Sunday, November 15, 2009

The First sneak peeks of my new Craft Room!

Now my room isn't totally finished, but I just can't stand it anymore I have to show you some of the areas that are done!



This is one of my shelves, and my stamp wall. Hubby made this for me a couple of years ago - It took me forever to remove all the stamps so he could move it, then 1/2 a day to get them all back on the shelves! Those stamps are two deep... I know serious stamp addiction. You know the scary part. I have a lot more unmounted/and acrylic stamps than wood mounted :0)  I still have a lot of ribbon to put onto the rings and hang - but I love how it looks to have it out hanging. I find I use it more with it out showing. The four boxes on the shelves with the drawers is full of my smaller ribbons wound into little boxes. Maybe once I have everything in place and cleaned up I will show off a few things like that. I am working now to get things out of "ugly" boxes and get pretty ones for the shelves. The three on the top came from Tuesday Morning. Cool store that I don't need to visit often.. LOL I spend too much there!




This is a new piece for me. Hubby got it for me, it is an Indian Drawer cabinet - I LOVE IT! 6 drawers, I have all my inks in one, embossing powders/flocking/glitter in another, chalks and makers and so on... I love it so much, as did Hubby, that I have another one on order for the other side of the room... it will hold my flowers and lots of other embellishments - The basket on the cabinet is all of my 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads. And the metal signs - I just got those recently and have had to them for my new room! My valance curtains I got the week Hubby started my craft room - way back when! I fell in love with them and didn't want to chance not getting them when I was "ready" for them. They had long full curtains but the were way too long and I wanted to have lots of light in my room so I went with blinds and the valances.



This is an old piece, I got it at an antique shop years ago, a library case. It has glass doors that close - but I just leave them open to have quicker access to my paper! I love to use antiques in collectible in my room. On another shelf in the room I use tin bread boxes, and old kitchen glass canisters for storage. See something to look forward to in my next photos!

Sorry for the boxes on each side of it.. looks kind of messy... they are waiting for the other side of the room to be painted. Then I can put all of that up on my shelves.  I just got the wire basket that is on top, clearance at Target - It holds all of my 8x11 paper. All the rest is 12x12 here. I still have more card stock to unpack... not sure where it is going to go yet.. LOL the shelf filled up quicker than I thought. I am thinking I need to go through all of the pattern paper and cull out a bunch - I have had some it since I started scrap booking... we won't go into how long ago that was!


And yes, there are lots of donkeys around the room. :0)  I can't tell you how many stuffed, ceramic, paper mache, wood donkeys I have - I collect them all - so I am moving some of them into my craft room - I just love having them around me, they make me smile!

So more photos next Sunday, I can't wait to show off my desk, my Dad made it and used it for years....

HUGS and-

16 comments:

Annie said...

wow! what a fabulous room and so bright and clean and new and just waiting for creations! We are all at sixes and sevens, the farmhouse we had our eye on is available to rent, but more than we were expecting so we have serious thinking to do.
hugs, annie x

Cheryl said...

WOW lucky you,it looks fabulous!!!
Hugs xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow! WOW!!!!!!!!!! It looks fantastic, I'm so jealous! Hope you have a great time creating in it.

Lacey said...

Great room so far!! Thanks for showing us a little peek inside your crafting space!
~Lacey

Dawn said...

Oooh looks great - love the corn flower blue colour...

Jo said...

Michelle this is fab and so worth waiting for, thanks for sharing, how on earth did you manage to fit this all in your bedroom?! hugs Jo x

Danni said...

Wowzers!! It's so nice!! Can I come play?

Ila said...

Looks Fabulous Michelle!!...I love the color..can't wait to see the rest!!...Hugs, Ila

Karen Tallon said...

wow you lucky lady! I'm extremely jealous, but in a nice way! My items are just stacked up at the back of the dining table lol x

Jingle said...

It is looking really great!

TA Carbone said...

Michelle I am so happy to see someone else who has her 12x12 papers displayed like I do. I to have a display case like this but I have to admit that I also have 10 12x12 carrying cases full of papers, a double wire display paper rack from a store and a triple large cabinest by Best Craft. lol. Do you think we are addicted to paper.

dawnmarieg said...

Oooh so gorgeous, how lucky are you Michelle, I have a corner of the back room to craft in, and I have to share it with Alex's PS3 and the washing lol. I'm sure you will be very happy in your new craft room. Looking forward to seeing the rest of it. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Cynde said...

I am so happy for you Michelle!! It looks so beautiful in Blue with all your antique and collectibles. Can't wait to see the rest of it. You are so talented and certainly deserve such a lovely space...Congratulations!
Hubby too deserves congratulations for doing such a beautful job building it for you...What a keeper! Couldn't be happier for you!
Hugs
Cynde

Shelly said...

Your room looks wonderful, Michelle!!! I'm so happy for you. You and hubby have done a fabulous job together. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

Check out small storage at Ikea for some good buys:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/small_storage

Sheila said...

Thanks for the peek at your new room - it's wonderful. You and your hubby have done a wonderful job. Can't wait to see the rest.

Anonymous said...

Love your room!!!! Looks great already. So organized. Miss ya'll. amy