My Craft Room - How to Make it Rustic & Repurposed

Rustic and Repurposed changes in the craft room.

Here are the changes this room went through to make it rustic and repurposed. 

One of the first things I changed was the desk. 

While the Ikea desks were the right size and shape, they were not very sturdy. 

But as my junking luck would have it, I happen to run across several old doors in my travels. 

And wouldn't you know it, they fit EXACTLY over my Ikea desks! 

The white from the IKEA desk showed under the door so I stained yardsticks and covered the gap!

Much better!


The new desks are "L" shaped, I held them together with old hinges so they wouldn't separate...

There are holes in the doors desk where the knobs used to be so I added a little "door jewelry".

While I was out walking the neighborhood today, (and ok yes, looking in their trash) 
I found a piece of table glass that fit exactly on top of my desk!

Can you believe it?! Lucky again! I promise I am not making this up!

I placed all kinds of fun keys, numbers and postcards under the glass...

The clipboards and books I use every day are in a basket in a home-made distressed wooden drawer with a pretty little pull.

Some really great rusty things can be found at a garage sale... Like these rusty weights.  (the man said "You want those? Take as many as you want for $1")

This old rusty mason tool makes the perfect Post-it® holder.

This flower pot was a great place to hold my hard drive... don't forget to back-up your blog!

More flower pots in a thrift store wire "thing" holds markers...

And this great invention (not mine) holds the glue gun!

I think this rack is supposed to be used in the kitchen but works great right here especially with the "catch all" basket on the bottom.

This giant basket sits on top of the hutch and holds the bubble wrap for shipping things from my Homeroad Shop.

Recognize this old barrel from my lucky curbside finds?

Well I found a great use for it...

And one last thing... this chair, (that I fixed up just for this room)... it stinks! It is sooo uncomfortable!

So... A new wooden swivel chair is on it's way to me! (see affiliate links below)

This comfy chair will allow me to spin around and work at my sewing machine too...

And then my little office/craft room will be even 
more comfortable and lived in!
(until I find some more good ideas!)


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .