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Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Craft Room Reveal .... Just Not Mine! {Guest Blogger: Born-Again Crafter}

Well, I know I'm taking forEVer to show you my craft room (aka: the mom cave), but I have an awesome treat for you!
My bloggy friend - and fellow Pacific Northwesterner - Lyssa, has SO sweetly offered to reveal HER craft room TODAY!  HERE!  ON LITTLE LUCY LU!  
Isn't she just the best!?!  
Please give Lyssa a very warm welcome ....
I live in a small town in the middle of the Cascade Mountains.  I am the mother of 3 beauties and am married to a great husband who understands my obsessions and lets me indulge...now and again.  I have a serious case of the thrifties!  I love to find treasures and redo them!  I also love to do any type of crafts, like scrapbooking & home decor. 
You can find me over at born-again crafter!  I would love to see you over there! 
I am so excited to be over here with Bec today!  I was able to connect with Bec AFTER BLoggy Bootcamp at the beginning of June in Seattle.  We are both kicking ourselves that we didn't meet in person there!  But it was so exciting to find someone with similar likes and interests!

So I'm finally done with my blasted craft room! 
It's been months and months in the making & it is finished!  I started this project in January after we moved in and it's now the end of July.  Wow, it really shouldn't take someone this long!
Well let me show you a sneak peak of what it looks like now:

Before I go into detail, let's take a walk down memory lane of the transformation of my craft room, shall we?
Here we are in January, right after we moved in...yikes!  Just looking at this picture makes me feel overwhelmed!
Over the month I started decluttering and trying to make some order:
                       
Then i got me one of these babies from Costco and made a huge dent!
It went from this:

To this!
Then I dejunked some more and tried to put stuff away.  It was so close! 


Then I stopped.  May came and I got busy with end of the year stuff, then summer came so my room stopped.  But in the meantime, i picked up some more pieces for my room. 
So a few weeks ago, I sat down and went to work!  And here it is:
This is the view you get when you enter the room.

Closet view & costco shelf
Free sewing desk with adorable Bumblebee & Sophie Sewing Machine cover!  They did a great job and I love the fabrics they used!!

Lovely shelf all organized!
More drawer space is awesome & my ribbon rack is a must!  (those cake plates were waiting to be used for something I will be showing you soon ;)  )
My inspirational quotes up on the slanted ceiling.
My closet all orgainzed :)


It feels so good to have a functional room to use now!  Most important things i've found is:
1- everything needs a home!  When it does, then you know where to put it back so you will find it again later!
2- Look in your home for things to use!  I had that dresser in another room!  It's been a great addition!
3- Dejunk!!!  So important!
Anyways, I am so glad that I am done with this project so I can move on to the next one with out feeling guilty ;)  Thanks for stopping by and taking this walk down memory lane with me!

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Lyssa

Wow!  Great transformation, Lyssa!  I bet you are feeling GREAT having such an organized, functional space now!  
THANK YOU for sharing your craft space at Little Lucy Lu!

Head over to born-again crafter and leave Lyssa LOTS and LOTS of comment love!

5 comments:

  1. I would love to have a room like that in my home! I love how real it looks, like anyone can do this if they are motivated. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  2. Good inspiration! I'm trying to figure out how to make my craft room viewable to the "public" but still usable, I'll definnitely be borrowing tips from here and from Bec's, too, when she finally shows it to us! ;-) Thanks!

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  3. Awesome, Lyssa!!! I need inspiration for my craft dumphole. You are so right about the tips!!

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  4. Lyssa, it looks fabulous! Great job and very inspiring!

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  5. Thanks so much ladies! I am so glad you liked it and that it's inspired you :)

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