Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Office and Crafting Space


This has been a busy week for me!  I haven’t had much time to work on anything for the blog.  I worked out of the home one day and HAD to clean my home another day.  I’m taking my mom to a doctor’s appointment one day and my daughter to the orthodontist another day!  So I thought I would share something I’m working on, well have been working on for about a month!  The office.  I loved the way it was set up before but it wasn’t very functional.  It seemed that every time I was crafting, everything ended up in the kitchen!  So I decided to redo the office area.

No, this isn’t my office!  I wish!  This is from Pottery Barn, which I cannot afford, but am going to try to copy, somewhat.

I do want to make a tiered tray like this one from BHG.

These are the colors I’m planning on using.  White and tan with accents of blue.

I love how The Velvet Door used baskets for storage.  Notice how she wrapped her books in brown paper for a cohesive look.  The blue frame on the chalkboard really adds a little color to the corner without being too bold. 

I also have a dresser in the office that I use as a credenza.  All the larger drawers were removed for another project but I put baskets on the shelves for storage.  I love how Design Sponge used this one!


This is my before.  Well, the before AFTER I starting moving stuff in here and rearranging.  There’s A LOT of things here!  Crafting, magazines, genealogy notes, books…..and the list goes on!  Before I had the crafting supplies in a closet but it was such a hassle trying to pull everything out.

Here’s a little sneak peek!  The dark brown is gone!  I’ve painted the furniture and shelving white.  I even painted my baskets and magazine holders! It’s starting to look good in there!  Unfortunately, I have a whole lot more left to do in there! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Tammy: It is really looking good. I'm planning to embark on an office project of my own soon, so am looking for all the ideas I can find..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  2. Tammy. can't wait to see the rest of the office! I know that it will be fabulous!!! You are inspiring me to do something about mine!!!!

  3. Thanks for visiting The 2 Seasons. I hope anyone who wants a walk-in pantry gets one. It is such a good use of space.

  4. It looks like it's starting to come together for you. I like the colors you've chosen and look forward to the big reveal!
    Mary Alice

  5. Cant wait to see it all! I have had my mom cave in the works for well three years now and its still not done!;) Thanx for partying with me!

  6. It's looking really good. I have a sewing/craft room that I love, but I'm forever looking at ways to tweak it and maybe make it better. Good luck on the rest of your redo!

  7. I love all your inspirations. Looks like you are keeping busy recreating your creative space! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

  8. Fabulous inspirations. I love your color choices. Intriguing sneak peek - can't wait to see the final reveal! There's a lot of things that go into a crafting room isn't there! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  9. Love your work space! Wonderful pic's.
    I am working on my sewing room and crafts studio right now. Moving from upstairs to downstairs. A lot more space downstairs.
    Will be posting photos when I am finished.
    Thanks for inspiring me.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. This is so cool. I am such a huge fan of their work. I really am impressed with how much you have worked to make this website so enjoyable.

  11. Thank you very much for sharing these office ideas! These are just perfect for home office spaces!


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