You guys!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be writing this post. Today I’m unveiling my brand new craft room to you and sharing how I transformed my playroom into a craft room video set with the help of Wagner paint sprayers. But first, a bit of background!
Every April I go to Salt Lake City to attend SNAP Conference. It’s a craft blogging conference attended by some of the most talented people in the craft blogging world. By the end of the conference one thing became very apparent– I needed to start shooting videos.
I am very lucky to have a husband who believed in my dream and supported my desire to quit my day job and make working for myself a real life thing. When I first left my job I had quite a few social media clients and clients who I did publicity for that helped me make that dream viable. I knew that it was something that I needed to do to keep my brand new business afloat. That’s something that an entrepreneur needs to do– forecast, think ahead, see where opportunities lie and jump on them. At that time it meant helping other people build their business while building my own, now it means shooting videos. Videos clearly are becoming a necessity for bloggers to do, both because it helps your audience get to know you and also because we are living in the digital age and that’s what our audience wants!
At the end of the conference it was apparent I needed to shoot videos, but then came another hurdle– Where to shoot them?
We moved into our home 5 years ago last summer. I hated the paint colors that was on the walls when we moved in. I vowed that the first thing we would do is paint, but then I had a baby 1 week after we moved in and painting was the last thing on my mind. When my little guy was around a year old we painted our living room, dining room and kitchen. We spend the majority of our time in those rooms and the ceilings are normal height so we just picked a weekend and got it done. The rest of our house has high ceilings and we don’t spend as much time in them so they continued to have the paint color I hated.
Creating a video set was the perfect excuse to get painting. My good friends at Wagner came on board to help us out! The Wagner Studio Plus Sprayer was just the thing to make painting the walls in our high ceilinged room a breeze! The Wagner Studio Plus Sprayer is a must for any crafty gal! Not only is it great for painting the walls in your house, it also is AMAZING for craft and DIY projects! Think of your Wagner paint sprayer as a paint roller, paint brush and aerosol spray paint can all rolled into one! It leaves no brush strokes, has more control than spray paint and you are able to use a ton of different paints in it from home paint to decorative paint to milk and chalk paints!
Basically it fits all of your painting needs! Not only have we used it to paint walls, I’ve also used it to stencil a tote bag and my next project is going to be to stencil a front door mat!
We have a pretty “open concept” home, which I love, but it also means that we don’t have a ton of wall space for creating a video set. I originally decided to transform a wall of our playroom into a video set. Our playroom is technically a second living room, but when the kids were little we decided it would be a good place for them to play. Our home also has a formal dining room and a kitchen dining room. When we moved in we set our formal dining room up to be an office/craft room for me.
Once we painted the wall for my video set, it didn’t make sense to leave the rest of the walls unpainted, so we used the Wagner Studio Plus on those as well. As I saw the transformation start to take place I thought to myself “Why don’t I switch rooms with the kids, take over the “play room” as my new office space and give them my old office as a more “grown up” space for them since they are starting to outgrow a lot of their toys.
I presented the idea to my husband and kids and they all went for it! So far, with the hecticness of summer, we just have my desk moved over and the video set all done up, but once school starts and life slows down a bit we will get the rest of my furniture moved over and the “new playroom” painted using our paint sprayer too!
So for now, a bit of before and after action! Read on for photos of how I transformed my playroom into a craft room video set.
How I Transformed My Playroom To A Craft Room Video Set
Ready for it? It’s really bad! Here is my playroom before.
Yep… It was really that bad! Overflowing and hideous.
Our first step was to sell the futon and Barbie Dream House. Then I had the kids sort through their toys. I had them make 4 piles– one to donate, one to give to their baby cousin, one of extra special toys to keep for when we have kids and then a pile that they still play with. All of their toys had to fit in the baskets on the black shelf in the far corner or had to go in their rooms.
Next my hubby patched holes, removed the railing for the stairs, and washed down the walls with TSP.
Next we masked everything off, put up plastic sheets to avoid overspray and then the fun times began!
Out came the Wagner Studio Plus Pain Sprayer and the paint!
The walls were on the darker side so The Hubs put on two coats to make sure we had gorgeous color coverage. Ready for the after???
Viola! Add some accessories to a gorgeously painted wall! Spray a pegboard with your favorite color and the next thing you know…
Bingo bango you have yourself a lovely craft room!
I knew I wanted a big table for working on so we bought some shelves from Ikea as well as the front mount for a countertop from the “As Is” section and made a giant craft island. The Hubs bracketed them all together and put them on casters so they could be moved. I bought baskets for the front cubes to keep smaller craft supplies like vinyl, heat transfer and card stock organized, and bigger things like my iron and sewing machine fit into the back cubes.
We also moved my desk into the room so that it’s in front of the window in my new space. I’ll share more photos of this area once it’s complete in the next couple of months.
I had so much fun making and picking accessories. I just shot a video on how to make a glitter word art sign like my pink glitter hello. It will be coming in the next couple of weeks. I love the unicorn and think it needs a name… what should I name it?
I love how big the table space is and how there is room for me to spread out and work on any project. After I’m done there are so many cubbies under the table top that I can put things like my sewing machine, iron and other crafting tools away and have them easy to access the next time I’m working on a project.
Best of all, I think it really looks like a video set! What do you think?
Want to see it in action? Check out this facebook live!
Thank you so much to Wagner for sponsoring this post and for making my dream craft room video set come to life! To find out more about Wagner and discover which paint sprayer is right for you visit their website.
Tell me… What do you think of my new craft space? What project would you use a paint sprayer for? What should I name my unicorn?
Disclosure: Thank you to Wagner for working with us on this post. As with every article on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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Sarah Lawrence says
Lovely! You are lucky for the support you have from your family. Keep going and make your dream come true xox
Adam Sharpley says
This was really innovative and extremely beautiful! You took a brave decision to leave your regular job and follow your passion and it is obvious that decision turned out to be a winner for you.
Shirley Wood says
Where do I begin? Your craft room/studio is fabulous and wow for all that natural light! I placed my desk in front of a window too and love looking up sometimes to see outside. Can’t wait to see how you finish that area. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Pinning. I wish we had a paint sprayer because we have paint projects on the agenda, doing several rooms over.
Victoria Ess says
That’s an incredible transformation!
Victoria Ess says
That’s an incredible transformation!!