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Back in September, I shared with you the beginnings of my craft room. Now that my husband and I are empty nesters, I am turning one of the bedrooms into a room where I can sew, craft, blog and do all kinds of projects to my heart's content without having to clutter and clear off the dining room table!
As the holidays came around, things were standing still in there and I hadn't decided what to do with the floor. I couldn't move on without getting the floor taken care of. Thank heavens my husband took things in hand and told me that laying the floor and working on my room would be his Christmas present to me this year! What a great gift, and he has worked so hard!
To begin with, he took me to Lowe's and had me pick out the flooring. After much deliberation, I chose this wood laminate flooring! We chose Quick Step Brand. It is a very DIY friendly click-lock system and the underlayment pad is attached, saving time and money! I chose the Restoration Oak color, but there are many other colors available. I love the look of this one.
If you remember, there are a bunch of built in shelves on one side of the room which are going to be great for my craft supply storage, but the previous owner who built them didn't remove the baseboard when he built them in. So, while the rest of the room will be getting taller baseboards, we had to put a 3/4 round strip along the shelf wall to hide the raw edges of the flooring. But, since it is under the desk, it won't really show anyway. As you can see in the picture, we also have to replace the wall socket plates.
For the sewing desk support, my husband and son-in-law took a trip to the building recycling center and purchased those two banks of drawers. They are well made and in great shape. You may notice that the drawer banks are slightly different from each other, but I think that adds to the charm. The drawer pulls are slightly different, and I may or may not change them out to match. What do you think? Husband and SIL painted them white, after sanding and priming them and built a frame to hold the melamine top of the desk. The edge will be finished white and the top around the wall will be trimmed out. Since I took this picture, hubby has drilled the hole in the top of the counter for the cords to go through.
He rounded the corners for me because I am a klutz and didn't want to have perpetual bruises on my hips. Plus, if my grandchildren are in there with me, I didn't want sharp corners for little heads to hit.
What do you think? I have to tell you that I am thrilled so far! I have even already used my sewing machine on that desk! (Here is the post!)
Here is what is left on the to do list:
It sounds like a long list, but I don't think most of it will take long. Except for maybe the organizing part! But, I am so excited to do it because organizing that room will lead to others becoming more organized as I move my craft supplies to their permanent home. I can hardly wait to show you it as we move farther along in the process!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!