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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year, One Resolution Down More to Go

I hope that everyone is having a safe and happy New Years Eve.  Me, my big event for the evening was running out for Dunkin Donuts (yes, I can be bribed with donuts!).  We are spending a quiet evening at home with my step-son and watching movies, nice and safe that way.
New Years resolutions, well I have several this year.
1. Move my craft room - done
2. Take more time off from work to de-stress
3. Exercise and Take Vitamins daily!
4. Loose weight - oh... the donuts don't really seem like a good idea then, lol
5. Get my backyard back in shape, that is if we are allowed to water this year
For the one item that I can already mark off my list, the craft room!

For the last 2 years I have taken over our formal dining room. It drove me nuts to walk in the house and the first thing that you saw was jewelry supplies and craft projects in mid-stream. Plus, it was really dark in there and I swear I was going blind, lol.
This summer my step-daughter graduated high school and decided to live primarily with her mother (no rules or school expectations over there).  So... we decided to move my little work room into her room!!  It's not a big space, and won't make it into the "Where Women Create" publication, but is a vast improvement, it's my space and I can make it as girly and shabby chic as I want to!

I love my new space and have decorated it with antiques that are old freinds and recent finds all now painted a lovely soft Shabby Chic white.
The a chifarobe I purchased at an auction when I was 19 and have been lugging it around with me all these these years.  I adore black and white, and for the most part that is what the room is, with the white furniture, black & white damask prints and vintage ticking fabric, but I decided to paint the wall as very... soft pale green. 

The lovely art deco vanity (a Craig's list find) is now my shipping area and my chifarobe stores my beads, vintage jewerly and most of my craft supplies.  And my little stack of vintage suitcases, the tapestry overnight case was my grandmother's, is used for extra storage.

I'm off to a good start this year, well.... except for the donuts..

Happy New Year and Happy Crafting

I'm linking up with: Nifty Thrifty Sunday, I Heart Nap Time, Sunday's Best, Creative Me Monday, Craft of Maniac Monday, Homemaker on a Dime, the Creative Girl, Sumos Sweet Stuff, Skip to My Lou, Everything Under the Moon, Making Monday Marvelous, Polly Want a Crafter, Knick of Time, Sugar Bee Crafts, Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, the Kurtz Corner, Giggles Glitz & Glam, The Stuff of Success, Free Pretty Things, Someday Crafts, Savy Southern Style, 36th Ave., Thrifty 101, Somewhat Simple, Saved by Love Creations, the Artsy Girl, House of Hepworth. Yesterday on Tuesday, My Romantic Home


  1. Happy looks Scrap/sewing room is B&W also :)

  2. Love your craft room wish mine was this nice:)Very Pretty and organized,Thanks,Deidre~

  3. what a great space to start off your new year! Love the feel of the room, the color and decor makes it feel like it's always been that way, enjoy creating. Stopping by from The Southern Institute

  4. Congrats Beth on the new craft room. I know how it feels to have your own space and make it allll yours. Happy new year and happy crafting throughout the year to you.

  5. What a beautiful space...I would surely feel creative in this space. Stop by anytime, Lori

  6. It's such a beautiful space I'm so jealous you must just be heaven now with your own space. I'm sure your creative juices will be flowing. xx

  7. Your craft room turned out beautiful! I love the black & white touches! I'm your newest follower from the Craftomaniac party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  8. What an amazing space! I work for and the coolest part of my job is featuring other folk's work! I'd love to share this post! Check out my page: - And my email is

  9. I think donuts, cookies and chocolates consumed between Christmas and New Years do not add calories to our waistlines. I am sure I read that somewhere.
    I am in love with your cabinet or chifarobe or whatever you want to call it. I am going to pin it to an inspiration board.How wonderfully it goes with your dressing table.

  10. Your craft room looks fantastic! That's a project I'm taking on in 2012 :)

  11. Your new space is beautiful! Isn't it nice to have your very own dedicated space... where you can leave a mess and close the door if you want?! LOL! Congrats on the new space AND getting one of your New Year's resolutions done so soon! I've been working on one of my resolutions as well, check out my blog if your interested!


  12. Love it! I hope to create a workroom space this year! My son plans to move in March...
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Gorgeous craft room! Well done with getting that resolution out the way. My resolutions are pretty similar to yours.
    1. I plan to tidy-up and re-do my craft room
    2. I plan to get fit - {read: start excercising)
    3. I plan to start sewing again.
    Happy 2012!
    Popping over fromt The Girl Creative

  14. Lucky you to have a craft room! It looks like a wonderful place to be inspired!

  15. you have a beautiful blog. The roses and colors are so romantic!

    I’m having a link party on my blog today if you want to come over and share this I’d be just tickled pink! Here’s the link if you’re interested! Happy New Year, Maria

  16. I'm so happy you have your own room, and it looks lovely. Really like that cabinet! I want it! Wow I haven't even started my new year's resolution yet, and you have one done. Thanks for sharing your creativity over at Sunday's Best!

  17. Very nice! I should spend some time decorating my craft room- although its always such a mess with all the projects going no one would see it!

  18. I absolutely ADORE this.. SOOO cute.. Very creative.. THANKS SO MUCH for linking via Pin'Inspirational Thursday today... Wishing you an amazing evening.. xoxo.. Marilyn...

  19. Love it! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  20. Your room looks fantastic...I dream of a day that I have a craft space...any space but the over crowded garage. I'm a new follower cause' I love new blog friends, Lori

  21. What a great space for creativity and inspiration. It is really serene and pretty.


    I'd love for you to come share this and future projects at my Show & Tell party. It kicks off weekly on Wednesdays.

  22. WOW!
    What a transformation!
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow during sticker time. Thank You so much for sharing your Craft Room over at my link party.