Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Craft room decorations

I have been trying to "finish" my craft room, and I'm getting there.  I finally hung up some art on the walls, and I bought some fabric to make pillows for my couch.  If only I could find the time to actually MAKE the pillows.  

But, here's the update so far.

My grandma was an awesome lady and she had a great sense of humor.  My aunt was telling me how she was going through her stuff, and found a bag of cotton balls labeled, "Humpty Dumpty should have sat on this".  I feel like that is a perfect example of her sense of humor.  

She also had this weird skeleton thing hanging in her bathroom.  She was amused that it was grabbing it's crotch like it was doing the pee-pee dance.  When she passed away, my aunt asked if there was anything of hers I absolutely wanted.  I had to have the skeleton.  Every time I see it, I giggle.  

I hung it up in the craft room so it looks over my shoulder when I'm sitting at the sewing machine.  I still giggle every time I see it, but it also just reminds me of grandma and her awesome humor.  

This is a TERRIBLE picture, but it is REALLY hard to get a good representation of the room on camera.  The room is TINY (8'x9'), so no matter where you stand, you are practically right on top of whatever you are trying to capture in a picture.  

However, as I mentioned before, I have a thing for cityscapes.  I had a large picture of Paris hanging up in my guest room at my old apartment that is too large for the guest room at my new place (the windows make it hard to hang a large picture in the guest room).  Since the craft room is an inside room, it only has one window, and more space on the walls.  For now I have decided to hang it above my sewing machine, but I may switch it to the opposite wall and hang up a peg board type organizer above the sewing machine.  But, that won't happen for a while, so, it's staying where it is right now.  

And last but not least, one of my favorite pictures is this Pug I got for Christmas from Uncle M one year.  He always gives awesome gifts (I have an entire display shelf full of gifts he has given me over the years in my guest room, but that will be an entirely different post), and this was no exception.  It's basically pages of different books with the painting on top.  I think it looks awesome in the craft room.  

I also bought some fabric to make pillows.  The orange and blue fabric will be for the guest room and the gray is going to eventually be curtains for the kitchen.  But the other fabrics are for the craft room.  I just need time to sit down and make them.  

The room is getting there, and I think I managed to make it unique, without being ridiculous.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bedroom walls

I posted a picture of my bedroom with the navy blue walls.  I used Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent.  I seriously think it is soooo pretty even though it's REALLY dark.  Then, I finally got around to hanging up some art in the bedroom this weekend.  I have this thing for cityscapes (especially New York) and vintage travel posters. 

It's still a work in progress, but I have a little more done.  I really want to center the dressers on the wall, but they're kind of heavy, and I'm too lazy to do it right now.  So just picture it in your mind the way it SHOULD look.  It will get done.  Eventually. 

This angle is terrible (but my bed isn't made, and I didn't want the mess showing up in the picture). The picture also doesn't look so small in person.  I'm still not completely sold on this here.  I may end up moving it to my spare bedroom and putting something else a little bigger here.  But I love the print, and it's good here for now.  

Then, I was in Virginia this weekend and saw this cityscape and I needed to make it mine.  I was worried the wall would look a little too busy, but I also realized, I LIKE busy, so who cares if it does.  It's me.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015


When I bought my house, I made fun that every room was brown.  Then I realized every room in my house is now blue or green (or blue and green), so I guess I like to pick a theme as well. 

I hated the bathroom.  Everything was kind of oatmeal colored, or brown, and the vanity was pretty cheap looking and kind of chipping.  I wanted color (of course).  I also wanted to graduate from my periodic table of elements shower curtain I had in my old apartment. 

I decided to stick with the blue and green theme I had going.  I painted the vanity a darker version of the green in my craft room.  I found a shower curtain that I absolutely loved at Bed Bath & Beyond, and bought the towels on sale at Target.

I need to buy some new stainless hinges for the vanity, so I can attach the stainless door handles, and get something for the wall above the toilet.  But I'm pretty happy with the progress so far.  And all for under $100.

Blogger from my phone doesn't really let me arrange the pictures as I'd like, but here are some before and after shots.  I forgot to take a picture of the bathroom before I started, so I'm stuck with the old realtor photos and a cute picture of Little F that also shows the vanity :)