My Own Little Happy Place

When I first started getting into crafting, I pretty much just used my Cricut machine and had a desk in the corner of my bedroom. I slowly started discovering new mediums and techniques and then discovered how fun stamping was. I was perfectly happy in my little corner.

A few months ago, I got the opportunity to turn a whole room into a craft room! I didn’t know what I was missing. It was a long process, but so worth it! I’ll take you on my little DIY journey.

Here was my blank slate:


First thing to do was paint. I love to paint, but I do not enjoy the prep work! After about 49594 hours of taping, I finally made some progress. The room was a darker blue color, and I opted for changing it to a light grey.


This was taken at night (I spent many up late working) but it’s definitely grey!

Next up… and this was probably my second favorite part… IKEA!!


If you have never had the pleasure of visiting an IKEA store, you need to do it. NOW. I don’t know what it is about that place… Maybe it’s the meatballs or maybe it’s something they put in the vents, but women never want to leave. And there are usually plenty of Jagermangas or winglemanors for men to sit on while the women shop to their fullest abilities.

So, back to work. I started by assembling all of the ALEX drawers. These were the base for the desks.


This was way less painful than it looks.

Plus… I had help. Lots and lots of furry help.


I was previously working on a glass desk. I ended up spray painting it from grey to white to match better with the room.


Aaaaand… then decided I didn’t like it, so I put another set of Alex drawers there. The top desktop is called a Linnmon. I love the look of this desk. It has plenty of space and if you mess up your desktop, it’s only $30 to replace it.


Doesn’t that look pretty? It was perfect until I turned my back to the other side of the room.


It was time to organize! Yay! This was actually fun for me. I’m still in the process. It takes so long! The shelf in the back is the big daddy, KALLAX unit. This was the only thing that I really needed help with in the whole room. Being only an inch over 5 feet or so, it was hard to reach the top and hold it together at the same time. The other drawers in the back are Alex drawers as well. They’re the long ones and hold so much crafty goodness!

IKEA stopped making the teal colored RÅSKOG cart, so I spray painted mine to match the room. I also spray painted some photo boxes to match.


Presto chango!

This room took me forever, but was so worth it. It is truly the definition of a happy place. If you ever want to come over and craft with me, just hit me up sometime. 🙂

Here are the after pictures:


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About Loni Rileyhttps://loniriley.wordpress.comI'm a wife, mom and love everything related to card making. Trying to make the world a better place, one card at a time.

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