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Featuring YOUR Creative Spaces and a $100 Pottery Barn Giveaway!!

30 Mar
Winner of the gift  card is #36 Lauren from Elephants Trunk!

Wow – I have had such a wonderful time going through YOUR creative spaces over the past few days. 

Over 100 spaces have been linked up and I can only say I am blown away!!!
I said I would do a wrap up, but I seriously every single one deserves to be spotlighted!!! 
 What incredible spaces to create in!  
Here are just a few of the dozens that have been linked up. If you are looking for inspiration,
come over and have a look. 
You will be amazed!!! 
 This room is incredible, but in particular this ladder/organizing system is rocking my world @ Whisperwood Cottage
I am in love with this room and rug. So pretty @ Blue Sky Confections
This wall pegboard is genius @ This Blessed Nest

So creative – paint a blackboard wall @ Lilliedale
I am loving the bright, vintage vibe in this creative space @ Being Brook
I love this room and quirky inspiration holder @ A Bit Tattered Art

 Check out this room and find out how to turn a wine rack into cool fabric storage @ Project Anthologies

The orange and white color theme are so bright and crisp in this office @ Build, Sew, Reap
 I adore this homemade desk @ Social Salutations
What a difference a little paint and imagination make @ C.R.A.F.T
You don’t need an expensive desk to have a beautiful workspace, I love this DIY sawhorse desk @ Aisle to Aloha
Add the look of wallpaper by stenciling a focal wall like this one @ Clean and Scentsible
And the key to a well run craft room is organization. I love this system {and the pink and green color scheme} @ Hoot Designs
I adore this romantic and beautiful craft space @ Songbird
This room and quirky frame wall makes me happy @ I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
Awesome idea – turn a spice rack into an organizing tool for you crafty space @ Amy Cornwell
And if you don’t have a designated craft room, repurpose a different space in your house like Amanda did @ Serenity Now
There were quite a few great craft spaces made out of closets. I love that idea. Like this one @ Gwenny Penny
And there were a few that repurposed their spaces like this dining room to craft room @ Tale of Many Cities


 Another great idea is to carve out a small corner of another room like this crafty area in a play room @ She’s Crafty

Even a formal living room can be converted into a creative space, like this one @ Sit Relax and Read

And it cap it off — who wouldn’t LOVE their own Creative Cottage?? @ Boxoftrix

Seriously, every single space linked up was so inspiring. 
I am leaving the linky open in case you want to link up YOUR crafty space later.
I thought it might be a great way for people to find YOUR blog and creative spaces.

And one of my favorite sponsors — GroopDealz sent me an email offering a giveaway for this Crafty Space Feature.  
They are giving one of YOU a Pottery Barn gift card 

to help YOU create a more beautiful crafty space. 

Isn’t that nice???

In case you aren’t familiar with GroopDealz, they are the hot deal-of-the-day site, with a  crafty/fun spin. I love the specials for great discounts they feature like I picked up $25 worth of Garnish {beautiful packaging} items for $15 the other day!! Great deal.

or 
and 
Basically you enter your email and each day Groopdealz emails you with the deal of the day and you can decide if you want to buy it or not. 
So how can YOU win a  
$100 Pottery Barn gift card? 
Easy! 

  • Sign up to get Groopdealz’s deal of the day emails. {You can unsubscribe at any time} one entry.
  • Like Groopdealz on Facebook where they have tons of giveaways and ways to win. one entry. 
  • Follow Groopdealz on Twitter where you can find out about their monthly iPad giveaway. one entry. 
and if you have done all of these and want an extra entry: 


  • Let me know what YOU would buy with the $100 Pottery Barn gift card. one entry. 
Leave me a comment for each thing that you do so I can make sure you get an entry.

{this giveaway will run until  Monday, April 4th}
 Thank you for sharing YOUR Creative Spaces!!!
Have a Beautiful Day!!! 
xoxo



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Featuring YOUR Creative Spaces and a $100 Pottery Barn Giveaway!!

30 Mar
Winner of the gift  card is #36 Lauren from Elephants Trunk!

Wow – I have had such a wonderful time going through YOUR creative spaces over the past few days. 

Over 100 spaces have been linked up and I can only say I am blown away!!!
I said I would do a wrap up, but I seriously every single one deserves to be spotlighted!!! 
 What incredible spaces to create in!  
Here are just a few of the dozens that have been linked up. If you are looking for inspiration,
come over and have a look. 
You will be amazed!!! 
 This room is incredible, but in particular this ladder/organizing system is rocking my world @ Whisperwood Cottage
I am in love with this room and rug. So pretty @ Blue Sky Confections
This wall pegboard is genius @ This Blessed Nest

So creative – paint a blackboard wall @ Lilliedale
I am loving the bright, vintage vibe in this creative space @ Being Brook
I love this room and quirky inspiration holder @ A Bit Tattered Art

 Check out this room and find out how to turn a wine rack into cool fabric storage @ Project Anthologies

The orange and white color theme are so bright and crisp in this office @ Build, Sew, Reap
 I adore this homemade desk @ Social Salutations
What a difference a little paint and imagination make @ C.R.A.F.T
You don’t need an expensive desk to have a beautiful workspace, I love this DIY sawhorse desk @ Aisle to Aloha
Add the look of wallpaper by stenciling a focal wall like this one @ Clean and Scentsible
And the key to a well run craft room is organization. I love this system {and the pink and green color scheme} @ Hoot Designs
I adore this romantic and beautiful craft space @ Songbird
This room and quirky frame wall makes me happy @ I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
Awesome idea – turn a spice rack into an organizing tool for you crafty space @ Amy Cornwell
And if you don’t have a designated craft room, repurpose a different space in your house like Amanda did @ Serenity Now
There were quite a few great craft spaces made out of closets. I love that idea. Like this one @ Gwenny Penny
And there were a few that repurposed their spaces like this dining room to craft room @ Tale of Many Cities


 Another great idea is to carve out a small corner of another room like this crafty area in a play room @ She’s Crafty

Even a formal living room can be converted into a creative space, like this one @ Sit Relax and Read

And it cap it off — who wouldn’t LOVE their own Creative Cottage?? @ Boxoftrix

Seriously, every single space linked up was so inspiring. 
I am leaving the linky open in case you want to link up YOUR crafty space later.
I thought it might be a great way for people to find YOUR blog and creative spaces.

And one of my favorite sponsors — GroopDealz sent me an email offering a giveaway for this Crafty Space Feature.  
They are giving one of YOU a Pottery Barn gift card 

to help YOU create a more beautiful crafty space. 

Isn’t that nice???

In case you aren’t familiar with GroopDealz, they are the hot deal-of-the-day site, with a  crafty/fun spin. I love the specials for great discounts they feature like I picked up $25 worth of Garnish {beautiful packaging} items for $15 the other day!! Great deal.

or 
and 
Basically you enter your email and each day Groopdealz emails you with the deal of the day and you can decide if you want to buy it or not. 
So how can YOU win a  
$100 Pottery Barn gift card? 
Easy! 

  • Sign up to get Groopdealz’s deal of the day emails. {You can unsubscribe at any time} one entry.
  • Like Groopdealz on Facebook where they have tons of giveaways and ways to win. one entry. 
  • Follow Groopdealz on Twitter where you can find out about their monthly iPad giveaway. one entry. 
and if you have done all of these and want an extra entry: 


  • Let me know what YOU would buy with the $100 Pottery Barn gift card. one entry. 
Leave me a comment for each thing that you do so I can make sure you get an entry.

{this giveaway will run until  Monday, April 4th}
 Thank you for sharing YOUR Creative Spaces!!!
Have a Beautiful Day!!! 
xoxo



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My Dining Room Turned Craft Room/Office and show off YOUR space!

24 Mar

 The most emailed questions that I get are about my Dining Room that we turned into my Office/Craft Room. It’s one of my favorite rooms in the house and definitely the room I spend the most time in. So I thought I’d write a little post about what we did!

Before it was a plain dining room. It’s a great shape — kind of square and has a pretty detailed ceiling with lots of molding. The problem was that we are very casual people and only used the room maybe 2 times a year. And it’s such premium space in our home. The light is great and instead of making an office in the basement, I thought it would be a great place for my office/craft room. Plus, it’s right next to the kitchen, so I can work on dinner while working on a project.


I knew I didn’t want it to be on full display like it was as a dining room. But I also didn’t want to close up that space completely, because the light flows from the front of the house to the back through that space and also, if we ever sold the house, maybe someone would want a formal dining room.

So we decided to drywall in the arch and install some wide french doors. I love the way it turned out. The only problem is that you can still pretty much see through the doors in to my mess. And let’s face it — that room is always a mess with all of the projects I have going on LOL! So I am in the process of putting Silhouette frosted vinyl on the panes. That way the light can still come in but you can’t see through as well.

I have had a lot of questions about the furniture for this room. The desk is from PB Teen.  It’s the Mega desk.

We used a tax refund to pay for it one year. And, yes, it is expensive, but I think totally worth the money because of the quality and the piece is a great size! I love that I can be working on a project and have my kids in there with me doing their homework. And if we have a big poster or something like that to work on, it totally fits on that desktop.

Another idea — I bet you could make this table with 4 file cabinets and 2 doors cut down a little. I’d love to see if anyone tries this!!! 

The top is wood and was getting pretty banged up, so I had a glass installer make a piece of glass to fit over the top. And I love the way it looks. It protects the top and it’s easy to clean too.

The tall and short cabinets are all from Ikea. Totally affordable. I love the white, clean look and the scrolly design.

The paint color is Behr Sparkling Apple. A very happy green!

If you would like to share your office/craft space, I’d love for people to see it. I’ve made a linky where you can add your space and show it off!! 
I will do an Creative Space Feature on Wednesday the 30th!!
Have a wonderful day!!! 
xoxo



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