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Shabby Chic At VSC

Last October the family came for a week’s holiday and whilst here my son re-vamped my craft room but I have never gotten around to taking pics of what he did.  Love him to bits as my craft room is so much nicer to work in.

My Vintage Stamping Challenges DT make is sitting on my desk but you have to look really hard to see it.  Since having the room re-vamped I have been making lots of storage bits to house some of my crafting stash.  Behind the shabby chic box you will see a rather long handmade box which is where I keep my hands on tools (glues, rulers, scissors etc) and on the window sill are two of my up-cycled toilet roll holders.

Moving in for a closer pic …

Now zooming in a bit more …

The theme this month is ‘Shabby Chic’ chosen by Karen and I am sure we are going to see some lovely shabby makes from everyone.

A friend of mine, Caroline, had a crafty day in September 2014 at her house where I started altering my G45 tag box but have only just finished it.

Definitely not that good at remembering dates but this was easy because whilst there we exchanged tags with each other and a lovely lady called Rose exchanged her tag with mine and she signed it for me.  The craft tags came with the G45 box so I made another which matches the front of the box and used a Flonz stamp.


A few more pics of the room and you will probably be able to spot some other items I have altered or am in the process of changing.  The white glass mats are from Ikea and they are fabulous.  You can use paint, inks, just about any medium on them and they just wipe clean with a damp cloth, cool eh ???  Also the drawers underneath are from Ikea and they store all my wooden stamps, papers and so many other craft items.


Another MDF item I bought from Ally Crafts which now houses some of my paints.


I really hope that you can join us for this month’s challenge.  To enter just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store.

This is how my craft room used to look  HERE.

Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.

Entering for: Hels Sunday Stamper – BOOKS – used gesso and book pages to cover the box.


13 Responses to “Shabby Chic At VSC”

  1. Brenda says:

    It looks a lovely light and airy room Shirl and all your own (I invariably have to share with a collection of four legged friends who all think they are crafters).

    Lovely work for this months theme.

    B x

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Love your shabby chic box Shirl, perfect storage for your gorgeous tags. Can’t wait to craft in your revamped craft room.
    I xx

  3. Avril says:

    That’s a fabulous box with gorgeous images Shirley, must be a pleasure to use.
    Love the craft room but most of all I’m impressed by how tidy it is.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  4. Craftyfield says:

    Your shabby chic box is fabulous, I love the vintage images you used too. As to the craft room it’s so clean, tidy and spacious I want to move in!
    Hugs xx

  5. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous vintage box and also your craftroom is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos. I love all the narrow drawers and shelves. When my room is finished (still waiting for more shelves by hubby) I’ll post them at my blog. I love to see other blogger’s craft spaces and storage. Take good care, Shirleyxx

  6. Anne R says:

    Your shabby chic box is gorgeous and I love your craft room! Your room is so tidy, it looks wonderful and light and airy too! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Meggymay says:

    A gorgeous project using the G45 papers. Your craft room looks a wonderful place to work. I am in awe of all the uncluttered workspace you have, mine is so messy, never enough space.Yvonne xx

  8. All I can say is, Fabulous! Fab room, Fab project! Love the box. That window on the top is so cute!!

  9. Ohhh, this is a beauty… apologies for my late visitation…. I am finally here after a very hectic few weeks! Thanks for joining in and hope to see you again soon x

  10. BTW, I seriously have Room Envy!!! 🙂

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  12. Donna Ellis says:

    Love seeing all the “renos” in your craft room, and the pretty projects you use to store goodies! A lovely, peaceful place to create and design, Shirl! thank you for sharing!

  13. Claire C says:

    Gorgeous make Shirl and your craft room looks fab too
    Claire xx

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