|My mantra--I've had this magnet on my fridge for some|
time! Turns out it fits into my Craft Room decor now!
Instead, I intend to take some time to catch up on the blog. There are a lot of things I'd like to share, and I hope you will feel it is worth it, dear readers. Along with life/knitting events, one additional thing I intend to continue is The Sock Project. (You will be able to single out those posts as that name will be in the title). But for today, let's start at nearly the beginning: what I did over last Spring Break.
It turns out that Virginia Woolf was right: having a room of one's own truly is amazing and wonderful; and it is all the more glorious when you have waited 28 years for it. We now (finally!) have only 3 of our 6 children living at home, leaving one bedroom free. A guest room, you say? I think not. A craft room it was.
So, last April--after many months of discussing how to do it--my husband and I set out for real to create a special room for me in our home. Oh, I had been using the room for a little while already, but with weird, odd and end furniture. Not to mention that the room had a strange, musty feel, as though it was always dusk in there. Now it was going to really feel like my room.
My new room has been a marvelous getaway in my own home, the place I go after work and waaaaaayyyyyyyy too much intense human interaction. In fact, it sometimes feels like a vacation when I am in here! (Of course, I am in the craft room right now...)
The next few posts will be the story of how we did it, and will hopefully contain a few good DIY tips along the way. Let's get started!
|Jolene's mural, done around 2003. She is now 28 years old and has not lived at home for 11 years!|
A triple layer of KILZ did the trick and brought the room back to its original very drab self. It also revealed the red "mistakes" that were all over the ceiling and floor moulding, leftovers of the mural and of another wall, which at one time was fire engine red.
|Sad, but time to move on!|
|Covered! Whew. 3 coats of KILZ|
|The filing cabinet and a couple of the white walls. Also, note the bamboo|
shade in the window. Not at all conducive to my 50's theme.
|Morning always bring me strength and determination! Anything seems|
|Notice the coffee cup -- always at the ready!|
I decided the room needed energy, and I had only one week off work, so I hit the paint department at
More next time! Stay tuned!
Here is a tiny sneak peek: