Friday, February 26, 2010

craft room inspired...

inspired by paper cake finds crafty room inspiration post and my dream post of a craft/studio room last week.  i had been pondering on making that somewhat of a reality. my dining room has been a disheveled mess with all of my craft things covering the entire length of the dining table. i had stuff ranging from sewing items, scrapbook paper supplies, handstamped jewelry tools, photography camera supplies, computer related stuff...just everything, crazy, messy, all over. i really needed to find a space to set up all of this stuff because i had them randomly stored all over the house.  I needed one specific area to store everything. i thought about our attic/3rd floor but it's so far away from everyone else in the home. so I decided to set up in our loft area on the 2nd floor which overlooks the family room.

this was the loft area before...
look at the bookshelf...shame, shame...
such a mess but the built in bookshelves was
exactly what i needed for this D.I.Y project.
i bought the jars at our local goodwill to store all of the little stuff such as these
some crafty/arts books
my jewelry making supplies
space for my sewing area and all the goodies

scrapbook paper supplies
a space for all of my yarn
some of my favorite magazines
the finished somewhat organized shelf
here's what it looks like now.
i'm not quite done yet.  i still need to work on the computer area.
the walls need to be accessorized but i'm not sure yet
how i want to accessorize it.



Kimberly said...

Here from the Friday Follow. You have a great looking site. Hope to get to know you better soon. Stop on by and follow me so we can comment to each other often.

Darcy said...

I LOVE your blog cute! I stopped by from Friday Follow...I will be back to read more!

Helga said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. I am really looking forward to reading more of your blog :o)

The Redhead Riter said...

I found you Friday Follow. I love what you did to your bookcase. Very nice!

happygal said...

I am really in awe of the striking beauty of this blog and what you do here! Truly impressed.

julie - eab designs said...

Hi Alely!

I'm so happy you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours as well! I love your design - so refreshing! I especially enjoyed how you introduced your loved ones in your side bar. I moved from California as well. Still miss living on the beach! I also just got my Canon DSLR about a year ago and have also fallen in love with photography. So much in common! Have a lovely weekend. Look forward to hearing more from you!

Jenn Miyamoto said...

Looks great! I wish I had my own little space to craft and sew and keep things together, but we live in a one bedroom place. So, it probably won't happen anytime soon for me!

Kelly's Lucky You said...

What an inspiration your beautiful room is. It looks like the perfect place to let your creativity flow. I wish you lived next-door!

I found you through Follow Friday - nice meeting you.


MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

New follower from FF - the loft looks great! I thought it looked nice before (haha! you should come and organize my house) :)

Misadventures Of Mom of 3

Mrs. Sanchez said...

Oh my goodness, it looks beautiful!! I love the inset shelves. Congrats!!

I found you via MBC in the 300 Followers group.

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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

First off, I'm stopping by from harriets comment challenge but I had to say I'm so jealous of that fabulous space. I have none and I wish I had something open and lovely like that wow!


Momma Such said...

I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.
Have a great weekend!

Small Burst said...

What a great space! You did a wonderful job and can't wait to see what else you have planned for it.

Hayley said...


I am following you from Friday Follow. The room is looking great.