The terrible shots from when we first moved in:
|The vertical blinds!!! Ahhh!|
|We painted all the woodwork work white, including some shuttered doors you see later.|
I turned the closet you see in the back ground into a scrap-booking station, but that's another post in itself, so hang tight and I'll get it photographed soon. It's pretty rad.
I painted the walls "milk-glass pink" by Martha Stewart at Home Depot. I wanted a pink room, but one that was really light to when the light came in the windows it would give a faint glow. A bit dawn-like.
StationHere is my "stuff" station. Notes, tools, pens, letter opener... Also, there's a hanger for for things that need to be organized.
I found the chalkboard as a metal memo board, but painted it with chalkboard paint so it could double as a place for notes too. Then, took a $1 black frame and added some cork to make a little pin board.
The tray serves as a place to coral the necessary utensils and keep things from looking cluttered. Since I'm a writer, I picked one that has letters on it, which look like they've been stamped on. A somewhat hidden element that makes me happy.
I made the burlap skirt using a tension rod, and then hand sewing little plastic crystals to the end for a rustic-chic look. (You can find them in the wedding section at Michael's. They come in boxes to scatter about, but they already have holes in them for sewing. Great, right?)
See more after the jump!
Sewing DeskThis is my updated sewing desk. It was a cheapo "wood" laminate that was left here by the previous owners. I painted it white, added a black taffeta skirt with a spring-loaded rod and then covered some shoe boxes with coordinated colors to keep everything neat.
This is my new desk. It used to be a vanity in another life, so it has a wonderful feminine look to it. Bought it off Craigslist and couldn't be happier!
*I should warn you; I collect pink flamingos and Hello Kitty. I started the flamingos before we moved to FL, but now it's just gotten out of hand!
(The big shutters on the left house the indoor half of my heating and air unit. At least the doors are cute...)
BookcaseThis is my tall bookcase. My husband added some molding to the top of it for me when I was gone one day, so it looks way better than the basic one you pick up at BigLots, now! I added a skirt to hide some of the necessary, but not pretty, things at the bottom.
Now I realize, after seeing so many aah-frickin'-mazing craft rooms out there, that mine is not a designer showcase. But for little ol' me, I'm just darn satisfied. I really hope you like it and any suggestions are super welcome. I'd love to see your craft room. And heck, I might just do a linky-party all about it! ♥
I'm linking to these parties:
|The Shabby Chic Cottage|