Converting an extra Bedroom into a Crafty Room


I secretly crave for a craft room at home. Until we decide to settle in a new home, it will stay a dream. In the meantime, I am taking notes on how others design their craft space.

Vancouver designer Kelly Deck converted a good size spare room into a craft room using affordable, widely available furniture and accessories. The only indulgence was the Cole & Son’s Cow Parsley wallpaper available through Kravet Fabrics in Canada.


The stoneware ASKER containers hung on a long ASKER suspension rail have multiple uses. I am sorry for the lack of product details. They did not specify in the Canadian House & Home magazine the names of the products they used.

One thing that I would change is the storage unit. When you factor in the cost of all the cardboard boxes, that unit is not a bargain. A more practical option would be a base cabinet with drawers in order to neatly lay down scrapbooking paper and wrapping paper. Something like the BRAVAD base cabinet with extra wide drawers seems perfect for the tasks I got in mind.

+ ASKER container 5-inch $4.99 CAD, 6-inch $7.99 USD
+ ASKER suspension rail 47 1/4 inches $9.99 CAD, 23 1/2 inches $5.99 CAD
+ BRAVAD base cabinet $795 CAD
+ Lights, table, cabinets, storage unit at IKEA
+ Area rug at Pottery Barn
+ Cole & Son’s Cow Parsley wallpaper
+ Via March 2009 Canadian House & Home – photography by Janis Nicolay

  • Lindsay
    March 2, 2009 at 00:24

    Too funny – I ripped this out of the issue for my folder for when we redo the basement into a studio. Love it!

    That is my one qualm with House & Home – they don’t source right on the page, whereas Style at Home sources right on the page in small print, which I always appreciate.

    Come over and use my studio! The more the merrier!