Creatively Switching Rooms

Daughter's room familybringsjoy.comThis morning I will be packing up my oldest daughter’s room…technically not her room, her belongings in the room.  Now that she is in college, we promised our youngest daughter she could move in to the room.  I’m hoping this activity will not bring too many tears or emotion.  In essence all I am doing is switching rooms.  So it’s not like my oldest won’t have a place to stay when she does come home to visit.  But when she isn’t here visiting, my youngest daughter’s room (which will soon be my oldest daughter’s) will be a guest room.  Are you thoroughly confused now?

I think I’m going to try and make this activity fun by transferring her memory board square items onto scrapbook pages.

Remember when I shared how we made her memory board wall? (you can see the original post by clicking here.)  Below was what it looked like not long after we installed it.  Now it is completely filled with photos and high school paraphernalia.  Those items will quickly transfer onto 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and be a perfect addition to her scrapbook.Daughter's Bedroom Memory Board Wall familybringsjoy.com

I’m so overdue for some craft therapy.  My craft room has mainly been used as a gift wrapping room since Christmas and I’ve been craving to get in there and do something creative.  Problem is, it’s quite the mess!  Maybe now that I’ve finally put away the Christmas decorations, I can tidy the room up so I have a place to create again.  Speaking of my craft room…my very sweet best friend from Haven (Home Bloggers Conference) featured my craft room on her site.  Candace’s post from her blog Vintage News Junkie is titled Top Ten Craft Room Makeovers.top ten craft rooms buttonCandace has put together a pretty awesome collection of craft rooms.  I always love to see how people organize and decorate their hobby rooms.  Hop on over to her site and take a look.  I am honored my craft room was included…just so glad you can’t see it now.  I’m not feeling too transparent to show it to you today.

Well, like my Grandma used to say, “I’m off like a dirty shirt” to pack up my oldest daughter’s room. I can do this. I think I can. I think I can.

Happy Monday,

Dreams Do Come True {My Craft Room}

Welcome to Craft Rooms

for Roomspiration Blog Hop & Link Party!

Here I am in my craft room back in March of 2009 during the building of our home.  I was so excited to see the work on the cabinets that day!

This room has been a dream come true.

Here is what it looks like today.

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I’m so glad you stopped by!  If you have seen my previous post about my craft room you will notice a few changes.  Here is a short panoramic video of the whole room:

 

One of the changes/updates…new window treatments!  I have been very busy working on these curtains for the room.  What do you think?

Here is a video highlighting some of the areas in my craft room including how I organize some my supplies:


Door Prize:

Crafty Lady Scissors T-Shirt by The Bold Banana

All participants who link and comment today will be entered in the door prize drawing!  Winner announced Thursday, September 22,2011 on Family Brings Joy’s Facebook Page.  Make sure you have given me a way of contacting you so I can get your t-shirt size and address.

 

Roomspiration Rules:

1.  Join the Roomspiration party by linking up your room that is relevant to the room being featured on each blog.  Links for all rooms will stay open until Oct. 14th

2.  Add the Roomspiration button and link back to this post or on your blog to help spread the word.

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3.Feel free to link up an older post showcasing your room(s) – please add the button and link back in a recent post to share the party with your readers and to re-share your room(s).

4.  You can link up as many rooms as you want!  The more the merrier!
5.  Don’t forget to check out all the other awesome rooms that are linked up!  Maybe stop over to say hello at a few, don’t be shy!

Now it’s your turn to link up your awesome craft spaces:

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Grateful for my Craft Room

I have been promising photos of my craft room for a while.  I’ve been promising myself for almost 2 years!  Finally, I bit the bullet this week and focused on purging, cleaning and organizing.  {Totally helped to listen to an audio book while doing it…read how you can get one for free here.}  It feels so good.  However, I can’t promise that it will ever look this way again.  I told my youngest to go check it out when she got home from school.  “It’s too bare, Mom!”  This room tended to be a dumping grounds after we moved in.  It was a total mess with the counter tops covered in stuff.  I had boxes of various items all over the floor.

I am utterly and completely grateful for this special room.  We built a section for my kids to craft and practice their creativity.  You will see it with the small black stools underneath.  The other side of the room is basically mine.  On the left side I do my traditional scrapbooking & crafting and on the right side is my computer station.

“How did you get your husband to let you have this room?”

This is probably the first question guests ask me upon entering.  I never expected that question.  The answer…hubby spent 15 years of seeing paint, play dough, scrapbook paraphernalia and various other crafting supplies strewn all over the house.  He is very grateful to have a room dedicated for all my memorabilia as well.  It is the culmination of many years of planning.  The floor is cork, the counter tops are stainless steel looking laminate and I have filled every one of the cabinets you see.  I did not photograph the inside of all them, though.  Only a few are organized enough to share. 😉

I love seeing other people’s rooms or studios dedicated to crafting…such eye candy to behold for someone like me.  I looked at so many photos and blogs while building.  Let me know what you think, please.  Do you like?

Credit: I want to thank Jennifer McGuire from Jennifer McGuire Ink for inspiring the design of my craft room.  Jennifer is famous in the crafting world and her craft room was the inspiration for my own.  She is way more organized than me, but her thorough videos and photos helped me tremendously.  You can see her room by clicking here.

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The Girl Creative

Craft Room

Okay, so I’m up late trying to figure out how to design my cabinets for my craft room since I will be meeting with the cabinet guy this week. I came across this one website that I absolutely have to share with you. http://www.jennifermcguireink.com I am totally flabbergasted at the amount of detail and organization…of both her website and craft room! It is like heaven for crafters! Not only does she write everything out, she has videos and shows you exactly how she organizes the room! I don’t think my room will look exactly like this one, but I have definitely been inspired! You have to see it…really, it will blow your mind!

Happy Monday,
Shan