Saturday, July 17, 2010

My new craft room!

Before I share some of my projects with you, I wanted to share pictures of my new work space! I am super excited about my very pink, super girly, crafting haven. In a house full of boys, I don't get to see very much of my favorite color. When my dear, sweet husband agreed to let me take over half of the guest room, I jumped on it right away!! :) I am still not quite done organzing, and I have to find a few more things to hang on the walls, but I am making decent progress. In the other half of the room, which you can't see in the pictures, there is an antique chair and a full sized bed for guests. Here she is... I am so proud!!



After searching for the perfect shade of pink for the walls, I settled on Behr Watermelon Pink, from Home Depot. It is the perfect shade of vibrant pink, not too red, purple or orange. It is so bright and fun! My husband made the table himself! We had saved the table top from our old kitchen table when we got our new one. It had been sitting in the garage for the better part of 2 years, waiting to be used for the perfect project. He but it in half length wise, and then cut self supporting braces to anchor it to the wall. Of course, I used this room as an excuse to make a trip to IKEA for super cheap organizational stuff! For less than $60, I got my pink chair, the metal bar, baskets and pink buckets on the left wall, and the adorable little jars that house my buttons. The pink stacking drawers under the desk on the left are from Walmart and the pink storage boxes under the desk on the right are from KMart (not sure if they are still available still as I have had them for a few years). I came across these cute plastic placemats at Target on clearance for $.25, and thought that they would make perfect craft mats. I can work on them, and once they get all inked up, I can toss them and get new ones. :)


I was in Michael's one day looking for ideas and stumbled upon a huge 18x30 print by Robin Constable Hanson. Not only did I get it with my 40% off coupon, but the colors are a perfect compliment to the Watermelon Pink
walls. It definately holds sentimental value to me though, as my Nana's favorite flowers were Pansies. I know she would just love it! *smile*




Just last week was my 30th birthday, and I had been wanting to get a die cutting and embossing machine for some time. I did lots of research and settled on the Cuttlebug. I was all set to ask my husband to pick me one up at Michaels, and THEN, I found out that HSN.com offers a PINK Cuttlebug bundle! Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeee! :D It is a great little gadget, and even greater cause it is so pretty in pink.

Right now, I have a beautiful bouquet of bright flowers in my craft room, and I love looking at them. They make me happy. It looks as if they were grown especially to be put in *my* room. One of my very best friends gave them to me for my birthday. She knows me so well. I will be so sad to see them go, but I made sure to take lots of pictures of them so I can continue to enjoy them. I will probably get one of the pictures framed and hang it in my room. Aren't they gorgeous?!?!


And finally, I will close this post with a picture of the vicious attack dogs that I have trained to protect my girly haven. *wink* I'd like you to meet Gunner and Sierra, my two precious Cocker Spaniels, who are in desperate need of a haircut and a bath right now. They can't wait to get into my room, and spend their time in there with me, lounging on the bright pink shag throw rug that they think was made especially for them. :)

14 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Wow, Audrey. This is a beautiful work space. So clean and organized and put together. And it sounds like you got lots of deals, which makes it even better. Thanks for showing it to us - I just love looking at everyone's spaces.

Jen Carter said...

This is a super cool room! LOVE all that pink! Reminds me of my daughter's room (she's 2 and I went pink crazy!). Congrats on a new blog too!

Ted said...

Wow....it's quite.....pink.

I'd like to nominate your husband for sainthood for agreeing to all that. ;) Let him know his application will arrive in the next few days.

I like how organized you are! :) I commend you!

Noora said...

Congratulations!!..its very beautiful! and it is very pink!..:P..and the new blog is awesome too, love the design..may u creat many beautiful cards in that craft room!

Becky said...

Great craft space!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

paperella said...

Welcome to blogland! Love your super duper pink room, and that pink Cuttlebug is so cute! Mine is the plain green one, but now you made me want to customize it up a bit :)

Alli Miles said...

Seriously how cute is this??!!! I love the boldness of your room. Wish I could be so bold. Love all the special touches in your room. Wishing you lots of stampy happiness ahead. Hugs.

Melissa said...

So fun, Audrey!! I love the color of your craft room and all your coordinated goodies! Can't wait to see what else you'll post!

Anika said...

Your room looks fabulous! I LOVE pink too! Can't wait to see what you make in your new space!

Gayatri said...

Welcome to the blogland! and Congratulations on your new blog. Woohoo! Love your craft room, Audrey! All matching matching. Looks sp pretty. Now can't wait to see your beautiful craft work:)

Jill said...

Well, since a) pink is also my favorite color and b)I came thisclose to using a variation of "pink ink" in my blog title . . . I LOVE YOUR GLORIOUS NEW CRAFT SPACE!!!! Audrey, it's just dreamy, and so clean and organized. And color coordinated! Congratulations and have fun creating in your new room!

Lindsay said...

Oh sweet pink love! This is divine! If I had a room like this I would NEVER come out! Ever.

Laurie said...

What a great room! I love the color!

Cindy said...

Wow I love the wall color. I'm a pink girl too. I have 2 of the same chairs you do - the hot pink one - IKEA right? Bet you love spending time in here. TFS:)

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