My Craft Room has been the tattiest and most battered room in the house for quite some time, it was the children’s room when they were small and has undergone many changes over the years, to suit a variety of purposes, including, at one stage, being painted wall to ceiling in navy blue!!And when I moved in … it just got a cursory and very rough lick of magnolia, which was then hidden by a whole variety of display shelves and pin boards.
So before Christmas I finally decided that enough was enough and that I would have it “done” …. a proper paper and paint job, nothing fancy, just very practical.
In preparation for this momentous event, I started clearing out like there was no tomorrow, I have been soooooo ruthless, but I am hoping that the local charity shops will be pleased with the mountain of bags, full of bits, that I decided ….. I didn’t need anymore, will never use again or didn’t have a clue what to do with …… this will now be an on going task, as my intention is to continue to gradually pare down the stuff I chose, for now, to keep …..
….. because I could craft 24/7 for the next 50/100 years and would still have paper and packets of embellishments left unused! In away, having so much had become a bit of a burden ….. but now I feel some of that burden has been lifted, if that makes sense?
I have changed my work area round completely, so that I now work in quite an enclosed and compact space, with everything I use on an almost daily basis like my computer, printers, cutters and the contents of six sets of drawers close at hand.
I have also been ruthless with all the stuff that was on the walls and, for the time being, will keep them pretty bare, until I decide what will eventually go back. It’s very much a blank canvas, but I want to avoid it looking cluttered and bitty again and becoming a dust trap. I was given quite a few shadow/memory boxes for Christmas …. so I think I am now going to work on finding a few special pieces to put in them.
There are still a few bits to do, like fitting a blind and a new brighter ceiling light, and this corner (above) …… where the shelves containing all my "bit boxes” used to be ...……. I think the shelves will go back, even though I have managed to contain the boxes, since my “spring clean” in the cupboards below. But the work surface and the cupboard doors need some sort of attention as I don’t want to replace them at the moment ….. so I am thinking about Decopatching them …. which will add a lot of colour and a bit more “me” to what is, admittedly, at the moment a very bland room …… it’s just making the first move and sticking the first piece of Decopatch paper down!!!