Sunday, April 07, 2019

Room Update.

As promised here are the photos of my recent Craft Room Update.
First two were taken as I was half way into dismantling the room prior to moving everything around. I couldn't possible have contemplated showing the state of my desk prior to starting.!!!

It took a week's worth of sorting and restoring to get this far!!!!  I used to sit with my back to the long row of built in wardrobes. The end three slanted  cupboards had my craft stash in them which meant I was constantly having to push my chair back and move out of the way to then be able to open the doors to access what I needed.  The flap with the yellow mitten on used to get piled high with what ever I  had been using and tended to stay put instead of being put straight back into the cupboards.
Something had to be done.  I finally realized that if I turned the table round 90 degrees and moved it down(the room) away from the window I could fit a book case in along the green wall between the built in wardrobe and the built in chest of drawers. This meant that the stash stuffed (under the table flap) on the floor would have a proper place to go. So the search was on to find a bookcase to fit the green space.  Enter 'Billy'  from Ikea along with the storage boxes which were made to fit. A perfect fit and the patterned boxes went perfectly with my carpet rugs.

So here you can see the desk has been turned round and I now sit facing the window.  I can open the 3 long cupboards (nearest the window) with ease and access everything I need. There is enough room for  me to still be able to put the flap up for when I have my sewing machine out.
You can see that 'Billy ' fits that wall like a glove!
That is Archie sitting in the corner. Made by one of my lovely blogging friends who makes bears and just recently dolls too.  Julia had put him up for sale on her blog on my Birthday so what could I do but purchase him straight away!! He is Adorable and his head woggles in agreement to everything I say to him.
This is the view with me sitting from my desk. Now the eagle eyed amongst you will no doubt  have spotted the infamous Butterfly Winners Teacup residing on top of the printer.  Sorry about the glare from the flash but without it the photo was too dark.  I now have space to put some of my mixed media crafts out that I have made over the years.
I did purchase a 'Half Billy' which will fit against this wall but for now I am just using the boxes stacked. They can be rearranged easily to fit as my mood takes me by stacking higher or lower and are empty at the moment.  Now that I have taken the photos I can put next weeks Butterfly Challenge cards on show but you will have to wait till Wednesday to see them.

27 comments:

Diane said...

Fabulous craft room Valery, it must be a dream to look out the window and make your designs.

Hugs diane

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A what a wonderful job you have made of your fantastic craft space. Happy crafting. Hugs Jackie

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing and enjoy your new re-arranged crafty space...loving Billy and of course Archie x

Valerija said...

Wow, what a fabulous craft room. Enjoy!
Valerija xx

Kathleen said...

Wow, this is just fabulous and I know that the elf will love it too. I did hear that he may be popping over for a little break for the Easter holidays.

Kath x

Claire said...

What a beautiful and charming spot to craft the hours away, green is a soothing and relaxing colour. I'm so jealous of anyone with a dedicated craft room, my boys are like boomerangs so for the foreseeable future I'm hauling stash from a big cupboard and I craft on my coffee table surrounded by utter chaos lol... one day I'll have my own delightful room like you, enjoy creating in your new space x

Donna said...

Your room is lovely, like all the crisp white and the soft relaxing green walls, your boxes give it the perfect bursts of color!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow what a tidy room Valery Anne, oh how I wish mine was that tidy. I'm sure my Hubby would say that I have too much stuff for it to be ant thing but a mess.

Sue xx

Mia said...

Enjoy your craft room, Valery. It seems wonderful. Happy crafting, my friend.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, how beautiful and tidy craft room!!! Great use of Ikea's furnitures! You have made a fabulous job!
Hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Mrs. A, your room looks wonderful, so neat and tidy! You made some great changes and now you've arranged things so they will work better for you! So impressive! Enjoy!

White Rose said...

Hi Valery wow what a wonderful setup ,a very inspirational craft room ,well done my friend xx

LesleyG said...

Wow your room looks gorgeous, and you have made clever use of the space including that bookcase. Empty boxes?! Not for long I bet! Enjoy your new space xxx

Lia said...

Wow, your crafting 'cave' looks great and I am sure it will be a pleasure spending there many hours! Have fun!
Lia xx

Sue - said...

Your lovely room puts mine to shame! Just waiting for son to visit though to build my Kallax units so hopefully it will look bette4 then!

Cathy said...

Looks amazing Mrs A. !! Cathy x

Chris said...

Looks amazing Mrs A...a place for everything and everything in its place... I wonder if it will stay that tidy!!!
xx

Donna said...

Wow! Nice space. Mine looks like a corner compared to this and definitely not that clean and neat! LOL! Nice job!

terrie said...

Great looking craft room...you will enjoy it more and everything is placed just right..thanks for sharing your room.

Karenladd said...

I am just swooning over all of those beautiful cabinets that can hide all the stash! My craft room doubles as the guest room, and most of my supplies are on view on open shelves, ugh. I try to keep them organized and tidied in boxes and bins but it still looks cluttered all of the time. At least I have a large closet with sliding doors that can hide some of it, but seeing your white storage doors all across the wall is so serene. I'm sure you'll be even more creative now that your room is set up!

Sandra H said...

Ooh this is a great room for your crafts so organised too! makes a big difference to change the desk area and putting shelves in the space it came from enjoy your day xx

Mrs.B said...

Your room looks lovely Mrs A, and very organised and tidy. If you're like me, no matter how hard I try I can never keep mine tidy for more than a day!
Thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

Darnell said...

Thanks for letting me know your photos were up, Anne. Your room makes my clean and organized heart smile! Beautiful! You must be delighted to have it finished and to have your computer working again. Hugs, Darnell

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful room you have Mrs A
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Brenda in IN said...

I love this tidy room. What a wonderful place to create in. Thanks for sharing this.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That looks great! xx

EmmaT said...

A beautiful space to craft in. Emma