Today I would like to invite you to spend some time in my Craft Room. When I bought my house almost 7 years ago (!!), one of the many things I loved about it was the sun porch in the back. It needed some work, but I always envisioned it as my craft room. Then the break-in happened. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while may remember I mentioned once that my house had been robbed. They came in through the sun porch window and it was there that I realized someone had been in my house. For a long time after, I didn't like to go into that room. Pea moved in quickly, and we piled a lot of his
junk belongings in there. It was a huge mess for a long time.
Last spring I finally got over my aversion to the sun porch, and one weekend Pea and I Clean Sweeped it and my craft room was born. It is now one of my favorite rooms in the house. I wish I had thought to take some Before pictures . . . but I never think of it until half-way through any project. But here are the after pictures.
It's a very tiny room so it was hard to get pictures, but this is a basic look around. I had planned to paint clouds on the ceiling, but I'm not really sure how! I always knew I wanted the room to be bright. I tend to gravitate toward neutral colors (as you may have noticed from my knitting spot picture) but the little sun porch seemed like a great place to "go wild" and use some fun color. I thought about colors at the seaside . . . the bright yellow sun, the blues and greens of the water, and a sandy colored carpet for the floor. The curtains and all of the furniture is recycled from Pea's old apartment, except for the table with the lamp on it. That is actually my mom's old sewing machine, which no longer works. It was neat to use it as a table though, and fits right in with the crafting theme. I can't tell you how therapeutic it was to take back my room - it's no longer "the place where the bad men broke in". It's now my knitting and crafting sanctuary, and I think it almost looks like a room from one of those decorating magazines. So that's my Project Spectrum yellow (and orange on the bench pillows) for today!!