Before & After: Chris' Craft Room Makeover

Before & After: Chris' Craft Room Makeover

Janel Laban
Feb 1, 2011

Chris Gardner is a modern decorating Jedi — he has attained the level of DIY Master. He's the man behind many of the great projects featured on Curbly, so to help kick off Home Project month (starting today and going on throughout February), we hit him up to share a before & after project from his own home. He came through with flying colors, as expected. Just wait until you see the room now…


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

Thanks, Chris!

Images: Chris Gardner/Curbly

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