It probably seems like I’m never going to give a proper, full-on tour of this room. The truth is-it’s so small there’s not much to show. And a second truth? It’s SO difficult for me to keep this room clean enough to be photographed; you see, I’m a messy (MESSY!) crafter. I have a terrible habit of swiping the scraps to the floor, wiping glue on the table top (it’s Thom’s workbench and metal), and leaving everything out instead of putting it in its place. I just now put away all the craft night supplies. The room has had to be thoroughly cleaned twice since the paint and move-in.
I am, however, most excited about one particular element: the long shelf that runs the length of one wall. Until the makeover, I had been using the shelf as storage-ugly storage; as in there’s nowhere to put it? Stick it on that shelf and forget it. MMmmmHmmm. I’m that kind of girl. Or at least I was until now. I was inspired to style the shelf-which I have absolutely no talent for. I do have tons of props, though, so I have a lot to work with.
Instead of just throwing up random things that need a home, I’m taking my most used supplies and best loved pretties and displaying them here. I’m still learning the art of layering and theme making but I think I’m getting it I think. And best of all? I’m going to change out the shelf with the season. Yay! Up next: Halloween.
Isn’t that little green ceramic house just the cutest? It’s made by an artist I met at the Handmade Market during AWBU. Beth makes the sweetest tiny clay houses and sculptures (owls! it was so hard to choose something). You can see more of her work (and MUCH better pictures) at her blog or at her Etsy shop.
I picked up this huge clothes pin at an estate sale thinking I’d resell it in my Instashop (Instagram-dsg_vintage) but it works pretty well with this set up for now.
So here’s what I still have left to do:
- fix the dresser top drawer. I’m thinking a little yellow curtain to cover the hole for now since the drawer fell apart. I’d really like to turn it into a media shelf for the dvd player.
- find a cute yellow fabric and make some curtains.
- make a ruffled skirt for my stool.
- find a better, more comfortable crafting chair.
- decorate the walls.
It’s slow going but I’ll get there-eventually 🙂