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A Dallas mom molds a few square feet into a multifunctional craft room and finds the space a dream come true.
Natural light floods the small but efficient crafts room. Carol Watson, working with designer Dawn Henderson, chose a vibrant lime-and-violet color palette. The chairs were selected to match the differing heights of the sewing and wrapping stations.
Good lighting is essential in any crafts room. This lamp, an old coffeepot wired with a light socket and topped with an embellished green shade, adds a whimsical detail to the room and provides direct lighting.
Dowels, pegboard, and acrylic containers keep Carol Watson's gift-wrapping supplies organized and at her fingertips.
Carol Watson passes the pleasure of crafting on to daughter Wendy (nursing a gymnastics injury) as they spend time together in the crafts room.
An indispensable asset, the stainless-steel sink eases cleanup and doubles as a flower station. Necessary tools are always at hand with the savvy use of pegboard, hooks, and containers.