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The Studio Reveal!

Pinterest image for craft room and library reveal.

Hi friends! We’ve made it to the middle of the week – woohoo! It’s all downhill from here, right? 😛

Anyways, big news! I’m so excited to share that our house is being featured on the Handmade Home today. I’m so thrilled! It’s my favorite blog and I have a major, major house crush on them! Head over and check it out here – I shared the before and afters of the rooms in our home.

And if you have come here from the Handmade Home… Welcome! I’m so excited you are here! Pull up a chair and stay awhile ya’ll. You can connect with me on Instagram or my Facebook page. Let’s be friends!! 🙂

I’m so excited about the reveal I’m sharing with you all today! I’ve gotten to share bits and pieces, but here it is in ALL its glory… my studio!

After photo of a newly renovated craft room, featuring organization, storage and decor ideas.

Before we get into the details, let’s take a quick trip back down memory lane to see how far we’ve come my babyyyyyy (Shania Twain anyone?)!

The before photo of a room before the after reveal. Its a white room, with beige and brown toned floors, doors, curtains and fixtures.

Remember the off-white walls, the tweed curtains, the faux wood fan, the jack and jill bath door, the carpet… the ick of it all? No longer!

A table for crafting, with other furniture for storage surrounding it in a studio renovation photo.

We sure were able to infuse a whole lot of style and function into this 12×12 room. You can find the source list at the bottom of this post.

Our Studio Remodel

The first thing we did was replace the carpet with laminate floor and paint the walls and ceilings white. Then, we added new curtains and lighting. Although the curtains I chose are no longer available, Anthropologie always has the most fun designs – like these!

Craft room reveal and renovation with a table, storage cabinets, wire shelving, and bookcases.
A white crafting table in the center of a studio space, with a pendant light hanging above.

On the opposite wall, you can see our “built in” bookshelves (part 1, part 2). Still my favorite wall in the house! It’s hard to believe there used to be an entrance to our dismantled jack-and-jill bath right there! Sweet memories. 🙂

A craft room reveal after a renovation featuring bright and bold decor and lots of books!
A tall white crafting table in the middle of a brightly decorated studio space.
Studio renovation featuring a built in bookcase wall.
A library wall in a craft room.
Studio room reveal with billy bookcase built-ins.
Bold patterned curtains hanging on a black curtain rod in a craft room.
An entire wall covered in white wooden shelving for book storage.
A close up of pendant light with bookshelves in the background.
IKEA hack billy bookcases filled with books.
A silver vase with fresh, pink flowers inside.

We went with a standing-height table which is perfect for crafting. We added stools so we can sit if we want. Underneath the table is an industrial cart to add some additional storage.


I went back and forth on whether I wanted a rug for this room or not. I knew it would need to be something simple so it wouldn’t compete with the curtains, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted. When I stumbled upon this one, I knew it would be perfect for the space.

This rug is so nice and warm to stand on while I’m crafting versus the wood floor. Plus, there’s an added layer of comfort underneath with a nice and thick rug pad! Here’s a similar rug design that looks just the same!

A thick rug pad beneath a large rug.
An antique pallet on caster wheels with other vintage accents stored on top.

Opposite of the library wall is where all my craft items are stored in the Ikea hacked storage solution I came up with (find that post here).

Three ikea storage drawer organizers with a wooden tabletop across the top.

Even the window sill is multipurpose. It grows plants and holds glitter. 🙂

3 wicker baskets on a window ledge with a plant inside of one.
A thrifted wooden organizer filled with various craft supplies.
Baskets and vintage organizers displayed in a studio reveal.
Decorative accents in a windowsill.

Underneath the other window is a chest of drawers that will hold papers and other office supplies. On the top is a decorative tray that holds different things at different times – wine and glasses, a french press and cream, glittered feathers… you name it. 🙂 Directly to the left is my little art gallery wall with a reading chair.

Patterned curtains hung above a large window in a craft room.
Decorative tray with a lamp, plant, candle and bookstand inside.
Reading corner in a studio room, with a brightly printed upholstered chair and framed art on the wall.
A watercolor painting in a brown wooden frame.
A craft studio renovation featuring bright paint, new lighting and bold decor.
pinterest image for craft room before and after reveal

So that’s our new studio/library/craft room/office/favorite space in our home. 🙂 What do you all think?

Source List:

  • Curtains: Mod Cloth (sold out – more fun options here)
  • Table: Craigslist
  • Pendant light: JC Penney (sold out – similar here)
  • Bookshelves: Ikea, here (post with detailed information here and here)
  • Craft storage system: Ikea, here (post with details here)
  • Live Simply art, Vol 25, here
  • Cabin art, original from Portugal
  • Ampersand watercolor, mine
  • Tray, West Elm, here
  • Rug, Home Depot, similar here
  • Rug pad, Rug Pads USA, here

Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like the source for. 🙂 It’s so fun to have a place to get creative, or read a book and enjoy all the finer things in life. 🙂

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Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.

Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.

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  1. Looks fabulous Tania! You guys have really put your own stamp on this house and I love watching it evolve. Keep it up! =)

  2. Woohoo girl! Over at the Handmade Home!!! That is so exciting!

    I am just obsessed with your craft room. The curtains, the light fixture… everything! Can I invite myself over for a craft day? 😉 I don’t think I’ve fully expressed how much I love those curtains yet – I’ve never thought to visit Modcloth for home accessories, only clothes! Beautiful!

    1. Hi Brynne! Yes girl, come on over!! 🙂 I was so happy to find these curtains- it made me fall even more in love with Modcloth!!!! Thanks for the kind words…it’s super exciting!

    1. Hi Marisa!

      It was part of a Martha Stewart flower arrangement my husband sent me on our very first Valentine’s Day! 🙂 Hopefully they still sell them!

  3. Hi Tania! I found your blog via The Handmade Home. I’m a Texas girl as well {Houston} and I just love your home and your style. I’m so glad to have found your blog! 🙂

    1. Thanks Char! i love those curtains! It literally took me 7 hours to find some I liked. It was worth it. They just make me happy! 😀

    1. Hey girl! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words- it’s surreal to not be in a total construction zone anymore. I think I prefer it this way! 😛

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