The thorn in my side over the course of this whole move has been...you guessed it...my art room.
I've had some GREAT rooms in the past...
It was such a dream come true to have a professional organizer help me figure out how to store everything.
it was the first truly finished room (of any type) I ever had. Adam cut a hole in the wall above my workspace and inserted a window so I could watch the kids in the toy room on the other side.
Then, in preparation for Sam's arrival, we decided to move. There was no designated room in our new house, so I took what was meant to be the formal living room and turned it into my scraproom. I searched for photos of what it looked like with all my stuff in it, but only found these moving pictures: ETA: A friend of mine emailed me pics we'd swapped of the room full of STUFF! Yay! (Thanks, Deb!) :)
It was plenty big and so functional. I did miss my old floor, but it was more than sufficient. The entire time I worked as a Contributing Editor for Memory Makers Magazine, I did it here.
When we moved to Colorado to the rental, I didn't have any intention of picking up scrapbooking again. I thought I could go a year without art. I was so wrong. I ended up working here:
Having your main eating area almost always taken up with stuff is a really difficult way to live. So, when we were searching for a house, it was imperative we had a space for all of my art stuff. So far, I'm still in the dreaming process when it comes to this space, but here we are at the beginning of the project...this is the future home of my art room.
As was the case with everything else in this house, it was painted a totally terrible color. Baby diaper Brown. Seriously, I think that was the name of it. Every time we worked on the house, I sent the kids (who wanted to paint) in there to prime. That's why it looks like this.
Adam finished priming it and laying down the floor. It's a really inexpensive Pergo (I think the whole floor cost $102.) It's exactly what I wanted because I don't want to be worried about dripping paint or something on the floor. It's stifling!
So, I'm collecting ideas for artroom inspiration. So far, this is what I have...(All from Pinterest, so I have no idea where they're from...sorry!)
This is my favorite...
The COLOR is what I love so much!
I also like this...
I'm really looking for ways to add in bright pops of color in this room. I want it to be the kind of place I can't wait to hang out in...not a drab space that reminds me of my diaper changing days!
Also, because it's so much smaller than my other rooms, I need to get creative with the vertical storage. I'm thinking lots of cool stuff like this: