Mini Craft Room Update

I thought I would share the generosity from a few family members regarding the “now in use” craft room! Everyone has been so generous providing me with a few new items for the craft room.

First, when Dillon and I were out grocery shopping, we had to stop at the Canadian Tire store to pick up a few things.  Dillon surprised me by buying a 4 ft. folding table that I can use in the craft room so I have a big surface when base painting or to use as a cutting table when I am sewing.  It is great because it folds flat, meaning I can stash it behind the futon or the door when I am not using it, and it has a handle for if I want to carry it outside in the summer to use for any number or projects!  Right now it is covered with the base painting for 4 of the 8 or 9 projects I have on the go lol!

Next is a paint bottle rack that my mother-in-law (who is also a huge crafter), that she made herself but didn’t end up needing!  It is a wooden rack that hangs on the wall…. which means almost all of the paint bottles that were on the change table I redid are gone!!! While not all of them fit in the rack, I managed to get 84 bottles into the rack!!!!

How cool is that?  AND, I was given gift cards for Michael’s stores on my birthday and Christmas.  Because I don’t have a Michael’s store closer than an hour’s drive, Kim offered to go pick up the things I wanted for the craft room.

Ever since I saw one on Pinterest, I wanted one of those cute rolling racks for rolled storage.  Kim picked that up for me and some cute boxes for even more storage.

I put the two flowered boxes she picked up on the change table where the paint was and the other two (that she offered to return because he hubby picked them lol) I just put on the electric fireplace because the sort of blended in!

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Blinged Out Switchplate

I’m not even sure if this warrants posting but it’s a very easy craft to make to add a touch of colour and glitter to a room.

The one I made was for the craft room! And for the record…. the craft room is finally DONE!!!!  I can’t believe it is finally done and no longer just an image in our heads. I will post about the craft room, with picture, hopefully tomorrow!

Sandie

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The Craft Room!!!!

It’s Done!  It’s Done…. It’s Done, It’s Done, It’s DONE!!!

After all the planning, dreaming, changing of minds, and yes… some procrastination… the Craft Room (on a strict budget) is finally done!  I can’t believe it!  It took a lot of days where I pushed way more than I should have and ended up with what I call “Skullcrackers” from my brain injury but it is finished… painted, decorated, storage ideas completed and I am so happy with it and the fact it is finished.  Now maybe I can make use of it!

Thank you to everyone who “Stayed Tuned” for it’s completion and a HUGE thank you to my mother-in-law for what she did to help!

About the only thing I need to do now is to organize it more and label everything but the main part, the actual creation of it is done.  My mother-in-law told me she has a paint organizer that I can hang in there… so the next time we get together I will pick it up and hang it… I even kept a perfect spot for it on the walls!

Sandie

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Old Sewing Machine Table Makeover

This past week I have been working on redoing an old sewing machine table. I can’t use the machine that is actually in the table because of the unavailability of parts but I have rigged it to add a more modern machine on top. This sewing table belonged to Chris’ grandmother so it is something I really wanted to have in our craft room!

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Fabric Sewing Machine Cover

Up until today I have been using the cardboard box the sewing machine came in as a cover to keep the cats out of the thread.  We had one of our cats ingest some thread he found a few years back and it was not a good situation so it has remained covered ever since.

A week or two ago I ordered a piece of fabric from Etsy to make the sewing machine cover and finally got to actually making it on Saturday.  I have been very busy in the craft room trying to get everything finally finished.  It is exciting but crazy busy.. meaning I may miss a few days here and there of posting.

It still needs to be ironed but it was finished enough to at least post lol!

Sandie

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Painted LED Light Fixture – Craft Room Project

As I mentioned in my last post, I have attacking the craft room project full throttle.  Yesterday I started on the sewing table redo and once that is done I think it will be time to wash and repaint the walls!  How exciting!

As for the LED light fixture.  We switched every light bulb and fixture in the house to LED for the power savings and in all honesty, it has made a big difference.  The only problem I had was that the light fixture in the craft room was rather boring.  Nice and bright… but boring. Chris said to me, why don’t you paint it?  What a good idea…. thank you Chris, lol.

I was going to use my acrylic paints to paint I don’t know what on them but when I went to the craft room to choose my colours I saw my stained glass paint and thought it would be really cool to do it with that paint….so that’s what I did!

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Craft Room Update

Yes, it has been a while. I haven’t had a chance to do anything in the craft room for ages…. until this past week… and I’ve done a lot since then. (Which is why my posts have been a bit sporadic)

I totally reorganized everything! I had a very ugly plastic drawer storage chest that I was tired of looking at. So… I cleaned out the drawers and recycled it! I used the frame in what we call the “pipe shelf, ” and put the small plastic bins in to make them more accessible (I had them stacked which meant every time I wanted anything I had to remove the whole stack).

I hung the curtains I bought to cover that shelf so I could see how I have to hem them.

I was looking at “task” chairs for at the sewing table (that I am going to start refinishing tomorrow) until Dillon of all people suggested I just get a chair cover! I found one on Amazon for under $15! The cheapest task chair I found was around $55, so a big savings! I topped it with a dollar store chair pad.

I hung up a wire rack, my washi tape dispenser and a cute, small item store above the dresser and change table I refinished earlier.

And I finally hung the awesome barn door chalkboard Chris got me for Christmas last year 😳. (I am thinking about painting the electric fireplace in some funky colour and leaving it in there for cooler days.

I put up a little shelf, hung my framed storage board and hung a really cute key/door trim thing I found when I was out somewhere… it’s perfect for hanging the new sewing scissors I got for Christmas! And I finally started putting my thread on the wire rack my mother-in-law gave me years ago!

I ordered some nice fabric to make a pretty sewing machine cover as well. I can’t take the chance of one of our cats getting into the thread lol. (Don’t mind the pile of recycling I forgot to move before I took the picture)

And I reorganized behind the door somewhat. I have some of my granddaughter’s stuff I like to keep there, as well as my wood for future projects.

I bought these really pretty wall stickers for after it’s all painted too!

And Friday I bought the paint!!!!! I went in with a colour swatch but when I went to the counter to have it mixed I saw a really close colour for half the price in the Oops bin and ended up buying that!

That means I’m getting close to it being done and being able to actually use it! I am so excited for that day to arrive! To finally have our pretty craft room ready to use!

I’m going to save showing the paint colour until it’s all done… for our big reveal… which will hopefully be in a few weeks!