Earlier this summer, when I shared the "before" photos, I was honest about the fact that there is no where near enough crafting in the craft room anymore. Regardless, I still spend an inordinate amount of time in here, so it was easy to come up with new ideas on how to make this space even better.
There is a now an extra tall, glass topped counter that is a perfect space for the occasional craft project or more likely for organizing endless piles of student work. I draped a strand of cafe lights in the window to have an additional option from the ceiling fan lights and you can see them hanging in the window from downstairs.
There are new floors...since we were having the entire downstairs flooring replaced, I decided to keep going just a little more. I always needed a chair mat before on the carpet, so I am extra happy to have fresh new flooring in here.
Next was the file cabinets...not exactly a genius decorating move, but a total necessity to store all the student work and cheer team related papers I amass. I had one legal size, two-drawer cabinet from my mom and purchased the four-drawer one from Craigslist. The original plan was to ask Sean to spray paint each of the cabinets a fun color, like he sprayed the green one awhile ago, but I ended up kind of liking the neutrals with a pop of kelly green. On the other side of the file cabinets are shelves with printers and other computer equipment.
The closet is now a little couch nook. Sean used the wood from the standing desk that was in there and added 4x4 legs. I had a cushion custom-made for the spot and went pillow shopping. One of my favorite details of the room is the back wall of the nook, with wood panels that Sean cut boards in all different lengths for (he actually drew a diagram to scale for me and had me mark lines where I wanted the boards pieced together) then he nailed each piece in.
My big tanker desk stayed put...especially with the double screens mounted in front of it (that was not an easy project a few years ago). Yet, everything around it changed...the white walls, floors, new work spaces and a cozy spot just like I envisioned. I have always loved this room and felt very lucky to have it...but I now I am really extra, super duper lucky.