Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blogging vacation=craftroom makeover

Ok...so my blogging vacation was longer than expected! Life gets in the way of blogging sometimes. The main thing that has kept me busy is the revamping of my craftroom! I have had so much fun putting it together! Everyone has been bugging me for some photos so here they are...






















I've been waiting for 6 years to have a nice space that is all mine! You may notice that the paint job along the ceiling is not the best. I did that on purpose (well, mostly) because I'm planning to put up some moulding. There are still a few things I need like a lampshade, a stool, some casters to raise the work table up and some organization in the closet. Eventually, I will store albums, photos, memorabilia and paper scraps in the closet. I love knowing exactly where everything is! Makes it super easy to get stuff done and to put things away! The thing I am most proud of is that since I've been collecting "stuff" for years, I didn't have to buy anything besides the Making Memories tool carousel, which I got from
Two Peas for $15.00!!! I was so excited about this find because @ Michael's it's $40.00! SCORE! I bought the paint too, of course and a trashcan that I scored for $2.30 on clearance from Target!
I ordered the Cuckoo clock art from Modern Dose that I blogged about a few weeks ago. It should be here any day! All the furniture was repurposed from what I already had. I purchased the antique cubby hole thing a few years ago with the money I made on my first published ideabook (with Pinecone Press). It was a fabulous find & worth every penny! The worktable is a computer desk, which works perfectly (except for the height). My new trashcan fits perfectly in the space where a computer tower would normally go and the pull-out shelf, normally for a keyboard, houses some tin buckets with pens, pads of paper, etc. I could go on & on but I don't want to bore you with ALL the details. If you have a question about something specific, just leave me a message and I'll be happy to answer it! If I could fit a comfy chair in there, I might never leave my happy pink room! Thanks for checking it out!

xoxoxo

PS Forgive me for all the photos in the post. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to post them in an album or a slideshow :oP

8 comments:

Jocelyn said...

OH YIPPEEEEEEEE! The room rocks and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the paint color and all the organization!!! I want to come play!!!! Can you come over and do my room, pleaseeeeeeeeeeee! I am so Happy for you girlfriend!!! I am going to post this on my Blog for everyone to see!!! Love you! Almost forgot.....love the look of the new Blog and the Header is AAWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Your craft room is AWESOME, love the color and how everything has its place, would love to see it in person..Happy Scrappin!!!

Simone P. said...

WOW! I am so jealous! It looks great Jen! I love it! I need more space!

Beth Perry said...

Yowsa girl! Now THAT'S a scrap room! lol I love it! I just showed my boyfriend and brother. lol
I want that room. heee
Have a great weekend!
B

Callista said...

WOW!! I popped over from Jocelyn's blog and oh my goodness what a wonderful gorgeous and organized space! I soo want to come play in it!
Have a great day!

Kim Strother said...

I love. love. love that big cabinet that holds your alphas!! here did you find that??? I'm so jealous!!
I also love the pink!!

Jocelyn said...

Have fun this weekend chickie!!! I will miss you all sooooo much!!! Scrap away and bring home lots of pretties!!! Love ya!

Linda said...

What a great room you have!! I wish I had one like that!