Sunday, January 9, 2011

Craft Corner

I wanted a craft room but since my house is all filled up with babies, I settled on a craft corner. I do most of my projects in the garage anyways. But for the ones I need to sew or hot glue, I designated a corner of my sons room just for me. I moved the bookcase and put it on the left side of the room.

The "wallpaper" around the top of the room is actually pages from a 1912 atlas I bought at an antique store in Chandler for $10. I used double sided sticky tape to put the up and then attached the chair rail. I bought a board at Home Depot in the cull bin, painted it white and used brackets I bought in the as is section of Ikea to hold it up. I wanted storage for my fabric that kids couldn't get into and scatter from here to hell. So I got these amazing old locker baskets from my trip to Canton, Tx. to hold all my fabric remnants.

I covered some cork board with more old maps to display pictures and drawings and directions for projects (like I ever use those :). I have no idea what the black storage thing is I used to put little things like thread and pins in. The only real clue was when I got it, it had cow crap and grain in it. It looks like it's attached to a belt so I'm guessing it was used to scoop up grain and distribute to cattle. I know, I know. Just call me Veronica Mars.

My Mom gave me this cool old chemistry set that she got from my Grandma. My kids have broken all the beakers except one so I decided to use it for my paintbrushes.

It's not a huge corner but it's all I need for now. In case you're wondering, yes I've had this room done for a while. And it's already different again. And I did this post specifically for...


  1. What a great place to be creative! You have inspired me to clean up my craft room.

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I wish I had a better place for my crafting (and supplies)... maybe one day! :)

  3. Loveley!!

    Come share this at my crafty mondays linky party!!!

    I also have a $15 giveaway going on too!

  4. That is the best idea and you've made it look so inviting! I'd so love this inspiration at All Things Inspired on Wednesday! (It goes up on Tuesday by 7:00!)If you have a minute link up!
    All Things Heart and Home

  5. Love this! Especially your cow crap and grain thingamajig. I have been pining away for a real craft room, so thanks for helping me to realize that a corner will work fine, too.

  6. Was that a Veronica Mars reference in that first quote? This made me think "She has to get it installed first, her house isn't just all filled up with babies"

  7. May I just say that you are one amazingly talented woman!! I wish you lived in Charleston! I would hire you in two seconds flat! Your work is just amazing and you have created the most beautiful home! Can't wait to see more!