Monday, May 28, 2012

New Craft Room in Progress

I've been gone for a while, I know. I've missed card making and blogging so much!!

School is out at the end of this week so I have been trying to finish up some home projects before the girls are constantly under foot and I can't get anything substantial accomplished.

I am in the process of re-painting my craft room. Here is the before photo. (Minus the kid stuff.) It was a lovely shade of blood red with a racing car strip border. I was dreading re-painting this room. So it sat this way for almost 4 years. I finally got motivated because my daughter wanted to move into this room. I had to remove the border and prime the red. Then I painted it a nice shade of blue similar to Spring Rain for my little girl...

She was in this very pink room for a couple of years. Pink was her favorite color forever. Her entire wardrobe is pink. Her room, bedding, jewelry, toys. EVERYTHING. Then recently she declared that blue is her favorite color. So that began my painting frenzy.

I got to prime this entire room. Took a while. But it will be so worth it because it is now going to be  my brand new craft room. I looked at about a dozen different paint chips until I finally found the perfect light turquoise. 

Turns out, it is exactly the same color as Aqua Mist! I am so happy! Aqua Mist is my favorite PTI color. I was worried about how it would translate onto a wall, but so far it's really pretty.

I may need to paint another coat on it. I really don't want to, although it probably needs it. I'm trying to find the energy...

Then I need to move all of my furniture back into the room and set it all up and unpack all of my supplies and find new homes for it all. Whew!

I can't wait until I'm finished so I can have my space back. And time!! I miss stamping and I miss visiting everyone's blogs. I feel so out of the loop. Hopefully I will be back soon!! XO


  1. Oh, the Aqua Mist is so pretty, Susan. Looks like you will have a lot of fun after it is all finished and you get to organize and find a home for everything.

  2. Looks good! Hang in there - I moved my craftroom (house actually) twice in the last 1 1/2 yrs so I know how hard it can be. It looks like a nice space!

  3. Looks like too much fun...I love to paint walls! I really love the Aqua Mist on the walls, it is so soft and welcoming. Just beautiful and looking forward to seeing the finished room.

  4. Can't wait to see the finished room!
    And we're in the painting club...
    I'm currently painting and papering the small bath AND the dining room!!
    When I finish those rooms...
    kitchen, nook and hall...
    and the girls room!!
    And I have to paint trim to boot...
    I'm tired just thinking of all the work ahead of me...
    love painting walls...
    but not ceilings or trim! ;(

  5. The color is perfect!!! I love it! I am looking forward to seeing the finished room,t oo.

  6. That is the perfect shade of aqua mist Susan...this will totally be worth it and is going to provide lots and lots of inspiration for you in the years to come! Be sure to show us pics when it is complete.

  7. Oooooh, looking fantastic, Susan! I am excited for you!

  8. Sooo pretty, Susan! I think I would pick Aqua Mist, if I could repaint my craft room! Painting is A LOT of work! SO, I feel for you! I can't wait to see when it's all done, though!

  9. Lucky Susan, this is going to be WONDERFUL;) Can't wait to see all that you do with it.

  10. I can't wait to see it when its finished! Looks like SO much fun!!

  11. I'm swooning. I am about to paint and re-do my craft space and I'm trying to decide on the color--which will probably be similar to yours! First order of business is to kick my hubby out of the room--he's ready to go because he can't take the mess. LOL

  12. I absolutely love that aqua blue color. It's heaven!

  13. I am in LOVE with that window!! My craft room doesn't really exist yet, as it's in the upstairs of our completely-remodeled house, and the upstairs hasn't been touched. My dining room is almost the same shade as your new craft room, but a bit more of a pastel shade, and we have some left over. I'm going to commandeer it for my craft room! Aqua Mist is such a perfect color. :) Congratulations on your new room, and well done on all of your painting!

  14. This is gorgeous - I am so jealous of you having a whole craft room!! :)


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