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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Craft Room Changes

I've been on the losing end of a battle of trying to keep a clean and organized craft room for some time now. Issues include a tiny room, lack of storage, and maybe, just maybe, too much stuff.

So, I worked for two days moving in furniture, moving out furniture, throwing stuff away, donating things, organizing and finding a place for everything.

I must say, I love the end result!! And just so you too can witness the huge improvement, here are some before pictures of what I was dealing with.

*Warning! Lots of pictures!*

 See! It's bad! REALLY bad!!




And here, my friends, is the after!!!!!!
Sigh! So much better!! I can finally see my paint splattered floor again!
(Note to self - invest in a drop cloth)

 This is my favorite little area in the room! 





 Could anything be better than white linens in an ironstone bowl?




 I think a jar filled with vintage lace gives that bowl filled with linens a run for it's money!









Let's see how long I can actually keep it this way! ;)

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45 comments:

  1. Great job girl!! Ok what kind of camera do you use? I only have my iphone. I got an Olympus for Christmas but I'm not loving it...

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  2. I can totally identify with the first picture. My workspace desk was looking like yours this week.

    I love what you did to organize. I have got to get myself a crib spring (is that what it is called?) for hanging things. Your displays are great!

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  3. My craft room is completely unusable because it's so full of stuff. You did an amazing job of organizing and it's no wonder you love the dresser area with all it's pretty displays!

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  4. Your simple collections have been elevated to new heights and look amazing! Oh, how I WISH I had the space in my home to dedicate to just ME> Too often, I'm spreadin' out on the dining room table...and stayin' there.

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  5. love every jar, bin, container filled with such practical, beautiful finds! and so appreciate those first pictures that look familiar to us all, if we're honest!

    i'm so inspired by you today!

    Linda

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  6. Looks beautiful Melissa! Wish I had a Craft/Studio room in my house. Nice job, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  7. Love it! I'm visiting over from Get Schooled Saturday. I can completely relate with your 'before' situation. I will say though, that even having a bigger room doesn't necessarily mean it will be less cluttered! :) Mine is a perfect example! I'm completely inspired by the fact that you were able to transform it in just two days. It gives me hope for my own! I love the color on the walls and all the vintage goodies you have on display. What person wouldn't feel inspired to create in there, painted floors or no. ;) Have a great weekend!

    Debbie

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  8. OMGoodness! What an awesome space to create.
    I love it.
    Especially love the use of the jars.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing the space with us.
    Hugs
    Tam

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  9. You have been working hard. It looks great! Now you will have space to create all kinds of beautiful things.

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  10. Your craft room is beautiful. Love the way you use a mix of storage elements in the room. Keeps it very interesting and fun. I love that dresser...awesomeness!

    I am dying to get started on my small craft room. It has many flaws, oops challenges including a ugh floral green, brown and yellow carpet and a 4 door built in closet that juts out into the room, taking up much needed space!

    Well done!

    xx
    S

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  11. Looks wonderful!
    I love messing up my studio while being creative, but sometimes get more satisfaction cleaning the room up after!

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  12. What an amazing transformation. I would never want to leave the room! I'd love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-3/

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  13. Holy cow you have got some AMAZING stuff to work with. I am sure it's so nice to see all that great stuff and be able to work easier. Love it! I know I enjoy being organized... though I am a messy worker. lol

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  14. It always feel good to have a nice clean craft room! Too bad they never stay that way ;-)

    I'm having a FACEBOOK Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, and join!!

    http://www.glitterglueandpaint.com/2013/01/blog-social-hop.html

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  15. Wow! What a beautiful room.. must be soo much easier to create in now! Love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  16. OMG the "after" pic is an amazing transformation. Found you through Mod Mix Monday party.

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  17. That looks so nice...I'm a little jealous of your craft room. I did just clean mine last week and it's amazing how much more motivated I am to make things now that I actually have room to make things in there :)

    I found you at DIY Showoff and hope you have a great week!

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  18. Thank you for the honest before pics. Shows that even through all the perfect pics of your home and style. We all live in our homes and being creative is messy:-) . Your after pictures are beautiful.I love all the displays of your treasures. I am sure your creative juices are flowing now. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  19. You managed to do this in two days!?! There is hope for Horror Monster (my stash's name!)

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  20. Looks wonderful! I love how you used all the ironstone and other containers to store your supplies. You have me motivated. There may be hope for me yet.
    Sandy

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  21. I adore it! I'm in the same process, and my craft room currently looks just like your befores! I'm stealing the lace in the jar idea ok? I just scored a huge lot of lace remnants and they are too pretty to hide. Thanks for sharing, I'm in love with your displays girl!
    ♥Linsey

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  22. Love this idea for a craft room! The rulers in the pitcher are so cute!

    Thanks for inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  23. Wow sweet Melissa..you had an incredible job and you turned it into an amzing looking room. I love the rullers in the pitcher. Congrats for your awesome shelf showing your great ironstone pitcher collection..I love it!! How have you been? I've really missed you!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful week.
    FABBY

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  24. I so wish my craft room looked this good...maybe one day it will. Hop over and grab my featured button for your blog...yes...you have been featured at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Love love love it!!! Doesn't it feel so good to do this?!?! Your outcome looks fabulous! You have some great treasures and now they are displayed beautifully!

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  26. Your craft room looks wonderful! You have some real little treasures that you can now see and enjoy every day!

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  27. You did a good job getting your space in order. I,too, struggle with keeping my craft/sewing, etc. room neat and tidy. "Too much stuff" is definitely the operative phrase in my case! I have been trying lately not to be too impulsive, especially when I am out looking at thrift stores, etc. You know, buying with a real purpose in mind and not just on a whim.

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  28. Love the wall color....much better! So how long do you think it will stay that way ~LOL! I clean my studio and in one swoop of a "creative vibe" it looks like a tornado hit it!!!! Thanx for sharing...really liked the big jars for storage and the bed springs! My castle doors are always open over at the "royal blog" for browsing. Tiff

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  29. The room looks amazing! I love all your little vintage treasures throughout the room :)

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  30. You did a great job! I'd like to shop your craft room!!

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  31. Looks great...so fresh and inspiring!! I love your bucket of yardsticks and levels! Mine look similar...but in my garage. I'm going to bring mine in too :)

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  32. Your room looks so great! You must love working in there now.

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  33. LOVE your space! Good luck on keeping the order in there! Mine is a lost cause! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  34. What a great space! You did a fantastic job. I'd looove a craft room like that ;) Or just A craft room!
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

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  35. Holy transformation!! Beautiful job!! Mine looks like your "before" photos at the moment!! :-)

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  36. Your room looks absolutely fabulous. I love the bureau, the lace, & the vintage linens.
    Ruth

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  37. Wow!! what a transformation. I did rearranging in my studio as well.
    I love how you displayed your clothes pegs. I saw that in Pottery Barn.
    If you get a chance drop by and see my craft/studio room.

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  38. I had to laugh at the 'before' picture, my craft/ guest room looks eriely simular {minus the paint splattered floor,I have wall to wall carpeting so painting is basement or outside projects} I have created 'trails' to get around the room! :/ Your 'after' has put me to shame, but the room will have to wait just a bit longer til the basement orginizing is done allowing for some relocation :) Thanks for the inspireation!

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  39. Hey, I recognize those before pictures! haha! It looks like my craft room most days. I looooooove your storage ideas and charming treasures. Great way to get organized! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  40. Love your craft room...taking away tons of great ideas!!
    Happy Monday, Mariaelena

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  41. Wow, I love the painted dresser, but the collections and how they are displayed is amazing as well. Good job!

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  42. A lot of us have those "before" rooms... :)
    the after is great! I really hope you're better than me at keeping it that way!

    gail

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  43. I love the changes. Your floor before reminds me of mine...I like to think that where the mess is...Genius is working:D

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  44. I love the dresser can you tell me what color you used? I am getting ready to do a small china cabinet and have been looking for a good color that will keep up with the changes of decorating that I am always doing. I get tired of looking at the same colors all the time so I switch them out a few times a year or so by changing the curtains and such. I think that color is really nice and would go with just about anything. Hope it is not a costume color that you mixed. Your room looks great !!!
    Best regards
    Debbie

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