My new craft room!

Globug’s Studio

was going to wait until my craft studio was perfect before posting any photos on my blogs. But, since that’s never going to happen, I thought I’d show you what I’ve done, so far. This studio is a lot bigger than the one at our old house, which makes it a lot easier to organize my ever-growing inventory of craft supplies. But, alas, it’s still a work in progress.

Here’s what the room looked like when we moved in. We have no idea what the former owners had in mind when they split the clothes closet into two and added the funny little doors. Whatever they had in mind, it wasn’t working for me!

Frame_13 Tripp-Before (8)Peter and I ripped out the doors and other paraphernalia, painted the room and added a warm and cozy carpet. We placed my Ikea shelving units in the closet and I added some awesome storage bins that fit perfectly–brand new item at IKEA ($6.99 each). I labeled each bin with pretty scalloped circles that I cut out on my Cameo.

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The storage bins are perfect for organizing my craft supplies, as are the striped boxes on the top shelf. Here’s a closer look at my cute labels.

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Having my own studio kind of makes me feel like a teenager, again. All my cool stuff is in one room!!

As we round the corner from my storage bins, you can see the tall shelf that stores my sheet music and the “My Stuff” sign that I got at Winners for $3 because all the pegs had fallen off. I glued some sparkly jewels on over the peg holes and it’s better than new. The jewels were from a pair of sandals that fell apart–I saved the jewels because I knew I would find a use for them.

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This is my digital piano that my husband bought me for Christmas about eight years ago. It was such a fantastic surprise! The pretty curtains really soften the light in the room and give it a cozy ambiance. The curtains were super-long, with a lovely scalloped border on the bottom–where it would never been seen. So, I turned the top over to make a valance and hung them upside-down. As you can see, they are still long enough and they look like they were made that way!

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On the third wall, is my side desk, which holds my Silhouette Cameo (die-cutting machine), my printer, my embossing machine and a storage cube for some of my small designer card stock. On the wall are some of my favourite pieces–each one has a story and I love having them all in sight to inspire me.

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These handy wall shelves from Michael’s keep all of my glitter, glue, bling, buttons and other crafting supplies out in the open, where I can see them.

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Frame_DSCF1123This is the wall in front of my work space–another inspiration wall, that continues to evolve.

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There is lots more to come. This room evolves almost daily, as I add, subtract and relocate my “stuff.” I hope you enjoyed this short tour and I hope you will come back, soon, to see what’s new in Globug’s studio.

Happy Easter…and Happy Spring!

On the move…

Sold-Coldwell-Banker-Yard-SignWhat nut job would put their house up for sale three weeks before Christmas and move on January 3? Uh, that nut job would be me…and my husband, the other nut job.

We put the house up for sale on a Tuesday in December and two days later we had three competing bids. Hallelujah! We didn’t even have one open house!

So, this Christmas there will be lots and lots of boxes in our house…they just won’t be tied up with pretty ribbons. For anyone who has ever moved the entire contents of their home, you know what it’s like. It’s funny how, when everything you own is packed in a bunch of boxes, it all looks like just so much junk. But, once the boxes are all unpacked, picture are hung, flowers are in their vases and pillows are placed just-so on the sofa, it becomes home, again.

My other blog…Home at Last

Frame_13_tripp_crescent_MLS_HID746807_ROOMMainExteriorOur new house is actually 40 years old and in need of copious amounts of TLC.While it looks pretty good from the outside, the interior needs some major updates. That’s where my new blog, Home at Last comes in. I will be blogging about the good, the bad and the ugly stuff in my new house–and, mostly, about how it’s all going to be transformed into a beautiful and welcoming home…on a very skinny budget.

Photos, photos, photos!

Frame_13_tripp_crescent_MLS_HID746807_ROOMmainbathroomI will be showing the before-and-after shots of every project, in every room. You simply will not believe some of the strange things that were done to this house. For example, as shown in this photo which I got from the listing, a previous owner etched a ram’s head (the kind with long, curly horns) into one corner of the bathroom mirror. While this person obviously had no decorating taste, he or she did like symmetry and balanced the ram by etching a zebra head into the other side of the mirror. Okay, who DOES this? And, there’s more…lots more!

I will be showing photos, tools used, costs and anything else I can think of that might be fun and interesting to share with you.

I hope you will drop by Home at Last often to watch the progress and offer any creative (and cheap) ideas you might have to help me along the way.

P.S. I can’t wait to get my craft studio set up again! So many projects I want to do.