Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Vintage Gwen Craft Room

Ok so that title might be a little too formal. But it has a nice ring to it!
You have no idea how good it feels to be done!  Well you probably do!  I still need one thing to go over the outside door but I did a pretty good illustration of it and didn't think it was worth holding up the reveal!
Now then.  Not only is this room my craft room but it is also the laundry room and a sun room.  
1.  I thought about doing the decor laundry themed but threw that out the window! 
2.  I had to take the photos in the afternoon sun so don't shoot me for the sunniness! 
{I love taking pictures but am so not an expert!}
Here we go!!
The first four photos are from all four corners of the room....




Some details...
Of course there had to be pink!  And I really like the combo of navy and pink!  This room acted as an overflow room when we moved and boy has it come a long way!  And I can't take full credit....I had one of my best friends come and help me with trying to figure out this room and the den.  {Thanks my friend!}
What's New
The benches, the bookcase {the cheapest one they have} and the pantry cabinet all came from Target. As well as the cubes.  I'm proud to say that I put together all the benches and bookcase and would have done the pantry but called on dear ole' dad because of it having hinges.  The pantry cabinet is our household miscellaneous 'closet'.  It holds the laundry supplies, tools, batteries, tape, etc.  The rest is all crafting storage! And I can tell you the bucket of fabric is just the tip of the iceberg! I still have a tote full at my parents!
The awesome rug is from Urban Outfitters and the fabulous Bethany of Pitter And Glink has one in her craft room and was a-ok with me being a copy cat! It was the most affordable option I could find!
I made all the throw pillows {the benches came with the cushions}and the bucket and flowers on top of the pantry cabinet are both new.  The bucket is a painters bucket I got at Atwoods for about $6 and I got the flowers at Dollar General and Dollar Tree.  Since I had to spend money on the storage pieces I tried to keep the decor cost down.  The table is a Craigslist find of $25 and the chair was $10 found at a local antique store.  And beside purchasing a wooden 'inspire' word for above the back door the rest is pretty much things I had already!
You get the idea!

Ok back to more pictures!


The two blue baskets, two pink plastic squares and the two floral buckets were new too, from the Dollar Spot at Target, bought over time.  


Canvas Redo, easy tutorial coming!


Ribbon organization inspired by Pinterest! I have more ribbon floating around too!  But look at all the odd pieces I had that I put on clothespins!


I posted a photo of the dryer vent on Facebook asking for suggestions on how to decorate around it and got some great ones! There was tape with red print holding it together that was really messing me up! Just decided to go with a sheet of duck tape...yes they make sheets!  Cut it in 3 pieces and used 2 and done.  


Remember my inspired mini dessert stand? And that clock was a gift from long ago that I pulled from the bookcase in the den!  Love this grouping!!





Tutorial for my doily art coming! And I had the frames, I simply painted the backing board and then stenciled on the frames.  And painted them navy!


That plate is over a year old! It was in my craft stash!  I painted the frame and added the awesome printable from Landee See, Landee Do.


While I had the paint out I decided to paint the middle section of doilies I already had for a bunting.  I thought about doing a longer one to hang above the windows....still might....
{The '1' I bought for Lil' Hunkie's 1st birthday that I didn't use.}


And here is the only thing that is laundry related! The jar is an old candle jar, I glued the wooden final on and spray painted the lid.  The wooden block is from Pick Your Plum.  I bought it not knowing what I'd do with it and then thought of this! Tutorial coming soon!
{Placemat is from Target years ago!}




The blue and pink pillows are made out of $1/yard fabric from Walmart.  I just folded and cut and folded and cut to get 4 pillows out of each yard.  The tan pillows are made out of 2 fat quarters, floral on one side and stripe on the other.  I will have to replace these eventually as some fading from just the fabric laying on the table has occurred! {We do plan on tinting the windows next tax season!}


My 'do something with' stash basket!  That's my square burlap wreath that needs mending!


Bucket O' Fabric!



And. That's. It. 
I love it.  I'm thankful it's done!  And it was so enjoyable using it to craft some things finally!
Thanks for being patient with me!  I'm having a Stella & Dot party on Saturday and plan on taking pics of the house so a home tour should be next week!
Yay!!

Sharing at the awesome parties on my Link Parties Page!

Happy Thursday!

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38 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow, my craft room is my kitchen table. Beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

I LOVE your new space!!! You did a wonderful job on everything!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

love love love it all!!! makes me want to get moving on my room!!

Did you use mini curtain rods for the ribbon? Where did you get them? I might just steel the idea :)

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness, this space is gorgeous! I love the small details you added. I love all the openness from the windows!

Kelsey said...

I love it! It's adorable!!! :)

Erin Reissig said...

WHAT?! I adore that you have such a multi-functional room. Laundry int he sun room?! Hello! Why have I never seen this before? Genius. I love it!

Gallamore West said...

I love, love, love it!! What a great use of space, and a gorgeous view for crafting AND doing laundry! I love that grouping with the dessert stand and clock too. You did a fabulous job!
xo,
Laurie :)

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Looks amazing girl! WOW! I am loving your pink/navy new craft room! LOOKS great! So bright..love it!!

J a c q u e l i n e M u k w e t o said...

That is a gorgeous craft room! great work!

Jennifer said...

@Jamie Thanks girl! And I know about using the kitchen table for crafting!
There may or may not be some signs of it!! Hehehe!

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone!!! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a lovely space! And that view!!! Oh, my, Jennifer! I want a view like that while I work! :) At one point, while we were in the house-planning stage, I was working on a house plan with one large laundry, craft, utility, workroom space. We didn't get to do that in this house but I think this type of room has a LOT of benefits. Thanks for sharing your adorable work space with us!

Inspired By Felicity said...

What a cute space!

-Pamela, Inspired By Felicity

Jennifer said...

@Pamela Thanks so much! :)

BeCr8iv said...

This is a great space! Having windows will be great for matching things (light) and general feeling good. :) Be careful storing your fabric out in the open though - the sun will fade what it touches (learned this the hard way - faded fabric on the folded edge). Also, the dryer vent is super fun! You could get magnetic containers to hold buttons or whatever. :-)
Great job and ENJOY!!!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

What a beautiful room!! Love all of the natural light! Somehow I don't think I'd mind doing laundry if my laundry room looked like that. ;)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Cornerstone Confessions said...

Your makeover is fab. I think the window seats are my favorite. Ca-ute! I'd love if you'd link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.

Kathy

Recipes We Love said...

Love it!

Shelia said...

Lovely!!!

Hani@Craftionary said...

How wonderful Gwen. It's like creativity and nature together.. I love the open and wonderful environment.. The herringbone mat and cute pink details simply adorable..
Thanks for linking up. :)
Have a great weekend!

Liz - Imageremix said...

I love that you have all that light and those windows. The benches are just such a great touch. I hope you enjoy making lots of wonderful things in your newly decorated space. I found your post at Lolly Jane. Stop over for a visit at Quirky Vistas.
Liz

Paula J said...

Hi!! New GFC follower! Just found you thru Bacon Time's blog hop. Hope you can return the visit :)

LOVE everything about your new room right down to that pink chair!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Leslie Duran said...

what a pretty room! I love all that sunlight you get!

LaKeta said...

I'm totally crushing on your navy/pink combo! And I love all the windows/light!!!! I also adore the super duper cute rug! Nice job:)

PitterAndGlink said...

I LOVE it! The rug in navy is fabulous, and I love all your personal touches! Droolworthy!

Debi said...

Great Job. I'm sure you are loving it.
Debi@Adorned From Above

Jennifer said...

@Debi...thanks so much and I sure am! ;)

allisamazing said...

Your craft room is gorgeous!

Aimee - The Crazy Craft Lady said...

What a great space... and amazing view!

Jennifer said...

@Aimee...thanks so much! It will be fun seeing what the view will be in winter!

Jennifer said...

@All is Amazing...thanks so much!

Marilyn said...

Jen, this is AMZIIIIIIIING!!! Can I come over and craft with you pweeeease..? THIS rocks.. I saw lil bits on instagram but the final is simply GORG!! WOW.. BEAUTIFUL.. LOVE LOVE IT.. Great job girlie.. What a fantastic space.. : ))..

Marilyn said...

ps: featuring you tonight.. ;))) xoxo

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Love your craft room, it's so bright and colorful! And that "Do something with it" basket is genius... how come I never thought of that... I just have things strewn about here and there... I'm going to get myself a basket now! LOL!

Tania

Tammy Duhon said...

Nice job!! It's so nice to have a designated space to create.

Tammy @ southernflaircrafts.wordpress.com

Ashley said...

o man..so beautiful!!!!! I LOVE IT!!

Betsy Pool said...

Looks so nice! I especially love your rug and doily art!! The color combination is great.

I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime. Hope you link up something this week too!

Lauren @ mercy(INK) said...

Hey Jennifer! I featured your room this week on Hearts&Homes... thanks again for linking up! come grab a button if ya like :)

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