10/15/11

It's a Magical, Mystical Tour!

Hey everyone!  Well, I think when I shared my "tease" about this room, I thought it would be about a week before I could do my "reveal," & it took every bit of that!  But it's finally finished, well, except for the closet.  I want the closet filled with shelves, but The Man decided it was time to work on his new "Man-Cave" which put my closet on "HOLD!"  I'm okay with that, because I'm so THRILLED with my new space -- craft room, sewing room, scrapbooking/card-making room?  I think it shall be forever named "My Studio!"  Anyhoo, you'd better grab a beverage, prop your feet up, & get ready for photo over-load & lots & lots of COLOR!

Come on in.

The room went from this really bad pinkish lavender to........

Sea Glass by Olympic.  During my planning of this room, I vacillated between keeping the wall color a more neutral to go with the rest of our home, or this color that I've "loved" for years.  This color won out, because I wanted this room to be a truly bright, fun, & creative-inducing space. 

My "master" plan for this space involved lots of Ikea storage & Jetmax cubes (Michael's carries these).  Nothing comes assembled from either place, so I got really acquainted with Mr. Drill.  I now have "drill elbow!"  Don't laugh, it's true!

Welcome!  This room is closest to the kitchen, & I get a peek every time I'm in the area.  Totally makes me smile.  The Man installed a new ceiling fan for me, too -- the original one was hideous!  If you would like to see my studio (aka "My Play Room") in our previous home, go HERE.

I have 9 of the Jetmax cube-storage, & it's the perfect spot for the wireless printer.  Yes, that is my kitchen island -- perfect for this space!

This is my sewing area.  The desk is from Ikea.  The closet shelving that I'm waiting on will be mainly for my fabrics & sewing supplies.

Love this corner desk (Ikea) & my window to the world, well, to the front of our home anyway!  

My scrapping area with another desk & an Expedit (mounted on wall) from Ikea.  The large green boxes are also from Ikea -- very sturdy & only $10/pkg. of 2.

Below the Expedit, I mounted a couple of towel bars (Ikea) to hold my punches.  Back in the corner are my stacking drawer units from my previous Play Room.  I keep lots of scrapbooking supplies in those. 



This is a larger Expedit that is home to lots of my supplies, as well as my finished & unfinished albums.  

I'm lovin' the top of the Expedit for displaying purposes.

A friend gave me this sweet little porcelain sign.  Love the phrase & think it's totally appropriate for all my Blog-Sister!

Before The Man secured this Expedit to the wall, I added an extension cord for use on the top.  I have a cute little Princess House lamp & a Walmart "Scentsy" knockoff burner.  I may add a little tree & some lights for Christmas.....always planning ahead!


Candle jars & others that once served kitchen duty are a cute & decorative way to store & display some of my supplies.  Adding bows, labels & flowers give them some pizzaz.  And yes, that would be me at about eight years.  Are you diggin' the hair?  LOL!!!

Here's a close-up of the corner desk.  I just love bloggin' here, but this is also where I will do scrapping, so I've added the large cutting mat.  Below is a drawer unit with all my quilting/sewing projects & a special little place for my fur-baby!

The white shelves & thread storage, plus most of the accessories, are from my previous space, but I did add more of those Ikea towel bars for hanging often-used items.


I've had this plain little white wall clock for years (Walmart, I think) & always wanted to make it pretty.  Now it is!

I was an avid subscriber for years to Mary Englebreit's Home Companion magazine, & each issue had lovely prints that I saved for framing.


Love the island in here.  The butcher block top will be perfect for "no-worries" crafting.  It's not even crowded with the side-leaf up, & my super-large cutting mat (you can see it back in the corner) fits perfectly for when I'm cutting fabric.

Above the closet door is where I decided to hang my scrapbook page frames.  I love these, because it's easy to change out pages when I create new ones.

My bulletin board (made by me) will soon be loaded with project ideas.  Above it seemed like a perfect spot for this itty-bitty shelf.

Even peanut butter jars look cute when dressed up a bit.  I found chalkboard vinyl at HL & have used some of it to make labels.

Love jars of buttons!

I'm always looking for odd little things to hold some of my supplies.  This little white pitcher is perfect for some of my pens.

This dish belonged to my Great, Great-Grandmother (I have 2 other matching pieces), & I decided to use it for my most often-used stamps & black inkpad.  This way I get to see it and enjoy it, rather than having it tucked away in my china cabinet.

One last look before you leave My Studio.

Are you totally exhausted?  Believe me, I could have made this post a lot longer & added many more photos, but I wanted to spare you....lol!  I may do another post (later on) with details of how I organize, sort and store my various supplies.  I'll be sure to do a disclaimer so those who aren't into all that "crafty organizing" stuff won't have to look.  I just know that there are quite a few of you who are "organizing junkies" like me, & you might enjoy a more in-depth look into my use of this space.  As always, I'm so happy you stopped by, & please do come again soon!
CAS
Part 2 of this tour is now available HERE
Part 3 or My Organized Closet is available HERE

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38 comments:

  1. My gosh! You certainly are organized! I love how you've used assorted jars and family treasures to decorate you creative space. You've accomplished a lot since you've moved. I'm impressed.

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  2. Great craft room. Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining Wow, Cas.

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  3. Oh yea, this room would make me smile too! Just lovely-enjoy:@)

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  4. Wow! Just love it! I can just imagine having a room like that, it's wonderful and I love the color you chose for the walls!

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  6. You lucky girl. What a great space, the pink and green make the room so cheery. I bet you could spend all day in there. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. You've done such a great job on this room, Cas! I love it. It's so bright and cheerful, I love the color you chose for the walls. Now let's see what you create!!

    XO<
    Janie

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  8. Bee.You.Tee.Ful!!!! This is absolutely one of the prettiest craft spaces I've seen! Nice job.

    Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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  9. NICE!!! Everything is so well organized and so very tidy! Great job!

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  10. WOW, CAS, you are SO well organized. I am thoroughly impressed. I love the color scheme throughout the room, really, you have OUTDONE yourself. Bravo!! Thanks so much for sharing! XO ~Liz

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  11. LUCKY lady....what a great room...love the color...so cheery and inspiring...enjoy it!!

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  12. OMG! I'm so glad that you left a comment so I could check out your space! What is not to love? You've got everything just perfect, I love, love, love your space so much! I'm your newest (stalker)follower! LOL...hope you're having a great weekend and crafting or sewing your little heart out! Take care!

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  13. Oh Cas! I loooooove it. The wall color perfectly complemented your colorful stuff. I can't get over the pictures. This is so worthy of a home magazine feature. I'm amazed.

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  14. Thanks for dropping by! I just loved seeing your studio. You have definitely chosen one of my favorite hues -- a similar color is in several rooms of my house!

    You are so organized! I look forward to your post which will explain how you do it. I like the idea of being organized, and I guess I am, more or less, but my stuff never looks as attractive as what you have done.

    I love what you did with that clock! Are those brooches or something you made?

    ETS

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  15. CAS, What a great space for being creative and so pretty and organized. Wow!

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  16. Wow CAS what a great creative space you have there. You thought of everything. I love how organized you are.

    Paula

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  17. You have outdone yourself! What a wonderful room. I love the way you gussied up your clock. When can I come over and play? lol

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  18. I seriously have craft room envy! Your fun, new space is wonderful. It makes me happy just looking at it, so I can only imagine how great it makes you feel actually being in there! I can feel your creative juices flowing. Lucky, deserving lady! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Fantastic job! It turned out great and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  20. WOW!!! This is impressive!! It makes me want to go home & start doing something! It looks great!

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  21. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  22. Looks great...so neat and organized! I have some expedite shelves too and I love them!

    I'm following you now :)

    jamie@sewrockin.com

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  23. Cas, Love the room! I just wanted to say Thank You.All your prayers and thoughtful kind words have meant so much.I am trying to take it day by day.This is the hardest thing i have ever had to go through. I am lucky to have you as a blogger friend .

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  24. What a fantastic and inspiring space!

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  25. Wow this is a great craft room! I wish I had space for a craft room. I am sure this room will inspire you to make many fun and neat things. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for becoming a new follower! I am now following you as well :)

    Have a lovely day,

    Rachel~

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  26. Hi Cas!

    What an amazing craft space! Oh, to be so organized :)

    Thank you for commenting on my camera bag and for following. Of course I am now following you too.

    Mel

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  27. Your new room "just for you" is wonderful! What a great space!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

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  28. Saw you on Pinterest! This is beautiful and you did a fabulous job!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  29. Beautiful room. I love the accents in the room (esp. the clock with flowers!).

    Visiting from Org Junkie.

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  30. Wowzer!!! What a fabulous craft room!!!!!! I was just cleaning out my craft room this weekend but it doesn't look anywhere near as lovely as yours. Thank you for inspiring :D

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  31. You did a wonderful job! Fantastic!

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  32. I dream of having a craft room that looks like that! Maybe one day, when we stop moving around so much with my husband's work. Thanks for sharing it - very inspiring and some great ideas!

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  33. What an AMAZING studio! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!! I am in love!

    Thank you SO much for sharing and for the inspiration! :o) And thank you for linking up to Crafty Scrappy Happy's big blog party!!!!
    :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  34. Your room is amazing. I love all the great storage and organization.
    Ruth

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  35. Love this space! It's so cheerful and happy. You could never be sad for a moment here. :) Of course, you know I love the Expedits! The island is brilliant...perfect for crafting and it looks like the perfect size for the room. What a smart idea to save the prints from Mary E's magazine. Wish that magazine was still around. Cas, I love this tour! I clicked on some pics to enlarge them to see all the treasures up close. Craft spaces are like candy stores! :)
    Susan

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  36. Oh my gosh, our craft/ sewing/ scrapbooking studios are so much alike!! LOVE yours so much! Such creative storage with fun pops of color. And I love that IKEA green!
    Now I must go see your other rooms!

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  37. You did a great job on your room! Love the colors and the open shelving. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  38. So organized and beautiful! It's so fun to see where people create. I'm glad you found me so I could find you. I just finished cleaning my playroom of all the Christmas debris. That room gets a workout during the holidays!

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