Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Surf2create blog started...my design of my craft room, where I do all kinds of crafts!

Welcome to Surf2create! I have used Pinterest to find interesting ideas to design my own space...my craft room so I can create! So many people kept saying I needed to start a blog to show how I applied all the ideas I pinned from Pinterest to create a room for myself where I do all kinds of crafts that interest me. So....here it is!  I hope you enjoy seeing what I have created as much as I have enjoyed designing my new craft room!

Amy Butler's Love Paradise Garden Periwinkle
Amy Butler's Love Paradise Garden Periwinkle
Amy Butler's Love Sunspots Tangerine
Amy Butler's Love Sunspots Tangerine

First, how it all started! Our daughter moved to an apartment when she went to college in 2012. Like other moms, I always put others before myself when it came to space in the house. I had always used a walk-in closet or even the 'dog' room for my space where I created craft projects, sewed, made mosaics, designed jewelry, etc., etc...all my many interests! As soon as her bedroom was empty, I looked around and thought, "It's my turn! I get this space for myself". (After I asked her if it was okay with her, of course! I'm still the mom!) Two years later and I'm still designing and creating the craft room! Lots has happened, so let me get started showing you what I have done so far! 

I was so excited to get started! I picked out the fabric for my new valance! Amy Butler's Love Paradise Garden Periwinkle and Love Sunspots Tangerine (above). The valance pattern was Tracy from Pate Meadows Design. Here is a link to Pate Meadow's Tracy pattern design.

My daughter's bedroom was painted red! So covering the red paint with my new light green was pretty difficult! But, I loved it! 

BEFORE

Craft room before 1
Craft room picture before (where sewing machine is now).
craft room before 2
Craft room before (craft closet).
 craft room before 3
Craft room before (memory shelves).
craft room before 4
Craft room before.
IN PROGRESS and AFTERWARD (The color looks off in the 2nd pic. The first one with the closet doors is more the color.)

After pic - Craft Room paint
After pic - Craft Room paint
Craft room after paint with valence
Craft room after paint with valance
Below are pictures of my valances! I had found antique spools at a local antique store. I used these to hang my valances. Installing the spools onto the wall was a little challenging to say the least!  As you can see, we screwed the spools onto a board and then mounted the board onto the wall above the window. The board blends in nicely and you barely notice it. I also used twine to cover the hooks that the ties hang from. I posted my design on Pate Meadows' Picture Gallery website here

Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Antique spools used for hanging my craft rooms' valances.
Pate Meadows Tracy pattern for my valences!
Pate Meadows Tracy pattern for my valences!
While I was painting, making my valances, and hanging the valances, I was pinning, pinning and pinning from Pinterest! My fan pulls were the first project where I used an idea from Pinterest in my craft room! Here are pictures of my design of my fan pulls.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
Fan pulls for my craft room...wood spools and beads.
This was just the start! Many, many, many ideas started flowing after this! I work full time as a Technology Director at a private school so I work a lot of hours! My space is where I create and forget all the techy stuff! It is my space where I relax and have fun! I don't get to play in my room as often as I like. And, I can only create when I'm IN THE MOOD! I'm sure many of you are like me in that way. So, that's why this is a project in the making. It has taken me two years to get where I am now and I'm still not finished! So many more fun projects to do! So, keep checking back! Be sure to subscribe to receive free notifications via email when I post to my blog! I'll get you caught up and then you can keep watching to see what all I create in my new space! 

Happy surfing, pinning and creating!






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