I have a craft room! I've been plotting the decor for a little while, and finally decided to paint it blue.
It occurs to me that I've seen enough pictures of blue craft rooms to subliminally absorb it as my own original idea... Have I been brainwashed into painting my craft room blue? Or do I just have my finger on the pulse? After all, that's how I got back into knitting in 2001: articles sprinkled about in mainstream media, coupled with a few ads for yarn stores made me think *lightbulb* "I know! I'll pick up knitting again!". It wasn't until later that I realized that I was one of many.
Here are a few craft rooms that I find particularly drool-worthy: Posie Gets Cozy has the awesomest 1950's chrome kitchen table and the cutest, most precious decor, Pie Knits picked a very vivid color, and Soule Mama has an enviable fabric stash and 3 (three!) tables.
My new craft room seems pretty big to me (11 x 8.5) and has a very tall window. Since I don't want to overwhelm the room with a too strong blue color (would it feel like being inside an ice cube?), I've decided to limit myself to one wall. I've picked Benjamin Moore's "Fairy Tale Blue". While I'm at it, I might as well paint my boring Ikea table to match! (In a previous life, it was orange, to brighten up a dark and dreary living room). I don't want it to be too mitchy matchy, so I got the same color as the wall, but a little bit lighter, a color that is named "Serenity". Hopefully the paint colors' names will have an influence on my crafting... Not much serenity in the craft room right now, and if this is a fairy tale, then I'm waiting for my fairy godmother to wave her wand and transform it into something more organized.
In a major Ikea binge, I purchased two glass cabinets (which make the craft room look like a yarn store--a very good thing in my book) and a clever organizational system which allows me to hang things on the wall (Asker). I also want to create an inspiration board.
To be continued...
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