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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.


The Great Craft Shake Up

Enough is enough I am starting something today that is well overdue and I mean well overdue.
Could not bear to look at the dust, trailing cords and mess any more so started the big shake up in the craft room.

Not going very well at the moment because I keep coming across age ole makes that I haven’t posted before and started taken pics of them.

Gasped breath I hear, Shirl taking pics which she hates … truth be known, taking the pics is a better option than doing the great big tidy up of this rubbish tip called a craft room.

I have come across a few masterpieces which have never been shown. All right maybe not masterpieces … they are really things that in my opinion were never good enough to be blogged.

So very sorry about this girls in between the cleaning and to keep my sanity I am subjecting you to some of these not quite good enough thingies.

White Butterfly

Below is the before pics and somewhere down the line I will show the after pics.

Now some of you might think that this is already a tidy tip but the thing is that over the years the way I craft has changed. I still love the pretty pretty but now I love the grunge look with it. What this means is that I need more of the paints, stamps, inks, the messy stuff nearer to hand so hence the shake up in the room.

How lucky am I to have a son who did his degree in building management, this means he understands things like weight on shelves and what size screws to put in the wall to hold all those heavy crafting goodies. The shelves beside my desk, everything has to be removed so that I can put all my messy stuff on.

This is how it looks behind where I sit. The old unit came from our lounge and rather than throw it out I kept it for all my goodies. I can probably live with that as it is just a good clean and a little moving of things.

This is to the side of me and I can’t stand looking at the mess anymore so thinking caps on as to what I can do with it!!!

Just beside my desk is Andrew’s huge corner. Now don’t get me wrong I do love that we both can sit in the same room and have our own little hobbies but look how much space he is depriving me of and how untidy do those trailing wires look!!!! This space has to change …..

Coooeee just found another masterpiece off to take a pic. This tidy up might take longer than I thought 😀

Oh to have a beautiful custom built craft room … over to you hubbykins.