After many, many months of promising to finish and post pictures of the craft room, I finally have something to share. Like I said, it’s not done but it may never be done.
So, this is the craft room. It’s a hodge podge of color and design, but that’s what I like about it. It’s got great light because of the attached mini deck that Izzy uses for sunning herself. I don’t know if you can tell, but Izzy and I now share the room. She’s claimed the couch and we now keep her crate in here.
For the most part, we probably spent less $75 on the room. We had everything but the rug, peg board, a few accessories and the chair. I was lucky to find most of what we bought on sale. The desk I bought 5 years ago at a garage sale for $4. The couches are extra pieces from our set in the family room and the armoire we got off Craigslist for $40 about 4 years ago.
Like I said in my teaser post, the fabric organizer and side table on the other side of the couch are actually filing unit from Ikea that we bought for $5 each 4 years ago off Craigsist. The fabric is draped on old files. The basket is from Zambia and was part of a wedding present. It holds all the table runners from our wedding.
To the left of the craft armoire is this awesome poster I received as a birthday gift from Micah a few years ago. I love everything from Ork posters. We have the Brooklyn one and I’m hoping to get the Washington DC one too. I think we’ve purchased about 3 others to give as gifts over the years. The close up shot is of our ‘hood in Seattle.
I bought a few of these prints on Etsy. The feather is from Costa Rica, the stamps are limited edition Eames ones from a few years back, the poster (which needs a frame) is from Anne and the picture on the right is one my friend Katie took in Tokyo. I’m thinking of getting it printed on metal. Here’s what it looks like. I had it printed on a metallic paper and it looks AWESOME. I know it will look even better on metal.
More randomness. Matroshka I got in Russia about 10 years ago. The candle my Mom gave us to bless the house when we first moved in. A cool painting from our housewarming and the mini stoneware pot (it’s ceramic) holds Izzy’s treats. I am in love with the design magazines from abroad. I picked up the LivingEtc in London and Anne gave me a healthly stock of House and Leisure from South Africa. The teacup hook is from Velocity Art & Design and the flower in it was the one I had in my hair on our wedding day.
Dadtractor saved these vintage spools of thread from a house he was cleaning out and remodeling. I LOVE Chick-fil-A and wish we had one here. The lamp is from Urban Outfitters. It was $5 on clearance.
We (Izzy and I) love this room. It’s colorful, roomy and just girly enough. You can sew something, paint something on the mini deck or curl up for a power nap like Izzy. We have a few projects for our little crafty escape like maybe painting the armoire panels red, but not much more. I’m sure a few knick knacks will be added over time though. So what do you think? Could you be creative here?