This entry has been a long time coming....a year, in fact. A year ago, I set out to do a makeover of my craft room. Everything in it was just as it was when we moved into this house 7-1/2 years ago. At our old house, dear hubby built a craft desk for me, so when we moved in I asked him to build me a cabinet shelf and a small table to coordinate. The craft room was the last room on "our" list of things to do when we moved in, so while he built me the items I requested, they weren't exactly finished. I went 7 years without doors on my cabinet shelf. ;)
I knew I wanted to paint the walls a color that would brighten up the room and I definitely wanted to use a Stampin' Up! color. I chose Sahara Sand. I took my piece of card stock to Lowe's, and they matched it up perfectly! I'm obsessed with turquoise, and you can find it throughout my house. So it seemed like the obvious choice to paint the accent pieces of my furniture in the craft room. I bought some chalk paint and got busy painting the wood furniture pieces.
The wall décor was the hardest thing and is the whole reason that I'm a year late in sharing this makeover with you. I wanted to get it right. For Christmas, Mike bought me a scratch off travel map that I can scratch off the countries that I've visited. After I scratched off the 12 countries that I have traveled to, I purchased a frame and hung it on the wall. That set the tone for the rest of the wall. I purchased another map, this time a US map and decided to cut out photos of Mike and I for the States that we have visited together. This is still a work in progress, but I got enough of a start to hang that on the wall as well. While walking through Hobby Lobby (swoon!), I saw the PERFECT wall piece--it says "my happy place" with "happy" in gold font. I fell in love. ;)
We have now officially repainted/made over every room in the house, except the kitchen...and that will be a HUGE undertaking that won't happen any time soon. :)
Without further adieu, here is the makeover....needless to say, I'm super happy with how it turned out!