Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art and Craft Room Makeover

I'm finally back!  I've been away from blogging for so long that I was rather embarrassed to start back up.  I also couldn't figure out where to start.  I was posting on Instagram because it was so much quicker and I could do it from my phone.  During the time that I was away from blogging we've been busy putting on a new deck (the last post I did), had new treds and risers put on our staircase, new floor put in our family room, had a large crack cut out and repaired in our kitchen ceiling, made the attic into my husband's listening room and office, and redecorated my art room.  Needless to say, I've been exhausted and couldn't keep up.

These are not the best pictures because I took them with my phone.  My husband, Rick, and I shared this room for several years and it's just a tiny room.  This was in such disarray for so long that I had quit painting entirely.  

It's nothing fancy but it's organized and it's all mine!!  I started out by painting the room with Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog.  The blinds are from Blinds.com and the rug is from Ikea.

The desk belonged to my sister and brother in law and was gifted to me when they remodeled their home.  

All the storage is from Ikea and my favorite is the 6 drawer unit that even holds my large canvases.

Rick made the apron holder for me.

I didn't want to share the before first and scare everyone away.  

This faze was actually during the time that we were moving Rick's office upstairs and he was trying to figure out what to get rid of and what to keep.

This is definitely my "happy Place" now and I'm ready to get back to work.

I'm picking up a brush for the first time in over a year and can't wait to see where it takes me!


  1. Have missed you! Glad you have a Happy Place to create again! I just recently clean mine up too! Feels Good!

  2. So organized, and pretty decor. The apron hanger is perfect. That little pie-shaped top table with the painting(under the computer), is so cute. Your room makeover looks wonderful :)

  3. I'm so happy for you! Now I wonder what you'll paint...you KNOW I love your art and my crafting room has more of your art on the walls than you're room! heehee! Enjoy your 'new' room! Hugs!

  4. I completely understand about being embarassed about being away from blogging. I just started back after being away for 7 or 8 months. We moved and our new house had carpet in the room that was to be my office/studio. So, a lot had to be done before I could even move my art supplies and equipment into the room. I love your new space. The desk is so lovely and I am leaving here to look at cabinets and rugs from IKEA! Glad you are back and can't wait to see what you paint. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and you always do some fantastic paintings of autumn themes.

  5. It is good to find your latest update. Good for you getting all those home improvement projects completed. Enjoy your organized workspace! What a neat coincidence that your shrug colors match the painting in progress. Alexine


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