Get Fresh: Part Five

April 7, 2015

This post is part of a short series about revamping my Craft Room to make it a true oasis. To read the previous post in the series, click here. To read the series from the beginning, click here.

Yesterday was weird. It was one of those classic “spring in Spokane” moments when we all felt like someone played a delayed April Fools’ Day joke on us; our sun-drenched, bloom-filled Easter day transformed into a blizzard. Okay, I’m probably exaggerating a bit — but it snowed yesterday, people, and it snowed hard.

In reality, the past few months have been some of the sunniest and warmest days of February, March, and April I remember having in Spokane, well, ever, so it’s not all bad. At least the neighborhood kids got to bust out those sleds one last time *crosses fingers* on their first official day of break!

Thankfully, right now I’m sitting at my desk, typing away, and looking out my craft room window into a world transformed back into another gorgeous spring day. Heck, I can even hear birds chirping and I’m imagining the sound of lawnmowers already…

“Hold up,” you say — “Typing at a desk?! Such a thing does not exist in the craft room! Whatever are you talking about?”

…and if your inner dialogue said that, you would be — or I should say, would have been — right, at least a couple weeks ago. It’s time for the last installment of this series where I’ll show you my final tour of this freshened up craft room, along with all my “before and after” shots! It’s Transformation Tuesday over here!

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Let’s start with this organized, but dark corner.:

This corner is at least neat and organized, but so dark!

It didn’t present any real issues, but I wanted to brighten it up a bit! I also wanted a dedicated writing space, and as I reorganized the room, I determined that writing by the window is just lovely. Changes here include my spray painted stool, spray painted chair (with a new pillow), replacing all the blue labels with blush ones here and throughout the room, painting and planting my succulent pot, adding a few fun accessories (thank you notes via TJ Maxx and warmer via Scentsy), and swapping out the Cricut for my laptop.

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Rotating clockwise, let’s go to the big messy table workspace!

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This area had become a jewelry dumping ground, which rendered the table basically useless. I cleared away a ton of clutter in this area (everything on the table either found a new home in the closet or on my paper organizer), re-organized and decluttered the marker organizer, and moved a few accessories from elsewhere in the room (my wedding bouquet and a picture with my friend Selene) to brighten things up a bit. My newly painted desk chairs also do double-duty here, which saves a ton of space!

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Now to the old closet/sewing area.

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Pictures I never got around to hanging on the wall...and a homeless stack of Premier paperwork on the floor.

Yikes. That closet was really, really scary. I did a ton of closet organization, added air plant terrariums, spray painted my picture frames white and hung a gallery wall, moved my Cricut to the sewing table, found a home for my Premier paperwork in the closet, added new scrap paper boxes, and created a new sewing area. Wow! This little area got the majority of my time and effort in this project, and I really do think it shows.

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Finally, we have come full circle around the room…back to my cluttered paper organization area!

Again, not terrible, but the top of the scrapbook paper shelves feels awfully cluttered to me.

One of the biggest changes here was spray painting the picture frame for my art on the wall! I also did a ton of de-cluttering on top of the paper organizer (everything found a new home somewhere else in the room or our house) so I could create a dedicated home, sweet home for my jewelry. I use my jewelry every single day — I get to wear my show samples (!!!) — so it made sense to make the area both pretty and accessible. You may also notice that I ordered some new burlap display pieces for spring (they were on sale) to better match my craft room. I am totally in love with this display and already can’t wait for my next show! See a piece of jewelry or a display item you need for your collection? Drop me a line using my Contact Form — I would love to hook you up!

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With that, we are off to Lake Coeur d’Alene for 24 hours of pure spring break relaxation. Talk to you all when I am back to civilization tomorrow!

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