Photobucket     Photobucket        

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Craft Room Progress

As many of you know I have been working on my craft room for several weeks now. It started when I had new practical vinyl flooring installed...the carpet had to go! At first I told myself I didn't really care how this room looked as long as it was more efficient to work in. Well, that was before I started looking at craft rooms on Pintrest! lol...I decided of course I needed it to be practical and efficient, but it had to be cute too! There was no way I could work in a boring room. You might remember we moved the piano in the living room several weeks ago. This is the wall it used to be on. I added a table (which I am going to make a skirt for soon) and shelves to hold containers and roosters etc. Then I found the curtains half price at Hobby Lobby. I have been seeing alot of craft rooms with "CREATE" on the wall and had to copy that idea. I found the letters and painted them red and hung them yesterday.


I am going to use this table to put items on after they are made. All of these items are customs and are ready to be shipped.
My container collection is growing! I am starting to get some of the items I ordered at market. I love those gold yellow bird containers you see on the bottom row. I will be doing something in those soon.
This is my newspaper spread that my dad had framed for me that I hung by the new shelves. Our local newspaper came and did a story on me this fall about crafting and blogging.

Here is a better picture of the curtains. I mentioned I found them at Hobby Lobby last week half price. I spent a total of $30 with the rod. I did have a 40% coupon that I used on the rod.

I'll finish this room up soon and will show you the whole room complete. I still have one dilemma though...I don't know where in the world I'm going to put all of the pretty silk flowers I ordered. Still trying to figure that out! I am trying to make the best use of space out of this room, but I sure wish I could add some square footage!


Have a wonderful Wednesday and don't forget to come back and join my Share Your Creations Party on Thursday. I'll have the linky tool up tonight.





27 comments:

Kimberly Bonham said...

I love your craft room! Looks great!

Heather's Stitches said...

Love your craft room, and WOW Great deal on those beautiful curtains!

Linda said...

What a great craft room! It is amazing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great and organized, Kristen! I love how it's coming along. It's funny you mention the "CREATE" on the wall. I bought one from Ballard's on sale a couple of years ago and it is in my craft/sewing room too!

Do you have much wall space? Maybe you could use those baskets with the flat back on your wall to hold your florals.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, your craft room is looking great! Love all of the containers you have. Can't wait to see all of your new creations in those!

Mrs C with Style said...

Your craft room looks fantastic! I love the CREATE in red!!

Misty said...

I am so going on a hobby lobby trip to find those curtains! My office/craft room is the same color with black/white accents, so they will be great!

Patti said...

Your room looks lovely - so neat and orderly! It wouldn't take me long to mess it up :-)

Nicole Day said...

Kristen, while sitting in my mom cave/office/craft room, FULL of messes that I'm 'slowly' working through, I am COMPLETELY inspired by your room. Awesome, awesome job. Loved the lamp redo too. Amazing!

Wendy's World said...

Beautiful Kristen. I've pinned just about everything on your site.
My daughter recently moved out and I have a spare room that is now my craft room. I'm just thrilled to have a space but after seeing yours... I need it! Thanks for sharing your world.

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Kristen I absolutely LOVE your new craft room. The drapes, *create* sign and shelving all go together very well. It's simply beautiful. Wonderful job!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

I'm going to pin this right now!!!

A Hint of Home said...

It's looking great, Kristen!
Can't wait to see the rest and to see some of your new designs!
Congrats on being featured in the newspaper! How sweet of your Dad to frame it for you!
I love the CREATE on the wall, and your pretty new curtains!

Sherry said...

I love love love it!!! I have yellow walls and I can imagine that same space in my house. The Create sign on the wall is awesome. Very inspiring craft area!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love it! Those curtains are awesome and so is the rod! Can't wait to see the finished room. I spy a container with a dragonfly on it. Dragonflies are one of my favs so I might need to get with you and order something for one of those containers. Do I just send you an e-mail or what to discuss this? Thanks!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful space you have CREATEd! :) Love the curtains, and what a wonderful deal!

Heather L. said...

It looks great, Kristen! Love it all!

Silk flowers would be sort of hard to store - maybe some large baskets you could put on some type of shelf. Have you seen the IKEA Expedit shelves that are all over blogland? That might be a possibility. I'm hoping to get some of those shelves for my craft room.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kristen your craft room is looking fabulous!! My craft area is upstairs on our landing so I would love to see what you do with that table I have one just like that and I need to make it pretty! :) All of your arrangements and containers are so pretty!

Maria Elena said...

I love everything you have done! It is beautiful! I am also in the process of putting together my craft room. Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm loving it Kristen!

L said...

Your new room is looking great, Kristen! Love the drapes, too. Your room is so neat. You should see mine right now..it is a mess! ha-ha

Becca said...

Kristen ... it looks wonderful! I love the "CREATE," and all of your goodies waiting on hand for you to whip up your fabulous creations. Fun window treatments, too! I'm envious. :)

NanaDiana said...

Kristen, Your craft room is looking great. It is bright AND cheery and I think that is as important as being efficient because if you don't feel happy there you won't want to spend much time there. Beautiful!! xo Diana

Jeanette said...

Your craft room looks great! It's all coming together so nicely! xoxo Jeanette

debbies said...

Fabulous!!! What about flat sided metal buckets for your pretty flowers?

Terri said...

Lookin good, love the word on the wall CREATE. Plu the kreations on the table, the sconce, and the different floral pieces are giving me ideas for what to order next ;)

Angela said...

Your craft room is Awesome, Kristen! I wish I had a nice place like that to be creative!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • As I mentioned, the week after Mark and I got married, we headed to the beach with his family. They are a large clan and around 25 people were there that...
    19 minutes ago
  • The total solar eclipse ventured into my neck of the woods on August 21st, putting my hilltop in the path of totality--a 70-mile wide band stretching from...
    4 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 388th Inspire Me Tuesday. Again some fabulous links last week, if you missed any, you really missed a lot. Here is a small sample. Michael...
    5 hours ago
  • I shared about priming and painting the studio walls and ceiling in PART ONE of the studio transformation and I shared about the oak hutch in yesterday’s...
    9 hours ago
  • *Hi everyone!* By the time you are reading this, the *Great American Eclipse *will have ended. I hope you had a chance to safely view this once-in-a-lifet...
    11 hours ago
  • A simple tutorial for cheap & easy DIY shiplap using inexpensive material from a home improvement store. Remember when we were all into the board and bat...
    14 hours ago
  • A good nights sleep is quite important to me, But the last several months my expensive mattress has not worked for me or my husband. Good sleep was hard...
    15 hours ago
  • With the house being in renovation construction mode my creativity to do anything has been squelched until I took up all that nasty pink paper that was pro...
    21 hours ago
  • This month, there has been a rash of blog stories about a newly restored house in Provence. Of course the house is right up my alley, it’s in France – ...
    21 hours ago
  • Good morning! Today I'm showing you around our master bedroom here at our Forever Home. I'm also sharing a little story about the very best phone call I h...
    21 hours ago
  • Tour Historic Dunboyne Castle, A Beautiful Irish... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    1 day ago
  • Good friends of ours were married a while ago, and I just kind of never posted about it (whoops). It was seriously the prettiest wedding I’ve ever been to,...
    1 day ago
  • This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Breakfast is not my thing. I feel bad for my family because I dread breakfast. I've never really ate...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Woodsy Mantel] Early Fall, 2016 If we can have tablescapes, why not mantelscapes? Spellcheck doesn't recognize either of those scapes. About the ...
    1 day ago
  • How to transition your wardrobe for Fall weather is going to be different in every part of the country but today I am going to tell you how I do it with c...
    1 day ago
  • I love the clean look of Farmhouse decor and I’m naturally drawn to tying elements of Farmhouse in my home! Here are… 15 Farmhouse Ideas! 15 Farmhouse Idea...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I know you are all frightened, discouraged and maybe a little bit scared by all that is happening in our world. I know I am. But regardle...
    1 day ago
  • Chicken Parmesan Bites - ButterYumToday I'm going to show you how I turn one of our favorite chicken dinners into a delicious hot appetizer. I promise, t...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Party] Welcome to Best of the Weekend! We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. I have been having...
    3 days ago
  • Happy Friday you guys! You may have noticed that you are seeing some different faces and hearing some different voices here lately. This is really apart ...
    3 days ago
  • Hello Lovelies! Welcome to this week's What I Wore Wednesday. This pretty rayon and lace top looks very elegant paired with a pair of dark wash jeans. ...
    6 days ago
  • Hey strangers! Remember me? :) To say life has been overwhelming lately would be an understatement. Tonight is the first night in quite some time I've been...
    6 days ago
  • Most people call this "Cowboy Caviar". I don't know why but I do know it is delicious and everyone I have served it to, loves it. I hope you will try it so...
    6 days ago
  • Hi Y'all. Its been awhile.. *I know.* I sure have missed hanging out around here. I'm so excited to finally say... We are Back!!! And with a new look ...
    1 week ago
  • If you read my last post I told you I was hoping to have new flooring put down in the house. I truly didn't believe it would happen as quickly as it did. A...
    1 week ago
  • [image: Shiplapped Half Bath Makeover] Guess what ya’ll??!?! The day has finally come where my main floor is completely decorated. WOOHOO! Party time! ...
    1 week ago
  • Hey again…at the risk of sounding like an infomercial...after my last post where I told my story of success with my magic socks…I had a few of you want to ...
    4 weeks ago
  • Happy Friday (and July), friends! Thanks so much for joining me last week for the first part our Summer tour. If you missed it, but would like to take a p...
    1 month ago
  • *Unicorn Bark is one of the easiest and prettiest* *party treats I have ever made. Children and* *adults are all fascinated with this sparkly treat.* *Fo...
    1 month ago
  • Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my Summer Home Tour. Today I am sharing our home decorated for Summer and a few new additions to the family room. En...
    2 months ago
  • Red, White, and Blue Bunting from Country Living I fell in love with this great 4th of July decor from Country Living years ago. They used fabric and a ...
    3 months ago
  • 4 months ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    8 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    1 year ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    1 year ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    1 year ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    2 years ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    2 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    2 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    3 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    3 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    4 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: