I'm going to work backwards on this post, showing you where I'm at with my CREATE SPACE, and then will give details in future posts. I'm just so blessed to have this space, a little time to create, and a partner who encourages and supports projects - big and small.
From the doorway into the room - my desk for sewing and blogging, lots of storage in small mason jars shelved in mini crates from Micheal's (details in future metamorphosis post).
So here are a few "Before" the metamorphosis pictures I posted a month ago when the room still housed remnants of my son's furniture, school diploma, boxes of memories, and projects waiting to be created. . I'm not proud of the mess this space had became, but I'm coming out the cocoon of chaos one project at a time!
I found the "IMAGINE" "DREAM" "CREATE" word art at Michael's when buying the crates, so brought them home to spray paint when I did the crates. I have something else in mind for this wall, but for now, it works. The rest of the room's accessories were found shopping in the house and garage. I like this lamp with fireflys and beads around the shade. Atop the "Campaign Desk" from World Market, I thought it had an "Out of Africa" feel to it. See my Pinterest board used for imagining this room. Way too much of an outback tangent, but it was fun to imagine a tiger covered chair in the corner.
A few "Out of Africa" ideas that never made it into the room, but were fun to imagine:
Pillow closeup (tutorial to follow in the future.) Loved the fabric with birds and inspirational words/phrases.
see her post for great inspiration). We chose two units to put side-by-side for an asymmetrical vibe. Love the wicker baskets for hiding mail-to-be-sorted, and projects-to-be-made.
The other side of the room, so my creative husband can join me for projects, and then also another space that I can use to cut out fabric. The two desks are from World Market, and have small "bread board" like extensions on either side, perfect for extra equipment, baskets, or reading. The quilt above this desk is one I found while antiquing years and years ago. A young man was trying to sell it to the shop owner, who wasn't overly keen on buying it. I loved the detail, graphic design, and craftsmanship. I motioned the eager seller outside, and asked him why he was selling it. He said, "I have a date with a beautiful woman, but I have no money. My grandmother made this, and she told me to use it wisely." I told him I would give him a hundred dollars, and my phone number so that if he wanted to buy it back, he always could. I've enjoyed it in my living room for years as stunning graphic fabric art, but recently updated the living room. It will be a constant CREATE inspiration.
What a joy to have a place to imagine, dream, create, and read, and write, and blog, and whatever/wherever my day takes me. Now what I need is time, a most precious resource.
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