Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Craft room redo - Third time is a charm!

All you people who are putting out all of your fall stuff have me so envious.  I live in Texas and we are still feeling the heat so fall and pumpkins aren't going to work for now, but it is my fav season so I will be getting my stuff out the first sign of cooler weather!

Since I can't do fall I thought I would work on my craft room, AGAIN, and get it ready for the upcoming season. It seems the room is always in a mess so I thought I needed to try to create as much organization as I possibly could. Here is a small peek at one corner of the room. Scary right!
I got so busy emptying the room out I forgot to take more pics.

Here is a glance of it after I cleaned it up.  This is a fabric I fell in love with and was so excited when I found a use for it.

I love this setup, most everything I need is at my fingertips.  I simply painted the peg board the same color of the wall so it would kinda go away. I love it, wish it was bigger!
I purchased these shelves at IKEA, I wish I had bought more and of course they don't have them anymore!
This piece of furniture was in my den but someone gave me another piece of furniture which caused this shifting of furniture. (My husband says it must be torture in my mind always changing things up and never satisfied!) This was a sofa table and had only 2 shelves.  I added another and really maximized storage.  I was a bit surprised at myself!
Simple little bulletin board made out of an old frame from a thriftstore.
More storage for all of my goodies.
This is one of my fav parts!  I purchased the most yummy canned peaches at the dollar store and they came in these adorable jars. I couldn't throw them away so I decided to use them in my room.
This part of the room is very sentimental for me.  These are various items my kids have made me through the years.  They are right at eye level to remind me to be free and creative like a child when I am creating.
A unique storage for my cards and envelopes.
Now here is the secret about the desk.  I bought this as a coffee table at goodwill for 17.00.  I brought it home and planned on using it in my den and did for awhile but it just was too large for the space so I decided to add legs. You will notice them in the above pics, I left the old legs on also, partially because I can be a bit lazy and partially because it could become a coffee table again if I change my mind! Super easy to make this skirt, I just pleated and stapled it on.
This is my husbands side of the room.  Can you tell he likes monitors???
A sneak peak under the desk. Of course I had to skirt the table so that I could hide more stuff!!!!
Ahhh, my new baby and what partially spurred on this room redo.  I had to find a place to put the Sillouette machine so I could use it easily.
Now if only I could figure out what to do with this monster!!! As you can see I am certainly NOT using it for what it's purpose is! And I have a pillow addiction.
This is the last pic, this is the original desk before I painted and added the legs.  It looked awful but it is a very good piece of oak, a great score! Thanks for looking at the longest post ever!  I love my new room, I just go in and stare at it and can't wait until I can get in there and really do some creating! Do you have a place that inspires you?

~ toodles Laura

7 comments:

Lindalou said...

Great job on your creative stroage. I love the peg board idea. Might just have to borrow that.

Crystal said...

Love the way it turned out!

Ashley said...

You have a great space! Love all the storage!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great craft room. I scrapbook, so I am always reorganizing my space. It's kind of a wreck at the moment, unfortunately!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I DREAM of having a creative space like that! And if I did, it would always be messy. You live up to your smarty pants name with that coffee table on taller legs idea.....brilliant.

p.s Do you remember where you found that fabric? LOVE IT.

Jennifer said...

How funny! I loved it too! I got mine at Hobby Lobby, you? They have the best and cutest fabric! I've become addicted! I love your desk skirt and really like your flowers from the other post! This was my first time experimenting with flowers other than the simple twisted rosettes. I think I'll try yours sometime too! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my blog!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Office Space Specialists said...

Bravo on the cleaning job! The clean up showed the real beauty of your office space. One true fab area indeed!

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