The Little Utility Room Turned Worskshop

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MBC Craft Room/Workshop

Every now and then (more often than not, I’m afraid) a project comes about that sort of happens before I even get to declare it “a project.” 

Utility Room, when we bought the house

About a year ago now, when we were working on our kitchen we realized we would have some additional quartzite leftover from our kitchen counter slab, so we decided to utilize it in what we then called our “Utility Room.” which we now call my “Workshop.”

Utility Room Phase 1 Makeover

You may remember it from the phase 1 makeover we did back in January of last year from this post.  We took down the upper cabinets, painted the lowers and installed some open shelves.  We also had the window replaced.

Utility Room, when we bought the house
Utility Room Phase 1 Makeover
Phase 2 Makeover

While I loved this budget friendly update, we decided we didn’t want to put brand-sparkly-new quartzite counters on top of the old cabinets, even though just a few months prior I had worked to freshen them up.  

Utility Room/Workshop Phase 2 in progress

How about those original linoleum floors, huh?

We figured that was as good a time as any to swap those counters out.  We decided to bring in some new inexpensive unfinished cabinets from Lowes.

We later had the quartzite installed and I painted the cabinets to match the paneling throughout the kitchen (you can see more of our paint colors here.)

During the holidays I realized the area had become the perfect spot for crafting and small projects, however the open shelves I had installed there, were not serving all of my craft storage needs.

So one day on a whim, I decided to pick up some more unfinished cabinets and install them above, keeping one open shelf—so I could have the best of both worlds.  We now call this room my “Workshop.”

MBC Craft Room/Workshop

To accessorize this little space, I brought in this beautiful striped cordless roman shade from Blinds.com (in Covington Wheat,) some baskets to hold candles and fabrics, a runner, a wall hook to keep things accessible, and added this mini lamp for ambiance during late night craft sessions.

MBC Craft Room/Workshop

This tiny room also holds a tiny closet, that I hope to tackle soon, it currently holds our broom, and iron, so it could definitely be better utilized, just trying to come up with a plan. Stay Tuned!

I love how even the tiniest spaces can become functional.

 

 

 

 

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