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Craft Room Progress: A Gift Wrapping Station {ORC Week 2}

You guys!!!

I. Am. So. Excited!! About this craft room makeover!

There are so many things in the works with it right now…

Do you remember what it looked like last week when I revealed the-mess-I-call-a-craft-room??!!

I told you all about how I am taking part in the One Room Challenge and trying to makeover this space in a six week time period?

Well here is a little review in case you forgot (or didn’t see) what I am starting with… For more details on the before and the entire makeover PLAN visit here.

the horrendously messy craft room before at thehappyhousie.com

I have come up with a colour scheme, based on this inspiration fabric from Online Fabric Store {you may have seen this same fabric take a starring role in our Master Bedroom as well – I just love it!}…

There will be a lot of blue (what a surprise!) with some accents of pink, yellow, and orange. I am hoping to use the fabric for things like upholstering my stools, sewing a bunting/pennant banner, and dressing up some DIY lampshades.

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You might think that the colours seem a little bit wild. Okay, maybe they are, in fact, a little bit wild. But, for the most part, there are going to be bright pops of colour against a lot of white. White walls and mostly white furniture.

Speaking of furniture, remember that desk that I was saying I wanted to trade for a piece with more storage?

Well I found this old dresser at the Sally Ann – and it is just begging for a makeover, don’t you think? But maybe I should keep the stickers…

dresser before

I also found some old lamps at a thrift store… matching ones for either side of my white storage hutch. They will be getting a little paint makeover and some new shades…

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Oh, and with all those white walls and furniture pieces, you need a little energy in your drapes, am I right? I started sewing the drapes this weekend… using this gorgeous Premier Prints fabric from OFS called Emily  (corn yellow, slub). I love the large scale and graphic look of the design – and it really pops in this bold yellow colour, no?

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In addition to sourcing these pieces and fabrics, I also started painting some wooden lettering from Craft Cuts to create some faux metal letters using Modern Masters Metal Effects. They aren’t finished yet but I love how they are looking so far…

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I feel like the project is already it is coming together with having found so many pieces and made so many decisions this past week.

But I really actually only finished ONE project. But at least it is a CUTE, ONE project: this adorable DIY Gift Wrapping Station…

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There used to be a glass block window here (which I hated)… so we figured out a way to install some pegboard overtop of it instead – and now it is an adorable and functional space to keep all of my gifty/wrappy supplies. Wrapping paper, gift bags, cards, tissue paper, ribbon, scissors, and tape. I’m ready to wrap any gift in a matter of moments (which is perfect because I am normally trying to wrap birthday gifts seconds before we are due at the actual party if not actually in the car on the way to the event. #secretprocrastinator

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There is not much of a tutorial to this – we had a framed out space on our wall, but you could easily add pegboard and frame it out. Then I used the long angled brackets to hold the wrapping paper, and different sizes of pegboard hooks to hang the bags. The baskets are suspended on hooks as well, and are perfecting for stashing cards and wrapping materials so that everything is in one spot!

pin it to remember itThis DIY Pegboard Gift Wrapping Station is an amazing use of space and makes organizing your gift wrapping supplies functional and pretty all at once!

So right about now when I go into the craft room I try to focus only on this one little wall.

Because it is the only thing that is DONE.

And when I look around at the rest I realize that there is SO MUCH TO DO!! But I am so excited about finally creating a fun space that is really just for me, that I know the energy of that is going to sustain me. I am so thankful for this challenge already because it is forcing me to finally get organized and finish this never-ending-always-messy-craft-room project.

Hopefully next week I will have some completed drapes to share. Or maybe a completed dresser makeover.

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  1. First- I love your colors. I think a craft room is the perfect place to have fun, “mildly wild” colors and patterns. I think it will look so good with the majority of the room being white. Also, your gift station is adorable. I love it! Great work this week.

  2. You have created a very cute (and extremely useful) gift wrapping station. I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks to see what else you do. Good luck!
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

  3. These colors are phenomenal!! They’re like chocolate for the eyes. I seriously can’t stop staring and drooling 🙂 So excited to see all of the updates 🙂

    1. Thank you! I love the colours too… and I think they will be nicely balanced by all the white. I can’t wait to get it done, now, either!!

  4. Hi, Krista ~ I love your color palette for this room. I think craft spaces are a great place to get a little crazy with color! I’m getting ready to tackle my office/craft space. Yikes! I’m definitely doing a pegboard. I can’t believe all of the stuff they can hold! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I agree- craft rooms are perfect to add some extra colour. I am so thrilled with the pegboard – I have always wanted to do one, and love how pretty and organized everything looks on it! Thanks for visiting, Tiffany:)

  5. Wild? Not a chance – those colors are awesome! Happy, vibrant, energetic and perfect for a craft room. That SA dresser is awesome with those faux apothecary drawer fronts. I can’t wait to see it’s makeover. But that wrapping station…jealous!

    1. Haha, thanks Marie! I love the colours – even if they are a little bright:) But I agree – perfect for a craft room. The dresser is turning out amazingly – I can’t wait to share it! And the wrapping station is my new favourite piece of eye candy:)

  6. Great job on the wrapping station and I can tell from all your choices of other items your room is going to be Awesome! Keep up the great work and keep us posted!

    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to see more of it come together… I think I have to paint the walls next though. A big job, but it will be worth it!

  7. You may only have one thing done, but it’s a super-awesome thing!!! I love it and all your fun fabric selections!

    1. Haha, thanks Melissa! At least I got one little area finished:) Only about 78 more projects to go… can’t wait to put those fabrics to some good use!

  8. How exciting! The fabric you found is absolutely gorgeous, especially loving those fab yellow drapes! And that wrapping station is absolutely brilliant! Will definitely be pinning it for my own future craft room! Can’t wait to see where you’re going with all of this!

    1. Thank you Kristi- I am thrilled with the fabrics. Trying to decide which one I want to turn into some DIY lampshades. I was so excited to finally get to use pegboard – and the wrapping station was a perfect use for it! Fingers crossed that it all comes together:)

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