Stick a fork in it 'cause the craft room is finally done!
Though these amateur photos of mine don't do it justice, this space turned out just as I'd hoped. It's happy, colorful, has a vintage charm, and inspires creativity.
Here's the before photo where it looks like a tornado hit the room. Oy vey!
And here are the afters!
On this bright and lovely beadboard wall there used to be a book case. (It's barely visible on the far left of the before photo above.) I removed it in favor of an oilcloth-topped farm table that now serves as a sewing table, and a gallery wall of fabric art and prints.
I completely forgot to take close-ups of the art, but I'll do another post with vignettes, and share a couple of the little projects that went into the room. For now, let's stick with mostly broad views. :)
If you turn your back to the sewing station, you see this armoire I painted last year and a shabby blue book case to the right. The armoire holds crafting supplies and pillow forms. The book case contains bottles of fragrance and essential oils, and finished candles that are sold in the Harmony Farm Candles Etsy shop.
On the wall opposite the blue book case is a double window. To make the most of unused space above the window, I hung scrolled iron brackets and placed a painted 1x12 on top for a shelf to display part of my model horse collection. The front edge of the shelf is edged in an adorable red crocheted lace tape.
To the right of that window is the doily clock I made last month. The shelves, originally unpainted from Michael's, now sport jaunty coats of paint and hold frames and knick-knacks.
And in my enthusiastic haste to take these photos, I didn't remember to get a closer shot of the blue desk, which I painted in 2010. Sheesh! Though I added a bit of Cath Kidston wallpaper to the front of the door of the desk, the thing I really like about the desk now is this milk glass lamp that sits on it. It was a yard sale score, and while it worked, the shapely shade was very dingy. With the addition of strips of sweet Tanya Whelan fabric, it fits right in with the vintage, colorful theme.
So there it is: the long-awaited (for me, anyway!) craft room. I'll be back next week with more photos and close-ups, and info on where many of the accessories were sourced.