Y'all really surprised me with all the comments yesterday about my craft room . . . .and I didn't even have any pictures.
|Just some of the felt I organized this afternoon.|
I should remedy that today. But first. . .let me explain that after I saw Patty's beautiful studio, I went straight to work on weeding out mine. So, these pictures are not 'true' BEFORE pictures. In addition, once you see these. . .you'll understand my desperate NEED to redecorate, reorganize, and simply overhaul the entire craftroom. Please don't judge me!
|Looking straight into the craftroom from the door. (The big pile is trash and items to be donated to the thrift store.)|
|Inside to the left of the door is this little cardboard drawer unit. The items in the floor are 'keepers' that need a new home in the room.|
|Here's the craftroom closet. I had already started on it when this photo was taken. You should have seen it before. . .it was BAD!!|
|I know it's hard to see much in this pic, but it's obvious that there's stuff all over the place. This is the window that needs a storage seat built under it (right where all that mess is.)|
|In the far corner is my hutch that I'd like to paint a nice, bright, vibrant color. It holds all kinds of miscellaneous miscellanea.|
|Here's the craft desk and the chaos that exists behind it. I like to have my supplies within reach and that's going to be the biggest challenge with my redesign.|
|And we're back facing the door. Unfortunately, you can't really see much of this area. I'll try to get a better picture of it later.|
So that's the craft room in a nutshell. I've made a few small decisions about it.
1. The wall color will remain the same. I'm not as much a fan of this color as I was when we moved in and painted it. I'd LOVE to change it. However, the subtlety of it will work with a wide range of other colors I'd like to introduce.
2. The Mickey collection on the big bookcase will need to be moved. I want to move it into the bedroom (the Mickeys not the bookcase) since the walls in there are red and will match. But, I think Pat just wants to get rid of it entirely. That's not going to happen.
I've already made one trip to the thrift store with donations. It was a good amount of stuff.
|This and two more plastic grocery bags were dumped on Goodwill this afternoon!|
You should see what I kept. I realize that I don't especially NEED all of the items that I'm hoarding to make tiny jewelry components. I've got STACKS of books and papers and other ephemera that I keep for collage purposes. Right now, I'm considering making packets of these pieces to sell online or give away. Granted, that will take some time also. Perhaps that will be a project later. But first, I was wondering what y'all thought of that idea. . .let me know.
|My box of tissue and wrapping paper bits is just SOME of the paper I hoard.|
Before I head out, don't forget that the 7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop is tomorrow.
|Copper Dragonfly Earrings new in the shop|