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Monday, February 17, 2014

Bed/Craft Room Combo, part 1

As some of you know I've been converting my bedroom into a bed/craft room combo. It's been 3 yrs since I started and will probably 3 more before I finish!! If life would just leave me alone for a while I may get some things accomplished around here. But this roller coaster seems to fall out from under me just as I am enjoying the ride. Then all interest in things ceases.
But I thought I'd show a few things I've accomplished so far.
 A few sneak peaks , if you will.

You have to remember everything in this combo room didn't cost me a dime! I had it either in my stash pile or scrounged it up from somewhere. So don't get too excited, it may not be a dreamy craft room, but it works for me.

The wall color came from Ace Hardware when they were giving away a quart of paint every Saturday for about 3 months. We have 2 Ace's near by, my sister even helped out by getting paint in her town. ;)
Tanya had mentioned a while back she wanted to get rid of an old hutch she had. I had told her send it my way when you do. Well, of course, I had forgotten, so when Brandon showed up with it one day I was surprised and happy. AND wondered where the heck I was going to put it. I think I had an idea back when I said I'd take it, but that idea had come and gone!

I knew I'd think of something and the light bulb went off and into my bed/craft room it went.  Had a bit of difficulty figuring where to place it but I figured it out.

 I wanted to paint it white, yep, the paint was free from Ace Hardware.

Here's before:
Even though I like the two tone green, it didn't quite fit into the color scheme of my room.

Love that large drawer on the bottom

and all the old hardware, hinges and glass knobs!

Here's the after:
I covered the inside back with a roll of vintage inspired scripted paper. Got it from a yard sale years ago and it was in my Treasure pile. Not sure if it's contact paper or wall paper or what. I cut to fit,  lightly sprayed adhesive and put it on. I like the contrast of the ''aged'' paper against the white of the hutch.

I used some of Grandma's and Mom's tea towels, hankies, doilies, dresser scarves and runners on the shelves. My little collection of Meadow Rose from Homer Laughlin now have a safe place to show off.
   Some even hold faux fruit for future projects. I also added a photo of Grandma to which I added old buttons to the top inside of the shadow box frame to hang the necklace she always wore. 
I also added the more delicate items that need to go into my Shop.
Teacup Candles and glassware.
Larger pieces like the Tureen keep more supplies out of sight.
I placed all my candle making supplies in the large drawer underneath. You'll have to take my word for it, as I forgot to take a photo.

More to come of my combo room here.....

Here is one project that has been on my mind that I finally finished last night.
An old frame I added several different colored layers of paint, then distressed and dry brushed it with white.
Added the pearls and Dragonfly pin. All from my Treasure piles.

More to come here

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  1. Hi Deb, wow the cabinet turned out gorgeous. You did such a wonderful job. Love how you displayed your treasures inside too. Everything did turn out dreamy.

  2. Deb, the cabinet turned out fantastic! I love the way you lined the inside and how you have everything displayed so artistically. Your grandmother's photo with her necklace is a very sweet memento, too. I would be terrified to show my craft room, believe me, it's a disaster. I'm always envious of people who are organized!

    1. Thank you <3 I hear ya on showing my combo room. So many people have such gorgeous and so organized areas for their creativity!

  3. The cabinet turned out so beautiful Deb! I really love the way you added the picture of your grandma, and the necklace was such a special touch. Also think you pearl frame with the dragonfly is so cute. :)

    1. Thanks so much Tracy <3 Sometimes I have a good idea, I was trying to figure out how to display Grandma's necklace, glad my bulb finally lit! LOL

  4. First of all, I can totally relate that I have to do things over long periods of time. And I NEVER have a chunk of money to actually redo a room or area. I scrape by with what I already have or search out freebie or extremely inexpensive venues. Not to mention, I have a very busy life. And second, what an amazing cabinet!! I love it and the redo on it is fantastic!! I would have snatch that up as well! thank you for sharing this with us at TTF this week. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


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