I love to ogle the Pottery Barn Kids catalog when it shows up in my mailbox, but I can’t bring myself to spend *that* much on some of their pieces. I wanted to turn our breakfast nook into a family workspace where we could do homework and craft together, but I didn’t want to spend a lot on it. By turning to PBK for inspiration and then shopping my house I was able to come up with a room I am very happy with!
This was an old poster frame that was on it’s way to Goodwill. I found a dry erase board (24 by 36 inches) at Hobby Lobby that fit inside it. I found the shelf/hook unit at Michael’s. I used Colonial Red spray paint on both pieces to make them match, then hung them together so they look like one cohesive piece.
This was an old frame I used to hate. Amazing what spray paint can do! I had the calendar made with our family’s picture at Vistaprint for free. One piece of wall art finished for almost nothing!
I spray painted this frame as well and used my Silhouette cutter to make the subway art (this clip art was purchased from the silhouette store). I then used transfer tape to apply the vinyl directly to the glass.
For the art corner, I spray painted some wood pieces from Michael’s and cut them to frame an old magnet board I had purchased at IKEA years ago. The magnets were made using old milk bottle caps purchased at a flea market.
A picture of the magnet board in progress.
Would you believe I only used one can of spray paint to paint everything? Yeah!
The caddies were labeled as “CD Holders” at Michaels. They were also spray painted, and then I added the craft buckets which I already had. The kids love having easy access to their supplies!
And here is the room in action. I love that we have a place where we can work and craft together, and have everything we need in easy reach! I also love the fact that I was able to upcycle so many items I already had. Instead of buying new things, I was able to give new purpose to things I thought I no longer needed.
I hope this inspires you to shop your house for your next project! I hope you’ll visit my corner again, or follow my blog! Comments and suggestions are appreciated!