Hicks House

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Craft Room Mood Board

One of my favorite things about this house is that I finally have a place to do my crafts.  As the owner and designer of Dani Designs, having my headquarters on the dining room table of our old condo left much to be desired. All my fabrics and accessories were upstairs, sewing machine downstairs so doing a project required lots of stair climbing.  A bit of a workout however not the most productive use of time.  Having to constantly pack up and put away my sewing machine also didn’t bolster my creative spirit.

So with a designated Dani Designs Headquarters in the third bedroom, the creative wheels start spinning on just how to decorate such a space.  Much time was spent on Pinterest and Houzz looking at endless inspiration photos, then much more time spent looking for things that you didn’t need to be a millionaire to afford.

This is the original room I saw on Houzz that had me swooning:

Isn’t it dreamy?  Everything about this room is so welcoming and makes me want to create things here.  However it doesn’t really meet my needs as this is more of a home office than a sewing room, plus it looks oober expensive.  So this is the mood board I came up with for the room that is more practical while retaining the color scheme of the inspiration room:

craft room mood board

craft room mood board

I think I’m going to keep the pale blue and white color scheme, I just like the feel of it.  Hopefully I’ll eventually get a glamorous chandelier as well.

So far the tables have been purchased by way of a massive Joann sale.  (They were specifically chosen due to the sale price – table aesthetics came second to super cheap)

They came in boxes like this...

They came in boxes like this…

Which looks like a whole lot of Ikea-eque building. But you get what you pay for I guess, I’ll have to draw your eye to the beautiful curtains I am going to attempt to make. In all of my sewing this is a task I have not yet tackle. I’m a little intimidated but I think the end result will be worth it.