Back in the old apartment before we moved I would sit around at night daydreaming about decorating and styling glamorous photo shoots of every "corner of my home" with big dramatic results. The reality, as I keep saying (rather defensively) is it’s just an everything-in-a-place-any-place free for all over here. I feel like an ass for not wanting to share my amazing new craft room because it isn’t just so or not wanting to show all the pics of Oscar’s room because it’s "in progress". Especially since this is probably the nicest it will ever look! All clean and spare, before the "craft misc" boxes are unpacked and before I really start working in there. So I tidied up the craft room this morning and decided it was time to peek in. Then of course I realize it’s a bear to photograph because it has really bright sun in the early morning and then is pretty dark (for photo taking but fine for working) the rest of the day. So I tried every setting on my camera and this is what I came up with.
We really lucked out with this house because we got one of the standard 3 bedroom ranches that litter this neighborhood that actually had an addition added back around when the house was built in 1957. So we have less backyard but two good sized rooms off the back of the house. Dick and Dot had three kids so they used one of these rooms as the master bedroom. We decided to make their master my craft room/the guest room. The other room we set up as a playroom and it’s pretty funny in all its wood paneled loveliness, but that’s a photo shoot for another day.
So one wall of the room is all closet and that’s where I’ve stored all the fabric. Another wall faces the yard (with a snazzy space heater in the middle) and that’s where I’ve put my sewing table and work table. Another wall I left open and am using it as my feltwall to hang quilt projects. And the last wall holds shelves, the daybed and some awesome built in shelves (another Dick masterpiece).
the sewing table and some new shelves.
the work table
the day bed
and the built ins. it’s like dick knew I was coming! this is one area I really need to work on. I just threw things up there as I was unpacking. I’d really like to set up lots of little just so vignettes but for now it’s like a softies high rise. close up here.
And that’s my big shiny white craft room with at least twice as much space as I had in the apartment, big fluffy new shag carpet and it’s own bed! I’m a happy girl.