Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Favorite Room Before & After

Welcome to my Blog! I must start by saying that I do not have an "Official" before picture, but with good reason! My husband and I decided that we were going to remodel the garage in our home that would include a Laundry room (I've always hated doing laundry in the garage) and a Playroom! Well to my suprise I came home from work one day and he had already started the building without me knowing. I didn't know why, but I was not going to complain! So I grabbed my camera and started from here:


In this picture you will notice the Garage door still in the photo, along with the opener...



This is what I had envisioned for the playroom. A big room that had the ability to have an open door for fresh air in the summertime... WRONG! He told me this was going to by MY room! His exact words were "The kids have their own rooms with plenty of toys, and I want this to be a place for you!" I know how sweet right? I was on cloud 9!!



Well as we started moving along, I had NO clue what colors I wanted because I had no time to really plan for this! I wanted another baby, but we had decided that our two plus raising our nephew was really all we could handle while working full time... and my son had a Curious George nursery that I was ooober in love with and kept EVERYTHING from. So I decided that since I can't have more babies, I would make this my "baby" room, but for ME! Bright YELLOW!! It keeps you awake in there, trust me!!This is the door that leads you into the laundry room to the right, and into the stockpile through the door on the left! (and yes, that is my daughter in her undies with a paint roller. She was helping paint the laundry room)





Here is my finished product!! My hubby built all of the workspaces and the shelves on the left wall. Everything else was purchased at Michaels craft store! I love it, and I am not even completely done making it my space!



Just a couple of my storage spaces:


So here it is:




BEFORE..............


AFTER........


I am linking up to the CSI Party HERE !!! Hope you enjoyed my room!

23 comments:

Lei said...

That's so cool! Love what you did. :)

Sarah said...

I LOVE your craft space!
God's blessings,
Sarah :)

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

You are one lucky chick! Love the room and the color is perfect!!

Lori said...

Wow, what a great room, so much storage and area to craft. Wonderful. Visiting from CSI

One Thrifty Chick said...

Thanks ladies! I really enjoy my space. It was initially set-up for scrapbooking, but I find myself doing all of my crafty projects in there! I will definitely be posting more of them soon!

Thanks again for all of the sweet comments!

PartyMom said...

What a fantastic craft room! I'll definitely be referring back to this as inspiration whenever I finally get my own craft room!

Naturally Carol said...

I hope you don't mind but I was just having a browse through your site and came across this lovely post. What a wonderful husband doing this for you and making it work so beautifully! God bless you both!

One Thrifty Chick said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment!! I love when people just stop by and look around! That's the most fun part of being a blogger!! I thank God everyday for my husband, and with all of his medical challenges we face, I do not know what I would do without him by my side!

I plan on stopping by your blog, and will say hi!!

kimberly @ craftyland said...

oh wow i looove all the storage! your room makes me feel better for not having a window in my dungeon.. err.. craft room! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

kimberly.

Judy said...

What an amazing transformation. I love your new craft room and the storage is really awesome. I love that look. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Delightful Order said...

Great Room! Thanks for linking up.
DaNita

Anne said...

Wow! what a wonderful transformation-- I love the sunny yellow walls and the way everything is neat and organized -- saw this over at Delightful Order's craftroom party...

Donna said...

Love it! You are blessed with a sweet hubby! Love the color too! I have my crafty place but am still dreaming of the nice laundry room. I have all these great ideas for making it cute...but for now I am thankful I have a place to do my laundry and a nice new washer and dryer. Thanks for sharing your space!
www.craftigirl.com

Sherri said...

I love the color. Very nice space you have all to yourself.

Anonymous said...

really nice job!! what a transformation!

Creative Escapes said...

This is awesome! I am re-doing mine now - can't wait for it to be done.

Laurie said...

Love your space!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love the green you used. Great craft room!
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
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CAS said...

Better late than never, right? Just discovered your blog & was immediately drawn to your craft room. I can't seem to get enough of seeing how others organize or create their own spaces. You have a new follower. Hope you'll visit my blog when you have a chance.
CAS

Creative Cutter Room said...

It turned out so adorable! Love your theme choice it is very creative!!! Hope to stop by again and see all of the wonderful things you are creating in your space. Cathie
www.creativecutterroom.com

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I'm jealous of your craft space! Happy for you but Jealous! :-D

Maureen Hayes said...

Just found you through Pretty Handy Girl! Love this space and love even more that your hubby made it for you because he knew you deserved your own space. God bless you both! I am following you now, so glad I found your blog.

Maureen

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

This is a seriously amazing craft room! I want one like it. I have to tell you that the picture of your daughter in her underwear reminds me of myself when I was a little girl. I ran around like that 95% of the time in the summer ;-D.

Thanks for linking up to the DIY Talent Parade!

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