Wednesday, 11 September 2013

My Craft Room

The finished Craft Room, the before and after and still a few pieces to finish off. Probably a lot of moving around, it's already started! Cost very little as I recycled all the furniture. Great what a bit of paint can do.
The walls a pale bluey green and all the furniture painted with Duck Egg Blue and Cream, Annie Sloan Chalk paints. Finished off with a couple of coats of wax. I am so pleased I took the plunge and moved upstairs, a big project for me nowadays but it's been worth all the aches and pains. I can now hide away and play to my hearts content. Oh dear, the only down side to all of this is I got a bit carried away and there's not enough room for all my crafty friends to play at one time!

The hated wardrobes that I couldn't make my mind up if to tear out or not but pleased I left them. So much stash out of view from prying eyes. Think I'm a bit late with that excuse!

Inside of one of the fitted wardrobes, hooks on the doors for Hero Art stamp and cut sets and my big Spellbinder dies, still working on where to put the stuff from the other. I'm sure I'll find a new home for it all.

Perfect for my Laptop. Not very clear but stamped a Pennyblack flower on the front.

The wardrobe I bought from the charity shop
and fitted out with shelves

Now I can see exactly what card and paper I have. Didn't realise how much I had aquired.

An old chest of drawers that was falling to bits apart from the top drawer
and a small cupboard just perfect for some of my stamping stash!!
Tucked into the corner the old bookcase.

The wee dressing table I bought at the Sewing Room in Alford
So loved it.
 and wasn't long in filling the drawers lol!

My desk is the old breakfast bar out of our kitchen, thought it had been thrown away but was gathering dust in the steading and my kids wonder why we never throw anything away! The cupboards were teak coloured and didn't escape the paint brush either. I decided I wanted the workspace to be down the middle of the room. I can work from both sides and get the light from the window and I can watch the world go by, not that you will see much out here! Bought curtain material from the Sew Room and whipped up a pair of curtains and still to finish a cushion cover for my computer chair. 

Bought this wee storage box from Ikea a good few years back and never got round to painting it. Nothing has excaped the paint brush and what has is projects for later. Need a rest for now.

Two wall shelves for nicknaks and my beloved Teds.

And finally a view from the door. All very tidy but for how long!!!!

Well that's it meantime, thank you for stopping by.



brenda said...

It all looks great Carol, you are going to be well away in there and will all sight of time.

As you say it's certainly is amazing how much we collect but it only becomes apparent when we have a re-vamp and them it's scary. But as I see it we could be doing far worse things.

Your window view sounds much like ours, if you see a car down our track you know they are either lost or up to no good. But I wouldn't have it any other way and imagine you are the same.

B x

Sarah said...

I've waited all day Carol...and it was sure worth it!! You have worked so hard by the look of it. It is certainly scary when you see all the stash!! When our eldest left home I "relocated" from Martin's office to his room (it's nothing like your bespoke room though!!) and was shocked at how much paper I have!! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to now!! xx

Kath said...

wow it's fabulous Carol...can I commission you to come do the and lots of cake hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Your finished room looks wonderful Carol. I love all your storage and the old breakfast bar makes a fabulous area for you to work on.
Sue xx

Mojca said...

Oh it looks fabulous!!!! you lucky girl!!! hugs! Mojca

pam said...

brilliant work space you have created Carol, a lot of work, but amazing result.

Jackie said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful job you have made of it. Giving me ideas now but they'll have to wait until Stephen is better! :o)
Jackie xx

Helen McRobbie said...

Lovely bright room so well fitted out. Looks even better in real life. Thank you for inviting me to the official opening! Not much crafting done but lots of good chat.

Kate said...

So much work Carol! Enjoy it now and have a good play.


Brigitte said...

WOW Carol!!! It's gorgeous! I love the paint scheme and gorgeous furniture. Everything has a place, I love it! Hugs, brigitte

coops said...

oh wow it looks fabulous carol and so much space :D

xx coops xx

Kat said...

Looks fantastic Carol. So much storage and everything in the one room. Love your curtains, clever you! I've got lots of storage but it's a bit scattered.

Lovely to chat to you and Aud yesterday at Elgin! Susan and I really enjoyed our day out. Didn't buy much but had lovely lunch and coffees and fine pieces!!

Enjoy your new craft room.

Kat xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Carol wow your new craft room looks brilliant! A good lot of recycling and how effective! Bet you are pleased with all your hard effort now you have such a fabulous place to craft in! Susan x

lilyf said...

Gorgeous Carol and your hard work has paid off. As Helen says it looks better in real life and thanks too for inviting me to the official opening. Enjoyed the eats and the big bottle of wine, which didn't last long!

Aud said...

Beautiful Carol well done to you it looks brilliant well jealous !! Really love it .Aud x

Sanja Grdinić said...

It's a beautiful place to create! One day, I'll grow up and have a place of my own just like yours! :)


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