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I’ve been working on making a room in my basement into a craft room and I want it to have a vintage vibe. I found this cupboard yesterday and decided it would be great for craft storage.


It was very dirty and the paint was falling off quite a bit but I brought it home and cleaned it up. I really like the way it looks just like it is. While cleaning it I noticed someone had coated the original finish with a glaze. I’m not fond of that so I may paint over it in the future but I’m happy about how it looks in my craft room.
Just playing around with how I will decorate it…





This weekend I attended a bead show in Charlotte NC and while in the city I decided to stop by IKEA and check out the organizing section.  I found these terrific hanging ceramic jars that look great in my studio corner. Take a look…


The tray came from IKEA also, I love the bright colors!  The little magnet board is Jonathan Adler and I found it at TJ Maxx recently.  This is a preview of the new piano room, it is still not completely finished but the painting is done and the furniture is assembled and now I just need to arrange the rest of the room and I will post pictures.  Meanwhile here is another picture of my new happy place…


After looking at about a bazillion craft desks, I ended up choosing Martha Stewart’s line of crafting furniture sold through Home Decorators Collection.  I figure she knows what she is doing when it comes to designing furniture with crafters in mind.  To my delight the shipment of the 36″ tall desk in Sharkey Gray and the Flat File cabinet arrived in only a couple of days.  I knew I would be required to assemble the pieces but I had no idea how time consuming it would be!  The desk took about three hours and I did that one first.  It was absolutely gorgeous and my hard work was rewarded with this handsome desk!


I also bought this Flat File Cabinet from the same line and it took me about 9 hours to assemble, I didn’t heed the recommendation on the instructions to use two people to assemble it.  I know why they say that…it was heavy and there were sixteen drawer sliders to attach to the eight drawers and over 200 screws.  I got a blister from the screwdriver ( OUCH!) but it was also a great piece once finished.  


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