My Craft Room Reveal

Annie Sloan Unfolded provided me with materials for a furniture makeover, but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.

Oh friends…it’s been a long time coming. I’ve needed to clean, reorganize, repaint, redecorate my work space for quite a while now. And today, I am so excited to finally share My Craft Room Reveal with you!

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The biggest part of this project was the makeover on my craft desk that my husband built me. It needed lots of love after I pretty much trashed it. Here’s the before picture of my area. Did I mention I haven’t worked at that desk in over 2 years? Yeah. Wasted space. 

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It’s a bit embarrassing. But the after is so good, that I just have to show you the before. Here it is all cleaned out and ready to be painted. 

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And here is my pretty desk after I painted it. Isn’t it beautiful?! I am so in love. I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in the color Provence in addition to the Clear Soft Wax.

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This is by far my favorite paint to use on furniture (although it can be used on many more surfaces). It’s so super easy to use and goes on like creamy butter. 

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I painted 2 coats of Provence on my desk and cubbies, allowing dry time in between, roughed it up with some sand paper, and then finished it off with the Clear Soft Wax. Isn’t the color gorgeous?? I’m obsessed with it. #paintallthethingsprovence!  

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Usually when I use wax on furniture, I use a rag to apply it. This time I used an Annie Sloan Wax Brush and it was AWESOME! I love this brush, and I am pretty picky about paint brushes. This brush made it so easy to get into all the little nooks and crannies. 

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My favorite part about this Chalk Paint® is that you don’t have a whole lot of prep work to do prior to painting. Annie Sloan makes it so easy for us DIYers… she’s the bomb diggity in my book. 

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And look how much it brightened my space! I need a happy place to work, and now my craft room is just that…happy. I added lots of special pieces to this space to make it a joyful place… including lots of goodies and items from my creative friends. They inspire me, encourage me, and love me. Even miles away through a computer screen. 

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We got a few organizational pieces of furniture to help clear up the floor space in the room. My daughter helped us put everything together and she also helped me clean up and organize the room. She provided plenty of compliments along the way, letting me know that she approved of the space too. ;) My helpful 6 year old. 

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I love using mason jars, baskets, boxes, and small buckets to store things in. I was also sure to label things so I would have an easier time finding things and putting them away. 

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I’m also diffusing Annie Sloan Provence Fragrance in my craft room…and it smells so clean in here! I love it. I think it’s so fun that the fragrance I chose ‘matches’ the Chalk Paint® color I used!

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So what do you think? Big improvement, right? I still have a bit to do in this room. But for the most part, it’s finished and I couldn’t be happier with it. 

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My next project will be painting my brown chair… I haven’t decided how yet. I’m thinking of using Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint® on it… stay tuned for that project. 

Just for fun, let’s see the Before and After comparison one more time…

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If you are considering painting furniture, I highly recommend Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. This is a great product for beginning painters and the pro painter. The prep time is reduced to merely wiping down your piece of furniture. And once you apply and buff the soft wax, the surface of your furniture is just that…soft! 

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Thanks for stopping by to check out My Craft Room Reveal! Let me know what you think and be sure to pin your favorite parts! 


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  1. I love your space Kara!! It’s so pretty and organized. I love the color you painted the desk too – it’s gorgeous!!
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  2. As always, you are such an inspiration! I love what you’ve done!

  3. It’s beautiful. What a fun transformation and that color pulls it all together.
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    • MinefortheMaking says:

      Thank you Beth! The color really makes the space 100 times better, doesn’t it?! I appreciate the comment friend!

  4. Susan Zielinski says:

    Love, love, love.

  5. Amazing transformation! Loving how bright and airy your space is now. You and your daughter have great taste! :)
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  6. SUPER super cute!! It looks soo good! What does wax do?

    • MinefortheMaking says:

      Thank you Katie! The wax seals it, smooths it, protects it, and is water resistant. It’s definitely necessary.

  7. Soooooo beautiful! I LOVE it–especially the colors you used in the decor!
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  8. I love your craftroom. I hope to get mine done so I can enjoy it before I die. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love it!!
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  10. It looks fabulous, Kara!! I love the color and how everything matches. It looks like a fun, bright space to work in!
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  11. I love it! It looks great. I really love the colors you chose. I really need to get working on cleaning up my craft room. Thank you for the inspiration!
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    • MinefortheMaking says:

      Thank you so much Laura! It’s been a long time coming…now I don’t want to leave the room ;)

  12. Wow, what a nice, big space for a craft room!! So much fun!!

    • MinefortheMaking says:

      It feels so much bigger now that I cleared up the floor space and actually organized things! LOL! Thanks Kristi!

  13. Gorgeous! I love the color you painted your desk and cabinet.
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  14. Beautiful job! I love colors and organization.
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  15. Love the much calm to create in…I have to ask…the “Martha Stewart encyclopedia of crafts” could you critic.. is it worth the price? Thanks lots! Sheryl
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    • MinefortheMaking says:

      Thanks so much Sheryl! I love my Martha Stewart encyclopedia! It was a Christmas gift from my FIL a few Christmases ago. Im super cheap so Im not sure that I would have actually splurged on it for myself ;) But it is a GREAT book!

  16. I’m so jealous of your room and all that space, love it!
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  17. Great job! Love the color!
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  18. It looks amazing! Love the color too!
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  19. Pretty, but where did everything go?


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