Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Craft Room Chaos

Hi There,

Over the past few months, I've periodically posted about my craft room. Ironic enough, it's the one room in the house that I thought needed the most work (my creative space is the least creative?!?)

First, I've bought/been given/made storage and organization. Some key things given to me are an armoire and a desk. I got the armoire from a friend that was moving. It was going to go in our daughter's room, but the room was too small. I knew I could use it in my craft room. It ended up being the hub of fabric storage. I also got a desk as a Christmas present from my sister-in-law. It's worked fantastic for my sewing. It's also nice and modern. I bought two cheap bookcases and some pantry storage baskets. I have re purposed my kitchen island as a cutting table and utility room plastic drawers for storage.

Gifted Armoire...Soon to be renovated!

Now that storage is almost done, I need to focus on the large elephant in the room: the wall color. It's a dark forest green. Thankfully it's a sun room, so the color doesn't darken the room too much, but it needs to go. I have been trying to figure out a color scheme that fits in the new black furniture (It's the only black furniture in the house! Everything else is white or a warm brown).

I found some fabric that is going to be my craft room inspiration. The green, black and cream large floral print is perfect. The green is going to be the wall color, the black is in the furniture, and the cream is going to come through in the repainting of the armoire, island and other storage.

To be honest, I've never done green. I always have stuck with blues & browns. I'm trying to branch out, but still keep everything in sync.

Fun, Modern & Sophisticated?

I've never done green before....we shall see how this experiment goes!

The question is, how do I paint the room with all the craft room junk still in there...and do it quickly with 1 or 2 coats? Time to do some Googling about painting!


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