Monday, January 30, 2012

The Embarrassing Room Returns!

... And it is no longer nearly as embarrassing as it once was!!

The plan all along was to reorganize my extra room but a link party motivated me to get it done faster, and boy am I glad I did! Can't wait to unveil it over at
Lovely Crafty Home!
Lovely Crafty Home


Our extra room in the house is a multi-functional space. It is my sewing/craft room, my vanity space, husband's guitars, my clothes, ironing board and other random stuff. There was a lot of purging, Goodwilling and old fashioned organizing to get this space together but it is finally done. I have several photos for you to enjoy!

As a reminder here is the before photo and a link to the original post about the room. I made it small to spare you to heartache of its awfulness:

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So, the flooring. Ya like that hot and steamy blue carpet?! Ooooh yeah!! 
GONE!

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After my fabulous husband and his friend installed the flooring I got to chime back in with the real fun; bringing all the furniture in to the room and arranging it where I wanted it.

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Quick and not so exciting glimpse of the closet and entry area (door is to the left). Still planning to hang and recover the ironing board to match.
(Here is a link to the ironing board cover!)

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My vanity went in to the far outside corner of the bedroom from the door where the guitars were once hanging. I bought wood boards from the craft section at Walmart several months back, used batting, fabric, ribbon and a staple gun to create the hair clip holder. On the other one I added mug screws to hang jewelry from. I'm not a big jewelry person so it works for me.

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My sewing table went right along the entrance to the room. I wanted the backside of it to be free from the wall so that fabric could easily flow down especially when sewing something large, which came in very handy when sewing the table skirt I made for it. This would also be the first time I have sewn a pleat, which wasn't so hard! I bought a large velcro package from Hancock Fabrics with a 40% off coupon (final cost $4 and change) to help hold it in place yet make it easily removable for washing.

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Last year I bought this chair (plus the one at my vanity) from Walmart for $30. It was an expense but I was having an awful time finding two matching, sturdy, and nice-looking chairs anywhere else. The padding is a brown leather look so I purchased an accenting dark pink checkerboard fabric to match the flowers on the table skirt and hot glued it to the chair!

Both fabrics cost me about $20 but I bought a lot planning to do the ironing board cover & curtains which have not been done yet.

As you can also see, the table is a functional hiding spot for my husband's guitar amp which needs to stay in this room but is just too ugly and bulky to be out and about! Speaking of which, his guitars got moved to where my spool rack once hung next to the window.

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This is the inside corner to the right of the vanity and directly behind the sewing table. On the floor shelf I've organized embroidery attachments, my file folder for patterns, accessories and my beloved stereo. No sewing space is complete without a stereo for relaxation :)

The wall shelf is pretty self-explanatory. It's home to a few special books, photos, a couple of jars for buttons and tiny notions, a basket of scissors, then the curtain rod I used to hang elastics, measuring tape, and ribbons!

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The is the inside wall where the vanity once was. I painted the saying up last year right after I painted the room. Thought it was perfect for me! I decided to hang the spool rack I made from an old coat rack underneath it that way it fits in with the area, and is easy to reach when I'm sewing.


What I love most is that I have space on my floor even in this tiny room where I can lay things out, and it's not being put on carpet!! Oh that carpet was sooooooooooo nasty.... old, nasty.

Hope you enjoyed the room make-over! Nothing incredibly fancy but for something that was almost all DIY and cost me around $25 to get the finished product I wanted, I am happy! This room now holds the title for most organized and least cluttered spot in the house :)

~Lisa~

Trash to Treasure Tuesdays at Kammys Korner


10 comments:

  1. I love organized and no clutter!! SO happy for you! I can't wait till we can get a bigger house and not be tripping over everyone here!

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  2. hey, i am your newest follower! i found you via 'stringer mama' and i loved looking at your diy projects! we just started tackling a basement playroom remodel, so i am in dire need of inspiration (on a budget!) ;) i look forward to following you and your projects.

    www.babybaumgartner.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the spool rack! My sewing/craft area is in a corner of our dining room so I'm trying to do something similar to save space (but also look pretty!). I have a crafting/diy blog and I would love for you to visit sometime if you want. Found you through Stringer Mama! :o)


    Anne
    prettladydesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks ladies, for following me and checking out my newest post!

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  5. Oh my goodness! This is so cute and creative:) Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy
    www.candysclothescloset.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh you did awesome!! I love everything about your room. The colors, the flooring, the little white cubby shelf on the wall. Great job!!

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  7. great job! doesn't it feel GOOD?! Love your prayer quote!!!

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  8. This looks great. What a transformation. I love the spool holder !!

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  9. Thank you! I've very pleased with it... I've definitely used it more since it has been cleaned and organized!

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