I turned my forgotten craft room into a
Creativity Room for 3 very happy ladies.
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I still dream of a Waldorf inspired room with lovely nature hues, wood toys and wool dolls on freshly hewn shelves, alas I do not know how to hew shelves.
So plan B. It’s time to face, dun, dun, dunnn, the room. At one point in time I had a makeshift craft room in the one not entirely finished room downstairs. It later turned into the catch all room. A room where things piled up, toppled over and then got ignored.
Here is the horror of it….
After going through all the bins and everything stored away I set up the furniture to accommodate a learning space and thought I would stop there.
Then I started day dreaming.
Ah, the lovely mornings the girls and I could spend listening to music, me sewing sweet little things for the girls while they color, read, sing, dance, create and “play Math”. It became a vision, so I decided to really turn this room into a place of creativity. Just because it wasn’t entirely perfect doesn’t mean it couldn’t be pretty. Which means a lot of organization and a trip to the dollar store. My kids are always too glad to accompany me on this errand.
Here is the girls area all neatly organized, for now.
I’m not a fan of the plastic easel below, I would have much rather had wood, but Toys R US sent it instead of the baby gate I ordered and I made the mistake of bringing it in the house within the eye line of 2 little ones. The girls love it and painting seems to always be the first order of the day.
I found this child’s art holder on clearance at Target for $7 and it is adorable. But I think some twine and clothes pins would be just as cute and even a little rustic.
Bought me a new office chair. Not the prettiest at the thrift store, but oh so comfortable. I like things pretty, but I like comfy better. I also like spending $8 on an office chair. Gave it a good vibrant color spray paint and a throw pillow and I’m smiling.
Once upon a time I had a children’s bow business. It was wonderful for about a year and then I got a debilitating case of the flu that lasted for 9 months. Afterwards I just made bows for my new little flu bug and her big sister. So, I have ribbon enough to adorn the heads of a small country. But I had been keeping it in bins, I wanted it out, in all it’s colorful glory. I found this DVD rack listed on the local classifieds for $10 and painted it a vibrant green.
This room is full of color and truly a place for us 3 girls to daydream. That first day was a doozy, but I can say once the new wore off we girls have had many a pleasant morning letting our minds be free to create and learn.
I’m even thinking of opening my Etsy store again. Right after I get this homemaker thing functioning properly, write my book, raise my children to be good citizens and fully educate them. Ya know, in my spare time.