Ok-so the reason for the title-my craft room has a lot of colors and patterns and more colors and more patterns. So, basically, it’s “addicted” to patterns. Then, if there wasn't enough going on, I have a lime green wall and lime green carpet. The wall is fine, the crapet-I mean carpet, really has seen better days.
No-I did not pick that carpet-it came with the house. If I had my way, I would rip it up and put it some lovely hard wood floors. That way if you ever came over to visit my humble abode, you would not see the hot glue, or the buttons, or the push pins or the nails that hide in the carpet.
You are so jealous of my green carpet right now, aren't’ you? I know, I paint such a pretty picture!
On to the pretty part of the room. The décor! No room in my house is safe from my décor addiction!
I have an addiction to letters. All kinds of letters. Wood, plastic, foam whatever.
I thought that this little daily reminder of how one should be, was a nice way to use some of them up.
Also, doesn’t this picture make you want to come in and put your feet up?
Please say yes, because that is totally what I am going for.
I am the proud owner of an Ikea shelving system. I love if for the storage, I hate it because I can see all of my crap. Now, I know that Ikea sells drawers and cupboards and such to make it a better utilized piece of furniture. BUT, I wanted to cutesify mine.
I headed to the fabric store and purchased some fun fabrics in all kinds of patterns. Stripes, polka dots, flowers etc.. They don’t match, and I am totally ok with that!
I then begged my husband to cut me some tension rods to fit the squares. He did this ever so willingly, and he didn’t swear more than 5 times. I picked up the tension rods at Wal-mart for $2.48. My sweet, supportive,non-eye rolling husband, used his pipe cutter to cut these to fit. And, because I can’t sew, I then hot glued a pocket for the rod to fit in and hung my “curtains” up. Ikea shelves never looked so pretty! Plus-my curtains hide all of my crap!
Since I was the band leader of the pattern parade-I thought that I would make a banner as well. No words, just lots of color and different patterns.I went through my fabric stash and cut triangles in different sizes. I then stapled the triangles to some ribbon and hung them from the ceiling. I love how these look when you walk into the room. I think that they say, “lets party!”
My favorite wall in the room is my Tree wall. I LOVE it! I don’t know a whole lot of people who have a giant tree made out of craft paper and liquid starch. You know me, always tyring to be as different as possible.
Now, my craft room wall used to look like this. It was great and all, but I didn’t LOVE it. So, I ripped it all done and started over.I used the liquid starch technique but, instead of using fabric for the tree, I used craft paper. The leaves are made from fabric and adhered the same way. I then added some flowers made from embroidery hoops and round bulletin boards. I used some fabulous fabric and ribbon from Ribbonretreat.com. So-if you are wondering…
YES-you can use liquid starch to adhere both fabric and paper to your wall. You use the exact same technique and it does NOT ruin your wall and it is NOT permanent. Fabulous right?
I adhered the leaves (fabric) and the stems of the flowers(ribbon) with liquid starch as well. The flowers are nailed to the wall, or hung using push pins. (my favorite hanging tools)
I added the vinyl CREATE from singlestonestudios.com I LOVE this saying!
Are you starting to see a pattern here? I LOVE a lot of stuff in my room.
What tree is complete without a birds nest? And just because I can, cause it’s my room and all. I hung the picture that I had done of my husband and I, on the branch. (if you are wondering about this, you can read all about here.)
Why did I hang this on the wall? On the tree no less?
Remember the old rhyme from 3rd grade? The one that you would chant at your little friends just to bug them?
“Kal and Tausha sitting in a tree, K-i-s-s-i-n-g!”
I didn’t do this on purpose. I just hung it on a random nail to get it off the floor. I loved how it looked and decided to keep it.
I also found an old school clock, hung it on the wall, and then used patterned packing tape in a fun, yellow pattern, to make the clock look like a sun. This idea was so simple & cheap and one of my favorite things in the room.
(totally random tangent-this clock fell off the wall and completely severed my speaker wire to my computer. Not kidding! I could not have cut it that perfectly. My husband was not impressed. He said my stupid $1 clock just cost us $50 because we have to buy new speakers. He still wasn’t that impressed with my clock, even when I turned it into a sun!-what a punk!)
See those strategically placed pompom’s? Wondering why in the heck I have a corner full of tissue paper? It hides the cable and tv cords beautifully, don’t you think? I also made a minature version of a banner to hide the un-done-ness of the shelf that the TV is sitting on. I know, I’m a genius, right?
Oh-I almost forgot. I have a huge closet in this room. Extrememly deep and perfect for hiding all of my stuff that I don’t want to see all the time, but I HAVE to have.
The closet doors stuck out too much, so we took them off and replaced them with a shower rod and a shower curtain that I embelished with ruffles. Because what girl doesn’t want a shower curtain embelished with ruffles? Oh, I forgot that you can see my birthday card that my chickadees made for me. It’s giant and it hangs proudly in a giant frame!
(it says that I am the greatest mom in the whole world!)
A couple of other things that I used for storage, in case you want to know-
A half of a globe. I just broke it in half. It now holds my random stuff that I don’t have a place for.
A old makeup case proudly stores my smaller alphabet letters.
Ikea paper boxes with homemade chalkboard labels.
My own version of a ribbon and yarn holders. Plates from the thrift store epoxied to a candleholder of some sort. Perfect for being able to see and store your ribbon at the same time.
k-think that about covers it.
In case you forgot-I LOVE my craft room! Even if it is addicted to patterns and bright colors!
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