It’s finally here!!! part 1

Well it’s finally here!!!  The post you all have been waiting to read is finally here!  Our new craft studio is finally ready for some crafting magic!

Let’s start with the reminder of what it was before the transformation.

photo4 photo3 photo2When I first moved into our new house, the craft studio was just a storage room for unpacked boxes.  Well after several months of unpacking, we finally were able to empty it.  It took us a few weeks to get it fully painted.  My daughter and I did the painting.  I also went around the room before painting, taking out all of the nails and repairing the holes that were left behind.  It took so long to paint because the walls were made of wood paneling and it really absorbed each layer of paint.  We ended up painting three layers of paint because of this. 

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First we had to clean the walls and repair any holes left from taking nails out of the wall.

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And the painting begins!

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BEFORE

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AFTER: One layer of paint.

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My Roxy wanted to even help! Awwww….she is so darn cute!!

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Please…please…PLEASE! Can I help!!!

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AFTER: Three layers of paint! Nice and solid pink, just the way I wanted it!!

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I don’t want this to be too long of a post, so I am going to end this one here.  Not to worry, the second part will be coming up soon with even more picture!

Thanks for reading this post and if you want to see more pictures or see some of my bloopers, check out my Facebook page and you will get to see special pictures that I won’t post here!

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The Craft Studio is Almost Ready!!

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The craft studio is almost ready!!!  I can’t show you anything yet.  I just have the last few small furniture pieces to get and I have that shopping trip planned for next Tuesday.    It is all coming together and it is looking good so far!  I can’t wait to show it all to you here.

It has been a long hard journey, a journey that I surprisingly enjoyed taking.  I put my heart and soul into the design of this room and I really love how it is coming together so far.   There were a few detours, but it was brought back on track and was push forward.

So in the next week or two I will try my first video posting and (crossing my fingers that it comes out good) and will post it for you all to see.  So until then, have a wonderful weekend!!

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Stampin’ Up! News and an Update

Hi all my crafty friends!!

I just wanted to let all of my digital crafty friends know of some Stampin’ Up! news.  Every week on Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! releases new digital downloads for their My Digital Studio program.  If your wondering what you can do with My Digital Software, take a look at my header and the “Shop 24/7” and the “Save 20%” buttons.  I created these with My Digital Download.  Stampin’ Up! even offers a 30-day trial if you want to try My Digital Studio before buying it.  To find out more about the software program, click here.  To see what the latest digital downloads are, click here.

I also wanted to give my crafty friends an update on my craft room.  Well today is shopping day.  I go and buy an IKEA Expedit shelving unit, a desk, a craft storage base, and some office/desk accessories.  I put already into the craft room, one of the vintage dresser that belonged to my husband’s step-grandfather.  I love the character that this dresser shows, all of the nicks and scratches.   It really shows the life that my husband’s family has lived.  As soon as I get the items built and put in place, I will be taking more pictures and will post them here.

Have a great day everyone!!!

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Update to Craft Studio!

So, I wanted to give you all an update to my craft studio situation.  It has been moving really slowly unfortunately.  It was not due to any specific reason, just life getting in the way of our plans. Before we moved into our house, we had to move my mother-in-law’s stuff into her new home.  We had the craft studio emptied and it just needed a good cleaning and vacuuming.  Now that we have moved in to the house, it is now the catch-all room for boxes.  This is how it looks now:

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Yes, we will haven’t unpacked everything.  Here are some more pictures of the other side of the room.

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And my computer desk looks like this:

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Since these pictures were taken, we have emptied all of the kitchen boxes and they have been taken out of the craft studio and its a little bit more empty.  We haven’t done any more because for the longest time, about a month or so, we have been looking for the bolts that we use to put our bed together.  They were last seen in the craft room but have been missing for a while.  We have the headboard, footboard, and the supporting boards (its from Ikea) in the craft room.  Just today, we found the bolts for the bed so now my husband will be able to take out the headboard, footboard and the supporting boards and put our bed together in our bedroom and we will be able to start painting in the craft room.

So that is the update for now.  Thank you all for reading and following along.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you!!!!!

Hello everyone. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and prayers. On February 3rd, we lost my husbands grandmother. My husband was very close to his grandmother as she was a second mom to him and his brothers. She took care of them while their mom worked two jobs. Needless to say, the family was really rocked by her passing.

I do have a few post planned to get back up to speed and I hope you enjoy them. One of them is a craft studio project that we are planning. It’s an exciting project that I am looking forward to sharing with you all. Another one is the sewing projects that I am planning to enhance the decor of our house.

So I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for keeping me and my family in your thoughts.

Have a craftastic day!

Tricia