When I started my Cakepops101 business from home, I knew I needed to update my craft room to also double as an office work space. My original crafting room consisted of a few shelving pieces I purchased from goodwill and a folding table used as my desk.
As you all know the first step to any big project can be the hardest but once you start brain storming and determing a budget and functionallity of your space your off and running. I did have a bit of a push to get my project started when a good friend decided to remodel her kitchen and remove all of her oak whitewash cabinets. Being the DYI junkie I am, I didn't hesitate to ask her if I could take all the old cabinets off her hands, and was very excited when she said yes! I do admit, thanks to my dad, I have a hard time throwing anything away. My husbands works hard at keeping me in check.
I do give my husband most of the credit, when it comes to heavy lifting, sanding, priming, painting and all the detailed trim work, but just as important, of all his support and patience. It took me the longest time to decide on a finished paint color, along with the actual room layout. I wanted to try and use as many of the cabinets as I could get to fit in the 11x12ft room. I removed a couple of doors and tested out colors and glaze finishes. I love the vintage shabby look and setteled for a Behr Semi gloss at Home Depot and Martha Stewart's Finishing Glaze. All the original hinges were refinished by priming and spay painting dark brown. At $3 a piece for new ones, this saved me at least $200 + and looked great. We primed all cabinets with a power sprayer, however when it came time for the finish paint and glaze, I did that after the cabinets were actually in the room. The rustic door knobs were also 50% off from Hobby Lobby.
I built the hutch styled shelves to go over the last base cabinet. Didn't take me long to fill each and everyone of them with books, and all of my Cakepop supplies.
I made a magnetic chalkboard out of a mirror from an old dresser.
It's such a great feeling to be able to take on a project of this size, work through the challenges and then be able to sit back and enjoy what you've accomplished. Thanks all for stopping by!