Craft room tour series with the Country Chic Cottage
I’m so excited to be showing you my craft room today as part of the Country Chic Cottage craft room tour series! So many beautiful Craft rooms have been shared this week, be sure to check them out, you will not be disappointed! Click the picture below to see them all!
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At this same time two years ago I didn’t have a craft room. My craft supplies were stuffed into closets, and spread on my desk, the table, counters, and sometimes even the floor! It was often frustrating never having that dedicated (and quiet!) place to express my creativity. Having my own craft room was always a dream, but we just didn’t have any room. And then I had a great idea (if we’re being honest, it’s probably the best idea I’ve ever had haha) What if we turned the shed in the back yard into a craft room?! Two years ago I started planning. There wasn’t much to go on back then. There wasn’t the huge She Shed trend just yet to get ideas or information from.
A year and a half ago as soon as the weather started warming up, we started working to turn the shed into my craft room. It took so much longer than I planned, and it was a LOT of work. We learned so much! But it’s been so so worth it! You can read more about the actual renovation process involved in turning a shed into a craft shack here.
I’ve had a functioning craft room she shed for a year and a half now. How is it holding up? Do I still love it? It is simply amazing and still my favorite place to be! I’m excited to give you a craft room tour today!
The questions I get asked most often are about heating and cooling my shed. It really is simple though! We installed this window AC unit in a hole we cut under the window. I don’t have as much natural light as I wish I had, so rather than blocking out any of that light, we cut a hole under a window and framed in the AC unit. It sits on a little stand we made for it outside the shed. During the summer I can set it to a desired temperature and it keeps the shed very comfortable, and my supplies don’t melt! I don’t live in a high humidity area (New Mexico is largely desert) so I don’t have problems with condensation or moisture.
During the winter I keep this small portable heater in the shed. It also has a temperature control and it turns itself off and on as needed to keep my supplies from freezing. When I’m not planning to be in the shed, I keep it on the lowest setting. If I’m spending a lot of time out there, I can turn the heat up and sometimes the shed is warmer than the house haha!
We didn’t insulate the shed, but we did use an Insulating Foam Sealant to close off any gaps, and cracks we found along the floor, ceiling, door and window. It is surprisingly easy to control the temperature even without drywall and insulation.
I love having the shed framing open still. I’m finding it very useful in adding more storage as I go. I really love these wood crates! They fit great between the framing and they hold so much!
I came across these two wooden boxes, which also make great storage cubes on the wall. I keep my larger paint pots in them. Vertical storage is so so important when you have limited floor space.
The pegboard walls are still one of my favorite ways to store things in the shed. These wire baskets are still my favorite pegboard accessory. I’m planning to buy more of them soon!
I added more storage to the pegboard in a slightly unconventional way. Using twist ties I attached some pretty cans to the board, and binder clips hold my bright purple dollar store bins on peg hooks.
I can find things really easily with the chalk board labeled clear plastic bins in my old display cabinet.
I keep most of my acrylic paint stored in a rubbermaid container on the bottom of the display cabinet. I’ve run out of room for more paint so I will be expanding that storage soon!
A tall bookshelf makes great vertical storage and fits nicely in the corner of the shed. I added pretty fabric to the back panel of the bookshelf for an economical but pretty update. I store my 12×12 paper in clear storage drawers on the shelves. I also keep my yarn, embellishments, and craft books here.
I love my sewing corner too! I’m not the best at sewing, I am still learning so this little setup works perfectly for me. I don’t often undertake large sewing projects, but when I do, the desk is easy to pull out from the wall slightly to make room for the fabric to fall behind it as I work. The pegboard storage above it makes for perfect vertical storage for my thread, scissors, and cutting mats.
I love my cute little button storage shelf too.
Not long after my shed was finished one of the news stations from a larger neighboring city came to check it out. That was both exciting, and terrifying! You can watch the tour of the shed, and the interview here.
Thank you so much for visiting and letting me take you on a craft room tour! I hope to see you again soon!