Monday, October 12, 2009

Where I Create!

As promised...
This is my craftroom. It was hubby's office but he now has the exercise room. My old craftroom will be the music room! Confusing?! I create and spend most of my day and into the wee hours of night here! I am now making, & sewing goodies for my family for the holidays and paper crafting for my 2 Etsy shops!
Once a week friends join me for a day of chit-chatting, crafting and nibbling!
There are 2 walls that I am still finishing up that need some tweaking. I still have some things to hang on the walls to. I'll show you the unveiling of that half, hopefully soon!
Hint: Lucy & Ethel!
My Grandmother Alberta's sewing machine.
Peeking out my window!
Below is what this buffet table looked like before I refinished it! I was visiting a friend and she had this in her garage with other things that were going to charity! All I did was smile when I saw it and her husband said "do you want it?" I screamed! I ran and got into my little PT Cruiser and was back with our big truck in 5 minutes! I had a vision! This is my first time refinishing a piece of furniture and can't wait to do my next project...a BIG mahogany buffet table for my living room that I bought at an antique store, Simply Friends! Hubby said "don't we have enough furniture?" I said no way! LOL! Glad he loves me!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!

77 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

Awesome craftroom! And that dresser is wonderful too. Love your blog, as always.

You should see my craftroom now....NOT!! It is a mess and needs a lot of work. But am too busy with the upcoming wedding, creating, thinking, crafting etc etc lol. Later will do some cleaning etc.

Hugs from dutchy on MJF

jeannette stgermain said...

Some craft room! I'm seeing green with envy - so much storage space!
Maybe you could start a refinishing business:)

Lori said...

MaryJane, your studio is beautiful...it looks like a wonderful place to play...you have so much storage, i bet that helps you stay very organized...love the dresser makeover, it looks gorgeous now!!!

Tracey said...

WOW!! I am in awe of this room. I just made half of my daughters old room into a craft area for myself.. I thought that was good.. wow... amazing. Great stuff and very lovely decorated.

Beverly said...

It looks beautfiul!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I would like to come and craft with you some afternoon!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

The only word that seems fitting is WOW! I could certainly get creative in a space like this. It's beautiful, enjoy!!
~Michelle

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Maryjane, your shelves are to live for! What a fun creating place. My craft room is in my bedroom and shelves would be so nice!

Great job on the buffet! ♥

vintage girl at heart said...

Okay I could LIVE in your craft room.... I just love it SO much with all of that wonderful natural light coming in and all of the eye candy to be seen!!!! Love that table in the center of the room, the vintage sewing machine too!!!
I also love that treasure you found in your friends garage...I packed many o' finds in my PT Cruiser... I sure miss that old gal!!! Mine was the red color..what color is yours??? Ok I am babbling from too much caffeine and I am off to check our your Etsy(S)!!

Kelly B said...

What a craft room!! I don't think they make a green quite green enough to describe my envy!! How lucky and how beautiful!! I could find inspiration there and would probably not leave there often either. Beautiful!! ;0)

Lone Star Queen said...

What a great space to create in! The antique sewing machine is great. Love it and your blog!

becky said...

Very Nice! I love the window you peek out of adorable.I have a window somewhat like it in my bedroom.Thanks for sharing.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Maryjane,
What a wonderful craft-room! It's really amazing. I sew on my kitchen table and do all my needlework while sitting on the couch. I would adore a craft-room.Its just the perfect place for you and your friends to create.
Your buffet hutch turned out great!
enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Claudia said...

Oh Maryjane - fabulous! I am sitting here drooling over all the wonderful things you have there - and all the space! You are a lucky girl!

I know you are going to have a great time creating in that space - and your redo of the buffet turned out beautifully!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh MaryJane, I want to come over and craft with you, it's just perfect!!
Hugs~Kelly

The Vintage Housewife... said...

wow!!! okay i remeber that room...hee hee...you so shyly showed me your space before it was gor-guss!!! oh my...how lovely!!!! i can't wait to come and chit chat and nibble! now the lucy ethel...hee hee...i know i know...gals your gonna love it!!!!! shhhhhhhhhhh....lol...hee hee...ekkkk they are gonna love it!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Simply wonderful craft room, the windows and the view are eye candy!!! Thanks for sharing, I see why you can spend your day there happily!! Love your refinished piece, nicely done!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I often wanted to see the room where you create, and quess what, I am not the least bit disappointed. It is beautiful! To me, it looks like a magazine picture. Thank for sharing it.

Julie Harward said...

You are so creative..that piece of furniture is so beautiful! The room you have to work in is fantastic, so organized, so darling! I too have an old Singer..aren't they priceless?! Good luck in all your creating!
Come say hi :D

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great space!

Mimi Sue said...

Love your craft room I'm waiting for the mister to build me some storage units. Love yours. Love those lamps on top. The older I get the more light I need. Lovely. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

PS Tell me about your craft days. How many come over? Do you all work on the same thing? My friends and I talk about doing something like that. How's it working out? Mimi

Brenda said...

Your creative space is beautiful! I'm sure you feel very inspired every time you enter!
Brenda

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Oh for goodness sake...no wonder you you make such wonderful things....not only are you talented but you have MY craft room~LOL

Love it ;)

Volunteering abroad said...

Your place is so exquisite. Love to be there in your craftroom someday.

Lisa said...

Love your space! You are so lucky to have that room! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great room! I made your pumpkin bread and posted about it this week! It is the BEST! WOW!

Cathy said...

Maryjane, your sewing room is absolutely fabulous! So light and airy and inviting. I just love the colors and I really like the idea of the work table in the center of the room. Lots of wonderful inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!


Cathy ♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Pure magic!!! I love how you put all the matching lamps up high to light up the space. It all just looks so inviting and organized. Thanks so much for sharing!
M.L.

The Rose Room said...

A dream craftroom! Rachaelxo

julieknitsjuliesews said...

My what a fantastic looking craftroom, all that fabric. You have good light comming into the room, that must make it even better to work in. Julie.C

luthien said...

your craft space is an absolute dream come true!! it is gorgeous!!! i'm so envious now :)) you did a great job on the refinishing ... love it so much in destressed white!!

Lacey said...

Oh Maryjane, I am so jealous! I want nothing more than to stay home with my daughter and make fun stuff in a beautiful craft room all day...ahhh dreams! :-)

Pen Pen said...

Your craft room is wonderful. I would hate to mess it up, it's so pretty! Your buffet is gorgeous!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Your room is beautiful!
Nancy

Signs and Salvage said...

I just cannot even imagine having my own craft room...right now I have a "craft" kitchen table:) Such a lovely, inspiring room!! You have very blessed friends to be able to join you there every week:) Take Care:):)

Kathleen Grace said...

*sigh*,I love it! I could move right in:>) Right now I am sewing in the master bedroom, cutting in the dining room and storing fabric in the office.

Leslie said...

MJB,
I love your blog, and your craft room, and all the fun things you are doing.
Everything looks wonderful, and your music is so fun.
I loved The Sister song, and will be sure and pass your blog address on to all of my sisters.

Beach Vintage said...

Your craft room is delightful.

Jill said...

Love, love, love your blog! Just found it today! Love your trailer (I've been wanting one, despite the puzzled looks from my friends), love your bike, love your craftroom!!! I just added you to my bloglist and I'm looking forward to stopping by often!
Hugs,
Jill

Elyse said...

wow -- the beehive!

what a wonderful space and it's so warm and inviting! i want to come have nibbles and do crafts!

i smile as i see the little cans from me. :) look at all of your awesome stacks of paper. gush gush gush! and your dresser looks great!

you are featured in my recent post. come see!

love,
elyse
xo

The Cottage Girl said...

Impressed with all the open shelving to see everything. The window opposite must be great to naturally light the room. Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration to us all!

*Shelli* said...

♥lookin good♥can't wait to see the other side♥

Deb said...

What a gorgeous studio you've created MaryJane! Looks like a fabulous spot filled with inspiration ♥

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a great craftroom!!!
Amazing!!!
Hugs
Charo

Lori Holt said...

Hi Maryjane
I've been out of town for a couple of weeks and I've missed seeing what you have been up to!
Love your studio...the lighting with those lamps above the shelves I think looks fabulous!
I wish I lived close enough to be one of your crafting friends.
You're furniture refinish is lovely!
I'm glad I stopped by for the update...
happy everything,
lori

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think I could be crafty with a room like that! How wonderful! Your dresser turned out great, but all of that wonderful storage has me drooling! lauire

Katmom said...

oh MaryJane,
can i come over & play?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that treasure of a find...Buffet...what a Diamond it has turned out to be!
hugz
>^..^<

Joy said...

Love the craft room, and the buffet turned out awesome. Very pretty curtains too.

stefanie said...

i am in pure jealousy!! i know thats wrong but your room is gorgeous

Sharon said...

What a great craft room. I envy all your walls of storage. LOVE the buffet ... what a find.

flybigs said...

Your craft room looks great! I need to revamp mine. Good job on refinishing that dresser. Everything looks so good!

Stephanie

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by and complimenting my blog. Your blog is simply charming! I love your craftroom! Oh my, is it nice. I'm going to add myself as a follower! Love your blog!

Heidi said...

Pretty craft room! The buffet table turned out really nice! =)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You have such a beautiful craft room! I was thinking what fun it would be to join you for the chit chat and nibbling:) Thanks for showing us this lovely space. Have a nice week! Twyla

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Your studio is perfect. I love refinishing furniture. I have done a few pieces. Hubby hates painting furniture. He likes everything dark wood. But when I get something for Free or for cheap and he's not looking I can shabbify. I can only hope for a studio like yours one day. For now it is the hall outside my room and the dining room table until I buy a desk...and paint it.
♥ Rebecca

Julie said...

Oh, Miss MaryJane!
Your craft room is just gorgeous!
I especially love those lamps atop the shelving -- I hate overhead lighting and with that many lamps, you should have plenty of light to make your beautiful crafts!
Everything is just so soft and beautiful! You're a lucky girl!
Blessings,
Julie

Just A Gal... said...

What a wonderful place to create!!!Ok I am jealous...
You did a wonderful job!!!

Hope all is well!!!

Hugs,
Just A Gal

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh, Maryjane...it just couldn't be more perfect. I'd like you to send that table to me....Okay? :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

I listed your sweet, cute blog on my "Top 10" list...

http://www.blogs.com/topten/top-10-cottage-style-blogs/

Tina~

www.cherryhillcottage.typepad.com

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your craft room is wonderful :) Someday I'll have mine all done. It's just a dark room in the corner of the basment...you have given me many wonderful ideas.
The dresser also looks great.
Deb

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS!!!!!!

MJ, your room is spectacular!!!!
Now if I had a room like THIS, I would be in there all day. Perfection with a pretty view, too!
I don't dare share my little hole in the wall.....but someday I would like a room like this!

You are amazing!!

xxoo
becky

Wendy Kay said...

Aunt MJ! What a craft room! So much room to create and enjoy. Dreams really do come true...Someday my craftroom will come! LOL Love it, Love it. Loved the dresser too. Isn't it fun to refinish furniture. One of my favorite things to do! Hugs and Kisses!

Joyce said...

I was sitting here admiring the pictures of your craft room and thinking, "gee, I so wish I had nice shelves like that in MY room" when the ol' lightbulb finally clicked on... I DO have shelves like that in my room! It's just that they are overflowing with books!! Hello, thrift shop?? Can you use a few hundred books? Tee-hee-hee!

Rainy Day Farm said...

WOW! Is all I have to say about that craft room! That is so fabulous. I want to come over and craft with you! Love it!

Dawn Dutton said...

Hi there Mary Jane, I am amazed at your creative space! oh how I wish I could come spend a day. I was wondering if you make and sell the aprons and the ruffle purse that was shown in your room? I really like that ruffle purse. If you do sell them you can contact me by email:pine-ridge@triwest.net
Thanks, Great job on your room!

cathleen said...

I could do a lot of dreaming in this room. What a wonderful creative space. So spacious and so beautiful. And so ORGANIZED!

Forest View by Jayne-Marie said...

What a beautiful work room, now if only I could convince the kids to move on and get a place of their own.........

Linda Stubbs said...

I would love to bring my sewing machine to your adorable place and I could sew for you. Now that would be fun! Then I wouldn't have to put your things that you order from me in the mail. Deal?

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Vintage ReInvented said...

Wow that is some fancy Craft room ! Take a look at mine at Christmas time , I could never keep my room so neat& tidy !
Beth

Sassy said...

Your dresser is beautiful but your room is to die for!!!!! No wonder all the things you make are awesome with such a wonderful environment.....love the lamps around the top of your shelves....well quite honestly love the whole room!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I just found your fabulous blog and its wonderful!
Im loving your porch and the craft room is out of this world!
Now Im off to find pictures of your cool camper.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Just found you. What a pretty blog and I enjoy seeing your studio. I have an studio organizing blog and always enjoy seeing the studio of others. Thanks for sharing! Connie

Beverly said...

Maryjane - i just recently found your blog and your photos of your amazing craft room -- wonderful! you were such an inspiration to me -- i bought white bookcases for my much smaller space and can now put out all my scrapbooking supplies. i decorated my space around those bookcases with cottage chairs and 2 desks -- no room for the gorgeous center table like in your room! i'm thrilled with the results. thank you so much for sharing your photos, your space and your ideas. Beverly

Joan said...

Love your space where you create. Very pretty and very inspiring. Your Grandmothers sewing machine caught my eye. I just posted about my Mum's treadle sewing machine. Lots of memories.

The Scrappy Cottage said...

I am in love with your space. What a wonderful place to create in. I am new to blogging, but it is my new love. But dont tell my husband. LOL. Have to say again your blog is so amazing......

Nancy said...

Love it ....Gorgeous!!! LOVE the lamps!! Nancy

Ilona said...

Hello Sister,

I have seen your things a lot of time, and I have always loved your sites and pictures and all else! So many things we can see and like so much, but only today I realized you are a mormon person! Just loved it so, and now I understand why...there is that wonderful feeling we know!! Thank you for your beautiful page!
Ilona

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