Friday, March 22, 2013

My new craft space~sneak peek

Well, while the hubby and the girls were away last week in Michigan I ventured to IKEA.  Since I was left home alone, you all encouraged me to do something fun!  At least that was the excuse I gave to the Mister (I kid, well sort of).  Actually, we had already started making plans to turn our unused TV room upstairs into a craft room for me.  Well, someplace I could work  on sorting our 1000s of photos and wrap gifts and such without the hair of my two sweet 50+ lb dogs getting involved (they took over stole, infringed on my craft room in the basement)

The plans actually started long before last week.  We went back and forth as to what we wanted in the room and where to purchase the furniture items.  As most of you know, I LOVE POTTERY BARN!  (hubby insists it is more than that since the entire staff at our local store know not only us, but our two girls and their entire life story-this I kid not!)

Hubby liked the project table-so did I.  Didn't like the price, didn't like the fact that we could not see it before pulling the trigger and ordering it.  But, we did it anyway.  It arrived (while I was out teaching my littles).  One bookcase was damaged, so they were going to have to order another one (we had already been waiting a few weeks for the order to arrive).  However, when I came home and took one look at it in the room, I said it had to go back!  It was HUGE.  We had measured, but until physically seeing it in the space we had no idea just how huge.  Picture this, it looked like someone had placed an aircraft carrier in my old TV room!!  So, now on to plan B (or C, or D, or, well-you get the picture).

Our next thoughts were to purchase the same desk we have in our youngest daughter's room (which I did when at Ikea).  Then we were going to purchase some Billy bookcases and create "built-ins" similar to Ashli and Lee (Mini Manor).  I love the new rustic top they created when redesigning their office into a library.  I had planned to create a rustic weathered gray top for ours.  Well, while at Ikea I realized I really needed something I could put bins in since the shelves would be holding craft supplies for the most part.  So, I went back to my most loved product Ikea carries-the Expedite.

I managed to wrangle them home (by myself with the help of two sweet bystanders who insisted on helping me load them into my car).  I did manage to get them out of the car by myself and into the house.  From there it was up the stairs in pieces!

I am hoping with this weekend's expected nasty weather here in the south, that I will be forced to stay in and make some progress on this project.

Here's the sneak peek~

New chair from ZGallerie-I have a similar white version in our office and love it.  The pillow is one I had used in our bedroom and created the color scheme for the room. Lamp, on clearance at Target for around $8.

New Jennylund Ektorp chair from Ikea.  The pillow and throw were also previously used in our bedroom.

Soda can bud vase from Target, bowl-West Elm, and magazine files-$1 section at Target.


Close up of the bud vase.  Love the bit of whimsy it adds to the room.

I have purchased new white linen curtains from West Elm for the room as well.  I decided to stick with white for the larger/more expensive pieces so that if I ever want to change out the accessories I can do so without major expense.  Which around here happens quite often.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Stay warm and dry.

18 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it so warm and cozy!

Katie Clooney said...

Soda can bud vase? Sooo cute! Have not seen one but love it! I spend my life at Target. The Ikea chair is great looking and looks so comfy. Enjoy your alone time!!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Oh I love!!! Can't wait to see the final product!

Anne said...

Love the white Ikea chair and that bud vase is so cute! Have a lovely weekend:)
~Anne

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Lookin good so far...love the pretty coral color!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Love the color scheme! Can't wait to see the results! :)

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

This is coming along beautifully! I love the fun accents. I wish they had the white soda can vase at our Target- I would have scooped it right up! I love the direction this space is going. Looking forward to the reveal!

Katie said...

i love the colors!! especially the pillow and target lamp!!

jackie jade said...

loving it so far! can't wait to see the final big reveal. love your color scheme too!
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Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

From the sneak peek, I think the space is already gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it all. Love the colors you've chosen!

Leslie said...

I love the vase and Ikea chair! I'm still traveling.. be back in blog land soon;)

Khloé Belle Gadson said...

I love the soda can. That is truly unique and I love that you chose the salmon/pink as an accent color. Looks great! I am a new follower of your blog.

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Ohhh loving what I see so far! What a steal for the magazine holders and the color of the pillows are so pretty!
XO
Kristin

Val said...

I love everything.

Susannah said...

It's looking so good! I LOVE the bud vase! :-)

Brandi said...

I love the colors you chose for the room. Such a pretty room to be creative in.

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love what you've done so far with the room! Very pretty!

Designing Domesticity said...

Oh, love the sneak peak. Can not wait to see it all come together. Looks like it's going to be fun! Thanks for sharing, liz