Where I Will Create. . .Craft Room Reveal

Hello, hello!  I was going to wait until Monday to do my craft room reveal.  That was until I found this:


 Where Bloggers Create at My Desert Cottage.

How could I NOT join in on this fun party?  She asked that we get our posts out on the 11th so that meant two posts in one day.  Whoaaa, that’s a lot of pics!

I wanted this room to showcase my love for vintage items and at the same time have a shabby chic feel.



My craft table is an old laundry table.  Perfect space for creating.  I found the cutest tan & black zebra chair at Hobby Lobby but it was too tall.  So for now this chair is borrowed from my upstairs island.


I love these hooks!  I want to make some little catch all  bags to hang from them.


I pulled this rug from my upstairs laundry room.  I thought it gave the room just the right amount of ‘pizazz’.




I found this rolling cart at a yard sale for $3.  They had two.  This one was less because of the damage on top.  Hee-hee, little did they know that was what attracted me to it.



The sweet little lights are from Ikea.


The mustard colored barn doors are my favorite thing in the room.


I leave the doors open because I think that craft organizational items are so fun!  I have a weakness for anything with numbers.


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This old desk once belonged to my dad.  He died when I was 9 months old so it holds a special place in my heart.


When I was snapping pics I noticed that my granddaughter had left a note.



This shelf holds my vintage camera collection and my lucky #7.


Mrs. Olson has to have a few ‘O’s.  The rusted metal hubcap was a roadside find. What better place to showcase them than in old soda crates?





I haven’t had a chance to print pictures to hang from my laundry hook turned photo display.


The thread holder was a $5 flea find.





I painted this little cabinet and added the numbers.  The drawers will be handy for those ‘little’ things.  I also painted the three wooden bowls mustard.  Great to hold items when working on a project.





I Modge Podged book pages onto the frame I had made for this large ‘O’.  Which really is the number 0 from a gas station.  At first I tried to clean off the greasy handprints that the attendants left.  Then I realized that’s what gave it character.


I made these sheer mustard curtains.  I loved how the fabric matched the barn doors to a tee.



So far the only thing I’ve had time to create in this room is to stamp the word, ‘ribbon’ on this banner.


Can’t wait to do more!



I will also be sharing with these lovely parties:

Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

The Scoop

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am sooo jealous, your space is HUGE! I love the barn doors and Ikea, Ikea had those cute lights!!!! I would just live in this room! Great job!


Artsy VaVa said...

I love it! I could definitely be inspired to create a thing or 2 in there!!!

Jill said...

Beautiful, what else is there to say!!

Unknown said...

I just love it all!! I have a thing for the number 3 since I have 3 sons :) The desk that belonged to your father...what a treasure!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the room you create in!! How wonderful to have the desk that was your Dad's. The room I do my machine embroidery in is very small, so we are working on turning our family room on the lower level into my crafting room.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, in one word all I can say is AMAZING! You have such a talent for interior decorating and I just love it. You are so lucky to have your own craft room. Enjoy crafting.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I wish I had a craft room. Love the laundry table. It's so cool. I love all of your space to create and the accessories, especially the cameras and the old typewriter.

priscilla said...

Wow ! What a fabulous room ! I have a case of craft room envy over here !! :) Enjoy it !

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a neat space! I would love to have something like this. Of course, my daughter would camp out in here and watercolor all over the place! When she gets paint on my curtains accidentally, I don't know whether to be mad, or happy she's making art! This is a ream space, Jann. You have many many treasures. The thread holder is so old general store, I love it!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great job!!

Have a great weekend!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Wowsers, what an adorable and HUGE space! I love the barn doors. So pretty!

The hanging lights are so cute, too. Your house is LOVELY!!!

Rose L said...

WOW! You are so organized!

stefanie said...

oh! I love everything!

Deanna said...

There is a lotta love and fun in your "create" room.

Patti said...

Love, love, love everything! So much inspiration. All the little details are yummy!

Anonymous said...

so much inspiration! Thanks for sharing! ♥

farmhouse-story said...

awesome space!! love the barn doors and cute lights esp:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am just in love with your space! Oh my goodness! I think the worktable is brilliant and those doors on the closet...perfection. I am hoping to carve out a tiny space to create in my extra bedroom, but your room is a dream!

NanaDiana said...

WOW, Jann- Another GREAT craft room. I am so jealous of your beautiful space and all the storage you have. I can't believe all the great places I have seen tonight- wow- xo Diana

Donna Nowicki French said...

I love your space. I especially love the frame with the book pages mod podged to it. I might try that idea.

Art and Sand said...

I recognize that space, but I don't remember the great big red O - love it!

Unknown said...

fabulous room.. love the laundry table and the wooden memories blocks... very creative!

CATHY said...

I love your barn doors too! So unique. I loved peeking into your studio… what a lovely space you have to create in! Thanks for the tour. Cheers from Singapore!

Tea in the Library said...

Love it! To much goodness going on to pick a favorite! Enjoy!

Di said...

I think your space is wonderful. It will be so fun to create in it. Those shades are so pretty did you make them?

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Jann, Your studio is wonderful. The laundry table makes such a great craft table. I also love your other vintage finds like the typedrawer and the rolling carts. Like you I have a thing for numbers and so there can be found several in my studio too. Thank you very much for showing us around!
Have a lovely weekend!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my goodness.. LOVE this room! First, the use of a laundry table.. LOVE it!.. I got a kick out of the old shopping cart to hold wrapping paper!! Very cute idea!.. And the rooster caught my eye right away. I'm a fourth-generation rooster collector!.. Thanks for sharing, Jann! I really enjoyed my visit here today! ~tina

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

it's perfect and that laundry room table and all of the "O"s....so darn cute! I love everything! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, I am in love with your craft room! It's gorgeous! And I love the hooks - what a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs to you!

StasaLynn said...

There is just so much to love about your space that I really cannot pick just one to focus on.... okay - there are two - the mustard barn doors... yup they are pretty outstanding.... but your $5 flea market find of the thread stand-well that just got my heart going pitty patter all over the place! I will definitely be back to look over the rest of your place! Take care.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You created a nice craft room with vintage and repurposed things.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What an amazing room to create. Very functional, but with so many decor details.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a lovely space to create! You have so many beautiful treasures to spend time with! thanks so much for sharing it with us!


mimi_62 said...

Love it all, Jann!! All the SPECIAL touches are so unique. Also, loved your kitchen reveal. One of a kind.

Sandra Kaye said...

thanks so much for sharing...loved seeing your adorable space...and that rug!!!! LOVE it!!

Gayle said...

Wow Jann - your new craft room is totally awesome! Like some of the other gals have said, it must be hard for you to tear yourself away from this space because it's so well organized and welcoming and comfortable. Good job!

Gayle said...

Wow Jann - your new craft room is totally awesome! Like some of the other gals have said, it must be hard for you to tear yourself away from this space because it's so well organized and welcoming and comfortable. Good job!

Unknown said...

Your space is pretty and has lots of great organizing ideas. Love the vintage touches too. Thanks for sharing your studio.

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your craft room! What a beautiful place you have created! So organized!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nicely done, Jann! How great you were able to show it off in the Where Blogger's Create blog hop, too. I love that striped dresser. It looks like you've got a lot of room and a great space for creating in!

marie said...

Love this space! I'd leave those doors open too...you have some really fun storage options in there!
I have that Ikea light in my bedroom...it looks great in pairs!

Terry said...


I love your space!!! I love the Ikea lamps! I noticed that you have an old wire shopping basket - the one on wheels. I have one too. It belonged to my mother-in-law. I have been thinking about moving it into my studio. After seeing yours I am going to do so right now.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

You've got so many great things in your space. I just love all the vintage decor mixed in and being used. The camera collection caught my eye as well. Looks like a fun place to get lost in and to get creative in!

Kadee Willow said...

I wanna play in there!!! It's so gosh darn precious in there and so many things to look at and touch...! And when I'm done playing can I go to a garage sale with you or a flea market? You have just the most amazing things at prices that make me do a happy dance! I'll drive and even buy lunch! ;-)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it is totally wonderful. I love it all, such cute accessories and painted furniture and the barn doors are to die for. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Amazing room!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh, I love those sliding barn style doors and all the wonderful salvaged goodies!! Your studio is really cool Jann. I am so glad you found us and decided to join the party!!!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wow, it's adorable! Love the laundry table!

Love many things actually...

Thank you, for your sweet comment.

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Love, love your space, the colour of mustard with whites is very soothing yet bright and happy. The barn doors (yummy), the old laundry table is brilliant and most of all your fathers desk and especially how that one drawer has such amazing wood grain pattern on it and how you left them being in wood and rest in white. Really beautiful piece and I can see why you treasure it so much (not only for the looks but for the memories of course). It was a great treat to see your studio space and I looked at the trip you did that you posted after, what a great pictures and I love the glass swallows on the wall.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful space!!!

Donna said...

What a great space! I love your wire ribbon holder, and your wire shopping cart is awesome! Looks like a fun place to crete, with so many special treasures:)

Maureen said...

I love the old, rusty and vintage, so of course I adore your room! So many cool things to take in; love the baskets, the barn doors (natch), the little drawers, your Dad's desk and the camera collection. Wow! What a great space you've created; hope you find time to play in there soon!

Oh and Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Unknown said...

What a great room! I love the floors, barn doors and I love all of the storage you have and the chicken/rooster. So much to love. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Nanna said...

fantastic craft room! love all the antiques!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for always visiting and for leaving such kind comments!! I am slowly making my way through all the Participants in Karen's party so I am so glad that you told me about this post!!

LOVE the barn doors and your work table!! Wish i had a space as larger as yours.

I have no idea how you survive 100 degree heat. Do you have the humidity though that we have here in the Northeast. Today, you can cut the air with a knife it is so humid...

Thanks for the tour!! Loved it!


Fran. said...

Well Jann I am in LOVE with your new room!! I so want to come over and create with you in your awesome space!! THANKS for sharing and happy "belated" birthday!! XOXO Love Fran.

Glenda said...

Your room is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Those mustard doors are very nice.

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