On to the Next Room…

So what room is next?!  Well, we have four bedrooms and an office.  Of course, one bedroom is our master, one is a workout room, one is a guest room and the last… is what I had been calling a “craft room” but think I may start calling it a “work room.”  Though work room sounds daunting.  Maybe… “play room.”  No, how about “design room?”   I’m taking suggestions!

Anyway, it’s a 17’10” x 12’4” bedroom over the garage.  A good sized space.  Below is an image from the builder’s website.


So… the room was painted a very pale pink, as the previous owners were using it for their daughter’s room.


Aww.  I know.

We used it as a guest room for about a year and recently moved the guest room downstairs so guests could have their own thermostat and not have to walk the stairs.

And, now… this room has our old desk in it and a large table we got on Craigslist for $25.   Just thrown in…

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Same angle as the previous photo.  You can see my sewing machine on the table, as I’m attempting to learn to sew slowly.   And, the ironing board on the right.

First, a floor plan… then I’ll move the furniture accordingly.


I’m going arrange it something like this so the table is in the middle of the room.  The skinny angled table represents the ironing board.

Definitely want a peg board next to the shelf.   If you know of any cool peg board type tutorials, let me know!  And, I will paint the table white…  The desk will remain black.  It was pricey and I can’t bare to paint it yet…  I will add an area rug.  That’s what I know for sure…

Here it is in 3d.  Remember, things are approximated just so we can get an idea of the space planning.  I want to leave some open space near the door to spread out and work on the floor.


The closet holds all of my extra décor stuff that I’m not using or selling at the moment.   I may need to eventually add more shelving in the closet.

Now I need to get to work on a story board for the room!   I’m thinking bright cheerful colors.  Chevron rug…   Will be done on a major budget, using what I have!

Don’t forget to enter the limited edition handbag giveaway!

Update 4/26/11:  Ordered rug and it arrived.
Update 6/24/11:  Revealed room.


  1. Here is a tutorial on a corkboard using wine corks I found on a blog.

  2. Katie @ covestreetblog

    I can't wait to see what you do! I love a good "design space" :)

  3. The Vazquez Family

    Oh I'm excited what you make of your creative space! Any ideas for the wall color? I'm looking up peg board ideas. I think there was one on Martha, but I'll forward whatever I find!

  4. Carol@TheDesignPages

    Looking forward to seeing the magic you perform in this room!

  5. Simple Dwellings

    Bright colors and a chevron rug sound amazing! Can't wait to see what you come up with- I know it will be great. :)

  6. Jessica Montagliani

    YAY!!! I can't wait to see you transform another amazing room!!

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