Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Room of My Own

And by room...I mean, corner.But, it's all mine! To craft, sew, scrapbook, coupon....and by "all mine", I mean it has all of my supplies stored at it. Dmitri thinks its a jungle gym designed just for his creative exploration, and in the last day he has dumped out an entire bottle of glitter and broken one of my favorite Christmas presents...sigh. But I digress, I am loving the transformation that my corner has taken...Here is an embarrasing before shot pre-master bedroom renovation:

Chaos


And now....

 So crisp and organized!




 David built the shelves

 I made tags for the boxes: "Remember," "Tie a Bow," "Write," "Stamp," "Embellish," and "Paint"!
I could not be happier. It makes me want to start a scrapbooking marathon (which is what I need considering I have 18 months to scrapbook before baby # 2 arrives...yikes), sew 7 different window treatments, and match-up my coupons for my shopping trip. ALL at the same time...

A few details:
Desk: Pier 1 on sale several years ago
Shelves: Built by us using a 1x10, trim, brackets, and green spraypaint
White boxes: Ikea (2/ $4.99)
Pink crates on bottom shelf: Liberty of London for Target (on sale a while back for $9)
Galvanized lantern: Ikea
Pink orchid: Gift

I linked up @ The Weekend Wrap Up; The Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors,
Saturday Soiree @ a little lovely, & The Sunday Showcase at Under The Table and Dreaming !

50 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful! It could be in a magazine!

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

I am so jealous!! Your master is absolutely gorgeous. Even the work space flows perfectly!! You are a master. You should be a proud proud lady!! :)

Lauren said...

This really looks like it is out of a magazine. Great job! What a great "retreat" to have...

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

So pretty! I love the green shelves - they are so cheery. Great job.

Holly said...

I love it - so pretty!

Jillian said...

Looks awesome!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a beautiful and inspirational place to craft!

michelle said...

What a beautiful corner you have! Your room turned out so gorgeous Caroline, I bet you enjoying it so much!

Leanne said...

What a beautiful space. I love your personal work area. Your master bedroom is gorgeous too. It does look like it belongs in a magazine.

Adriana said...

It looks fabulous, I love the color combo!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

What a beautiful corner of the world for you to create in! It's so bright and colorful I'm sure you feel inspiration just admiring it! I love it!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Yep, I agree with the others. These pictures really do look like a magazine spread.

CourtneyKeb said...

I'm getting tired of being super jealous of you for this entire room.

;)
Great space, momma!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

100 million % better! I LOVE the green shelves, and thank pink flower is just icing on the cake!

Mama Gone Green said...

Looks great! You sure are motivated for a pregnant mama!!
I have my own corner for my sewing, etc. and I LOVE IT! I hope you enjoy yours just as much...

Susan...myhomeroad.blogspot.com said...

I love the colors you used in your room. Isn't it nice to have a little place of your own. I have to share my new room with my husband but that's ok. Have a great time with it!
Susan
check out my new room:
http://myhomeroad.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-craft-room-reveal.html

Clandestine Road said...

Gorgeous!

Sheena Louise Roetman said...

SHUT UP Caroline!! The "after" picture is straight out of a magazine -- so beautiful. Come decorate my house!

Shannon said...

This is beautiful! I am mega impressed by your entire house!

Fran said...

Oh MY! Transformation is an understatement! Looks gorgeous!!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

What an amazing transformation. Great work!

Mandi Miller said...

Holy cow Caroline!!! That looks amazing!! Come organize my desk! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

BB Goad said...

what a happy space, love it!

Cate said...

I LOVE IT! At first, I thought your "after" photo was an inspiration photo from a magazine...you've officially amazed me!

liz said...

can you tell me the color of the paint you used for the wall and what did you used to make the wall look beautiful? you did a great job!!!!

Canaan @ Modo Bella said...

So beautiful!! I have been telling my husband that I feel like I need a space that's JUST mine in the house and suggested a desk in our bedroom. He thought it would be ugly, so I can't wait to show him how beautiful it can be! Thanks!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great space. It looks beautiful.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

It is so fresh! What a fabulous space to call your own (well kinda your own...lol)

Emily said...

It looks beautiful, I just wish I could get mine to look so neat and orderly, but I have wayyyyyy too many craft supplies. domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Anne said...

It looks fantastic!

Kara E. said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Great colors, beautiful wall and love the cheerful green shelves too! Great job! :)

My House of L said...

Very pretty...love the colors!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

it's BEAUTIFUL! I thought it was a picture in a magazine...Can't believe the before and after! gREAT JOB!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I love the way this turned out. What a bright and cheery room.

Warmly, Michelle

Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby said...

You are right...cute and crisp. I am working on my craft/sewing space right now, so it was fun to see yours :)

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

Oh wow, super cute! Looks like it came straight from a magazine! Great space.

Bromeliad said...

Love your new "area". It goes so well with your crazy bed and stencil wall.

liz said...

thank you!!! I will for look the paint.

have a wonderful weekend.

Jana said...

I'm seriously in love with this craft room. I am getting ready to redo mine myself and this just motivated me a lot!

Trudi * Fabricated Tales said...

My desk is an absolute mess and one of my New Year's resolutions is to keep it tidy and give it a makeover. That's really a beautiful little corner you've made yourself there. I'm totally inspired ;o)

Michelle said...

18 months is one long pregnancy! :)

Your corner looks beautiful. I really think that would be the cheapest gorgeous solution for my crafting mess.

Lei said...

Cute, cute corner... but I really love the splash of the color that strip of wallpaper provides!!!

Audrey Crisp said...

Super cute! I love love it!!!

modern jane said...

Visiting from tatertots! Love your room! It is so fresh feeling!
x

-Kasey said...

That space gives me some Spring Fever. Love it! :)

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

So very cute! Fresh and clean looking too! Who wouldn't want to create there? I'm loving the bedspread too, where did you get that?

Stephanie Cameron said...

Love it...My favorite part is the damask on the wall. How did you do it??

I am Nicole... said...

OK, the finished product is beautiful! But, I have to say the most entertaining part was your comment about how you have 18 mos till baby #2... I already have baby #2, but feel that way about possible having baby #3. I really should finish baby 1 and get a good start baby 2's book before I pop out baby 3 :-). Thanks for the smile!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

LOVE this! The stencil is beautiful! I'd love for you to link it up at I Heart Nap Time.

SweetSugarBelle said...

This is incredible and I love every bit of it!