Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Craft Room Inspiration

I don't know about you, but I like a little inspiration to get me motivated for projects.  Inspiration is one of the reasons I love reading blogs.  They inspire me to clean, organize, re-purpose and rearrange.  Occasionally, I may purchase something to complete a task, but most tasks just need a little creativity, time & effort. 

So, with that in mind, I need a little inspiration to rearrange my craft room....

Check out the back splash...
Full shot of craft room with violet and lime striped chairs and checkerboard flooring

 Making it pretty & covering anything that isn't...
craft storage corner  by Joyful Lova.

Think kitchen...cabinets, counter top height, lighting...
Built-In Craft Storage

Color Coordinating
Using Height
Gift Wrap Station

Working with Limited Space.
Believe it or not, this is all tucked inside an armoire!  Who said you need a craft room...
Behind Closed Doors

Decorating with your supplies = Beautiful Creative Clutter
Love the pendant lighting, all the color & the pink chairs!
Talk about inspiring!
Craft room full of fabric

This area is created inside a closet!  
Every inch was used wisely...
lime green craft closet

Shelves to display finished pieces.
Full shot of craft room with pale blue walls and crocheted toys.

Do you have any inspiring craft rooms to share?  I'd love to see them!

Hope you enJOY your day!

Photos1, 2-9: Better Homes
Photo 3: Easy Living Magazine

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thinking outside the...drawer???

I just adore re-purposed drawers...

to display bits of memorabilia...


or to make something functional just plain fabulous...

What's Old Is New

for art's sake...


I've re-purposed a few myself (here)...

but I needed the inspiration to complete the remaining 3-4 that are taking up space in my garage...

these pics are just what I needed...
(ooh..self reminder...thou shall not covet the above dresser) 


Photo 1: Apartment Therapy
Photo 2: ? (sorry)
Photo 3:  Woman's Day / Photo: © Jeff McNamara
Photos 4 & 5: Apartment Therapy
Photo 6:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Playing House

For me, Blogging is a like playing house....but without the people.  Nothing wrong with people (love them!)...just easier to decorate without them. I'll insert people after the decorating is done :)

Charming California cottage

  Just me, my imagination, a limitless amount of decor items and the ability to change them on a whim. 

Stylish, kid-friendly living room
(fyi, not me...but love the room!)

As I browse the photos for inspiration, I can't help but think of flipping through a thick JCPenny's catalog when I was 7.  I used to pretend I had a budget and had to take my family back to school shopping.   

ALL YOU CAN KNIT AND CROCHET FOR BABIES - Golden Hands Special - Vintage 70s Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Something about the process was fun to me.

Now, I flip through design photos knowing that I'm not going to redecorate with every new color I fall in love with....but there is something fun about the process.

So, here's a few more for the road...

office: after
* love the entire office*

used bright glass subway tiles to function as backsplashes
* have I mentioned I love color...those tiles are tempting me*

Green armoire and aqua ottoman
* a little color, a little vintage, a little funk...perfect *

Sleeping Porch
*excuse me, can I live here?*


Photo Credits:
Photo 1: Cottage Living
Photo 3:
Photo 4: Cottage Living
Photo 5:
Photo 6:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

White...a blank canvas?

Now, I must say that I've never been a huge fan of using a lot of white in the home.  I know many of you are probably gasping right now...sorry.  I love color and can't help it.  BUT, I was shocked at how much I loved these rooms in white ...
and how they made those bits of color *pop*.  





Thursday, June 10, 2010

The color...GREY

I adore the color grey...go figure.  I love grey home furnishings, grey clothing, grey name it. It may sound bland...but it's far from it!  It is the foundation for color.  Just watch how grey makes the other colors POP.   enJOY!




grey pt 2


Photo Credits:
1. Elle Decor
2. Polyvore
3. Apt. Therapy
4. Polyvore
5. Elle Decor

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Good Morning...

I love how photography can turn a simple every day object into something beautiful...

or make our daily clutter look artistic...

so, take a slow second glance at things around you...

and enJOY!

photos: Apartment Therapy