Thursday, 8 March 2012

Crafting Room & Inspiration Board.

After figuring out what crafting means to me my husband decided to make me a deal;
If he could move our 2 computer desks into the living room then he would help me create a crafting room upstairs in (what was before the change) the stock/computer/workroom.

And so we did.
I went looking for the perfect idea's to design the room and he did al the hard work.

My bookcases (Billy/IKEA) that used to be in the living room moved upstaires, which I really like.
Some of the big closets (PAX/IKEA) stayed, holding the laundry dryer and some other workstuff.
And we bought some new cabinets and a desk (Expedit/IKEA) to complete the room.

So, the furniture was finished, now I had to unpack all the boxes and give everything a place.
I'm almost finished and at last, I can really call it my own little crafting room!

The thing that was still missing was a inspiration board.

I never knew this is what is was called along the crafting community.

Without knowing I have always been busy with inspiration boards and even inspiration walls, a place to collect the objects that inspire you in your work or day-to-day life.

So, this week, I finished my design for the board and we placed it on the wall.

Here are some picture's of the crafting room;
(I just LOVE IKEA! Did you notice?)

My new expedit cabinets & desk.
The vintage trunk underneath holds my unfinished projects. 
A close-up from a part of the storage of crafting-supplies.
Underneath the desk are still some unpacked boxes and an old trunk that I want to overhaul.
Some clever storage and a framed puzzle. I absolutely love the picture on the puzzle!
We made the puzzle together last winter (2010), it's a 2000 piece puzzle and it took us a while to finish it. 
Next to my desk is my little girls desk (Lack/IKEA) and chair (Mammut/IKEA). It has a little storage unit (Bygel/IKEA) on the wall which holds her krayons, big pencils and markers. On her desk is the purple box I made with her small pencills & erasers.
The bookcases (on the right) hold my book collection as well as storage boxes.

Since my little girl is my biggest inspiration I found it only fitting  to hang the new inspiration board above her little desk. It's exists out of 2 notice boards which I painted. 
I used the "Dark Dudes" thin-plates, that we already had for a long time but never really found a place for, as a base for the coloring. And the first edition to the board was of course the March 12 tags of 2012 I made for the Tim Holtz challenge.  

Because we really want to move to another house we didn't paint the walls.
Although it might take a while before we are able to move, we just don't want to spend to much money in our current home.

When we move however, it will be into a bigger house (one with an attic!) and there the attic will become the crafting-room. (including the laudry-dryer and stuff, but that's fine by me!)

I'm sure that the walls of that attic won't be white for a very long time!
I would love some purple and maybe even dark-red on the walls to pull it all together and make it completely my own.

But for now, I am absolutely excited with the result and it already made my crafting adventure a lot easier!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Tim Holtz 

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