February 20

Creative Space – After (Part 1)

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

Anti-climactic, I know.

What I did:

Painted the room.  The room originally had a navy blue ceiling and gray-blue walls.  Everything needed a second coat, so I used twice the paint I normally would.  I painted everything white.

Re-purposed a piece of furniture that was in my daughter’s room.  I haven’t decided whether I’ll keep the piece together or break it up into separate parts.

Here are my original goals and where I’m at now:

Goal 1 – A pretty, fun and inspiring place to create and work

I have the space, and the new paint has made it a nicer place to work.  I still have a lot to do to make it pretty, fun and inspiring.

Goal 2 – Storage for my supplies

I have a start on that.  I still need to go through the whole house and gather everything together.  I know that I have things that belong in this space in every room of my house except for the bathrooms and kitchen.

Goal 3 – Work spaces

This is a challenge I haven’t figured out yet, and I still need a place for my sewing machine.

Goal 4 – An inspiration board and files

I have my inspiration files together but I still need an inspiration board.

New Goal – Move the houndies’ crates into the room.

Oi…this is really throwing a wrench into the works!

So…let’s keep going.  What are some of your ideas for my creative space.  I’d love to hear what works for you.  Check back and see the “Creative Space – After (Part 2)” on March 20.

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2 Responses to " Creative Space – After (Part 1)"

  • mel says:

    when i did a similar project for my office space, I found some pieces at ReStore and repurposed them – I love them!
    I purchased an old dresser with drawers nailed shut, no back and 2 shelves on inside. It obviously had already been repurposed 🙂
    I found a laminate counter top piece that fit the dresser top perfectly.
    I painted the entire dresser, attached the counter top, lined the shelves, added baskets and organizational tools.
    I made a fabric skirting for the open/once back side, which became my front. Now it is a fabulous standing height work counter with a huge bulletin board hanging over it – so perfect for my office needs.
    Perhaps you could find something similar to make as a table for your sewing machine?
    Oh and the best part – it was all of $20 to do this project!

    • lori says:

      Your comment addresses exactly what I was thinking about today. Although the desk unit is great, I don’t think it’s going to serve me well as is. I think I’m going to have to break the pieces up or maybe not use it at all. I’m glad you reminded me about the ReStore. Countertop would be great because it is easy to clean and great to work on. I also love the idea of fabric skirting to hide any “uglies” and what a great way to add color. These white walls are making me crazy!


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