Saturday, January 28, 2012

Welcome to my *OLD* New Craft Room!

Hi everyone!
It's been a lot of work, several trips to Ikea, as well as other places, but it's finally done and I'm chuffed to bits with it.
So, without further ado.......
Welcome to my new craft room!

The view from the door.  
We painted the walls in a grey/blue colour.  Blue & white has always been a favourite of mine.... so fresh and clean.  
Did you notice my chandelier, the one on the ceiling?  After scouring the internet and YouTube looking at other's rooms for ideas I noticed that a lot of crafters have chandeliers in their craft rooms.  First we tried a couple of other lights, but they didn't give enough light.  This one does, so it's both practical and pretty...perfect!  This is also our home office, so I'm not able to use every wall.  I use 2  walls and part of another one, but it's a large room, so it works great for me.

This is an *Expedit* shelf unit from Ikea,  It is made to go either upright or on it's side.  We put it on it's side with the 2 drawer shelf  above it.  Sorry, can't remember the name of it.  The *Kassett* storage boxes are also from Ikea.  On the left is another Ikea unit, which was on sale.  Here I store my ink pads.  I made my valance, which is simply 3 squares - turned to look like triangles &  hung on the curtain rod....easy peasy!  They remind me of banners.
I found this shelf at Winners (T.J. Maxx in the U.S) I was very pleasantly surprised when I got home and found that my button & flower jars fit perfectly, couldn't have been better if it had been specially made.  On the top is an idea I found online.  It's just a wooden circle from Michaels.  I got my husband to drill holes in it, then painted it and added black ribbon so that it looks like a button. (Need to do a little shading on it yet)

 Below the button shelf is a cubby unit I bought for a very good price at Canadian Tire. It holds things that I tend to use a lot.  On top are 3 metal buckets (from Ikea) I keep my Copics & other markers in these.  Moving to the right I have a chest of drawers that used to be brown pine wood.  I painted these white.  Above are my ribbon racks.  These are from Lowes.  They are made to be attached to the inside of a pantry or cabinet to hold canned goods, spices or whatever.  They work perfectly for ribbon.  I don't like to store my ribbon on rods.  I hate having to take a whole bunch of ribbon off the rod to get at one that is in the middle, or to take off a finished one.  This way, they just sit side by side....much easier to just lift out what you need.

 This is my computer table.  I like to have my computer handy when I'm crafting because I have lots of digi images stored on it, and I use them a lot. We found the table top at Ikea for $29.00, added 2 legs at one end ($5. each) and then put a drawer unit at the other end.  This holds all my punches perfectly.
Above the shelf on the wall is a vinyl chandelier which I found at Walmart.  I just love it.

I don't know about you, but I prefer to stand when I'm crafting, so we purchased 2 small *Expedit* units and added this table top.  It is 5 feet long and 30" wide.  On Monday I am going to pick up 2 bar stools, one for each side....that way I have the choice to sit or stand. I do need to sit down when I'm doing close work like colouring or cutting out.

Well, that's it. There's a couple of other things I could show you, but I think that's enough pictures for now.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great evening.

Since this was posted I have moved into a new home and now have a new craft room.  Click here if you would like to see it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm Still Here!

Hi there friends,
I haven't disappeared......just been very busy.   
I have been working on my craft room, I'm giving it a total makeover. Woo Hoo!  New paint, new furniture, new curtains etc. 
  I had a lodge theme decor before, which I loved when I first did it about 7 or 8 years ago, but when I started scrapbooking and added all my storage, tools etc., it didn't look so good.  I've wanted to do this for a long time, so I'm really excited about it. 
I'll post lots of pictures when it's done, so hope you'll come back and take a look.

Bye for now,

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Look Back at 2011

Here's some of the cards I made in 2011.
If you'd like more info. you can click each one to go to the post.

*There's a Mouse in the House*

*Pink ~ Green ~ Navy*

*Your'e Moo~velous!*

*Too Cute ~ Again*

*Back to School*

*Painter Meg*

*Knitted Bear*

*It's Tea Time*

*Wedding Tent Card*

*Our Anniversary*

*Tissue Time*

Thanks for visiting today, have a great day everyone!

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