Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Craft Room - Part 2

I'm seeing a little more and more accomplished on my craft room since I last showed you the start of it all. If you haven't seen where it all began, click here. We moved this old oak wardrobe in from the other room. I remember when I bought this piece. Years ago I was diligently looking for an old piece to store sewing supplies. My mother and I were making a day of shopping at junk stores and I found her! Oh my, you would have thought I struck GOLD! We loaded her up in my little yellow Nissan station wagon and carried her home. She was almost bigger than the car, but we made it. Since then, she's been moved to several different rooms.. and homes.
I spruced her up with new fabric gathered in the door and an old key and a tassel.

I've had this basket for years too. I painted the band and handles to match my decor...

and made a little card so I wouldn't forget what's stored in it. And yes, I would forget!!

I also moved my cutting table from the other room. I made it from a door and it works great to cut fabric, make crafts, etc. I don't have to worry about doing damage to the top since it doesn't really matter. I painted and varnished the top to match my new decor and made a skirt for it to hide sewing storage.
I just pleated the fabric about every inch or so and stapled it to the table with a staple gun. Then I cut a bias strip from red fabric two inches wide and folded. I used a glue gun to attach to my skirt and it hides my staples nicely. Well, it's coming together, slowly but surely. I still have some ideas so I'll share with you when they happen.
I'm contributing to Susan's Metamorphosis Monday and Make it Monday. Just click to check the others transformations!

41 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

Your craft room is gorgeous! I have really enjoyed watching the transformation. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kate said...

Wonderful! Love watching it evolve!

marty39 said...

I love that wonderful cabinet. What a great find, and such wonderful storage that is so pretty. The table looks super too. I really like the fabric that you're using, so pretty. I look forward to more. Hugs, Marty

stefanie said...

looking good, i love how you use the amoire

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sure like that wardrobe. Everything is looking good!

Aimee said...

It is so beautiful!

If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit. I did a post on the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
Have a great day,
Aimee

Mary said...

You are very creative. I love your use of the armoire.

Tamara Jansen said...

Your oak wardrobe is GORGEOUS!

xinex said...

I love that cabinet, so pretty! How nice that you have a craft room and so organized!....Christine

Kathleen said...

What a great job..so organized! I need your help.
Prayers a safe return of you sil, and my thanks for his service!

Eileen said...

Your blog is really beautiful! And so is your home!
This piece is outstanding and I love what you've done with it!
Really very nice!
All the best,
Eileen

marmielu said...

I really love the things you've shown in this post! That cabinet is just beautiful, and your fabric is so nice, too.
Mary Lou

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

That is such a neat craft room you have. I love that fabric you chose (AND the cabinet!) and I love how you painted that basket to match. Oh yes, I would need labels to remind me what was inside too! lol! I appreciate your visit to my blog. I hope you'll stop by often.
Donna

ceekay said...

Thanks for visiting my tablescape! Your armoire is gorgeous and what a brillant idea to put your rubber stamps in the printers box. You did some great things in your craft room! Wish I had one!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Marsha, that wardrobe is gorgeous!

I love all of your attention to detail ~ It's fun watching you put it all together just the way you want it.

I hope you have many happy hours creating in your special place.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I can only dream of a craft room that would look this beautiful -- love it.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh, that wardrobe took my breath away. Love the rich wood and your choice of fabric. Can't wait to see more!
Dawn

Bill said...

You did a beautiful job with your craft room. Loved hearing how it evolved. Working in such an attractive, organized space must make it easier to focus totally on being creative and expressive!

Maureen said...

Your attention to even the smallest detail is what makes all of this so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

Gwen said...

My favorite color, red, mixed with my favorite wood, oak, mixed with my love of antiques-BEAUTIFUL!

the wild raspberry said...

that is such a beautiful piece of furniture...gorgeous...
have a wonderful weekend~
chasity

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Stunning pictures,.....loved watching the change....
What a great post....so glad that I stopped tonight. This summer has been so crazy that I have not visited some of my favorite blogs often. I always enjoy stopping by yours. Have a Happy Sunday! I have a giveaway going through Monday morning.

Amy said...

I'm loving that cabinet. Nice find. I can't wait to see the finished result. I need to revamp my studio. It's always great to see others ideas also nice sewing table made out of an old door!

marty39 said...

The craft room is just gorgeous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This beautiful room would sure help one's creativity...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Your craft room is gorgeous! I love the fabric and the way you tagged the pretty baskets. The cabinet and the table look wonderful!

Tina

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love what I see here! Great job! Love the basket!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Your craft room looks great. Love the skirt around the table. That is still one of my projects to do.
Thanks for becoming one of my followers! Nice to have you over at my nest.

Kitty Scraps said...

What a beautiful craft room! And your fabric choice is lovely, I can't wait to see the whole room!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I like how you painted the basket and added a little tag. Looks natural and pretty.

Twice Remembered said...

Love it, love it, LOVE it! What a find! And I'm adoring that fabric skirt - thank you for sharing how you made it because I want *something* to be skirted in my craft room but being the non sewer that I am, I had no idea how to do it easily. Now I know! Great job!

Roeshel said...

Wow! Beautiful job! :)

Maman Tattoo said...

You chose a really nice fabric!
I'm gonna find the post of the rest of the transfo.

Melissa Miller said...

It's all so beautifiul Marsha! Love the warm and pretty fabric colors and the tassel.

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Linda said...

What a lovely job you did! That is pretty fabric you used - great cabinet. Linda

The Country Nest said...

Love the basket with the tag...I am going to use this idea, because I forget what is in my baskets all the time! Must be my menopause brain.
Donna

Christina said...

Love it all. What great pieces you have and love the fabric that you used. It looks so warm and inviting.

Traci said...

Marsha,
You are doing some great things around there! I love how you made the skirt for the table. I am going to have to make one of those soons for a table at work. I love the way yours turned out.
Thanks for sharing!
And thanks for stopping by my blog!
Blessings,
Traci

Six in One Hand said...

You just gave me craft room envy!!!

Cheri Peoples said...

I LOVE the color of that basket. It is gorgeous.
I hope you will come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

my home sanctuary said...

Lovely. I am about done with my furniture moving and almost ready to start adding curtins and stuff. I love how you did the shelf on top too. I have an armoire in my sewing room I wanted to do the top you've inspired. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry