The Basement Craft Room: Under $300

Finally!  I have finally finished {well, almost finished} my Basement Craft/Sewing Room!  Remember when I had a really cute sewing room upstairs in the 4th bedroom?  {click to see pictures}   Unfortunately, that room never ever worked out because I work late at night and it was directly near the kids’ rooms…. and well, you know how that goes.  So, I stuck my tail between my legs and tried to come up with a better solution.

EDITED TO ADD:  I recently blogged about all the details HERE

The basement.  The ugly, scary, unfinished basement with gray concrete walls, concrete floors, exposed beams on the ceiling, and almost no natural light was my only option.  {click here to see BEFORE pictures}  Ugh.  Sure, we eventually plan to finish the basement, but certainly not right now.  With virtually NO money in the budget to spend on fixing the basement up, I really had to use what we already had and definitely use my imagination.

So, for under $300, I now have a craft room/sewing studio that I actually {somewhat} enjoy being in!  I will be back another day to explain where I got everything and how I put everything together!  In the meantime, I am going to just relax in my new room!

  • http://feltsocute.wordpress.com/ feltsocute

    Hayley – It looks PHENOMENAL!!! I’d come and play for the day if it weren’t so far from Tokyo. You did an awesome job. Enjoy!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04089301045202649087 Karen of Little Red House Designs

    What a great space! I especially want to hear about how you ‘hung’ everything on the pegboard. Especially where you purchased those items!(shelves?!) I have a small sewing area in my bedroom :( but want to hang a pegboard to take advantage of the vertical space but keep it nice looking still.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04234340624642346969 Ajaire

    I really like your cutting table. Are those IKEA cubbies? The storage inside is great, but I also love that it serves as decor hehe. I am a big fan of fabric lined up nice and pretty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12731583979680673836 Rebecca

    I LOVe it. I would come and play too. ;)

  • http://fourwallsaroofadoorsomewindows.blogspot.com/ Nancy @ HOME

    Looks great!!! I’m not a sew-er (that’s not a gift of mine at all – ask my mother…) but I do some scrapbooking and I am struggling to find a space for it in our place since we down-sized a year ago. I’m only a little bit jealous that you even have a basement to use. Way to go, though! It’s a great space and so economical. I can’t wait to hear about all the little details.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00357851728044890157 Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife

    Great job!!! Love your new space! Stopping by from Skip to My Lou linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/hollys-first-coat.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09867948148993066214 Ashley

    It looks great! I LOVE all the storage! You would never know that was a basement. Hopefully looking at your beautifully finished room will help me get in gear and finish redoing mine.;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00914712736035286802 The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥

    this entire room is just awesome! it is just as perfect as perfect can be!!!! thanks for sharing and thanks for hopping over to my blog! so great to meet you and i will be watching!!!
    hugs…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06692427011915245206 Grammy Goodwill

    Everything is so colorful. I love your paper organizer.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00067551986253161117 Cara Moran

    It’s a dream come true!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14433506288582813380 Samantha

    What a great room! I love the all over pegboard and the organized cubbies for your fabric!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06671781477620189051 Bloggymom

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your craft room. All the beautiful fabrics!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15277091224169007300 Kathy

    This is a remarkable transformation for $300. You ROCK!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13514963253966051988 Judy

    I think it turned out really nice and bright! It’s very organized. Makes me want to make mine a bit neater.
    ~Judy~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422223874985256983 Sydney

    This looks really great. Do the curtains on your sewing table bother you or get in your way when you are sewing or using your serger?

  • http://harbourbreeze.blogspot.com/ ritajoy@harbourbreeze

    What a beautiful space you have created! I’m right in the middle of trying to make a craft room in our (unfinished, concrete clad, poorly lit, old) basement as well. Thank you so much for showing us so many wonderful, colorful ideas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13731443486698302384 Jen

    What kind of sewing machine do you have?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03559082399996362790 Margo

    You did a gorgeous job! I’m working on my basement craft space, and this gives me lots of inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16624725593462653463 The Quilt Ladies

    Looks great and what a great space, good for you ! Great post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01618606653839798780 Daffy’s Dream

    Awesome work!just like your dream come true…I wish i too work my studio like this

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06228319697686289449 Susan @ Oh My! Creative

    Wow, you did a fantastic job! What a great place to create!

    Would love for you to post your project or any of your projects at my website http://www.ohmy-creative.com

    Susan,
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/
    A community to Create – Share – Inspire

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17211297812600845018 Ruth

    I love that room. It looks spectacular and not like a basement at all. I would love to do that to my basement. How did you get the pegboard up on the concrete walls.
    Ruth

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18269899115527553822 The Mouse House

    Thank you so much for all the lovely comments! I have been sick and unable to blog much, but I promise to have a post up soon giving details and answering everyones questions

    I can’t thank everyone enough for being so kind!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09342815071770567482 Debbie

    Your room is Out-of-This-world beautiful! I wish you could come and help me organize mine.
    I love to sew and also make cards with rubber stamps so I’m always struggling with how to store/organize everything. I have my own little studio in a separate house but it needs some organizing. If you have time, please drop by my blog to see what I need to do different.
    Take care and thanks so much for sharing! What an inspiration!

    Debbie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03798112031329484014 Elyse

    amazing job!

    enjoy enjoy enjoy!

    xo
    elyse

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13244682506329000538 Linda @ it all started with paint

    What a lovely space to create in! Love the pegboard walls!

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07374655411728383631 Eclectically Vintage

    I love it – I don’t know if you saw my challenge which was organizing my basement. It is unfinished and ugly but at least now it’s clean (got rid of tons of stuff). Would love something like this as my next step! Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge! New follower here.
    Kelly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11813486614826802548 Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

    I had to come back for another look. I thought I had left a comment before, but maybe not. I just love this space, I bet it is so inspirational to create in!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
    Karah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07374655411728383631 Eclectically Vintage

    Your fabulous craft room is being featured at the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge!
    http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2012/02/imagine-the-impossibilities-fabulous-features.html
    Kelly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01451238626991674963 thistlewoodfarm

    Seriously….this is nothing short of spectacular! I love the bright colors and pegboard. Congrats on the feature from Kelly.

    blessings,
    karianne

  • http://www.momhomeguide.com/ Mom Home Gduie

    Looks great! How did you hang the pegboard on the walls? I am looking to do a cheap basement fix, and am wondering what to do with the walls.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10892582249393044095 Erin Biggers

    LOVE this! I am struggling to create a craft space in our basement (much smaller area) on a very tight budget as well. Great Job!
    P.S. I have the same sewing machine and serger…great minds. :)

    http://www.craftybiggers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13067764810727441001 Marti Cooper

    What a great craft room! Thanks for the ideas, I’m in the process of organizing mine, oh so cute!

    Marti

  • http://www.eckhoffconstruction.com/ home builders Missouri

    Awesome! I have never seen a sewing room this organized. Mine is definitely topsy-turvy! I really adore those thread holders especially that all my threads are tangled up! That linen storage is also very useful. I certainly need to do some cleaning and reorganization of my own sewing room. Thank you for this inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07861733218864058547 Desiree Young

    BEAUTIFUL! I, too, have an ugly, unfinished basement that I need to turn into a craft room. I have been unable to come up with any ideas. Then I found your post, and I am THRILLED!!! This is something I can do, and mbest of all – something I can afford to do right now. I love how you utilized the bookshelves as storage and a cutting/work surface – brilliant!

    Thank you so much. I’m off to clean my basement so I can get started on the makeover. :)

  • Linda T.

    This is one of the prettest sewing roms I’ve seen. Love that it’s so colorful.You should be very proud.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11443073685889323191 Jenya @ While she was sleeping

    What a lovely crafting space :)

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