Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Craft Room Inspiration

I don’t know about you but I have never really understood mood boards.  Quit showing me your plans and get to work you lazy blogger.

Well, today I have crossed to the dark side.  Mood board.  Less doing.  More planning.

I have excuses.  I always have excuses.  1. I have been struggling with sinus infections/allergies for the past couple of months.  My energy is low. When I am healthy, I am trying to do life things like laundry.  2. This may be the first room that I have thought out completely.  Usually I just jump right in. 3. It’s too freaking cold to do anything except hide under my blanket with my dog and laptop.  4. Gossip Girl.

This is what my craft room looks like now.  Well, a cleaner version of what my craft room looks like now.  It’s bad.  This room is a beauty.  See why I needed to do some planning?

craft room before

Here it is kids.  My very first room mood board with explanations to follow.

Craft Room Mood Board by Decor and the Dog

1. One of my co-workers gave me this buffet.  For free.  Yes.  Zero dollars.  I think it will be perfect storage for fabric/crafty things.

2. Most of the walls will be painted SW On the Rocks.  Grey is boring but stick with me.

3. Oh, there is going to be a chalkboard wall.  Oh yes there will.

4.  See that free buffet?  It’s going to be painted in Palmetto by Martha Stewart.

5. I need a fun table.  I’m not sure I can talk Nate into the one pictured but –ish.

6. I have been waiting for the right time to use $100 credit to Royal Design Studios.  I think their Modern Chevron Wall Stencil is a must for that wall with the window.  I know chevron is love it or hate it.  But I love it.  And it’s my craft room.  So there.  Feel free to encourage me to get to painting. Royal Design Studios have offered up a stencil giveaway if I get my hiney in gear!

7. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect coral to paint said chevron.  I’m liking SW Ravishing Coral.

8. The walls will be full of awesome crafty/girly prints.  Like this Hello Lover print!

You can see all of the random thoughts that led up to this ol’ board on my Pinterest Craft Room board!!

Mood board out.

Are you a mood board fan?  What would your dream craft room look like?  Anything that I am totally needing that I don’t know about?

34 comments:

  1. I agree with you on moodboards! But I like yours because it has real stuff thrown in (like the gorgeous free buffet!)

    I rounded up my favourite craft rooms here: http://www.annabelvita.com/2012/10/16/a-room-of-ones-own/, but I'm so excited to see yours! Will Ike get a corner?

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  2. SO exciting! i can't wait to see it!!! i currently have a craft closet but we have an unfinished area of our basement i am considering taking over... it's dark and dingy down there so i want to get two long tables (so i can have wine and design with lots of friends) and an eclectic mix of colorful chairs to keep it fun!

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  3. 1) That buffet is amazing.
    2) Love the chevron.
    3) I've never created a mood board, but that's probably because I've never actually decorated an entire room. Or part of a room. I should do that someday. It's a new life goal.

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  4. Hi Michelle, first let me start by saying I am a big fan of your blog and yours was one of the first I read that inspired me to start my own. Secondly, I love your craft room, you have an amazing blank slate to work with. Thirdly, I think your mood board looks great but would love to see the room when it is complete (hint...get to work!). Seriously though, I hear you on the sinus infection thing, I am the same as you in that regard and it really wipes you out, so take your time and just do what you can.

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  5. I love it, I can't wait to see how it comes together. You have a great start!

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  6. I never, ever in my life created a mood board. I'm certainly not a planner when it comes to rooms. I see, I buy, I live with it!

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  7. I love the buffet and chalkboard wall! I am jealous that you will have a craft room.

    I've always been a fan of mood boards because sometimes I need to put it all down before I start... and then I share it. Then sometimes someone is like "girl, what are you doing?" and I realize I may need to rethink some of those choices. This also applies to life decisions.

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  8. I probably create some kind of inspiration bored more than I actually get to the doing-this is in fact because I can sometimes be a lazy blogger. But you have to admit, it's kind of fun to dream up your concept!

    With Luck

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  9. I love mood boards :) I love the one you made here. Lots of interest and contrast and color. I am excited for you to get a craft room of your dreams!

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  10. I'm a big fan of the direction you are heading! I can't wait until your dreams become a reality! :)

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  11. I have a hard time with mood boards myself, only because I change my mind so much. It feels too committed when I put it on a board and send it into the interweb. Having said that, I think it's a great place to start. I'm loving what you have in mind for your room. One thing you might want to do is a floor plan so that you can see where you want the furniture to go. Email me if you need help.

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  12. I'm a huge fan of mood boards! I should probably actually do them, so I can plan instead of throwing things all over the place. Maybe I would get a room finished if I had a mood board to keep my ADD at bay long enough. Can't wait to see the craft room come together!

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  13. I love mood boards. And they accept your apology for all the hating up until this point. Your craft room is going to kick some major creative-bum

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  14. I TOTALLY have SW Ravishing Coral paint swatch up in my laundry room right now! It installs well BTW...

    I just did my first mood board on my blog this week. I like them as inspiration as long as you have a project in mind and you're not just, 'I need to do something since I don't have a post ready' sort of thing. It was actually really helpful to get together so I could explain my vision to my +1.

    I can't wait to see how your space turns out! It's such a great space.

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  15. I really like your bluntness and the fact that you do not sugar coat things, yes, mood boards seem to be a perfect place to dream and then never do, so I hope yours is different!

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  16. Love the direction you're heading!! Super jealous of your craft room. I have a craft cabinet... that's the extent of my crafting space. haha. Good luck making it happen!

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  17. Love the ideas! Check out the fun Ana White saw horse desk I made for my craft room - I love it! And it's so versatile. www.denverdietrich.wordpress.com - under "our home" tab. I just updated photos this weekend. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  18. I am so jeaous of the craft space you have. I love the mood board.. especially that green buffet! :)

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  19. I have that #4 image pinned myself. :)

    My craft room is referred to around these parts as the crap room. Which needs no explanation. :P

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  20. i am not usually a mood board fan because mostly i dont know how to make them lol but i love your color scheme...i would have never guessed coal with grey and that awesome green color on the buffet. i am also in love with that table.!

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  21. I love that you have such strong onions about mood boards. Cracking me up. I love where you are going with this. Love the chevron. Love the chalkboard wall. Love the desk color. All of it will be perfectly fun for your space. I am also seriously insanely jealous of this space. But that's another post entirely. :)

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    1. Hah. Kim just wrote "strong onions". Crack ME up. ;)

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  22. Nice mood board, buddy. I like the color and pattern choices. I'd have to pass on the chalkboard wall because of my strong aversion to chalk. I wish I didn't despise chalk since chalkboards are so trendy and hip these days.

    I've been working on my home office/craft room for well over a year now. Hopefully you'll finish yours in less time that it's taken me.

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  23. I was right there with you on moodboards(also may just have something to do with the fact that I am not quite sure how to make them). But lately I have had an urge to do a couple. And one for my craft room as well. Which is already sort of "finished" but I am thinking some redoing is in order. Can't wait to see your space! Love the colors!

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  24. I have been itching to paint something that delicious green! Mix that with chevron and chalkboard paint, and call this girl officially obsessed. And jealous.

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  25. I've never created a mood board either. I'd actually never heard the term before blogging and still don't totally understand the name. Also my mind is like a steel trap and all my decor genius is stored up there, room by room. That's a lie. Anywho - I like where you're going with this. Green buffet. Yup.

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  26. I love your plans, especially the ones you have for that buffet! Also, I've never really gotten on board with mood boards before... they just never seem to get stuck together very smoothly for me, what with layering pillows on top of couches on top of rugs on top of paint colours... But, I love the simple format you used for yours! Might have to borrow it sometime. :)

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  27. You rock at mood boards, for never creating one before. Can't wait to see the final product!

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  28. Don't get me started on bloggers that go "so-and-so makeover!" and it's just a moodboard. Oi. But yours? I'm digging it. Digging it hard.

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  29. The coral and green will be SWEET. This is a super fun mood board and I'm excited to see it in real life. And what i mean by that is, get to work you lazy blogger. Entertain me with before and afters.

    -Entitled reader

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  30. Awesome! I can't believe you got that buffet for free. Great deal! All of this is going to look beautiful!

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  31. I am excited to see how it turns out!! I have never made a moodboard before, but it sounds like fun. I think I am the same way as you and I like to just jump in right away! The rest will get figured out along the way... right? right... Okay, I admit that planning definitely does help. :) My dream studio would have tons of natural light so I don't have to photograph in the elements any more! :) Oh, and tons of shelving for props would be great too. Looking forward to see what you do with this awesome room!

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