Evil has a new face {Getting a craft room}

craft room

Hey everyone,

ever wondered what happened to my craft room project? A lot and nothing. Well here is the story:

End of July I finally made it to IKEA and got the first load of cabinets. It wasn’t the first visit. After two previous trips where I just left totally overwhelmed and frustrated. Had you ever had the luxury to have an empty room and you can put anything in there? I mean not a single thing NEEDS to go there. Nothing, you can start working with! It totally threw me off. My mind just quite and I could not imagine a single thing I wanted to have.

Anyway in July I got cabinets and wanted to get started with the lower ones and the desk. I still hadn’t figured out how exactly it should look like. So I just got everything in there and moved it around. It was helpful and I got a better idea how everything should look like. I was making my (first) trip to the hardware store to get screws and plastic dowels. Ambitiously I started the with the thin new wall (right side) and was so happy everything went smoothly. So over ambitiously I turned to the other wall. There I met EVIL. First just this one hole. I figured ahhh there are two more holding the cabinet, it will work. It did work. It hang there for a week until I had time to move the first things to the cabinet. Than the cabinet decided to came crushing down on me. OUCH. My shoulder hurt and I was done.

But I wanted to get done, too. So I got out the superhero which helped us several times in this apartment already. A day later the cabinets where all in its place and I was happy.

craft room

So another trip to IKEA in early September. The entire apartment full of boxes. Hardly a place to step. A huge mess. A few days later another expensive trip to the hardware store. Another person, another opinion on how I can handle those walls.

So I started with the first hanging cabinet (right wall). Didn’t get very far. The drill got into the wall only 1,5 cm. Any hole I tried. And there were a few. So I charged the batteries. Nothing. I went down to the basement and got the big guns (read drill hammer). Nothing. Another trip to the hardware store one Saturday morning. The needed drill cost me 30 €. Anyway I finally had the next hole for the first hanging cabinet. 19 more to go (just the right wall).

craft room

Anyway lets go to the EVIL wall – the left one. Ever tried to screw a sand castle? Yep thats what happened here. The first 2 cm is just dust, the drill springs to any place it wishes (not always compatible with the cabinets) and then you hit rock bottom. Those red bricks they used a hundred years ago – evil. Good thing I equipped myself with blitz cement on my previous hardware store visit. But blitz it is. Hardly enough time to mix it and get up that ladder.

By now it took me four weeks to hang five little cabinets. 3 more to go. And those are the big ones I cant’t hang myself. Seems like I am in for another few weeks before everything is in place. And the I still need to get my stuff in there and organize.

And all I want is to be a bit crafty… in my craft room!

Ok, this post got way longer than anticipated. I guess it needed to get out.
Have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your day off.


HELP: too many room layout options {Getting a craft room}

In the end of April I have been thinking about a color scheme for my craft room. It has been crazy here and nothing really happened there to be honest. Currently the room looks like this:

p58_craft room today

Yesterday the painter was here again (yes yesterday) to cover up all the mistakes, missed spots and screw ups. So officially the room is ready for the move in. I’m not really bothered that we pay rent since June…  Unfortunately with everything going on here, I have no clue what to do with the room. So that is where I need your help. Here are my first ideas and thoughts:

craft room layout
view into the room, door on the left hand side

I wanted the craft area to be near the window. Right now the light situation is really bothering me and I can only sew when it’s daytime. The other important thing for me was enough desk space. I want an area to cut fabric without robbing around on the floor. And this way there is also room for crafting gatherings. And of course I need as much storage as possibly.

When turning around it looks like this:


craft room layout
little lounge & reading area

I wanted a little area to sit and read, drink a cup of tea or even chat. The room will also be functioning as a guest room. Since I didn’t think a couch would fit in here I went with a lounge chair which can be made into a bed. Maybe I even have room for two chairs. That would be nice → hence the chatting.

craft room layout Grundriss

So here is the room layout. What do you think? I’m mulling over those questions right now:

• Is the room too packed with all the storage space?
• Should the desk be on the left wall?
• Is there enough space to comfortably sleep in the room?
• Do I need this much desk space or is one desk element enough before the L-thing starts?

I have tried a few alternatives:

craft room layout


The wall on the right side is very thin so I am not sure if it is smart to hang that many cabinets.craft room layout lounge area

Or a variation with the desk on the left side.

craft room layout

craft room layout

I actually like the last picture, now looking through my options again. But still the wall is not very sturdy.

So I’m lost in all my thoughts. Any comment is appreciated. Go crazy, I’m counting on you.

Have a great weekend, Tobia

P.S. Oh and about the color scheme. I think I go with a petrol shade but only in the area of the reading nook. This way it’s easy to change if I’m sick of it. 

Colorful Moodboards {Getting a craft room}

Ich habe ja das unglaubliche Glück bald ok in naher Zukunft einen eigenen Hobbyraum zu beziehen. Hier hatte ich davon schon berichtet.

In der vergangenen Woche wurden Wände eingerissen und diese Woche der Fußboden verlegt. Bald soll der Maler kommen…

Nun bin ich auf der Suche nach einem Farbkonzept. Und ich kann mich nicht entscheiden….. aaaahhhhhh

Was ich weiß:
Das Zimmer sollte hell sein. Also als Grundfarbe weiß und/oder ein helles grau. Nun brauch ich eine Akzentfarbe. Ich mag keine Gelbtöne und rot ist mir zu dominant. Und mit grün kann ich auch nix anfangen…

Seitdem ich bei Elke über diesen Post gestolpert bin, hab ich mich schwerst verguckt. Was eine geniale Kombi peachy nectarine mit grau. Ich habe mal ein Moodboard gebaut. Was haltet ihr davon?

p42_moodboard peach

via Pinterest: 1. Kette, 2. peachandgray, 3. Tapete, 4. Sofa, 5. Lampignon, 6. Zuckerherz, 7. Blüten, 8. Schreibtisch, 9. Eis


Ursprünglich wollte ich ein Zimmer in grau-pink. Allerdings habe ich Sorge das mir pink zu schnell auf den Zeiger geht und ich mich daran übersehe… Also dachte ich an etwas abgetöntes. Nun bin ich mir aber nicht sicher ob mir das zu mädchenhaft ist. Was meint ihr?

p42_moodboard rosa

via Pinterest: 1. Baiser, 2. Wish, 3. Sofa, 4. Bett, 5. Ballons, 6. Blume, 7. Farbe, 8. Deko, 9. Küchlein 


Und dann ist da noch meine Liebe für Petrol. Ich liebe diese Farbe und bilde mir ein, das sei meine Augenfarbe (jaja in Wahrheit ist es graublaudreckig aber egal…). Die Farbe würde ich dann aber mit einem hellen grau kombinieren sonst wäre das ganz schön dunkel. Könnte das zu kalt wirken?

p42_moodboard petrol

 via Pinterest: 1. Glaschandelier, 2. Vorhang, 3. Wand, 4. Tuch, 5. Ombre Garn, 6. Zimmer, 7. Wasser, 8. Schmetterlinge, 9. Pailletten

Oder doch alles in grau-weiß-schlammlila so wie das Vera in ihrem Wohnzimmer hat?

p42_moodboard mauvevia Pinterest: 1. Bett, 2. Torte, 3. Gräser, 4. Federn, 5. Raum, 6. Blüte, 7. Steine, 8. Federn, 9. Sofa


Ach so viele Möglichkeiten und keinen blassen Schimmer… Also was sind eure Favoriten? Habt ihr Bedenken an die noch gar keinen Gedanken verschwendet habe? Hat jemand ein Zimmer in den Farbtönen? Experten bitte vortreten ich bin für alle Infos zu haben.

Ich geh jetzt mal weiter grübeln….