Thursday, June 23, 2011

1st Craft Room Post! YAY!

   I've been meaning to write this post for a while now. I really wanted to tell you a little bit of how I'm doing with the craft room. I painted it purple, something between lilac and magenta on the light side, this picture doesn't show the true color. There's not much to show about the room yet, but as I told you in the last post I made the cupboard an important part of it.


   I don't know if you can tell but I took care of the weathered wood with some wood oils and dyes. It looks stunning! The closure had some minor issues which I fixed with epoxy and I cleaned it very carefully inside and out. I'd like to hang something from the closure, maybe tassels or pom poms but I'm not sure. I have to give it some thought.


   Yay! You can see all my fabric there, the first space is still random, there is a book and some notions. The second is holding my 5 yds of black gauze that I'll use for my blouse. The third has all the small cuts of super cute fabrics, you know fat quarters and scraps. I want a cute basket for the scraps but I haven't found the perfect one yet. The fourth is holding all the imported fabrics; the ones I buy from Etsy and such. They're also my favorites, you know cotton-linen blends, japanese imports, Michael Miller etc. The fifth has all the fabrics I purchase locally, Walmart, Capri and some smaller fabric shops. There's more fabric there because I take advantage of the sales, when they have $1 a yard and prices like that I like to buy 3 or 4 yards. The drawer that is pulled out has some random notions like: poly and cotton webbing, purse handles, trims, all of my cardboard patterns and all my solid colored fabrics. The bottom drawer that is closed has all the interfacing.

   As I was folding and placing my fabrics there I found out that I'm not a hoarder, not much I think. I think I'll have to fix that... :-D

16 comments:

  1. LOL . . . not being a hoarder is not a bad thing! It just means you use what you have . . . something I need to do more of for sure. ;)

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  2. @ Skooks: Hahahaha I know, but it was kind of an inside joke. My partner always says that I have too much fabric and that I keep buying more without using what I already have. I always say that its not true and that I need the fabric to make something, and that I'll find out what it is someday.

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  3. What a cute joke! Just enjoyed your post! Lovely space you got here. Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  4. You really put a shine on your armoire! It glows!

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  5. @ Sanghamitra: I went to see your blog, I must say it is stunning. Thanks for reading.

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  6. @ Honey: I did, I spent a few days cleaning it and fixing the wood. Thanks for the visit!

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  7. It looks really good though! And hey storage is always a plus! Following from the Creative Bloggers blog hop :).

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  8. @ Marlee: Thanks a lot! and thanks for reading.

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  9. I love your cupboard it is so beautiful. Thanks so much for liking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
    Crystal
    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  10. @ Crystal: Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to link to the Party!!!

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  11. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post! :)

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  12. @ SJ: It's a pleasure, I love it!

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  13. First of all, Yadira, I'm glad to see you spell "Yay" the same was as I do. I was wondering if I did it correctly. Since there's 2 of us, we must both be right, right?

    2nd I love the dark wood w/ the purple walls! And did you build the little cubbyholes in the cabinet, or were they there? They are great. Many nice sizes. And I'm impressed that you can't fill that small space. I could!

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  14. @ No Regrets:

    1st, I think we were right about Yay! :D.
    2nd, The cubbyholes were already there. I was looking for the perfect cubbies to store my fabric and then I found this gorgeous cabinet. If you run out of space to store your fabrics I can give them a warm house in the caribbean. LOL

    Have a nice day!

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  15. We don't have built in closets at home so most of the time our clothesm, books and other necessities are made in those hardwood cabinets too. But yours is more beautiful. It's a classic piece.

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    1. Really? I'd love to see. I've never seen a real person using wood cabinets to store their things. Sounds cool. :D

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