I LOVE my new craftroom! This is what it looked like at the beginning of March before I unpacked all my crafty goodness. The window was screaming, "Window seat! Window seat!" I found the perfect storage bench at IKEA which I purchased right away! Now all it needs is a lovely cushion for the top.
It was a bit difficult transitioning from a room with high ceilings where all my shelving was tall, to an attic room where all the walls are much shorter. I needed to purchase entirely new shelving. I chose these small DVD shelves in white to hold my fabric.
As you can see, I now have an entire wall of fabric which resembles a quilt shop! My plan is to turn these Ikea shelves into something that looks like high end built-in bookcases. I will buy some nice moulding to fill the gaps between the shelves and add a larger shelf along the entire top and add a lovely moulding along the edge to finish it.
My craftroom is bright even on a cloudy day! I was a bit worried that the bright sun would fade my fabric but at the same time I would rather have them right where I can see all of it at once so I can spot something and grab it right away... that is just the way I work. I will just have to sew up a storm before the fabric fades ;o)
The shape of the room made it difficult to put my desk in the center of the room. My desk is now against the wall which would be a bother if I worked on large quilts all the time but most of what I make are smaller quilted crafts. This actually solves the old problem I had with pieces of projects falling off and disappearing under my desk. The shorter walls also meant that I had to hang my magnet boards differently too. I quite like the longer look :o)
The closet space was so fabulous that I just had to remove the doors to open up the back half of the room even more! There is hardwood floor in the closet but unfortunately in does not continue under the old grey office carpet.
Don't you just love the fake clouds sponge-painted against bright blue inside the closet?! (Yes, I am being very sarcastic!) The closet was full of useless wire shelving which I promptly removed. There are currently three billy bookcases in there (one of which has more fabric?? ...Yup, all my larger pieces!) Now I need to fill the billion holes it left and it will be painted along with the rest of the room as soon as the weather warms up.
And if one amazing window is not enough, you could decide to look out the perfect picture window! Of course you only get this view if you are standing far back inside the closet while hunching over ;o)
Do I miss my old craftroom? ...not ...one ...bit! Not even the window!