bookcases and Kallax shelving unit with wallpaper background

Armed with my blueprint, I went to my favorite budget-friendly furniture place: IKEA! I found plenty of affordable furniture options that I customized with a mix of baskets, drawers, and even a few DIY solutions.

In an upcoming post, I’ll share details about my Kallax units and Billy bookcases as well as the modular work table I created. I’m thrilled to have so much extra storage space now.

Craft Room Wall Ideas

For this makeover project, I decided to try my hand at wallpaper for the first time. I’m thrilled to partner with Milton & King who supplied this gorgeous Calcutta Wallpaper designed by Bethany Linz.

I love the tropical vibe of this design. It added just enough visual interest to the room without overpowering the space, and it has a very calming effect.

Craft room organization including cube storage, IKEA bookcases and hanging frame rail

I know what you’re thinking: “But Crissy, wallpaper is hard to install and even harder to remove later!”

I’m happy to report that Milton & King’s luxury wallpapers are very user-friendly.

Crissy installing Milton & King wallpaper and smoothing with sponge
Installing Calcutta Wallpaper by Milton & King

The paste-the-wall installation uses a wallpaper adhesive to hang the paper. The non-woven material means the paper won’t absorb the moisture from the adhesive, making removal a piece of cake.

Honestly, though, why would I ever want to remove this beautiful wallpaper?

Craft room wallpaper closeup with hanging frames and styled bookcase

I found a subtle green paint color for the remaining walls to complement the eastern-inspired wallpaper.

As I mentioned, it took four attempts of buying sample colors before I landed on a paint color. I highly recommend doing a trial swatch of paint in your room before committing.

Finishing Touches: Craft Room Wall Art

Since the wallpaper looked so stunning and fresh, I couldn’t bear to nail holes in it. That’s when my handy husband thought of the perfect DIY project.

Hanging wall art in front of wallpaper wall, shown with Kallax shelf unit below

I purchased this frame rail system which would normally require three screws. However, instead of placing screws in the wall, we suspended the rail using a piece of trim sandwiched between my bookcases. (An L-shaped metal rod is screwed onto the trim and extends to sit on the bookcases.)

Craft room bookcase and Kallax shelf unit shown with faux florals and artwork

I now have a flexible way to hang up to nine pieces of art or any other hanging accent. You can expect this backdrop to change with the seasons to include wreaths, hats, or totes. Oh, the possibilities!

For the painted walls, I may add a pegboard or extra shelving to house craft accessories like ribbons and sewing supplies.

Craft Room Storage and Decor Sources

There are tons of behind-the-scenes tips and tricks I learned during this makeover, from assembling the furniture to finding storage solutions for every nook and cranny. The wallpaper experience alone gave me a wealth of info to share.

Stay tuned for more tell-all YouTube videos! In the meantime, I’m listing all of the sources for my craft space below.

Product Sources

Happy Crafting!

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22 Comments

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I feel so refreshed after finally getting my craft supplies organized. (Well, some supplies are still being organized.) I highly encourage you to indulge yourself too, my friend! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Sooooo cute!! How lucky you are to have a designated place to create!! Love the wallpaper and the green paint!! Nice choices!

    1. Thank you, Raquel! Yes, having a crafting “home” is really going to make a difference! I’m excited to start creating in here. Thanks for the words of encouragement!

  2. Omgoodness, Crissy I love this space so much! Having a craft and sewing room is such a game-changer! I’m sure you will create beautiful projects within these walls 🙂 I’m excited to tell you I am featuring this post on Tuesday Turn About this week! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! It’s so nice to have a dedicated craft space now. I’m thrilled to be featured! Thanks again for all the support!

  3. That is a beautiful room! I love the colors, layout, clarity, organization and flow of the room. Genius!!

    1. Thanks, Lou! What a nice compliment! I do feel so much more organized and productive now that I have all my crafting goodies tucked away. Thanks for the sweet comment!

    1. Hi Spela! So great to hear from you! Thanks so much for the kind words. I think that’s a great description! It definitely has become my happy place! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Oh my, Crissy! Your new craft room looks amazing! Of course you know I love my aqua colors, and the wallpaper is gorgeous. I’m heading over to check out their website! Pinned!

    1. Thanks, Julie! It was a fun project, and I’m so excited to finally share it with everyone. Thanks for pinning, and have fun browsing all the wallpaper options! Hugs!