So, lately I have been SUPER motivated to revamp my craft room (aka the craft cave). If you don't already know, the cave is my garage turned craft room that I've turned into my own little crafting sweatshop of sorts haha. It has its positives and negatives. I love it being in the garage because if I'm working on a project and have created a mess, I can leave it and no one has to see it. I definitely couldn't do that in the house (not if I wanted to keep my sanity anyways). The negative though, is that, at the end of the day, it IS still a garage, which means there is no heat or A/C. So during those sweltering So Cal summer months it's like a sauna and during the winter I have to bundle up like an Eskimo to work out there. (Yes, I live in California, but I get cold ok!)
As with most of my project, I have started with an inspiration.
This workshop space from Design Love Fest is so dreamy! So bright! So airy! So crispy and clean! The cave will likely never look like this (it's called the "cave" for a reason) but, a girl can dream can't she? As always, I put together a color palette.
One of the walls, and my peg board are already painted using Mischievous by Behr so that was obviously going to be part of the palette. I also recently ordered a new mini fridge for the cave from Urban Outfitters that comes in the most adorable peach color, so that had to be incorporated as well. I incorporated gold (duh) as well as a bold black and white stripe because, well I love it. (If the palette looks familiar, it's probably because it is basically my wedding. Apparently I know what I like!)
I also went ahead and made myself a little mood board full of a healthy mix of items I already have and items I want to incorporate.
Source List: Ikea Table // Coral Chair // Rug // Spun Fiberglass Chairs (a vintage find) // Mini Fridge // 2-Tier Basket // 3-Tier Basket // Wire Basket // Pom Pom Pillow // Hanging Chair // Bar Cart // Mint Filing Cabinet // Typewriter // Craft Cart // Record Player // Chair Cushion
I have already slowly started operation Craft Cave Makeover by going through and cleaning out all of my craft supplies. You'd be surprised how much one crafter can accumulate over a lifetime of crafting! I hope to have the cave in tip top shape soon because I have been dreaming of having fun crafting workshops with all of my girlfriends!
Stay tuned for more on Operation Craft Cave Makeover!