I thought I'd just do a post updating about my lovely craft room as I feel I've properly moved in now and it has 'evolved' a little along the way! The original post is here On the whole it hasn't changed massively but has been tweaked in places. Now that it's in use I have found a few different ways of storing things, making them work better and just added a couple of cross stitches and little things. My original theme for the room was cupcakes but now it's 'things I love!' (and cupcakes.) I really enjoy looking around 'chintsy' type shops, I could spend ages in them. Many of my finds are in my craft room and in the end I just couldn't restrict myself to one theme, LOL!
I feel very lucky to have this room, I have waited a long time but think my wait has been worth it! I just love Saturday nights where I lock myself away and don't come out until at least midnight, LOL!
This is a quick video tour I made this afternoon, please excuse the amount of times I say 'bits and pieces' LOL!
Something that I don't think I did at the time was a before and after of the garden which was completed at the same time as the craft room being built. The whole area outside has been changed so much. When we were approached about buying the extra land we didn't quite know what a huge difference it would make! If you look at the before picture of the first photo you'll see a huge long concrete block. This was where our garden used to end, there was an old ugly looking wall built onto that slab but when we moved in we added some fence panels to improve the look. At Easter last year the panels and wall were removed to expose the new strip of garden and we lived with it like in the picture for about 6 months until we waited for the builder. The new land is about 10 feet wide and runs the whole length of the garden. Where the trampoline is in the first picture is where my craft room is now! We decided to go the whole hog and replace all the wall that ran along the back and side of our property, that was a lot of wall as our driveway easily fits 3 vehicles on it plus the back garden! Doing it though tidied it up completely, something that we've wanted to do since we moved in 11 years ago, buying the land gave us a very good reason to finally get it done! Once the concrete strip was removed the next job was to level off the garden, that took some doing! We also had the patio area replaced with lovely new flags. As you can see on the second photo we've had the trampoline sunk into the garden, this was Mark's (very good) idea! Charlie and Courtney can now get on and off the trampoline safely and we don't need to worry about them on it. Lastly the single photo just shows that we had a wall built to divide off the drive and garden, this makes it totally secure for Charlie and Courtney to play. (They don't play in the garden on their own yet but it's reassuring for when they're older and they do)
Edited 29.08.11 - Hello if you've popped by from the Crafty Storage blog, I am delighted to be featured on there! Thank you for visiting :D I just want to add in case you don't scroll back into my blog that I had wonderful help setting up my craft room from my lovely friend Jen. She designed my room for me and helped put it all together. I already had the Expedit in the spare room and bought the Antique plan chest so I set her a real challenge with my demands of wanting room for 2 people to scrap and as much storage as possible! She did a brilliant job, I'd have never thought of putting the table into the middle of the room! Thanks Jen