Sunday, February 17, 2013

Crap Room to Craft Room

 Hi Peeps, I wanted to share my craft room with you today. The Ikea Armoire used to hold my Computer, but since I got a Laptop I really didn't need an entire office anymore, so I converted the office into my craft room. 
  



I love the fact that I can hide everything in the armoire and the matching filing cabinet.
 
I hung some little boxwood balls in the window with twine. I can't take credit for that idea, I stole it from my favorite blog Lady Holly from DOWN TO EARTH, click on the link below to see that post.

This is an old weathered toolbox . I put some fake Greens from Ikea in there...love it!

 Ok, here you have the sad truth...the inside of the closet...full with lotsa CRAP Treasures that are waiting for me to get them out and decorate with! Clearly I have no shame!

and here we have what sits on the other side of the room....meet Wilfried the tortoise...

 

Willie has a beautiful home too, he wanted to share with you all !!! lol

 Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back! Leave me a comment, they make my day! Christine

45 comments:

  1. You're lucky to have a special place for all of your craft supplies etc. That cabinet fits the bill! My 11 yr old would love to have a pet turtle like yours. He sure is cute.

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    1. Thanks Kelly....I am lucky, my husband has his own office downstairs so I don't even have to share with anbyone..haha

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  2. Clearly...you are still way more organized than me! I envy your armoire. Mine is so malfunctioning for me. I was relieved to see the closet- thanks for keeping it real!
    ps...I did check out the Obama pin. So funny! How did that guy ever get voted in? lol

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  3. PS..thanks for the link back and I love the boxwoods hanging there. Pretty! I need to simplify my office so bad! You are getting me motivated.

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  4. Thanks Holly for stopping by....you are the one getting me constantly motivated....lol

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  5. You are a lucky girl to have your own craft room! I would love to have one. I too have crammed lots of "projects" into various areas of my home and wish I had one place to put it all! That is a project I've been slowly working.

    I love the boxwoods and the faux Ikea greenery. Every room needs some greenery, even if it's fake. I wouldn't have known.

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    1. Thanks Dawn for stopping by my little blog....still learning but getting the hang of it all slowly!

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  6. What a great space to be creative! I love, love boxwoods and adore the boxwood balls you hung!

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  7. Thanks Becky, I have a thing for BOXWOOD too!!!

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  8. Hi Christine! Love your blog! Cute rooms! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Jona for stopping by...looking forward to your shop openig in March, it's been years since I've been out there

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  10. Nice! It looks so peaceful and relaxing! I like the turtle too;)

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  11. I love how you incorporate nature inside your craft room. It makes the ambience relaxing and peaceful. Take good care of your cute tortoise, Wilfried. :)

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    1. Thanks Natasha for stopping by and commenting....

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  12. Love Wilfried! I also love the way you have corralled your craft stash. A little overflow into the closet is not so bad.

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    1. Thanks Donna....one needs to wear a helmet when opening the closet..lol

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  13. I have a closet that looks MUCH worse than yours....:))
    I know you are going to enjoy your craft room now.
    Over from Honeysuckle...

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    1. Thank you Bj for visiting...We should wear helmets when opening our closet doors!!! LOL

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  14. I love Wilfried's house! So cute!

    ~L

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  15. I finally organized all my craft stuff into plastic shoe boxes in cabinets I got from Ikea. Can't tell you what a difference it makes to be so organized.

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    1. Hi Mimi, the challenge is to keep organized , right??? THanks for commenting

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  16. Your craft room looks great, it's makes a huge difference having a specific room to be creative! :-) love how you have organized everything and that turtle is so cute!

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    1. THanks Ingrid for visiting my new little blog!!!!

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  17. I love your craft room! It is always nice having a space for creating. Thanks for linking up.

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  18. I chuckled when I read this,it is where my craft/blogging room started and sad to say if I do not keep up it starts to revert every 3 or 4 days...lol Love what you done.
    Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

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  19. Love the new craft room you made for you and Wilfred, Christine :) Yup, with a laptop, who needs a full office these days?


    Thanks for sharing with us all :)

    Visiting from If It's Not Baroque Linky Party
    Smiles, Suz @ MaytagNMom
    located in NW Illinois

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  20. Christine, don't tell anyone, but we might have twin closets. Thanks for sharing, Helen

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    1. LOL, we need to wear helmets when opening the door, don't we?

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  21. So cute! I really like the basket on top of the armoire with the lights around it.

    Natashalh

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  22. What a great craft room! I gave up mine when we gave our younger 2 boys their own room. Now I have my stuff in our VERY small mudroom.

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  23. Love that armoire...what fun it would be to "get into". Thanks bunches for always partying with me. Such a delight to have you each week. :)

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  24. Hi Christine!

    I'm wondering where you got Wilfred's home? I am trying to find an indoor turtle table!

    Thanks!

    Tessa

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    1. Hi Tessa, I actually had it made ..... I saw a picture on line a while back, gave the picture to a handy man in the area with dimensions I had in mind. He made it for me.....If you want I can email you the original inspiration picture....just give me your email address. Mine is
      christinevandorm@yahoo.com

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    2. Oh how smart of you! I'll have to find a handy man. How big is Wilfred/is he happy in that space? I have so many ideas from this style, don't worry.. you'll be my original inspiration! My email is tdc.0926@gmail.com Thank you!

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  25. And a Willie too? WOW Lucy is moving into your house, she would have ball!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your stools too! I love your Craft room! I have a similar desk armoire from Ikea that's gone from kid's room to basement storage. The little boxwood balls are so sweet hanging in the window and so is the old tool box! Thanks for stopping over!!

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