Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Craft Room {1}

I have been working on my craft room off and on for a couple of months now.  It is kind of the project that I get to when I feel like it and I'm not in a huge rush to get it done.  I finally feel like it is pretty close to where I want it to be, so I thought I would show it to you a little at a time.  That way you can see what I have done in some places, but I can finish up the rest of the room too.

When you first walk into my craft room, you will see this bookshelf directly on the opposite wall from the door.  I found it at the local thrift store and immediately knew I needed it.  For only $8, it had to be mine!

It began a dark brown wood color, but I sanded it and painted it to lighten it up.  The color is Sea Glass by Martha Stewart.  You can't buy her paint anymore, but you can try to color match it. 

After I painted it, I wanted a little of the brown to show through, so I sanded the edges to give it a little bit of a shabby look. 

It is the perfect addition to my craft room.  It houses my pretty fabric (aka the cute stuff) as well as my yarn, ric rac, and spellbinder.  All of my ric rac is stored in the metal buckets that I got from IKEA.

On the top of the bookshelf you will find all of my vinyl.  I got the yellow basket from the thrift store (DI) and the metal container I bought at a craft store that was going out of business.  So glad I found it!  I am loving the way my space is coming together.  All of the colors make me so happy and inspire me to do more creative things.

I hung this flower over the top of the bookshelf and love it.  It is feminine and fun.  I bought it at Hobby Lobby in the outdoors section. 
(If you look closely, you will see a little sneak peak of some other fun things in my crafft room. :)
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Teresa Jones said...

Love your crafting space!

Annie Sue said...

Looks really good Jo!

Leanne said...

I love the book shelf and all your creative storage ideas! I can't wait to see the rest of the room.