Sunday, March 13, 2011

Craft Room Revamp

I'm back from the land of "No Blogging Inspiration"! No matter how much I wanted to post something, nothing interesting came to mind. I've been dreaming of how to decorate our house so that I could post pictures of a finished project, but nothing has been accomplished on that front yet. I did finally clean, organize and expand my office though, which was a long process. Alex helped me with the final touch today - a sewing space! No more cluttering up the dining room table with fabric and such! Woohoo! I'll admit, the "before" pics are really embarrassing, but it makes the "after" pics that much better. My office is my old bedroom from when I lived at home with my parents. It's now the place that paperwork goes to wait 6 months before being put in the filing cabinet, where random "stuff" gets thrown when I don't know where else to put it or I'm trying to hide it before company comes over. Then we close the door and ignore the horrendous mess until I can't stand it anymore. Please, please, please don't judge me for the chaos that you're about to see. Before:

I told you it was horrendous. Ugh. Here's the after:

In a perfect world, the desk would be held up by actual legs or something other than mismatched hand-me-down furniture, but hey, free is great! After we moved into our house almost two years ago, my mom and I went to a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Lexington and found two doors to use as a desk top. I paid a whopping $1.00 for two doors (one was FREE), but stored one in the garage until today. I'm really excited to have more wide open space to be creative and sew. I should be getting an embroidery machine soon, too, so there will be plenty of room for that as well. The wall decor has been a work in progress, but I have a few ideas to change it up a little and make it less cluttered. Hopefully that will happen soon and I'll have more material to write about! Hope you had a great weekend!

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