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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Craft Room Redo and General Mayhem

First of all, I want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. Crafting anything is out of the question at least for now. But very soon, in my new and improved craft room, I will be a creative madwoman! I can't wait to share all of that with you.

I also want to just let out a great big YIKES! because, the day after tomorrow, I am officially back to work. Once I get back into the swing of things, everything will be fine, but it sounds a little overwhelming right now, as it does every year. I met most of my class at an Open House last week and I must say-what a bunch of cuties. So, I am looking forward to a great school year.

I wanted to share a little of my mayhem, I mean renovation with you. In order to do that, I am going to try to show you where I began. My craft room, which I affectionately called the shoebox, was cramped to say the least. But it was my getaway spot, where I wasn't able to execute much but I planned every project I did.

Well, there it is in all its glory!

These are pictures of my former living room, which pretty much was around my craft room. On the other side of that fake brick is my craft room. and the window was right outside my door.

Well, my husband used the same wall(the one with the brick) and extended it out so my room is a whopping 8x12! My desk will fit in the little nook that new wall makes. It will be so nice not to have my desk(very messy at times) not be the first thing everyone sees when they enter my house.

The window area will be a sitting area which will be a nice place to read or just sit and talk.

I still have the same closet which I will be able to make neater with all the space and storage I will have.

This is the color I chose for my room. It is a beautiful blue called New Day. I am getting a blue counter top for my sewing area. My hubby will make me cupboards to go above the counter top which will be white. I am going to put my old hutch in there for fabric storage. What color should I paint it? White maybe? I love my clear pine ceiling. I will have a wood floor in there too. I am getting so excited.

My husband has been working so hard, but as with any project, there have been setbacks. We have all my craft room furniture as well as the living room furniture all over the house so there is just a minimal walkway through it all. And the Sheetrock dust-don't even get me started! There is no sense in dusting. So, we are in a state of disarray right now which drives both me and hubs crazy! Well, that is the most recent update. Thanks for stopping by, I hope everyone has had a nice weekend and has a great start to your week. Take care. Nancy


  1. You are going to enjoy that new room so much! Think about that when you are looking at footprints in sheetrock dust on your floors tomorrow;)
    I think white on the hutch is a great idea...if you are using it for fabric storage the colors will really pop.

  2. You will have a wonderful sewing room!