Well as I said in a previous post, my craft room was transformed! While I was at a leadership class Sunday afternoon my sneaky mother-in-law came over and turned it into an organized space that leaves me to open and creative thinking without all the clutter. Here are some pictures.
She found a very long curtain rod at a thrift store and bought some curtains, and now the kitchen and the craft room are separate! I’m so happy about this, because now I can make things without looking over and feeling bad that there are dishes to wash. She also hung up two cloth shoe organizers on each side to stuff my felt and other fabric in.
She took my fantastic peacock scarf and turned it into a window curtain, and set up a 3 tiered organizer to make more room for my table. Right above that organizer on that empty wall will be some shower rods that my friend Joanna mentioned I should use in a previous comment to hang my fabric on. Those will be installed next week.
Kim did a great job of utilizing shoe organizers! In this she put many of my tools and lace so that they aren’t scattered everywhere underneath me or on top of my table.
Kim hung this small paper and desk supply organizer so that I can arrange my bills and keep them updated. This is going to help so much!
Shelves! Glorious Shelves. Always great for stacking stuff on. These were much needed.
So I am pretty happy with my new creative space. There’s a sense of freedom when I walk in there. Like I said, we still have some more things to add, but it is exponentially better than it ever was when I tried to organize it.
Our house is pretty old, and with that comes many interesting repairs. In fact the list almost seems unending.
But I really do appreciate my house for one big reason: SPACE.
We have lots of space, and there are only three of us. Daniel has the privilege of having his recording studio in the once garage turned den.
I get to have my craft room which is an open area (that was once a bedroom) next to the dining room and kitchen. That still leaves a living room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
I am so glad I get to have my own space to create and kind of get away from the rest of the house and it’s constant demands. Here’s my trouble though (which you will see in the following pictures)…. I am having a hard time with organization. The space isn’t huge and I’m just not sure how to utilize it to it’s full potential.
This is my work table, where all the creativity happens. As you can see, I’m not the cleanest gal on the block which tends to really overwhelm me and makes my space feel repulsive. All of those boxes underneath the table are full of different fabrics, yarn, scraps, tools, etc. I hate them.
This is the best thing about my space: a vintage peacock scarf. It hangs above my work table and is a nice visual that keeps me focused. Once I learn how to make clothes, I want to turn this into a shirt.
That painting is very special to me. It was painted by my Great Grandma specifically for me when I was a little girl. I also am a big fan and collector of clutches, so I decided to have some displayed.
This is my disaster of a desk where bills try and get paid and mail is lost forever. I really need to figure out a system of order for this thing. But the desk itself is awesome. My friend Genie gave it to me after we moved out of our apartment back in ’08. It comes with a hutch which I removed for more wall space.
Here’s some wall decor (or lack of) that I have up on the wall across from my work table. The pink and yellow thing is my 2012 Goals. The painting on the left I made as an encouragement and a reminder of why I love to sing, cause sadly I forget sometimes.
This jewelry box was Daniel’s Great Aunt Loise’s. I don’t have a third of the jewelry it would take to fully use this thing, so I decided to use it to store all of my finished hair pieces and accessories. As you can see I have run out of room.
So there you go. That’s my creative space. I am really looking for suggestions here on organization, so please feel free to chime in. Do you have a space in your home that you create in? What do you love about it? What would you change?