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10 Tips When You Need To Design A Craft Room

Hey Cuties,

This one was a long time coming for me, I have wanted a Craft Room for at least 10 years.  Now I finally have one, I was determined to decorate it the way that I wanted. I wanted it to reflect my personal style, I wanted it to also be an office and a lounge Mom-Cave type of deal. I managed to culminate all of those things into my Craft Room. I can’t say that it is 100% finished but it is at least 90% for sure.

Let me start this off by saying the pictures don’t do my craft room justice. So I had to include a video.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is my hella dope DIY Craft Room Reveal.

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I wanted my craft room to reflect my personality. I needed it to be cute but functional for me that means a lot of storage. I also wanted it to give off a vibe when you walk in. This is a happy place, a creative space, a self-care room if you will.

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I got this picture from Brothas N Sistas, this is a black-owned company. They are called Repetition and retail for $50. I got them on a sale for $35. I got the picture frame from Michael’s and spray painted it gold.

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Minitone’s by Oh So Paper [This picture is from the Oh So Paper office]

This super cute Minitone [I have the pink one] is one of my favorite pieces in my craft room. It comes from Oh So Paper which is a black woman-owned company. This was a splurge piece, it cost me $60, but I don’t think she is selling them anymore.

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This 4 x 4 Ikea Kallax shelf retails for $109, I got it off Craigslist for $20 -or $25 bucks. These baskets were re-purposed, but I originally purchased them from Ikea for $12.99 each for LittleCuteLips nursery.  All of the wooden letters come from Michael’s, but I already owned them.

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When I saw this I had to have it because lips and eyelashes. I don’t know what it was designed for, but I use it for decor and to store extra business cards. I got it from Target. Behind it is some of my book collection. I have a variety of books but most of them are by dope black folks.

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I wanted my shelf to be cute and functional. This Scentsy Eiffel Tower is from my bestie, she made sure my room smells good. The Day Dream sign was a Target find. The Lip/Heart/Lash boxes are from Michael’s Spring collection. I got each one for 30% off. The Hello sign is from Michael’s and I got that for free. The Pink Mirror is a Target find. The “Live Simply. Be Grateful. Laugh Lots” sign is from the St. Jude gift shop. Each purchase is a donation!

10 TIPS FOR DESIGNING A CRAFT ROOM

  1. Decide on your color scheme or theme before you get started.
  2. Create a private Pinterest board for inspiration.
  3. Re-purpose items you already have in your home.
  4. Get bargains at Craigslist + Yard Sales + Estate Sales + Thrift Stores
  5. Don’t spend a lot for your muffler, if you are going to spend save it for your big specialty items.
  6. If they don’t have it make it, you can DIY things.
  7. Use coupons when you shop regular stores. The craft stores always have available coupons.
  8. Shop small businesses, they have a lot of unique and custom pieces.
  9. Make it multi-functional, when you aren’t crafting you can use it as your chill room.
  10. Have fun with it, it is okay if it takes some time.

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My desk was another Craigslist find for $35, the chair was $10. The cushion is from Ikea, it is the URSPRUNGLIG floor cushion for $20. I wanted a gallery wall, I still need to find one more piece to round it all out. The Glam Office sign + Gold Mirror+ Gold Basket are from Michael’s spring collection which is 30% off. I actually got the gold basket for free. The MimiCuteLips signed I already owned, it is an old sign originally made my Vista Print. I just framed it up. I want the gallery wall to be organized chaos. I love the way it turned out.

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This dope satin scarf is from UNWRP, they are a black woman owned luxury stationery company. This satin scarf is one of their reusable gift wraps, it was too cute for that so I purchased a frame and spray painted it gold. It is the perfect vibe and empowerment for my Craft Room. I purchased it from the Sistahs In Business Expo in NJ last spring.

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I got this picture from Brothas N Sistas, as referenced above. She is called Space Girl and retails for $40. I got her on a sale so I paid $28 for her. I got the picture frame from Amazon for $19 and I spray painted it gold, it was originally white.

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Canvas On The Cheap sent me these complimentary prints. Thanks for keeping me cute. #AD

Although this is my Craft Room and Home Office, I also wanted to lounge a bit. I already owned this Ikea Klippan Loveseat so I repurposed it. However, I originally purchased it from Craigslist like 14 years ago. It retails for $250, but I think I paid $150 for it. These pillows were the perfect way to give it some style. The Lips Pillow I purchased last year from a Pinterest add, it was $10 – $15. The sneaker was gifted to me by The Style Medic. The Lips pillow was a part of a limited Collection at Ikea last year. The Rosie the Riveter Inspired pillow is another purchase from Oh So Paper, I don’t think they offer it anymore. I got it during a holiday sale.

The pictures are canvas prints, I am a canvas print junkie. I have a ton of them in my home. I got these from Canvas On The Cheap, the price is low, but the quality is so bomb. Tell them Mimi sent you, that way they give you the royal treatment.

That concludes my Craft Room Reveal I hope you love it as much as I loved putting it together. When I decide how to get the closet set up I will come back and share that too.

Do you have a special/favorite place in your home? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. By Ema

    I really like the decor of your craft room. It’s really inspiring. Thanks for sharing this and the black-owned companies you ordered from.

  2. Holly

    I would love to make my mom a small craft area. She has so many. The room you designed is so cute and I love those Minitones. I know you said they are sold out, but I am going to check her site out to see all the cute stuff. I think you did an amazing job.

  3. Stacie

    I love your craft room Mimi! I’m working on mine this spring as well. I’ll have to check out these websites because I love their prints!

  4. Jonna Scott-Blakes

    I used to have a ‘lady cave’ room like this. Now it’s a nursery!!!

  5. Carissa

    I absolutely LOVE the craft room! It looks amazing! And it looks like its perfect for you personality!

  6. Shantel

    The Minitones from Oh So Paper are really cute!

  7. Kiwi

    Your craft room is so cute and so you. I definitely want to do a craft room and do a cutesy accent wall as well great room it is girly!

  8. Kim

    These are great tips. I’m not really crafty so I wouldn’t have a use for one. But I love yours

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, Kim. It doubles as a chill room for me, sometimes I just lounge and watch TV. Over the weekend I had my girls come over and chill.

  9. Lauren Floyd | Honeycomb Moms

    I love how girly and fun the artwork is. I think every woman needs at least one room in her house that is completely her own.

  10. Kasi

    Your craft room is so cute! You did a great job. I currently am renting a townhouse with a roommate, so my favorite spot in my house is my bedroom. But once I have my own space, that might change.

  11. Kiwi

    I definitely want to have a lot of black own art in my home. I heard of Brothas and Sistas amazing art I will look into something that I can purchase from them too!

    • MimiCuteLips

      When I discovered them I had to make a few purchases. I love their work, I can’t wait to see how they expand their products.

  12. Elle Cole

    I love all of the black art. I married an artist and I just new that I’d have a gallery in my home with artwork from artist I knew personally. I don’t have my gallery room yet, but your craft room is giving me tons of good vibes and lots of inspiration.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Ohhh, that sounds like a dope idea. I certainly want to get more black art to put up all around my home. Go forth and be inspired.

  13. Nanekia

    This room says Mimi! I love your wall decor and how thoroughly the room you get really good chill but I’m working vibe.

  14. Joyce Brewer

    You are so creative. I love this! Your Craiglist finds are EPICally good.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, if you look frequently you will be surprised what you find. Also if you rush the process you might miss something. It is hard to not rush.

  15. Monique Ruffin

    Cute craft room. How long did it take you to paint your accent wall? That’s was a really cute ideal. I like how you stuck with your them. Cut space to work in also for me time.

    • MimiCuteLips

      It took me about 30 -45 mins to paint the accent wall. not very long at all, which was the best part. This room brings me so much joy.

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