evolution of a craft/sewing room

When we first bought this house we knew right away what we were going to do with the quasi “fourth” bedroom.  It was going to be our home office.

Original room:  Yukky gray, our house was full of it.

We thought we would have this nice organized home office for the both of us to share.  We had a friend of my MIL build us some furniture to fit the room. We even had them build us a fun craft table.  Honey-Do painted the room a “gender neutral” blue. But…. I have slowly taken over the room….whoops.

My friend “L” gave me the great idea to turn the table sideways to take advantage of all sides of it.  I love the new direction but I am still struggling with it because the table is a tad too high.

As my love for crafting/creating expanded so did all the stuff that came with it.  I then came up with the idea to create the Craft Closet, which worked out great.  At least for a little while. I soon got tired of hauling all of my stuff in and out of it. I needed more access to these things, quicker access.  Of course I also started blogging and that’s pretty much where the real trouble started. I have been INSPIRED. Everyday I am inspired to do something, create something, sew something new. I get that inspiration from blogs.  The crafty mommy blogging world is amazing!!! And everyone wants to share their ideas.   I am constantly having those….”I can and I want to make that moments”. I also have come across some amazing craft/sewing rooms that have inspired me to make some changes in my personal space.

I immediately started rearranging things.  I found places in the office to put all of my crafty sewing things. I even changed the small closet in the room and turned into a sewing station. I absolutely love it!

Then I decided I wanted to see my craft supplies so I pulled them out of the closet and put them in the bookshelf. I love it. And Honey Do has been great about letting me take over our “shared” space.

I just want a little something more, a little something different.  It was designed for an office….now I need it be designed for creative work flow…with a touch of home office on the side. I am basically gutting the room and starting from scratch. Well maybe not from scratch but you know….changing it. Making it different. Making it pretty, more girly, and even more inspiring! I am going to keep the beautiful green and blue accents that are in the room.  I can’t wait to finish it!  There was one catch to Honey-Do giving me the green light to taking over “our” space….I have to do all the painting myself. Uggh! Wish me luck!

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repurposing a crib skirt

What do you do with a crib skirt once you drop your crib?  Turn it into a valance!  That’s what I did for my friend when her Lil’ Bug needed her crib dropped. She had this gorgeous bedding done for her daughter’s room and it would have been a waste to see it not being used. So she called on me for some sewing help!

Here is the crib skirt before!

What was really great about the whole process was that some of the fabric that she had in her crib bumper I had in my wonderful stash of fabric at home.  Take a look at her bedding, see the pretty paisley print?

Well I took my stash of that paisley print from Premier Prints and added it to the crib skirt.  Look how great it turned out!

I even sewed a pillow to match!

If you can’t find matching window treatments then you can also use crib skirts from coordinating sets.  I did that for these 2 rooms. I didn’t need crib skirts for my 2 cribs and I couldn’t find any valances that I loved or that matched my bedding. So I used the coordinating skirts that matched my bedding sets.

This one is from Princess M’s Room.

This one is from my Room Redo at Grandma and Baba’s house.

One day I will do a tutorial on these!

A special thanks to my friend, AC, for the great inspirational project for her Lil’ Bug’s room!

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