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12 February 2015

Craft Room Makeover


Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again.  You guys are awesome!
Thank you so much for your wonderful response to my Sophie scarf, I'm so happy that you like her and I'm so appreciative of all your wonderful comments and such kind support in buying the pattern too.  I'm over the moon about it, I really am.

I'm happy today too because I finally get to write this post, which feels like it has been an awful long time coming.

You might remember that it was way back in November when I first started talking about a few little changes I had in mind for my crafty little space, after I'd managed to claim the whole of this tiny room for myself.  And I've been working away on it ever since.  The major jobs were done last year, but I've been holding off showing you until the last parts were in place.  Or the last of the large parts anyway, I have a few more plans for some finishing touches here and there.

It seems that my original plan of a few tweeks turned into a bit of a major event.  Painting and furniture moving became involved and then, before I knew it, I was in Ikea choosing a new desk.  How did that happen?  Still, let us begin at the beginning and I'll show you some of the mayhem that my sudden bright idea caused.  You can also see some pictures of the craft room before in this old post, if you like.

First of all, pretty much everything had to be moved out of the room, so I had crafty bits and pieces stashed in every other room of the house.  That was so that the painting and furniture moving could get underway.

 


Then of course, the new desk had to be put together.  You can see the very necessary coffee on hand to assist me while I work.  Oh and I managed to pick up a new lamp while I was there too.  It just popped into the trolley, you know how it is.

I also painted my chair, rearranged all the shelves and made a little lamp cozy while I was at it.  A busy bee indeed.  So would you like to see the new, improved craft room?  I thought you might....





 Can you see that notice board hanging above my desk?  That's the reason this post has taken so long to appear.  I wanted a little place to pin useful and pretty little bits and pieces but notice boards, as a rule, are ugly old things so I needed something much nicer.

This one I made using a huge picture frame that I found in Matalan a couple of weeks ago, and then a plain boring notice board, which I covered in fabric and put into the frame instead.  Hey presto, a pretty notice board.  Once that was done it felt like the last piece of the jigsaw was in place and I could share it with you.




Now I just need to go and have fun making a crafty old mess in there!


S x




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37 comments:

  1. What a great post! This has really cheered me up on a grey Thursday. I love the way you have organised and personalised your space. But my favourite? The yarn bombed lamp!!!! That is just genius xxx Kathryn

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  2. Oh it's divine, absolute perfection. Well done you, it will be just right for all of your lovely creativity. You've made a really good job of using the space effectively. I want one! CJ xx

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  3. So pretty - lucky you! Have fun creating in your space. x

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  4. your room looks so similar to mine, it's fantastic! I have the same ikea desk and drawers. the only issue is that with a similar sized room I have to fit a single bed in there; but it's often covered in yarn and fabric anyway so not too bad. I love the prettyness, the general theme of mine is a duck-egg blue and I've used light-reflecting paint so it's an amazingly bright place to work. Well done on all the hard work and organizing...we just need to keep them as tidy now!

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  5. Great make-over. Now you have a inspiring and neat place to be creative.


    Love, Margaret

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  6. Absolutely inspiring. I am in the planning stages of redoing my crafty space. Its a tiny room so is going to be a challenge. Thanks for sharing your details for inspiration and encouragement.

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  7. Oh my, those months of sorting were worth it! So pretty... and practical... and your very own space to happily craft!

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  8. what a gorgeous inspiring space you have created!!!

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  9. Oh that's lovely and so organised. And did I spot some yarn bombing on that lamp? And all those folded squares of gorgeous fabric. Fabulicious!

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  10. Lots of hard work! But oh, so worth it! I love your new space.

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  11. You lucky girl! How I would love a little spot of my own...

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  12. Oooh I love it. Especially the sewing machine cover. Did you make it yourself?
    Thanks for the info about the Jupiter Moon Yarn, it arrived today.

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  13. I love your room, it must be heaven to work in there. I just let out a sigh when I noticed all your fabrics beautifully folded and all those boxes keeping everything neat and tidy.

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  14. Шикарная получилась комната! Светлая и нежная!

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  15. I would love to have such a great craft room. Love it.

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  16. Absolutely, totally wonderful! I am envious! I did this to son #2's room last spring only to have him move home in the summer...he did not fancy the frills😊 but alas...he is getting married this summer. So I get a lovely daughter-in-law and my craft room back! Bonus! Can't wait to see all the lovely creations you come up with this in your wonderful space! Enjoy😊

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  17. Your craft room is so colorful and cheery. Not to mention organized. Very nice! Enjoy! :-D

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  18. I'm getting a 'little' room someday. Love your ideas!

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  19. Totally gorgeous, I so need to make mine a pretty space!!! I love that you have squeezed a chair in and I agree that lamp!! Enjoy your lovely room! xo

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  20. It's fabulous Sandra, have lots of fun in your new creative space xx

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  21. Oh I love this - I have craft room envy now. We just moved house and I finally have a little craft space for me, and now have lots of inspiration from your post. Love the stripy yarn lamp, so colourful and clever, and all the organised crafty loveliness. Enjoy your new haven!

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  22. Where to start, I love it all! I have major fabric and wicker chair envy :-) You've done a lovely job of making it feel bright and cosy at the same time. My favourite colour is pink, but my craft area is in the corner (actually thinking about it - cornerS) of our dining room so I can't go pink there. I also think the touch of mustard /gold that the lamp gives looks fab. Please can we have a virtual tour in your next podcast? ;-) I'd love to hear more about the yarn bombed lamp, and is there a blog post about your blanket on the chair? The border is so pretty. Happy crafting in your new room! Love Jo xxx

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  23. Well done, your craft room looks like a lovely space to create! I too have my own room to stitch and cut and make a mess:) I too have Ikea desks and lamp! I also have all my craft things dispersed all around the house whilst I make my room just so :) Crafty minds think alike eh?

    Kate x

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  24. Wow! Great room, so many great aspects I can't single one out, ok, wait - absolutely LOVE the shelving! Everything is so well organised and makes such perfect use of the space.


    Is the paint on the walls a blush pink? Blush is so hard to find and get right but you've certainly done that here, the other colours in the room are set off perfectly by it.


    Congratulations on CrochetAwards First Quarter Best Poncho/Capelet:):):)

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  25. First off your Sophie scarf is amazing. I have a photo of a young woman in a PBS show in a tiny sweater made of different sized diamonds, I want to recreate it. Love your studio, so inspiring!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  26. This looks amazing! I have managed to claim half of a spare room in my house, but am hoping this will eventually be a whole room. I dream of the days where I can have a lovely craft room much like yours!!

    http://zoflo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I love everything about this room. The white, the yummy colors, fabrics, crochet... perfection!

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  28. Hello Sandra, oh how I love your crafty space! Your floral print pin board is fabulous, and I so want the "continue to talk about happy things" print. It's a lovely space full of lovely things. have fun making your crafty mess! Sam x

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  29. So pretty! I too vote for the yarn wrapped lamp.

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  30. Hello Sandra I dream a craft room like your!!Really I love it ...so happy palce!!I visit your blog I love it and your works!!I follow you!!Have happy Valentine Day!!

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  31. Everything looks just perfect! So well organized and beautiful, surely you will do great things in there. Xx

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  32. Oh.My.Gosh.
    I have some SERIOUS craft room envy here. This is AWESOME!!!
    1. I love the noticeboard
    2. I love the colour going on
    3. I love the shelves with all the material in colour-coordinated piles
    4. The storage boxes
    5. The crochet goodness going on.




    My craft attic is just *not* happening, but my small bedroom needs some love and attention.... this post may be just the inspiration I need to shift ass and do something with it this year!

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  33. This is absolutely beautiful! I am so envious, I will definitely be using this post as inspiration for when I get to make my own crafty space :) you are going to have a lot of fun making crafty messes in there! jenny xx

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  34. It's looking fabulous! What a cheery space to work in :)

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  35. What a lovely room. I don't have Any spare ones in my house but I have quite a good size landing upstairs and am in the process of making it into my craft corner this post gave me lots of ideas plus a trip to ikea😀💷💷💷💷💷

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