Monday, April 13, 2009

New Project: Craft Room

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
I spent a lot of my free time this weekend "making pretties." I ordered "The Big-Ass Book of Crafts" last week and decided to try my hand at a few projects. I'll post more about those later bt first, I wanted to show you where I sat for 7 hours on Saturday:



This is my project table. Horrible isn't it? AND this is IN my kitchen. Which makes it 200% more horrible. The chair hurts my back and the table top is made out of mosaic tiles that scratch my arms and I constantly hit my knees on that decorative bar thing there on the front.

So, my husband being the gem that he is, suggested I use Kenya's room as my new craft room. My poor 10 year old kitty has her own room away from the dogs. This room was originally a game room upstairs, but somehow, the previous owners did a bunk job trying to close it off. Now it's a weird room with no closet and too small for a bedroom. Hence, Kenya's room.

I'm poking around looking at some different craft rooms and wanted to share a few of my favorites.

First of all have you seen the cover of House Beautiful this month? Everything about this picture screams my name. I think they made this cover with me in mind.

KRISTINA!!!

With some of these colors in mind, here are a few craft rooms that I adore:











The last one is one of my favorites. I've emailed the blogger asking for the name of that paint color.
I've been scanning Craig's List looking for some desks. I want more of a table than desk. With all of the little projects I do, I think a desk wouldn't be big enough.

Do you have a craft room? What sort of projects do you work on and what do you do to customize it?

6 comments:

Averill said...

That paint color IS amazing! Let me know if you hear back from her! I'd love to use that myself somewhere....

Jennifer Ramos said...

Hi Christina,

thank you - so glad you like my office paint color.
It is called 'Mercer' by Ralph Lauren. It is a matte paint...very pretty. : )

Hope this helps!


Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
www.madebygirl.com
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Kristina with a K said...

Thanks for the response Jennifer!

There we go Averill!

Dreamer said...

That magazine cover would scream "Kristina" more if it had a bird on it. :) I love your idea for your craft room!!!

Jennifer said...

Good luck! I've been wanting to redo my studio/craft room as well. Funny thing is I wanted to paint it a shade of gray too. I guess it's a great neutral background for all the colors and craziness we may have going on. Glad the kitty can spare a little room for your crafts.

Also, my computer is under the weather right now after a storm the other night, so that's why I haven't posted anything lately. Cross your fingers that she's not dead! :(

Sabii Wabii said...

My house seems to be the craft room! These all look way too organized!
Terisa