Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Few Sneak Peeks at the Craft Studio

Ta da!

I still have some finishing touches (er, projects, really) to do.  For example, this little black bookcase is going to get a paint job, but it's doing the job right now.

I pulled in this wicker chair from the Girls' Clubhouse and put a cute pillow I bought from Amy at Into Vintage several years ago in as a seat cushion.  I am on the lookout for a soft cushiony chair, but this works for now.

This was our china cabinet I painted a few years ago.  You can read all about it here.  It is so cute in here.  And it's filled with a ton of paper mache.  I didn't realize how much of it I had picked up for crafting until I put it all in one spot.  Eventually I want to paint this a brighter green, but it works for now.  It's just so nice to have a space for all my things.  (And did you notice the galvanized bench? That's for another project.)

I painted one whole wall with chalkboard paint.  Now this is a project.  I need to rub the whole wall with white chalk before I can draw anything on it.  I am not looking forward to it. Baby Bee has promised to help me with it.  Or maybe she just nodded at me when she had her headphones on.  Same thing, right? I really should change Baby Bee's name now that she's 14.  

Here's a bit of the worktable.  It's a door.  Yep.  You read that right.  You don't need new glasses.  It's a plain old $20 slab door.  I covered it with something special though. can get some too.  Go check out etsy or ModernJune. It took 4 1/2 yards to cover the door.  I love it!  So easy to clean and so cheery!

This was originally under the table, but I needed another surface to put things on, so I pulled it out.  I'm using an awesome upcycled/repurposed tray thingie.  When I am all done, I'll show you another picture.  (tons of pictures, I'm sure)

For now, this is my work chair.  I like it, but, I think I need to have the Fabulous Phyllis make a slipcover for it!  The guest room had about 40,000 Mary Engelbreit pillows on the guest bed, but I just couldn't keep them all.  However this cutie is staying.  One of my favorite Mary Engelbreit illustrations.

And, last but not least, this cute little chest of drawers was already in the guest room (now craft studio) and it's going to stay.  I just love the combination of aqua blue, apple green, and red!  That's exactly what my studio is beginning to look like.  

This is so exciting to me.  I got almost all of it organized last night and I was so excited about the projects I am going to make in it that I could hardly fall asleep!

Just a few more projects to do before a full reveal!  

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  1. looks like a neat place to be!!

  2. Oh it looks wonderful...can't wait to see it finished. I know it will be WONDERFUL! I have outgrown my craftroom. I am sewing in the dining room. Hubs bought me a sheet of melamine to put over the little dining table. I told hubs I need the garage! He just rolls his eyes. What is it with all the collecting? I can see with my newfound love of quilting - keep every little piece over 1" square! Ha Ha! I have needed pieces that tiny, so I get it. I want to repaint my Hoosier type hutch a brighter green, too. It's sage now, which is pretty, but apple green would be nicer. Glad you liked the story of my goat, Becky. She was a hoot. When she died my dad buried her behind the barn. In that spot is now a HUGE palm tree. She probably had a belly full of seeds! Have fun in your Creative Space!

  3. What a great workshop. I love my space too, but it needs some reorganizing. Great idea using the door as a table! :)

  4. Your craft room is going to be wonderful! I love to see creative spaces that people make for themselves. I went to the "craft room debut" of my next door neighbor last week. We made bead necklaces and had a great girly time. :)


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