Monday, February 16, 2015
My Happy Place
Hello friends! Today is day 3 of my 3-day weekend and I am so happy about all I accomplished!The weekend started out with a wonderful dinner at Longhorn with my sweet hubby. I ran into Michael's to pick up a few things and then we came home. Saturday we got up and went to haul some donations to the Hospice Attic and then we went to pick up an antique plow that used to belong to the hubby's Granny and Grandpa. It's really neat and I will share it soon. We are going to use it for decor in a flower bed at the end of our porch
if when we get it built. After that, we had Mexican for lunch and then I ran to Beall's Outlet and Tractor Supply and came home. I got busy and cleaned out the guest room. It had become a catch-all room recently. I'll share pictures soon. We also got all our trim up!! We still have to fill nail holes and touch up and paint the doors, door trim, and window trim, but we are one step closer. Sunday, I piddled around the house and did some more cleaning and then went to a birthday dinner at my Aunt Loretta's house. She had a delicious country dinner cooked. I enjoyed a nice evening visiting with family....:) Today, I detailed my car! it is sparkling clean. After that I came inside and made homemade mashed potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, and mushrooms & onions. The hubby grilled ribeyes. We cooked a yummy lunch because my son was home for a couple hours before he left to go back to work. He is working away from home right now. It was nice to see him. After he left, I got busy cleaning my craft room, which is what I am sharing today. I know most of you have seen my craft room before, but I have several new readers since I last shared an update, so here it is!
My craft room is my happy space, but lately it hasn't made me very happy. It has been a dumping ground and it was quite a mess. When I started cleaning up the mess, of course it led to tweaking, rearranging a few things, and making it shine. Here is my big desk. For those new readers, this is a vintage mail sorting case that I bought from the post office I used to work at for I think $20...might have been $50. It's been so long I can't remember!
It houses a large amount of my craft supplies. The 3 baskets on top hold Christmas crafting items and laces.
I love my vintage Fire King cups...they are so bright and cheerful! As are all my supplies in my apothecary jars.
I used to have fabric under this piece of glass, but I wanted a change, so I placed some doilies and cupcake liners underneath. I love how it turned out!
The right side holds more supplies....from fat quarters to glitter, baker's twine to beads.
This revolving bin was one of my favorite buys for my craft room. It came from harbor Freight and cost under $20. It holds a ton of stuff! Vintage sheets fill the freezer basket on the shelf and the little grey shelf holds my washi tape.
I love this happy spot....so colorful!
This is just inside the door. The chalkboard was a medicine cabinet I bought for I think $2 and took apart and painted aqua. I sprayed the back of the mirror with chalkboard paint. My kiddos preschool hand/fingerprints and poems hang to the right. I love my vintage metal file drawers I got for a $2.99 each and painted aqua, That's a stack of vintage pillowcases on top, along with some vintage silverware, lace, and ribbon scraps.
The blue Ikea cart is my project cart. It's where I am keeping projects I am currently working on or am planning to begin working on. The hooks above are actually for swag valances. I use them as hooks to hold embroidery hoops, frames, a wreath form and other random items. They come in handy!
The top holds embroidery supplies and some seed packets. The middle holds some fabric circles I cut for yo-yos and some fabric and a new pattern for some tops I want to sew. The bottom holds my recipe binder and some recipes that I have been categorizing and organizing.
Next up is my sewing table that used to be a vanity. My mother-in-law gave got if for nothing or next to nothing at a yard sale because they were trying to wrap it up and just wanted to get rid of it. The hubby added a couple of shelves to it for me. The sewing chair was a great find too!
Next to the sewing table is a three drawer shelf with a Scrabble board on top. I love this vintage lazy Susan Scrabble board. That's my burlap message board above it. I keep cards, postcards, and other items from my blog friends on it. The top of the shelf holds my stubs jar (I've saved every ticket from every movie, concert, play, and so on that I have attended since I started dating the hubby).
Here's another shot of that wall. My desk is to the right of the little shelf. It's made from a glass top and two small bookcases.
Here it is, along with one of my all time favorite thrifty finds...my vintage desk chair. I had planned to paint it white, but I am thinking I am going to sand it down, then stain it dark and polyurethane it. That's the plan. I might start on it next weekend.....might!
I have plenty of space to work on the desk...in fact, I'm blogging from here right now.
Moving around the room. Here's the window wall. My $5 wood file cabinet is to the left of the window, and a thrifted table on casters under the window.
I placed my new Decor Steals storage tray on the table, but nothing is in it yet.
The corner to the right of the window is a storage corner. One shelf holds fabric and paint and the other is filled with some of my Etsy items. I have them in an L shape so you can't really see in there too well. The back of one shelf creates a wall to the left of the large post office desk you saw at the beginning of this very long post!
Here's the back of the shelf, along with my ladder, wrapping papers, and tool box.
And here we are back where we started. If you stuck around to read the entire post, thank you.
It was a long one I know!
I hope you enjoyed the tour. This is my happy space, it's a small space and probably too cluttered for some, but I love it. I love all my personal items and thrifty finds, handmade things, and upcycled things. This room holds more projects than all the other rooms combined I think.
I hope you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead!
I'm partying here...
Until next time.....