I finally got my craft area put together earlier this month! I got it mostly all unpacked back in the beginning of May, but then it got hot right after that! This craft space is the upstairs portion of my house and there is no air conditioning going to it. It’s a portion of the house that was built in the early 1900s. There are three rooms up there and even when they added electricity to the home later on, one room didn’t even get it. And apparently, none of them got A/C or connection to the swamp cooler. Much of the rest of the house didn’t have cool air this summer either. But, because this house is just covered in shade, we were totally fine. However, this room being upstairs, where all the heat rises to, made it much too unbearable to craft in!
So I haven’t really used the space yet! Now that I have it all put together, I will probably add some kind of cooling unit to it if we are still here next summer. It’s already been so fun to have a place to get away to. Especially one where I can create a giant mess and you wouldn’t even know it cus it’s hidden away! I love bringing my crafts around the house with me, in front of the TV, or wherever the lighting is currently best. But, that usually means there are more scattered messes and I don’t love that.
This space was just perfect for a craft and work area, it was practically begging to be one! One wall is just covered in drawers and there is so much open space. But, it, like the rest of the old part of the house, was wallpapered to the brim. The wallpaper was decades old, at least from the 50’s. And while there were aspects I liked about that, like the hand-painted look of it, it wasn’t pretty. Nor was the color conducive to a work environment. This space desperately needed a paint job! And, wow, I cannot believe what a big difference all the white walls added to it! They help the light reflect around so much better and that is exactly what I needed in this room.
But, I wanted one wall at least to be a fun change. I didn’t think a simple accent wall would suffice so I thought “I’m gonna cover this in glitter!” I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about it but after doing a few test swatches, I figured out what supplies to use and a good ratio of glitter. Then, the process went really really quickly! I was surprised honestly at how fast it was!
I decided to go with a fun pink iridescent glitter wall but you could do absolutely any color of paint and any color of glitter! The possibilities are endless! Even mix glitters and come up with your own fun combination.
I love this idea for a business, like a boutique or salon. And of course in office spaces :) But what girl wouldn’t love this in her room? Little or college age, I’m sure this appeals to us all a little bit! Like I said, the process was simple! So head on over to ehow right here to see how I did it and follow the instructions to create your own in no time!