June 16, 2011

A New Work Space

Over the weekend, my hubby and I moved our oldest daughter upstairs to a bigger and better room. A room that actually has heat and ac. Her bedroom downstairs didn't have any of that, We had to use a space heater in the winter, which I wasn't really to thrilled about. We moved her into the family room which had doors. We never used it except maybe to throw my crafts and stuff in. It was becoming a junk room actually.
Since her room became vacant. I staked my claim on it. It is now my craft room and it took me about a week to get where it is today. I still have a lot of stuff that I can't fit in there. I have some of my crafts in the garage, a double closet and a storage space under the steps. I think I need to get crafting and quit buying for a while.....lol
Here are a few before pics:
looking in from the doorway
another view
another view that you can hardly see.
I hate that the room has dark paneling and a 2 tone carpet. I rather have a bright airy feeling room but what can I do, I just rent. I had all kinds of help while unpacking my room. I had a supervisor, She was a good one too. She didn't miss a thing.
Autumn hard at work

 Nap Time
She worked so hard watching me work.That she wore herself out. Poor baby!....lol
I even had 2 inspectors. They had to make sure everything was just right.
Pandora had to give everything that went on the table a once over. I kept her very busy.
Nekko and Pandora
Here is Nekko giving the floor a once over or maybe he was making sure I didn't drop any food.....lol
Nekko and Pandora on break
 They even worked in shifts. When Nekko and Pandora were napping, Autumn took over.
work space with a view
My room isn't totally done yet but I just had to share it. I'm making new curtains and a skirt for on the table to hide all my junk.                                   

I had a 4 x 4 peg board in the garage. I just painted it a light green color that I found at Wal Mart on the ooops shelf. I bought the paint last year but I forgot I had it. I got hubby to hang it for me.
bookcase,stencils,and cookie molds
  I still don't have all my craft books unpacked yet. I had to pack them away because I didn't have enough room for them.   
paint and more junk( I mean crafts)
  My MIL is going to give me a dresser so I can bring all my fabric down to my room. The dough table will find another home somewhere in the house.      
corner stand and a crate of picture frames and more junk (crafts)
my hutch and more stuff
Hubby thinks I need some more hanging room. So he is going to hang another piece of 4 x 4 peg board next week. I just have to get it painted. All that is missing is my sewing machine and my chair. I still have a few things I need to do. I'll post more pics as I get things done. I forgot to mention that Autumn started to bring her toys in as I was finishing up. So I guess I'm sharing my room with her....lol
Sorry about the long post.

                                        Prim Blessings,


A Primitive Homestead said...

Love how you put your craft table in front of the window. I like to look outside while crafting. Lately my sewing machine & laptop are in the kitchen. But I do have a window to look out. So nice you will have a room to work in. The colored peg board brings color to the dark walls. I am sure once you get your curtians made it will be great. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

AHH! It is so nice to have a room just to craft in. It looks like you had a plan for putting it together. It will be great when it is done and crafting you will do. A separate room for crafting is so much more peaceful and no distractions. I used to drag everything to the kitchen table and then have to put it away to cook and eat. Not much inspiration going on when you have to stop and put it away. Lots of things get misplaced doing it that way.
I have a small room I use now just for crafting and I don't have to put anything away at the end of the day.
Congrats on getting your own room.
Happy crafting
Country at heart

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Patti,
Looks great!!!! It's nice to have your own space to work in!!! You really tuckered those supervisors out!!! Glad one approved, since she's moving in too!!!!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

What a great creating space!
Thanks for sharing.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Lucky, lucky you Patti to have your own crafting room...! How I wish I just had a space to keep my sewing machine set up....I have to clear a space for it, set it up and then take it back down. Needless to say, I save sewing projects up - then, I put off doing them because it's such a daunting task. (At least that's my excuse!) Hope your daughter is happy in her new space too....Love your supervisors~wish I had bosses like that! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Patti, I love your new room and especially love your "new roomates"..they are precious!!!I get help from mine all the time..:) Happy sewing.:>)

Angela said...

Patti, You are going to love your craft room. When Holly got married and moved on we moved the guest room into her old room and where the guest room was made that into my craft room. Hubby built cabinets and tables and I love my space. Never ever would it be big enough, but I manage okay. It's upstairs, can close it off when it gets messy from crafting and is my own little escape. You will be so happy in yours. Looks great. Take your time placing and then you will still tweak forever. Have a great weekend.

renee said...

Great space Patti!
Be proud that you got it done! Once I am done in the garage, my next goal is to get my craft room done! Not looking forward to it! LOL!
I would like to have it all in one place so I don't have it all over the house! Looks like you had great supervisors!
Have a good weekend!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

This was a lot of work! Patti - it's going to be great! Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures - pls keep us updated on the progress - exciting! ~*~Lisa