I made a departure from my normal earth tone colors and went stark white with a pop of yellow. The white walls and floor provide perfect light and an airy openness I absolutely love. I pulled up the carpet and painted the plywood under the carpet with this Glidden floor paint which gives this space a perfect industrial feel. To account for the space between the floor and the wall, I installed these quarter rounds and painted them white. I used this Behr paint for the walls and a flat white ceiling paint.
Because this is a “true” office space, the room is a bit smaller but looks large because of the higher ceiling. I wanted to take advantage of the height by adding open shelving instead of taking away space by installing cabinets and book shelves. To save money with shelving, instead of purchasing pre-cut shelving I purchased two of these 97″x49″ particle boards for $36.15 and cut (6) 72″x10″ and still had material to cut a 37″x 50″ cutting board and (2) 25″x10″ boards for thread and misc. with board to spare for future projects. When purchasing this type of board, don’t forget the iron on edge tape which gives your cut board a finished look.
The boxes under the cutting board was purchased at michaels.com and house my patterns.
The yellow boxes were purchased at Ikea
The peg board which is a perfect inspiration board was a leftover from the old craft room.
In an effort to keep my thread organized, I placed screws partially in the board and spaced them out.