Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Creative Crafting Area......... Part I

I drool over the "Craft/Creative" Areas that I see all over blog land and wish someday I'll have something like that. That someday I can have a room dedicated to just me and my creativity. I was getting tired of the look that my dining room table was having. You all know the look.....covered in craft supplies, on going projects and whatever else landed there. Unfortunately with this dinner wasn't happening there either. What is a Crafter to do? I say take the Dining Room by the horns and run with it. Well re-arrange it. We hardly entertain and its not like I host huge dinner parties (it would be fun to someday) So instead of taking over the room, we still need a place to eat. I took over a wall. Of course its a focal wall but who wouldn't want to stare at pretty crafty things all day? Am I right? I used what I had, sorted things out, hung some things up and got my dining table back.

I took a hutch that I never really used only to pile stuff on and took the top off and I now have a nice area to work and its perfect height to stand at. It will get painted a nice color someday.
I add a big shelf above it to hold some supplies at arms reach. Added some pretty things too

I love re-purposing old glass candle jars for storage

Chicken Wire Frame with some pretties
Twiggy says HI !!!!
Planning on making the blue frame into a chalkboard.

More supplies and pretties.
I love wrapping my ribbon around a popsicle stick. It makes it easy to see what you have.
(I have seen this done with old fashion clothespins too)

Paint Chip Banner
Grey and Creme Baker's Twine I made myself.

I am loving it !!!
(I'll admit I still use the dining table sometimes but its so much easier to clean up for a meal)

Still working on either side. One side has a bookcase for some more storage and pretty things to look at and the other has a small table for my sewing machine.

Part II Coming soon....................

Linking up with my bloggy friends......


  1. What an adorable mantel creative space. It is so fun and bright! Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  2. Awh this looks just great! I love the old jars and I really love the ribbon idea---I would never want you to see the huge jars I have stuffed full of loose ribbon----not good let me tell you that! Looks like a place I would want to craft! :o)

  3. Looks great! I love the colors you chose. I've been trying to do the same in our dinning room lol. Hopefully someday we both get a craft room :)

  4. Love the space! I hope to have a craft room someday too :)


    And YAY! I can comment again :)

  5. Love the wall! Just stopping by from Life's A Project at daphnehope.blogspot.com!

  6. Hi friend I just wanted to let you know I featured you crafty space on my blog today :) hope you have a great day!

  7. Fun and creative!

  8. This room is so cute! I love the mantel - is beautiful. The jars and frames are great! I featured you on my linky laundry list this week. You can see it here - http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/06/linky-laundry-list-5.html




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