I’ve been having a little blog break (incase you’ve been wondering where I’ve been), its been lovely to have my free time unscheduled. Last week though, I started feeling a bit bored. Normal life’s all well and good – But I need time for crafts! And what better way to get back stuck into things than by updating the room where I do all of my crafty projects?
Last year I transformed Izzy’s old nursery into my very own space (you can find that post here.) I’ve had a ton of improvement ideas since, but only now have I managed to get them done.
Here’s what the room looked like last year when it was still decorated from Izzy’s nursery…. Very, Pink.
And here’s what it looked like after the first bit of work. Much nicer, but still needing some real personality.
The main thing I wanted to add in here was some drama. Using photographs off Pinterest like this for inspiration…
I thought it through for the whole of five seconds and because i’m both impulsive and impatient I went off and bought a big ol’ tub of black paint, it doesn’t really get more dramatic that black does it?
I decided to only paint one wall in this black, my sewing area. Stupidly, I didn’t check the tin of paint and I ended up buying Silk.. I noticed after I’d just finished the first coat, it dried horribly! Black is a tricky colour to make work, it HAD to be matt and so off I went to homebase to get another tin.
Now the best part of this update is the gorgeous custom cupboard my lovely husband built me. I was so excited about getting it painted and slotted in I didn’t take one single photograph! – And I call myself a blogger!! But here’s how the whole area finished up looking. I absolutely and completely LOVE it!
* Desk styling is completely for blog photograph purposes, it will actually hold my Sewing machine and Overlocker – but they aren’t nearly as pretty as random books and fake potted plants.*
As well as the beautiful black wall & custom cupboard, I updated the old white light switch for a black/nickel one (£5.99 at Wickes). I printed off some new art for the gold frames, painted a big white strip down a different wall for the perfect photography backdrop & had a big old clear out. Here’s the rest of the room. FYI: I love the rest of it too!
Phase one of the update is complete, at the end of the week i’ll have a tutorial up (one that’ll involve covering up the stuffed craft supply cupboard). And next week I’ll be starting phase two which is to fit some shelves down the clear wall next to the window.
Also left to do in the room is to find a laminate floor for in there (How expensive is laminate flooring now?! i’ve been quoted around £100 from five or six places for this tiny box room!!). And then I need to find an old battered Queen Anne wingback armchair that I can re-upholster. Maybe then I’ll consider this room done – Although probably not, Interior lovers are very rarely finished with any room.
Anyway, its good to be back!
The little woman pretends.