Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Monday, July 11, 2011

more craft room....

Jennifer......this is for you...........................here are a few more shots of my craft room...(you can see more on my picturetrail).........................................................my room is very tiny......my solution is lots of things with drawers and cubbies...................this drawer cabinet belonged to our neighbor....Mr. Wubben.......he passed shortly after we moved here, but i am honored to own his piece........................i keep some scrapping supplies as well as sewing supplies here.......the lamp belonged to my Mamaw Hill....the shade was a little tattered so I topped it with an old crocheted collar.....(my Mom saved this lamp and collected old crochet work).......i so try to include alot of my sentimental pieces in this room to give me comfort.......................on the floor are two old hooked rugs from a neighbor lady we used to buy fresh milk from when we moved here...(oh those were the days)...............she had a house full of hooked rugs, but at the auction, i could only afford the not so perfect ones...okay with me..........isn't it ironic, that i now hook rugs.... this is just a stack of old sewing machine drawers......alot of them are attached by groups of two, occasionally three.......so i have just stacked on top of one another and topped them with an old cutting boad.........i just wrap all my ribbons and group them by color in old canning jars..........



my work table is a very old table top without legs......i covered it with brown craft paper and topped with heavy plastic.......it sits on top of two file cabinets...(so there is storage underneath).....i then skirted it with gathered homespun............i use alot of advertising tins to hold supplies..........i have two old chocolate boxes and two chocolate tins.....old potato chip can...cracker.....marshmallow..............................well, you get the picture........



the window treatment is my mom's pieces of old lace hung from old yard sticks........i no longer keep my wool in this room.....loved looking at it in here, but it outgrew the room.........the old thread cabinet was my mom's, and logically enough...i keep my thread here.............


these are just a few shots & tips.......i use lots of tiny ...little things, so the drawer ...cubbie system works well for me.........................................................................i am blessed !






10 comments:

Shelley said...

Wonderful room...love it....the old lace on the window I adore...blessings.

annie said...

I love your room, it is fantastic! It looks like it has evolved through a family for years, like it has a life of its own! The lace and lamp remind me of my own Momma. Thanks for the glimpse in!

Ronda said...

Awesome,,,that's what it's all about, being around the things you love!..thanks for sharing.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Denise
the room is so pretty~so organized~ well used areas~ plus memories surrounding you in comfort~so glad you posted more pics~
smiles
Teresa

cottageprims said...

Oh my the dress form is drool worthy.Lovely room.Warm Blessings!~Amy

jennifer768 said...

Thank you so much !Love your room !I have gathered lots of good ideas from you . I think it is wonderful that you are using treasures from your past ,oh the memories in this room. I am off to view your picturetrail.Again thanks for sharing , now I need to find me some cubbies and tins.Hugs,Jen

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful room!! Mine looks like a tornado went through it!!

Enjoy your day~Becky

Prairie Blue... said...

hey girls......it does not always look like this...uh, most of the time it doesn't...I was taking pictures this day....of course I WOULDN'T show what it really looks like....love to all you gals that make my day and lift my spirits......blessings~Denise

TheCrankyCrow said...

That has to be one of the most inspiring and comforting rooms I've seen in a long, long, time. PLEASE come make sense of a room in my house!! I love all the "littles...." I'm forever picking up boxes, and tins, and such....I have a tiny house all over and storage is always my nemesis...so I covet those....But you bring them all together so wonderfully and beautifully....Thanks for the peek! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Pam said...

What a great crafting area. I like all your drawers stacked on top of each other. And your dress form. She's very cute!