Happy Thursday lovelys,
This week I’ve been focused on cleaning, donating, and organizing because our son has reached the toddler age where he’s no longer interested in “baby stuff”. So, I packed up the baby toys (tear), removed the puzzle piece flooring from his baby playroom, and took my “craft room”/office/second guest room back! He wasn’t spending any time in there anymore so I decided that instead of letting the space go to waste, I would revamp it and utilize it again! I have to say, I LOVE the way it came out and I LOVE having an office again. Here are some pics with sources…
|This is the view from the hallway walking in.
wall color-Fashion Gray (Behr)
|This table actually use to be a console table in our kitchen nook. You can see those pics here.
I found it at TJMAXX 2 years ago on clearance. It’s the perfect height for a desk and small computer table, which is all I need, so its now my new desk!
Making these shelves from old windows has to be one of my most favorite DIY projects I’ve ever done! I found these old windows at a local consignment store (Patina Interiors). I wanted them to be multi functional as well as decorative.
First, I nailed 4 inch nails all around the perimeter, evenly spread apart. These nails are to hold my thread spools for monogramming projects.
Then, I went to Home Depot and bought wood and to make shelves. I had Home Depot cut the wood for me while I was there into 6 pieces that are 10 inches wide by 7 1/4 inches deep. I attached them to the wall with these black shelf brackets. At the time, I really wanted something less decorative but these were the most simple brackets I could find. I’d love to replace them one day, but for now they work great. I decided to keep the boards in their raw form instead of paint or stain them because I thought they looked more “crafty”.
|The flowers are crepe myrtle blossoms from the trees in the park behind our house|
|excuse that thread hanging down. I didn’t see it until now, oops!|
|close up of one of the nails that holds a spool of thread|
This one little window pane was too thin for a wooden shelf so I used this basket from TJMAXX as a shelf. All I had to do was turn it long ways and hang it from a nail. It’s perfect for holding my bucket of paint brushes.
|This wooden marker holder use to hold 3 wax candles. I painted it with a wash of leftover white paint (probably Decorators White by Sherwin Williams if I had to guess) and put my monogram in front of it. The gold letters are from Hobby Lobby.|
|I use leftover glass jars ( from pizza sauce, pickles, etc) to store the excess paint from each of my projects.
I label each jar with a peel and stick chalkboard label from Hobby Lobby . Sometimes I’ll even write what I used the paint for so if I have to go back later and do touch ups, I can remember which color I used.
And that’s it! I plan to be back later with some pictures of a cool shelf I found on clearance at Target.com for this new craft room space!