Chris tells us: When I was able to make the leap and take my creative career full time, I realized I was going to need more than just my couch and a laptop to maintain a productive work-at-home environment. As a craft and DIY design writer and editor, I'm often working on several how-to projects, and wanted to create a space where I could figure out processes and shoot step-by-step photos.
I had a home office space, but it'd been a ramshackle, disorganized setup since I moved in a few years ago. So I invested about $500, got creative with IKEA furniture and hardware store staples, and created a functional workspace that allows me to stay on top of the diversity of projects I have going on at any given time.
See lots more photos of Chris' redone craft room and get details on the how he pulled off the new look: My Total Office Makeover: Done! | Curbly
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