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Craft Room- part 2

Well, I was going to wait until the craft room was perfectly set up to show it to you. Do you know how long it takes to unpack and reorganize boxes and boxes of crafty stuff? No, actually, take that number and double it! The painting didn't take too long:
painting craft room wall
Just 2 coats and only one wall.
OK, fine, I'll show you what the craft room looks like now:
craft desk
My favorite part might just be the Ikea Asker rail, with shelf and hooks that I strategically put above the desk, easily within arm's reach when seated. As you can see, things are still thrown about. But I'm keeping the Echino Honeybee fabric right there where I can see it: it's being discontinued! (Obviously, since it is now precious, I want to see it all the time). It seems that the designer, Etsuko Furuya, has moved on to a new collection. I suppose it was time, and I'll admit that I like the polka dot panthers, but: no more honeybees? *pout*
Speaking of new fabrics, have you seen Joel Dewberry's new collection? I can't decide which one I want to buy first when it comes out in May! Perhaps the gray and yellow flowers, they remind me of Olga.

(In case you were wondering: nope, no knitting content. Decorating has sapped my knitting mojo).

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By Veronique
On Friday, March 28, 2008
At 3/28/2008 01:27:00 PM


 
 

my very own craft room!

I have a craft room! I've been plotting the decor for a little while, and finally decided to paint it blue.
craft room 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.
craft room--the wall before
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.
craft room- stuff...
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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By Veronique
On Wednesday, March 05, 2008
At 3/05/2008 02:27:00 PM