Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rug Expedition. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
This time of year I spend a lot of time hidden in our basement craft room. It might not have windows, but it is the perfect space to create.
One of my biggest challenges has been to warm up the room and making it feel less dank and dark. The process started 7 years ago when we added walls to the room (the former homeowners had put in the studs, but not the drywall). With its concrete floors, the room would get super cold in the winter, so I had added some cheap carpet squares around that time.
However, my feet often hurt after a night of crafting. Because I like to stand when I craft, I installed a counter-height craft table. But the combination of the hard floors and a long time on my feet takes its toll.
Rug Expedition offered to help cushion my feet, and sent over a beautiful 5′ x 8′ Nuloom rug to add a little warmth and cushion to the room. My feet haven’t felt so good in forever!
Craft Room Favorites
Big craft table
A big table with lots of workspace is necessary. I don’t want to work on huge projects on the floor!
I keep my sewing machine separate from the rest of the crafts so that I don’t gunk up the machine and so I don’t waste valuable table space with a big machine. An old desk in the corner fits the machine perfectly!
An easy to vacuum rug
Because I am often working with tiny items like glitter and Perler beads, it is a necessity that I have a rug that is easy to clean. This Nuloom rug from Rug Expedition is a perfect example!
Ample shelving and storage
I am pretty sure it is impossible to have too much storage and shelving in a craft room. These open shelves provide room to store items I use on a daily basic.
The old bathroom cabinet that I repurposed by adding a slab of wood on top serves as a storage for other small craft items. The closet door got a coat of glossy black paint to spice up the place where I stash all of the random items that I collect as a crafter.
A rolling cart
This IKEA rolling cart is one of my favorite belongings. I use it to store paint and am seriously considering getting a second one.
Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press
Inspiration Board and Materials
I made an inspiration board from a frame and a piece of cork (which I covered in fabric). I pin project ideas and other inspiration to it! (See sewing desk photo above).
I also have a collection of ALL of the HGTV and DIY Magazines from the last 8+ years. I sort them by season and at the beginning of the month I go back and reread old issues for inspiration.
A TV (with Roku) is essential for me in a craft room. I don’t use cable in the basement, but the Roku lets me connect with Netflix and Pandora so that I can binge watch and rock out while crafting.
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