Our house has 4 bedrooms- the 4th being a loft sort of space that is over the (empty) formal living room in the front of the house. When we were moving in, my kids favorite thing to do was to stand at the top of the stairs and throw stuff off of the landing. Here we are parachuting dolls with coffee filter parachutes. Good times.
This bedroom was supposed to be the guest room. But honestly- we don't have guests THAT often- nor do we own an extra bed at the moment- so we decided that at least for awhile it would be the craft room. I like to call it my "art studio," even though I personally haven't done much art in it yet.
This is what half of the room looks like on the rare occasion that it's clean. Usually the floor is COVERED in art supplies. But that's the thing that I like about it best- it's out of the way enough that I don't mind leaving out projects in progress for days or weeks on end.
Although some of these pieces of art have made their way onto the walls since I took this photo- there is another collection of frames, pictures and paintings in its place waiting for me to figure out where to put them.
The best thing about this room- and what makes it ideally suited to be our craft room- is that it has a nice big closet. I re-purposed a closet organizer that I had, and stashed all of our art supplies in the closet. Above these wire cubes is a long wooden shelf where I safely keep my expensive paint brushes and canvases out of reach of little hands.
Some day I'd like to put a larger desk or table of my own for drawing and such- and I will probably end up covering all of the walls in artwork of one form or another- I just need to come up with a plan for where to put all of the nail holes. I can't wait to send the kids to school and have some quality time alone in my art studio!