Industrial Craft Room Wall Decor

Industrial Style Cricut Craft Space


An industrial chic craft area and multipurpose family game room located in the corner of a basement. A perfect spot for Cricut crafting. A thrifted scrubbed pine table, scratch-and-dent shelving from Ikea. Kallax cube organization and craft storage. This post contains affiliate links.

Industrial Craft Room Wall Decor
Vintage Brooklyn Bridge art from Amazon. My small antique Baby Ben clock collection with scratch-and-dent wood from Ikea. Industrial pipe shelf brackets. And of course, my Cricut Explore Air 2

When we bought this house in 2018, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the online photos of this beautiful and HUGE finished basement.

Before: Here is the listing photo with the previous owner’s items.

Basement in-law suite. Oh my gosh…perfect! And so big.

Our little row house has a surprising amount of square footage!

Our new-to-us house offered a basement bonus room, so we turned it into a 4th bedroom – it turned out to be a great choice for our guests. But I still need a crafting / multipurpose area that isn’t cutesy and complements Mark’s love for rustic decor. We’re also enjoying family game nights as of late, so I opted for an industrial multipurpose craft corner that is organized and cohesive with the rest of the basement rooms we’ve updated.

So here are my ideas for a whole-basement refresh:

  • Paint the walls in a color that complements our existing decor (in progress)
  • A Feature Wall: (In herringbone? chalkboard?) What do you think?
  • Work in sections so I’m not overwhelmed
  • Reuse old furniture until we can afford new
  • DIY Wall Art: Make some fun wall art with the Cricut
  • New directional lighting above the pine table
  • Create a multipurpose crafting corner & game table
  • New Bar with seating: Build out a new bar / backsplash
  • Wine Bar: Use a blank wall as a wine bar
  • Family Picture Gallery Wall
  • Set up a dartboard!
scrubbed pine crafting table in the basement
I found an old scrubbed pine dining set on Facebook Marketplace for only $180. It has all the character that I was hoping for in a craft table.

I started by painting the basement in sections with a washable matte warm grey.

I prefer dark walls but the family wanted lighter walls, so I’m giving it a try.

I also don’t have the right mix of “stuff” yet, but I’m trying to not let that stop me.

My view from the craft table…

This table is so solid. Not sure if I’m keeping the chairs yet but since I need them they’ll do for now.

I love that I can craft while still being part of the family evenings, or I can escape down here if I need some quiet time to blog.

So a crafting corner will do for now!

The inspiration for this remodel is the new flooring in the basement bathroom which I will be sharing soon!

Hope you’ll stick around to see how it all works together!

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  1. Kris Turner says:

    Love the industrial style! And, the wall color beautifully works with the furnishings. Love this craft room!

    1. Jeanette, DIY Blog says:

      Kris, thank you! I love darker walls but I am starting to love this color, too! Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

  2. Love your craft table. Nice and sturdy and what a steal! Love Facebook marketplace. Have bought many items on the site from a jewelry box (yesterday) to a washer and dryer. It’s like a 24/7 flea-market. Can’t wait to see you finished project.

  3. Oh, yes. The warm gray looks much lovelier than the previous yellow. Wise choice. Looking forward to more posts!

  4. Maybe you could stain the chairs dark and put foam/fabric on them to jazz them up. I’m always watching your progress. Love your style!