Monday, April 29, 2013


Hello, Everyone! 

I hope you all had a good weekend. 
The weather has been fabulous in Texas, we even got a bunch of rain Saturday night, which is not something you will hear me say often, but the days are warm and it is a pleasure to just be outside.

We did some small projects this weekend and I will share  them with you this week 
 as soon as I can take some pictures

One project I am ready to share is the small memo board I made and I also found the small mason jars for my little "tool box". I am still working on making labels for all the jars.


Now, I am just trying really hard to finish decorating that huge wall in the craft room that sits very empty. 
If you missed that post, you can see it here

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Thursday, April 25, 2013


As you all know, I have been working on this room little by little for months now.
It has not been a quick project by any means and the reason for that is, that except for the chairs 
and the wall shelf, we have built everything.

We also painted walls and removed the carpet which it got replaced by hardwood floors.
We have done all the work ourselves, so you understand, we are not as young as we used to be. :)

The craft room is about 75% done, but I figured if I don't share with you all now, I would probably end up with a post with about three hundred pictures and I don't think you would appreciate that. 
Even as it is, this is going to be a looong post. LOL
I apologize for that in advanced!

I will do updates as I finish it, but for now, here is what it looks like so far.

As you already know, some of the first things I did in this room were to update a thrift shop lamp, made a valance for the window and, just recently, redid and old stool to go with the colors in the room.

Back then, I also painted an old cabinet we had and now I am using it to store all my craft paper and supplies.

Not long after that, my husband built the top shelves and also added some lighting. 
 I got busy decorating them while he was working on building the cabinets.

 I am very proud to say I did not buy anything new to decorate the shelves.
Everything you see I either made myself or repainted an item I already had.

I used another old shelf we had on the other side of the room, next to my sewing area to store my leftover fabric.
I covered some boxes I had with brown paper and used them to store my silk flowers by color.

And on top I added my radio and a small lamp for a little extra light.
I also made a burlap flower to make the simple lamp a little happier.
On the counter, I organized my threat, set up my sewing machine and placed one of my old cross stitchs 
that I made a lifetime ago on a new frame.
Well, a girl needs a little music while working and something pretty to look at. :)

On the other side of the room, I organized my painting and office supplies.
At this point is when I decided to add a little teal color in the room and of course, pictures of my niece and nephew and my children.

I took the wonderful idea of hanging the scissors on a coffee mug stand from my friend Laurel. 
She blogs at The North End Loft and yes, I did ask her for permission to "borrow" this idea. :)
Thank you, Laurel!

The pretty box was made by my daughter and now I am using it to store my glue sticks.

Another project we just finished was adding wheels to the other crate I had and using it to store my decor magazines.

And now I am working on the wall over the work area.
My husband hung me a wood tool box my son (the one in the Navy) made while he was still in school.
He took the front piece off and now I am going to add some mason jars to it for more storage.

I am also making a memo board for that wall and I am trying to finish decorating a glass bottle I painted teal. 
I also need to label all my jars.  I hope to be done with it this week.

 And I still have a whole other wall to finish!!!!
I think I have a plan! Well, maybe. :)

 This is all the "befores"

And after. I think we have come a long way!

Sooo, are you tired of looking at pictures already?
You are probably very glad this is over and I am exhausted! LOL
Thank you for your patience and for always taking the time to pay me a visit. It is almost Friday, so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

See you soon!

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