Plans for a $100 makeover of my design studio
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Happy new year! There’s nothing like starting the new year off with a new project and that’s what I’m doing! I’m joining with lots of other home bloggers for the $100 Room Challenge, organized by Erin and Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry and giving my design studio a fresh new look. As part of the challenge, no more than $100 can be spent on the room. Progress updates will be posted here each Wednesday this month with the reveal in 4 weeks. Stay tuned for tutorials and updates.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post and see all the rooms that are getting low budget makeovers!
Last year I gave our laundry room a makeover as part of the $100 room challenge. You can see all the details HERE.
One of my goals this year is to create more. My basement office/craft room has been neglected and has become more of a storage room than anything. If I could even get in here, I wouldn’t feel very inspired to create.
Here’s the embarrassing, ugly truth of how it looks right now. Piled high with supplies and shop items, and totally depressing. Please don’t judge.
Here’s how it looked after I redid it the last time, about 4 years ago:
To say that it has become a dumping room is an understatement!
But it has good bones, plenty of storage and space, and is definitely being underutilized. So it’s time to clear the crap out of here and make the best use of it.
Since my office is currently housed in our family room, this room will become a dedicated design studio. I got a new Cricut machine and supplies for Christmas and want to get it set up in the design studio so I can start making cool things with it. My plan is to create some unique pillows and artwork. Some of them will be offered for sale in my online shop, Emory Valley Mercantile.
Here are my goals for the space:
- Make the space lighter and more inspiring
- Have all items organized in a way that makes it easy to access them
- Setup area for Cricut machine and supplies
- Add some warmth to the room with a few wood accents
This is one of my all-time favorite work spaces. It has storage, style and space to create.
This is a great space and I hope to have a similar look when I’m done. I already have some of the wire storage drawers and will be using them for fabric scraps.
I have lots of ribbons, spools, and fabric scraps and want to store them like this. I already have some clothes pins and jars so this idea won’t cost me anything.
An inspiration board is a must. I love this idea from Driven by Decor. I already have a couple of unused bulletin boards and some scrap fabric. This will be a another freebie project.
Wall storage and organization is something this room really needs. I love the look of this and will have something similar.
shop this look
Here’s my design plan for the room. It may change slightly before it’s all over with but the general look will be like this:
To Do List
- Declutter – no cost
- Paint Walls
- Reconfigure Shelves and Closet – no cost
- Add cart for cricut and supplies – no cost (I have a vintage one that I’ll be using)
- Add wall storage
- Bring rug from master bedroom – no cost
- Organize Supplies
- Create Artwork for Walls
- Add window treatment if budget and time allows
Whew! That’s a lot to do in a few short weeks! I guess I better get busy!
Have you made any plans to redo a room this year? Leave me a comment below and let me know about it!