Thursday, March 29, 2012

Craft Room - Before


In January, I mentioned that we were getting ready to remodel my craft room. I use "we" lightly as Pat is the handy one around the house...not me and he did most of the work.  The remodel is almost complete so I thought I'd pop in and share some before and after pictures. Today are the before pictures and I'll hold you in suspense and show the "after" pictures tomorrow.  Here are a few things to note about the first before picture above:
  • The table is our old kitchen table.  I kept my scoring tool, sewing machine, sizzix and inks on it.  
  • The shelves above mainly held pictures and had 12x12 racks.  I rarely use 12x12 pager anymore so this was one of the changes.  
  • The rolling carts and the piles of things underneath mainly are Collin's craft supplies.
  • I had two carriers with 8.5" x 11" paper. I'm in those a ton!

Above is another view of the same area.

This is the view as you walked into the room:
  • The two rolling carts held all of my stamps.  On top of the one rolling cart is a box with all the PaperTrey Ink CD cases.
  • Gift bags and wrapping paper were on the wall.

This area was my primary work area.
  • The cabinets are our old kitchen cabinets.
  • You can tell that there wasn't a place for the garbage can!
  • The top cabinets weren't too high because there is a water shut off valve on that wall.  
  • I hid all my supplies in these cabinets
Come back tomorrow to see what the after looks like!

Of course, I didn't want to leave you without a card too...Here's a VERY bright card for this week's ColourQ Challenge.


30 comments:

Jen W. said...

Oooh! Can't wait to see the after pics! :)

Love those felt flowers!

Jay Gee said...

I am with Jen... looking forward to tomorrow :) Such a fun cherry card Lynn.

~amy~ said...

okay, I can't wait for the after pics...I love seeing where people create.

love love love your bright and fun card!!!

Alicia Weiman said...

I can't wait to see it Lynn! Now you have me anxious to get into my new space. I bet you are excited to get everything finished. Love your card and all the bright colors.

Arlene said...

Can't wait to see the after pics! :) Love how bright and vibrant your card is as well. See you tomorrow! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

I can't wait to see the after! (love that bright card)

Laura B. said...

Can't wat to see the after pics, too! Love your card. Think I need that tillable frame. Love that.

Denise Willerton said...

super cute card Lynn....and I can't wait to see the reveal!!! Enjoy your day and your new creativity corner :-)

Barb said...

Oh, I cannot WAIT to see what your room looks like now! And I love the way you used those bright, springtime colors, Lynn - beautiful card! :)

Maureen said...

oh, those photos bring back memories!! I've been THERE!! I've stamped THERE!! Hmm, I also remember the drawer of patterened paper pads...is there a bigger place for those now? ;) LOVE those hot pink FELT blossoms!!! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the final pics!! Woohoo!!

Noelle said...

Lynn... you are being "mean" to make us wait! ;) I am dying to see the "after" now!! This card is so gorgeous! I love all the bold colors, and the stitching, too:) Hope you get some "playtime" in your new space today!! **hugs**

Romaine said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn- the colours a delish!
Cannot wait to see your "after". We are about to purchase proper shelving and counter space for my room and I am always eager to see how the "pros" organize!

Jenny said...

How could you leave us in suspense like that!!! Can't wait to see the pics tomorrow :0)
These are tough colours again this week and you've come up trumps again....wonderfully happy card... Love it :0)
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card, Lynn. Love the way you used those bright colors.

Can't wait to see your new craft space.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love those bright, cheery colors Lynn. I can not wait to see what your craft room looks like! :)

Sylvia said...

What a fabulous card, Lynn, and I can't wait to see your new space! Thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ!

Karen Conner said...

I follow you daily-don't comment much. Had to tell you how excited I am for you -getting a remodeled craft room is like Christmas!
Can't wait to see it.

Love you CAS style! The card today is so cheerful!

Judith said...

How exiting, a new craft room.
I am curious about the result!

Your card is bright indeed! Very happy colours!

anya said...

What a lovely card! I adore the yellow with the bright pink flowers. So sunny.

I can't wait to see your craft room after pics! Love to see other crafters' spaces!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! I can't wait to see the after! And your card is gorgeous! I adore this bright, sunny, springlike, color combo, but I've been too busy to take a stab at it. Sigh.

Suzanne said...

What a tease! I love those felt flowers on your card - so cute!

PatQ's Cards said...

Your card is very pretty and you are very lucky to be getting a new crafting room.

Karen B. said...

Ohh the suspense! Great card, so spring like!

Christina said...

I can't WAIT to see what you've done with your craft room! I love before and after shots, and maybe it will motivate to at least get my room painted this spring.
Look at those fabulous bright colors on your card! I love the banners under the label and the placement of gems. So uplifting! Thanks for joining us again at the ColourQ, my friend!

AnitaRex said...

It's soooo fun to see the Before photos, I didn't look at the after as I quickly scrolled down! Off to see the after! Love your colorful card!

Lisa said...

This is so stinkin' cute Lynn, love those sweet felt flowers!! Oh how fun a new craft room ~ can't wait to see the after ;)

Lisa Arana said...

I am so excited to see the after!!! But this stunner of a card can't be missed. LOVE the fabulous colors.

Tracey McNeely said...

Checking back for the after tomorrow. Love your card for this week.

Ginny said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! Nice and bright - just love these colors. Can't wait to see the changes you've made to your craft room!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are fun.... lots of crafty goodies just waiting for their new, easy to reach spaces. Fun bright card.