Monday, July 23, 2012

Clubhouse/Craft Room

What do you do with an empty but usable space that is just screaming for some attention?  How about turn it into a clubhouse!  Sound like fun?  That's exactly what we are doing here at the Bliss House in our basement-turned-Green Girls Club-Craft Room.  Middle has decided to start an eco-concious club with her friends and they need a place to plan, create and, well, meet.

It is only in the beginning stages, but we are very happy with the progress so far!

The jumping off point was the IKEA headboard-turned organization station that I found on Craig for $70.  It's quite narrow, which is perfect for space-saving reasons.

The sides pull out or can be hidden by rolling back into the headboard.  We have been busy filling up the shelves with things from our craft stash.  Glass jars make the perfect place to store things like ribbon and markers.

The walls are painted Asparagus in Baer Paint.  It makes a great background for colorful accents like the paper lanterns from Pier 1 (thanks to The2Seasons for info on where to buy!).  The floor material is called Allure and was purchased at Home Depot a couple years ago.  It is made to look like hardwood, but conducive to the temperature changes in a basement.

And Target has a wonderful selection of supplies, like these colorful bins and the cork squares, which were only $6.

We are having so much fun down here now!  We are on the hunt for a colorful area rug and table/chairs for the middle of the room.

What project are you working on these days?
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!

Linking to:  Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
                   Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun space. I have a feeling the girls will want to hang out at your house all the time. :D

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great use for an unused space, Kim! It looks really good. Love the Ikea piece you found; it works great there, too. Love the paper lanterns, too. Have you checked out Flor carpet tiles? They are eco-conscious and you can make up your own pattern with the different color squares.

CAS said...

What a fun space, Kim! I'm sure ALL the girls in the family will be enjoying this room!


Jemsmom said...

That is awesome! I love how you repurposed the headboard. Brilliant! The colors are so fun but the best is that Miss Middle stared an Eco friendly club! She is precious!

At The Picket Fence said...

This is fantastic Kim! I absolutely love the headboard turned storage and your girls must think this is so cool. Well done mom! :-)

Melinda said...

Looks like a fun place to meet and create!


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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it is so cute and looks so organized! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

Lovely! The colors are so pretty :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

What a fun project for making projects. LOL! I just painted my den. That's my lastest project. I love this color of green you chose for in here. It's a very inviting room to be creative in. I bet they will love it!

Erika Marsh said...

It's nice to have a craft space! We are working on ours now!! I can't wait until it's done. Nice to have it all in one place and easy to grab what you need! :) Please come hang out and link up to our link party "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, what a cute and colorful room. You know I love color. I bet the girls love it.

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