Friday, September 10, 2010

I told you I was gonna do it: A Crafty Room Reveal

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is featuring my little man's bedroom today for her "Feature Friday" series. If you are visiting me here today from Southern Hospitality, I am so glad you are here...it is an honor for me to have your company!

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And now, drum roll please....my sewing/craft room that has been monopolizing far too much of my time for the past month is finally done! Do I need to refresh your memory about the time I said I was so totally creating my own crafting space? Click here to see my inspiration. Well I was serious about that. I converted my 12 ft. / 10 ft. guest bedroom into a room that makes sense for my family. We had 2 guest bedrooms, and I decided to claim one as a room for my girls and I to play in. Won't you please join me for a walk through...
Tell me my cute carpenter is not the smartest man alive! Can you deal with that wrapping paper / ribbon holder thingy?!?!
I converted an old, empty frame into an inspiration board using chicken wire...
Can I get an Amen?
My armoire, an antique store find, was painted and made into storage for fabric and paint...
And now a photographic tour of my carpenter's work. We started with this...






These are the clips he decided on to hold the dowels in place...
See:
By sliding the clip to the side, I am able to remove the dowel and change out my paper or ribbon...
Here was the armoire before I painted her white...

And this is her now, she cleaned up nicely...
Love the chicken wire concept, it was cheap and easy...
My tole chandelier, a consignment store find...
I like making clothes for my girls...
More armoire storage space...
A few details:
After I sewed the panels for the room, they seemed a little too plain. So I added a ruffle at the top...
One of my favorite Montremart prints from Paris, where all the real artists work, and where I could live out the rest of my days...
This is my grandmother's dining room table and chairs, I painted them all white...
And a few funky thrift store lights...
My name is Amy, and I hoard ribbon...
On that note, happy weekend to you all. My girls and I intend on being crafty this weekend in our new room...I wish you were here too.
Linking up today with Life in the Fun Lane...one of the coolest girls in blogger land.

Amy

40 comments:

jojo said...

Fantastic! I just love it, and the ribbon storage thingy is the best idea...you've got a smart carpenter there! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being featured by Rhoda. Have a fun weekend playing...

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

Amy, I am in love with your new craft room!!!! As we speak (or type... haha) my dining room is a crafting nightmare... A crafting/blogging room is definitely on my all-time wish list! :) Great job... love it all. (I, too, could live the rest of my days in Montmartre... such an amazing place.

Carol said...

Hi Amy, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment! I'm following you now, hope you stop by again and add your name to my followers list. : )

I adore your crafting space! The hutch filled with fabric is great! I also like your ribbon holder.

Smiles,
Carol

Between You and Me said...

oh girl. I love every single detail.

the armoire.

the inspiration board.

the panels.

oh goodness, the panels.

I'm pretty sure my socks have been blown off.

duchess said...

So pretty - love every bit of it! Great job.

Virginia Belle said...

It looks great! I love all of the white furniture and the armoire and ribbon holder are such creative storage ideas. Y'all will have so much fun in this room!

The Starr Family said...

Jaw drop. Gorgeous, gorgeous Amy!! The best part is by far the fact that there is a space in your home to be free, imaginative, and draw closer to your kids! Oh let the creative juices flow....

Samantha said...

I have been checking all your blog all week- so happy to see this post!! The room turned out gorgeous- those curtains are beautiful. Just so you know- I am stealing the ribbon storage idea. Oh and probably the chicken wire board too! :)

southerninspirationsblog said...

Wow, can I borrow your man for a few days?? Love that wrapping paper/ribbon holder! Love the entire room - in fact I could just move right in and start crafting away!

I wish I had a room I could dedicate as a craft room. For now (and probably the rest of my life!) I just have to use the kitchen table and deal with the mess!

Thanks for sharing, your craft room is lovely!

Jennifer

Lisa said...

This is so pretty! It's so glamorous and elegant for a craft room! Love it!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiful!! GREAT job! I love everything about this room!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Hi Amy!
Uhh…..I’m not sure where to start. Love your space, love, love the panels, and you wrapping center……I’m so showing my cute carpenter this post to see if he would recreate one for me! Love the pics of your little helper. She dressed the part!

Oh and I wish I could sew……that is all! :o)

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

lemonadegal said...

So beautiful! I need a craft/sewing space. It will come ot me someday.

Richella said...

YOU WERE RIGHT to declare yourself an artist! Here's proof!!

So glad to see you in the spotlight at Southern Hospitality again. You deserve it!

Jemsmom said...

Wow!!!! You did do it and you did it just right!! That is a fantastic use of your space and as always you make it so beautiful! Wow! Did I say that already? Wow!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, Amy! You've done it again. I love this space, every single little delicious detail. Nailed it & gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

Amy! I would say I don't have words for how beautiful this is but that would be lying because I always have PLENTY of words! :-) It is so incredibly inspiring and gorgeous and I am having serious "craft room envy" which is ironic considering my post today is about how I am not Crafty! I would love to invite you to link this up to my "Inspiration Friday" party at my blog. I think this is so unique and I think folks would be incredibly Inspired by your creativity!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Traci said...

WOW! That's one fancy craft room! It looks great!

DairyQueen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! When my kids leave the nest, I am SO having the best craft room ever! (Until then, I will be using my dining room table with stuff stuffed everywhere LOL!) I hope y'all have a lot of fun this weekend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love it all. Your little helper is just the cutest. Wow, you are so organized. Hugs, Marty

Petit Design Co. said...

please tell me where you got the metal screen stuff you used on your armoire. Is it something I can find at Lowe's or HD?

Petit Design Co. said...

oh and I think your craft room is fabulous!

susan said...

You definitely get an Amen sister! :) What a beautiful and function room. Hope you answer Petit Design co.'s question here so I can see too! I love the picture of your daughter in the tool belt!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a fantastic makeover and great storage solutions! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

Cherry Chick said...

Great idea using the screen clips. Don't be too hard on yourself when it comes to ribbon. I might be worse...ugh! I so saw myself when I read that line here.
There must be something in the air because you are I think the 4th person I've seen this week including myself who has done a craft space/room/workshop redo. Everything looks great and I'm sure you're excited about messing it all up now...lol.

Atticmag said...

Most beautiful craft room I have seen for sure!

The toolbelt on that cutie pie is adorable. Made me smile ♥

Visiting from Frugal Friday...

Please stop by, we're giving away a super Roxy girl's bedding ensemble for "Giveaway Friday"!

Jane T.

Melissa said...

I need to clean off my computer. I just drooled all over it. Great job. I love it!

edie said...

I'm pretty sure I squealed out loud when I saw the ribbon organizer. STOP.THE.WORLD. And just in case I can talk a certain handy man into trying it, thank you for the pics. I love everything about your room Ms. Amy and I can't wait to see the goodies you make!
xo,
edie

Design A-Peele said...

absolutely beautiful room. You did a great job and so did your husband!! Love it!

oops! said...

I am getting ready to do my craft room, and this makes me excited to get going! I love everything you did!

The Spann Fam said...

hello - just found you via rhoda! came for your stencil, staying for your... everything! lovely, so lovely. xo

LLH Designs said...

Whatan inspiring space! We've always used our guest bedroom as a craft room. My girls' friends always want to know where thep playroom is.don't have one, but a craft room beats a playroom any day! :)

Isn't it fun to work in projects with your husband?

Enjoy your weekend!
Linsey

Gypsy Heart said...

I love this! Great job on all of it...and I covet your space. :-)

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful!! I so envy you girl! I have yet to be able to carry out my sewing room redo. I have a few other projects I need to finish first and a few more things I would like to collect for it before hand as well. I am loving your room and that you included your grandmother's furniture for you and your girls to spread out and have fun!

Jami said...

It all came together so nicely! I especially love the ribbon storage. I need to find a solution like that for mine. :)

Jill said...

Another too-cute-for-words room! I love it! I SO need one of those ribbon/wrapping paper holders! What a great idea! Love the colors you used in the room.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW!!! This is amazing! There are so many tips I could use here. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower! Thanks again
Kristin

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Ok so as soon as I finish a huge sewing project thats been consuming all my time, I will be re-working my sewing studio thansk to this post:)LOVE it!
Sarah
Handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com

Sandy Ang said...

Wow - what a great ribbon organizer. My little one is here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/08/ribbon-organizer.html

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I was inspired by the same space for my craft room! I should have pictures soon....still need to have the chandelier hung. (after it finishes drying)
Just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago, and am LOVING it! Thank you!!!

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