This is my favorite craft room update to date because I love how it turned out! I wanted to have a counter height workstation for cutting fabric and working on little projects without bending over a table. I searched far and wide (on the Internet) for a kitchen island that didn't look too kitcheny and was small enough to work in my room.
I found a bar height dining table that I thought might work, but then I saw this island at West Elm. It was perfect, although a little pricey...but I went for it. I couldn't be happier with the results!
Here's a view from the other side. You can see my spray painted curtains in the background.
Doesn't it look at pretty as a picture? Maybe as pretty as this picture?
I wanted to replicate the letters in this picture. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby ($5 a piece on sale), but they were ugly aged gold and needed paint badly.
I spray painted the AKE in black and the M in red. I love that the M is a different color because it is also my first initial!
To hang the letters I traced and cut them from newsprint, and marked where the hangers were. Then I taped the newsprint letters to the wall and adjusted as needed before pounding my nails. It was definitely worth the extra effort because the nails were in exactly the right place.
Slowly I have been moving things from the basement to the new upstairs craft room so I am to the point where I am really working out of two rooms now...not ideal, but I am making progress.