Hello bloggin' world. With the wedding behind me; (it was SO wonderful!) I am now attempting to organize my house. After a year of nothing but wedding projects -- things have gotten a
little lot out of hand. Everything in my house is unorganized and it is driving me CRAZY!! (Did I mention that I may have OCD?) My first project is to move my craft room. As most of you know, Tracy built me the most amazing little craft room two years ago. (pictures below) It has been wonderful and I have enjoyed it so much! BUT -- I have outgrown it. I started back sewing and now I need a place to scrapbook and sew. SEW -- pun intended -- now we have decided to move my craft/sewing room to the extra bedroom (aka Hannah's old room and current room when she comes home to visit). Tracy will be taking over the old craft room and it will become his new study/man cave/place for hunting stuff storage room.
My "old" craft room (which I adored but outgrew!)
I want to make my new room cozy and welcoming. Hannah and guests will be staying in this room on occasion too. I chose not to paint the walls because we did that about a year ago. I decided to keep the slate gray color and add red and black to the color scheme. I plan to put a full size bed in one corner -- so that left me the rest of the room to work with. I have stalked pinterest and found some amazing ideas. First -- I wanted a special place for Hope (my youngest daughter) to enjoy. She loves to paint and draw. I saw lots of posts about closets turned into craft rooms. So -- I got to work emptying out the closet. I did have to paint inside here; because (for some unknown reason) it was purple. Lol.
|Closet turned into crafting space|
The lamp was a thrift store find and the storage boxes came from Dollar General.
|I added this cloth shower curtain and love that I can just pull it shut when the desk is messy.|
I found the curtain at Dollar General.
I used a matching vinyl tablecloth ($4.00 from Dollar General) as a curtain underneath the work desk. I cut it in half and sewed an opening for the rod to slide in.
I purchased this cubicle from Lowes ($30.00) and Tracy attached the piece of wood on top for my standing workstation. He placed 2 legs at the opposite end and I have yet to paint them white.
Here are 2 of my sewing machines. The one on the left was my Christmas present from my kids and the one on the right is hiding under a cover. The cover is a vintage one that belonged to my mom. It was actually used over her mixer. Since I don't use the mixer; (not even sure it still works) I put it over my sewing machine. On the window sill is a primitive valentine envelope that I sewed up a few years ago. Sweet little hearts and a cardinal are placed inside. Once again -- a reminder of my mom.
I love this little area here. The 3 bodice hangers were a gift from my Step-Mother (Susan).
Just another view....
I bought the string of lights at our local Antique Mall for $3.00. Hard to tell from the picture, but they have red polka dots on them.
Just another view...........
I pulled this shoe rack from the empty closet and re-purposed it for a craft rack. It works pretty well! The scrapbook page on the wall is one I made years ago that I really like.
These red baskets were purchased from a thrift store called "The Miserly Mutt" and used for my Fourth of July party. They are great for storing all of my little things that I use with scrapping and sewing.
Found these shelves for a great price at Fred's. Of course, I had to have somewhere to show off pictures of my girls and some of my favorite cards!
Mason jars... ahhh.. you gotta have em.
Well, now I have almost finished the first two phases of my room. The closet and the crafting station. (I still need to label my boxes and get new curtains) Now -- I still have another corner left. This area will be for Hannah's bed. I am using this picture as inspiration for what I plan to do. The room layout is just like this with a window on the side. Of course, I am going with the black/red color scheme, but I like the idea of the shelf and nightstand.
Thanks for dropping by and stay tuned for Phase Three of the room!