Tuesday, August 27, 2013

♥ You had me at Merlot ♥ {And pics of my newly remodeled Craft Room}

Love that cute sentiment! The sentiment, wine bottle and grapes are from the Wine Lovers Digi Set by Crafty Secrets. Such a fun and sweet set! Perfect for a party invite, to decorate a bottle for a gift or a card for a wine lover!


I colored in the images with both Copic Markers and some Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. (Love them!!) I also added some Liquid Pearls.


Lots of fun new Digi Stamps are coming out by Crafty Secrets! Halloween, Christmas and more! :)


I am almost finished with my Craft Room. Last year or so, I found this white dresser on the side of the road waiting for the garbage truck to pick it up! Who would throw away such a beauty?? So of course, I made hubby go and pick it up. ;) All it needed was a new top, which hubby cut out of a piece of wood, some new paint and some crystal knobs! Well, this is the piece that started it all! Now I just had to re-do my room!


I found on Craigslist this wooden round table that someone in the next town was putting to their curb, again for FREE! So once, again, my sweet hubby went and picked it up! Did I mention, it was FREE!! So happy!! Eventually, I will paint it white too, but for now, it is fine with a white lace table cloth on it. It also came with a leaf, it is huge.


And here is a hutch that I just put up there. Again, it was FREE! I just had to distress paint it with some white paint and sandpaper and add some crystal knobs . It was an ugly color!!


The neighbor down the street was moving and just wanted to get rid of it. He asked my hubby if he wanted it and hubby said no! "I don't think so!! It would be perfect for my Craft Room", I said! The poor look on hubby's face! He knew that meant trouble! Not because I wanted it but because it is such a large and heavy piece. You see, my craft room is located above our bedroom and in order to get there, you have to go up this spiral stair case! But in the end, it wasn't bad because the top part comes off, so it was carried up in 2 parts.    


I added some girly touches to MY Room! Since I am the only girl in the house, I wanted a space that was all mine! Well, not really! The kids have a little desk of their own up there too! But that's ok! It's still my room! :) This is the view from the top of the stairs. That door goes to an outside balcony overlooking our backyard.


I painted and distressed this vintage step ladder which I got on Ebay for nearly nothing. It's just a little display piece. I decoupaged some roses by Crafty Secrets on it. (The rose can be found in the Vintage Valentine's Kit)


I really wanted a crystal chandelier to hang over my table but the prices of them are crazy and I would have had to pay an electrician to run wires, so I decided to make my own. I just took a distressed birdcage that I picked up in Michael's and added some crystal beads around it.


I put a photo frame with my kids inside of it along with a remote controlled battery operated candle and a little ceramic bird. It looks really cute irl.


Where the hutch is now, I used to have those white cubes that everyone has. But now I have them in the closet in my craft room. So the real mess is hidden!


 That's the closet door.





Well, that's it for me! See you back here tomorrow for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and Day 3 of my GDT for JustRite!

Have a wonderful night!

hugs...



13 comments:

Ang said...

Great room. Must feel great that you got most of the stuff free.
Ang

Nikki said...

Such a pretty room you must smile everytime you enter it :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely room.
I like it very much.
Gr Elly

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow Melissa. That is a fantastic craft room. You have some wonderful pieces of furniture and for FREE too (even better!) you have made a beautiful haven. Love it.
Hugs Kelly

Karen Conner said...

I am so jealous!!! Your new room is the bomb!
Love your hand made chandelier! Perfect.
Love all the refurbished freebies!!
Go girl! Create!

Dani Fai said...

Lovely room and beautiful blog.

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Olá, Melissa!
Adorei a idéia do vinho com as uvas!
E esse seu quarto de trabalho está maravilhoso! Muito glamour!!

Abraços,
Fabiana.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Melissa your 'ME SPACE' is coming together so beautifully! I JUST LOVE it! So warm and inviting and peaceful! Good for you girl!! Thanks so much for sharing all these beautiful touches/ideas!
HUGS from OHIO!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a great craft space! And what wonderful goodies you found for FREE! (My favorite price! LOL) I love your Merlot card... so clever and so beautifully done. Thanks for a fun tour! xoxo

Donna said...

I love the card! The sentiment is great! I'd be afraid to work in your room. It's too pretty to make inky!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous room! Love the wall color. And you can't beat 'Free'!

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty room and that you got the pieces free. They look beautiful refinished.
Cute card too. :)

Lori Aragon said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have enough exclamation marks available for my comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in awe of your craft room *drooling* What a dream ♥ So sooooo beautiful :) Can I move in?????
So sorry about your poor card, cuz it just got overshadowed by your other photos lol! But it's really great too! xoxoxo