January 2, 2010Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Craft Room and Tons of Ideas
Welcome to 2010, everyone! Hooray! Or something!
Anyway, this year I am planning on moving my craft room down to our basement. We need to inhabit our basement more, because it is really a great space. And I am really excited to really make it my own room with LOADS of mid-century touches.
Here is my craft room now. Well, kind of. Here it is after it was painted but before it was organized.
And here is a picture of the basement.
Well, the fireplace, anyway. To the right of the fireplace is a big room with double doors that the previous owners had a pool table in. It is a massive room with lots of potiential, and the doors will be great to keep the cats out when I am working on something.
So, I have been making decorating plans for the room, but I haven’t gotten very far yet. There is green carpet down there that is glued to the cement floor, and I don’t know if I am going to try and pull it up yet. What I would really like to do is pull it up and put down some VCT tile like we did in the kitchen and then put an area rug or some carpet tiles over that to make it a little more cozy. But we will see.
In the meantime, I have been getting some inspiration from a book I picked up at Goodwill about remodeling basements and attics to make hobby and rec rooms. Take a look at some of these great rooms!
I love this layout, except if I was that wife I would demand at least half of this room instead of being content to sit in the corner and watch. Can you imagine what a jerk that guy is?
“Now you sit here and don’t touch anything.”
Right, buddy. Right.
Looooove the carpet in this room!
Wow. Zebra! But I love the scallloped shelf on the right. I wonder if I could make something like that…
So very, very pretty.
That wallpaper is awesome.
See, this is more like it. They are sharing the space. Much better!
More scans of rec rooms to come, and if anyone has ideas for large expanses of cinder block walls, I would love to hear them!