Studio/ Craft Room Reveal!


And in case it’s hard to remember what it looked like when I started, here it is before.

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More after photos are below.  The transformation included a few diy projects.  For instance, I made drop cloth curtains, divided a pillow in half, made art (on top of the book shelf), printable art, made coasters, made flowers for magnets, made magnet boards, painted a letter “K” to look metal, painted a peg board and painted upholstery on a second chair.




I painted the art on the bookshelf to mimic the chevron pattern in the rug.


Below are flowers that act as magnets for the two metal magnet boards that flank the subway art.  I made the two rolled ones and the two fluffy ones.


And, paint chips hung on the peg board serve as a backdrop for vintage keys. These were gifted to me from Emily at Ashbury Lane.  She is having a 25% off sale right now.  Be sure to visit her Etsy shop.

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Printable art that I made meets you at the entrance and sets the tone of the room.

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Hope you enjoyed the reveal!  I’ve enjoyed working in the room already.


Update 8/27/11:  For a tour of other rooms, see the Home Tour page.


  1. What a beautiful space to work, i love that rug its gorgeous & the bright coloured chandelier is fun yet adds some bling & class

  2. it looks amazing!!!! i love the splashes of color!!!

  3. Now if you could just move that entire room over to my house, that would be awesome ;)

  4. Oh my Kristy, you have done a fantastic job, I love all the colors, the art work…everything is beautiful! I have not had the nerve to paint my chair yet, I may take a picture of it and see if you think it would paint well.
    have a blessed day,

  5. great job kristy! lovin the chandy! xoxo shel

  6. What a bright colorful workspace. How can you not be creative in such a fun space?

  7. Oh my gosh!!! You are beyond talented! I am so in LOVE with this space….can you come re-decorate my whole house please??!!!! Love love love it. Great job :)

  8. This looks so awesome! What a fun, functional, and yet funky and playful room! My favorites … hmm … the chandelier and the chevron rug. Oh, I love me some chevron. Great job!!

  9. This looks amazing! I love the way it all came together … it’s bright and fun and yet totally functional. That huge table is awesome! :)

  10. Great work Kristy. I cannot believe that is the same room! Love your pops of color and the bold pattern of your chevron rug.

  11. Love it! It looks like a great place to get your creativity on!

  12. Wow, I want to craft with you in there! Looks so fun and inspiring. I love all the color you surrounded yourself with, amazing transformation, I bet you just love it!

  13. Fantastic!! Such a fun, cheerful space… I love it!! Great mix of colors, patterns and little personal touches. I’ve been eyeing the lucca fabric on your chair pillow – gorgeous. You really tied everything together. Congrats – enjoy it!

  14. And a huge round of applause for Kristy! Take a bow! Superb room, love, love love it!

    Suzy xxx

  15. Love it – i want to work in that room :)

  16. It looks fabulous!

  17. I love it! Where did you get the chandlier? It’s is gorgeous!!

  18. This is such a fun room – you did a great job with it. I love the chair and pillow. It’s got so much spunk to it!

  19. Oh my, this is dreamy!
    You did such a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up :)

  20. Fantastic room.! If you have a moment I’d love for you to link up to this week’s linky party :

  21. The splashes of color around the room are great! It looks like a very inspiring place to create in!

  22. It looks fabulous! I look forward to having a crafting space some day.

  23. Wow, your craft room is awesome! And I love that chair you painted…I remember when you first posted it…couldn’t get it out of my mind for days—the color is just luscious!

  24. Hi…I love your studio. I am just now starting to paint a an old recliner type chair in a teal color to complement our living room. And I am also painting the wood white. So I was really glad to find your site and get some tips about the painting process.
    I was wondering where you got the metal stools…I am also looking for those in white, although I may have to paint them too.
    Thanks very much.

    • Thanks so much! We got the stools on I didn’t measure well beforehand and they are a little too tall. I should have gotten the shorter ones, though they felt more squatty to me… :) But yeah, that’s where we found them for less than at most places. Good luck on your chair!

  25. Love the rug!! That just makes the room! And what a great job on those DIY. Can I come hang out here?

  26. Bold and bright! What a fabulous craft room. Lots of great DIY projects, especially the painted chair, love it!
    Visiting from Roomspiration today
    Cathy@ Room Rx

  27. Thank you for linking this incredible craft room with Roomspiration: Craft Rooms. I would enjoy creating in that space too! Very impressive!

  28. Fabulous room! I love it

  29. I love how colorful everything is. Great job!

  30. I just saw this over at Sugar and Dots and had to come check it out! This looks like such a great place to work! And I love your chandelier!

  31. I’m impressed with your eye for color and designs. I am MOST impressed with your devotion and energy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. Love your style! I need that table for our kitchen…where did you get it?

  33. Can you tell me how you were able to hand the chandelier from the ceiling? I am trying to create this for my classroom. I only want the chandelier to be for decoration–no wiring=)


    • Sure. The chandelier was from Urban Outfitters and was a swag light that plugged in. So, I put a hook or two on the ceiling and hooked a link in the chain to it. The rest of the cord drapes down and plugs in. Hope that helps!

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