Craft room update time! It’s officially been (a little over) six months since I first introduced you all to my craft room/office. I have quite a few updates to share with you all, and even some life updates, too.
You can check out the original blog post here, so I’m not going to do a side-by-side shot of everything (because that would make this a really long post, and super picture-heavy). I will show you what’s new compared to what was there before. You can also see my inspiration in the original post, or on my Pinterest board here.
As you can see, I’ve kept the layout basically the same. The white dresser that use to be where the new desk is (to the left) was donated to an incredible family looking to furnish a room for potential future foster kids. Curtains have yet to be put up, and honestly, I’m not really sure how I want to go about doing that. I’ve gotten really weird about putting holes in the walls, so whatever gets hung up will have to be light so Command hooks will work. I just don’t want to make too many permanent changes to this apartment because it’s not our permanent home, but I do want it to be comfortable while we’re here.
Look at my cute Halloween wreathe! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen it, but the back of my door is its storage spot while it waits to be hung out on the front door again next October. The 3-drawer organizer has a new function. Since we got rid of the brown dresser, all the gift bags and tissue paper are in it. The top of it is relatively organized chaos for things that don’t have a home yet. Same with its top drawer. The biggest change in this room (other than the less clutter) is my new desk! And when I say new, I mean, as of yesterday I got it from IKEA with the help of my bestie, Samantha. I also bought sheer curtains and a new cordless drill. I put it together immediately. Next to it you’ll see the small set of white drawers that Aerial got for me back in June. It didn’t fit under the desk as originally planned, but it still works well next to the desk.
Across the room, you’ll notice the Big Blue Chair still in it’s same old spot. When I finally cleaned it off for Mom to come take, I sat in it and realized there was no way I could part with it. It’s the most comfortable piece of furniture I own, and short of needing a slipcover, it’s perfect for the space. You’ll notice that the brown dresser has been replaced by a white shelf from Walmart. The dresser was donated to a different lady that was a newly-single mom that needed as much furniture as she could get. The blue bin still holds random holiday stuff that I forget is in it until I look in it, like my nativity set and nutcrackers that I had been looking for since November and didn’t find until after Christmas. The cardboard box on top is the same one with miscellaneous craft stuff that doesn’t have a home yet.
Lastly, there’s the desks. Still the same old desks as before. I still want to get a new craft and sewing desk and get rid of these, but for the time-being, these will have to suffice. Now that I have a writing/office desk, I’m more willing to use these as they’re intended until I can afford the new ones. They’re significantly less cluttered, and it’s nice to be able to see the floor again. I finally got my rotary cutter and mat thanks to Michaels coupons.
I still have a few things on the to-do list; most of them involve getting the sewing desk and organization, but I’m happy with the current state of things. I’ve kind of sort of been going through the closet, but there are definitely still boxes in there from when we moved in almost four years ago.
So let me show you the two biggest changes:
The first would be the shelf versus the brown dresser that was there before. It’s helped SO much to be organized. I have so many craft supplies in their own boxes and all together so I’m not digging through bins and boxes looking for them. All my commercial sewing patterns (none of which I’ve used) are together, and I even decorated the back part with cute wrapping paper. On top is my fake peonies, a ceramic trinket box, my paper cutter, essential oil diffuser, and a sweet plaque gifted to me by a friend.
The next is the new desk that replaced the dresser that was in this same spot. As you can see, the Frenchie representation is strong (thanks, Nate Berkus for Target, for the tape dispenser), and I’ve pretty much stuck very strongly to the black, white, gold, and pink color scheme. I’ve also become a planner girl recently, so some of my planner stuff is on my organizer next to the desk. I also like that my desk is right by the door so I can come in and out easily and see what’s going on in the living room/kitchen.
Now for the brief life update:
I was recently able to leave my previous full-time job, and started my new part-time job last Monday. I absolutely love it, and I love having my mornings to spend time with the pup, take care of the apartment, and WRITE. One of Shane’s biggest stipulations on me getting this part-time job was that I needed to be working on my novels. As much as I love to sew and I love fashion, writing has always been my passion. It’s been the easiest and best way I could communicate, and story-telling is one of the things I know I am best at. I plan on having my novel finished by the end of 2017, so look out for updates on that.
Glad I could share this with you all. Let me know what you think!