January 28th, 2015
The big day is here!!! 6 Weeks ago I was given my Cricut Design Star Challenge FINAL round assignment. The 5 finalists were to re-decorate a room with the help of the cricut explore, $1000 budget, and $500 in Cricut supplies. Off to the races through Christmas, and New Years, and CHA, and ALT! It’s been a really busy 6 weeks for me, but all the late-nights have paid off and I’m soooo excited to reveal my room makeover to you! I have 2 boys and I was just loving this plaid/lumberjack craze so much, that I created a lumberjack themed kids room! With bunk beds!
PIN this room by clicking on this image:
Cricut also asked me to create a video to go with the room reveal. Check it out here (disable pop-up blocker to see):
(this is totally my first video and I edited it and everything. scary!):
Lets back up to the before… wah wah. Cute bedding! but pretty much an empty room. The byproduct of moving 6 months ago.
It’s still airy and bright, but so much more pazazz and I love how all the white and black make all the plaid and buffalo check just pop. I also want to take this moment to point out that I designed the duvet covers and used black iron-on to create the patterns on them. They totally MAKE the room, but so many people I’ve show them to think that I bought them!
The desk area is so great. I actually had purchased the desk a few weeks prior to this assignment, and was so incredibly happy that I picked the right color! The brackets I had ordered 6 months ago from West Elm clearance. This room was totally meant to be!
One of the biggest reasons I wanted to do a bunk bed was for the loft space beneath. The perfect place for a little cozy reading of all our favorite baby lit books. My boys love it so much already.
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January 15th, 2015
I posted this picture of my craft room on my instagram feed a few weeks ago. I had just cleaned up my craft room in preparation for some upcoming projects. It’s still kind of a wreck in there though because I really needed to get to the organization of the space. And basically after a few hours of working on projects, the room looks more or less like this:
Stuff piling out of the closet, drawers overflowing, floors completely covered.
Really it’s just in need of some good old fashioned purging and organizing.
Michaels asked all of the Michaels Makers to organize our craft spaces using organization products from their store. I had a business trip this month, so instead of taking the time to run to my local store, I ordered all my supplies on Michaels.com. I ordered several large handled boxes, a few scrapbook cases (my favorite, I already have a ton), two rolling scrapbook chests, and two metal storage racks that hangs over the door.
Because I design scrapbooking supplies, I become quickly overrun by papers and stickers. I use the Scrapbook cases to divide up scrapbooking lines that I’ve designed, or my card stock stash. I have lots of piles like this of newer scrapbooking lines, that I just hadn’t gotten around to organizing.
I was able to just scoop them up, organizing by name, and start filling up all the cases in my scrapbook chests.
The chests are so nice because you can wheel them around for easy access, and the boxes don’t tip like they might do if you stack them too high. I filled up all these chests with papers I had lying around, and have enough stuff to fill about 4 more.
I was super thrilled to find that the chests fit two across in my closet, and well below the lowest shelf. You can also see additional scrapbook cases all filled up, and above those the size of the large modular bins.
When I saw the over the door organizers, I was beyond thrilled. I have two big doors leading to my closet, and knew they would be perfect for this item. It’ comes in a really small box, and is easy to assemble. I ended up swapping some of the accessories from one door to the next to customize my configuration just how I wanted it.
I love all the components that come with the system including these chains and hooks for any flat embellishments. I used mine for ribbon so this became my ribbon door.
The other side is housing all my Cricut supplies. I LOVE the hooks that come with the system, the were the perfect depth to slide 3 vinyl rolls on.
And I tidied up all the shelves and swept for days, but finally the room is looking really nice!
My favorite thing is still the door organizers. Such a great use of wasted space, and so well designed too.
And to break in the new space, I created this paper wreath with Recollections card stock and my Cricut Explore. I created about 2/3rd of the die line files, the rest were from the Cricut Design Space.
It made a mess, but everything was much easier to clean up when stuff is organized.
- Haven’t decided what project you’re going to kick off 2015 with? Stop by Michaels’ blog The Glue String for inspiration from all 30 of the Michaels Makers.
- If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to clean out your closet, your office or even your bedroom, but you’re sick of the typical containers and boxes – here are some cool and creative DIY storage ideas that might help!
- For those of us that just need a place to store our craft materials and organize our scrapbook paper, paint, markers and yarn, you must check out these nifty craft storage systems.
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September 25th, 2014
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I’m working really hard to get my office all designed and be DONE with one room in the new house. I recently posted my inspiration board for this room, and the progress.
After doing the inspiration board I quickly ordered a bunch of pillows and decided to DIY a few of them as well. Well here’s the final bench all pillowed up:
My favorite one is the “Crafters Gonna Craft” pillow. I designed the image, and the vinyl was so easy to use, and it looks AMAZING. Really the glitter looks just perfect and my Cricut Explore cut it beautifully. Okay lets talk about all the pillows really quick and then I’ll get on to the DIY instructions and tips for using iron-on vinyl.
Here’s my before/after shot. Well I should probably go back further to when I had no lid on the seat, but I’ll spare you. It wasn’t pretty nor fictional. But Mr. Project made a top for me, and then I got on with my pillow-loving self. Read the rest of this entry »