Sunday, January 16, 2011

When one thing leads to another......

Walked into my craft room the other day and took one look at this............................

IMG_0020and thought you HAVE to do something, girl!

Lo and behold, that evening, when I was browsing the blogs I came upon Antie Joy's A Day In The Life blog. Joy is a very personable lady who lives in Oregon too, and ta-da! there was my inspiration.  Joy had recently redone her studio and redressed her shelves to the Nimes!

I decided I needed to have me some of that, so I started with the broom and a box and cleaned up and decluttered and rearranged the shelves first....like this..

IMG_0062_1 and this.............

IMG_0063_1That's when I thought...hmmmmm....this white looking set of drawers sitting underneath my new arrangement looks really blah......

IMG_0033Well, that won't do......the next inspiration came from looking at too many blogs and reading too many magazines..........I got out an old book written in German and started tearing pages out of it..........

IMG_0035Just glue them on with some Modge Podge and let it dry........

IMG_0036 With a sharp razor blade I trimmed off the excess paper, glazed the whole thing with some dark walnut stain and varnished.

IMG_0040 Added glass knobs and a box-store set of drawers takes on some character. 

IMG_0042Well, now, you probably noticed the lovely blue drawer fronts on dresser below......that will never do.....out comes the white paint, a glaze of stain and a little sandpaper and here we go...........

IMG_0043Rest of the room is looking much better too........IMG_0050_1at least you can see the floor.....yeah, I painted that too....but it was five or six years ago.

IMG_0061Recognize the paint brush holder?  I got it for a dollar at a church rummage sale, it is a silver plated cruet set holder....repurposed.

And I will leave you with my card.......

IMG_0046_1That is how it goes for me.....one thing ALWAYS leads to another!

Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and you can follow me anytime!  I am linking up to Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphsis Monday, Make It Monday at Cottage Instincts, Amaze Me Monday at  Dittle Dattle, Today's Creative Blog, Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday, The Answer is Chocolate's January Open House

32 comments:

Mindy said...

LOVE it Jan...I'm super jealous!!

Patti said...

Isn't it always that way? LOVE your business card holder - very cute!!

June@I will craft said...

Nice makeover. I love the repurposed cruet set. I'll now be on the look out for one.

Staci said...

Lookin' good! That little set of drawers really cleaned up nice. Are you inspired now? :)

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I love your drawers with the pages on it!! And the knobs work perfectly!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs ~~ Suz

inspiringcreativeness.blogspot.com

vintage vine said...

I like what you did with the drawers...it really dressed it up...Great Job! Thanks for sharing over at Cottage Instincts.

Sloane said...

Ooooo I just love a freshly organized space! It just makes me giddy! LOL Great job on the drawers.

lucy said...

awesome!! love what you did to the drawers!!!

Ruth said...

First time visitor and I truly am inspired. Presently I don't have a special "My Room" but I do love yours! Seems we may have a Havanese in common. Thanks for the inspiration!

Auntie Joy said...

Looks great Jan,
Don't you wish it would look like that every time you walk by? It only takes about 5 minutes and mine is a disaster again!
JOY!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Like what you did with the place! Those drawers turned out great.

Ravenous Rae said...

Great idea with the drawer fronts - it came out great... I will have to keep that in mind for any future re-dos!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great metamorphosis! Love the book page drawers and the dresser in white. You've got some wonderful supplies on hand, too. So much inspiration sitting on your shelves!

Heather said...

Great idea with drawers. I really love the hand! Nice to meet you on CED!

Marty said...

Love the drawers=)) What a neat idea=)

Shigune Matsui said...

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Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Such a nice room to craft in...it looks great!

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

Karen said...

I could SO use your help in redoing my sewing room which right now looks like a cyclone hit. I love your renovations. You have so much talent!

Rein said...

What a wonderful room,love your vintage stamps!

Tammy said...

great craft room makeover. very creative.

Heidi said...

I am always so happy when I reorganize my studio! Looks great! Funny I have a hand from a mannequin kind of like yours!
:)Heidi

Anna said...

Great projects - love the hand and those drawers look great!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I need to reorganize too ! You did a great job and fun redo!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great craft room. I love it! Ahhh . . . to have a space just for creating!

Kathy said...

Oh, I love your craft room redo! I am in the process of trying to figure out what to do wiht my craft room/guest bed room, and your projects are inspiring me. The business card holder is wonderful--how inventive.

Great vintage box cameras in the header, as well. I will have to post some pics of our collection one of these days.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your craft room and the fun "containers" for all your "stuff". I'm working on mine and NEEDED this inspiration!! Thank you!!!
(and loved the old papers on the drawers: perfect!)
Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my wall! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your room! I'm so glad you stopped by so I can put you on my google reader. We ARE enjoying the sunshine!!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your craft room!!

Sandy Ang said...

How super organized everything looks after the reorg. Love your decoupaged drawers - it's got such wonderful vintage charm!

Sonnie said...

Hi! I found your blog via Cottage Instincts - glad I stopped by - you have a great blog and a great craft room, too!

Julie said...

What an awesome room! LOVE, love, love your blog here...your new drawers are so pretty!!!