Sunday, March 15, 2009

a before and after

remeber last week i said i was painting and organizing? (and failing to file my taxes)
this is what i did last week: have you ever noticed that i try to strategically take pictures so that i don't show you this area? well there's a reason. first off the red table bugged me...never liked the red it turned out in the first place...and well, what can i say? uh... i've been busy creating and making things and never had enough time to clean up (so i keep telling everyone and i'm sticking to that). instead i was stuffing and pushing anywhere i could find a slot.

remember how i said i'm adding more white? well here you go. my first wave of white completed. and now i can hide crap under the skirt and not feel bad about it...AND it also serves the purpose of a FORT for clone troopers, a CASTLE for tea parties, and a HIDING place for wild jungle beasts (aka the cat). who knew.

47 comments:

KimberlyGanir said...

How did you attach the skirt to the table? I love the new look!

Melly said...

wow it looks great! A place for everything and everything in its place. You've done a fantastic job!

Sarah S said...

Wow...it looks great! Very welcoming and it must be nice to stare at the stash while you create.

Andi said...

I absolutely HAVE to get my sewing room organised.
Yours looks amazing. Very inspiring.
Think I'll go out tomorrow and buy some little clear boxes to start getting my fabrics up off the pile on the floor.
Wish me luck.
Andi :-)

Living on the Spit said...

I am getting ready to move into my very own creation room and couldn't be more excited.

KaHolly said...

It looks great! An inspiration to mess it up again. My experience is that I have to organize it all periodically, but, it never stays that way for long. The white looks very refreshing and completes the picture. I'd be cautious parting that table skirt in the future!

Rachel H. said...

Simply gorgeous!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I make a face like that when I am organizing too... helps me to think. lol

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I really like how you organized, painted and skirted your sewing area! Now, if only someone could figure out how to make these creative spaces self-cleaning!

Nanci said...

Wow, put a mirror there, take away the sewing machine and voila! a vanity table.
Looks very inviting.

rachel griffith said...

hi-5 chicka!!!
it's looks fabulous.

i'm SO happy you did the chair camille style...it SO just goes there!!!

Connie W said...

And it looks BEAUTIFUL! I am a fan of white too and love the new look...well done. As I type this, my little grandson is playing Legos under my cutting table.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Looks fabulous. I just told a friend last night that my stash needs to be organized...seeing yours has motivated me to get on it.

Renee

Regi said...

Its gorgeous... and that skirted table is awesome.. I would be tempted to have a tea party there myself if that bit of loveliness was in my house. Nice Job!!

Mal* said...

You've made the space very fresh and inviting. Look forward to seeing it more often!

Anonymous said...

V, please come organize me!

Marie said...

love it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All the new whiteness looks great, plus you give little visitors a place to feel special.

Simply This and That said...

Fabulous! Looks great! I love cleaning and organizing and I love seeing before and after photos. So very cool! I LOVE that shelf you have your fabric on. ooxx`jodi

Marci said...

it looks beautiful v! the thing i love the most is that you really will let it be a fort, a castle, and a hiding place and not think twice about it.:)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks awesome - doesn't it make you want to spend more time there! Maybe that's wahat I've got to do!

michele said...

gorgeous! i *heart* the new look. now if only i could get motivated to organize my sewing area....

Milkybeer said...

Is it wrong that my heart races when I see such an organized area? I guess is makes sense though since I used to be a professional organizer.

Noodle said...

I love the way your fabric looks on the white shelves. They look fabulous with the chair you redid!
I need to organize my work/play area, too, so thanks for the inspiration. All those fabrics - ooh la lah!

Sandy said...

Looks great! I should try the same thing...my computer and computer equipment are now on a very-overloaded and very ugly cardtable in my dining room. I should totally "skirt" it! And I'm LOVING how your chair turned out!!!

Nikki said...

It looks great!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your posts always make my day! I can see all four of my wild furry animals hiding away from the dog under there. Very clever disguise! Looks great, I drool over all the fabrics!
~Misti

Aubrey said...

i wish i had a craft area. or any extra area.

is there anything you touch that doesn't turn out cute? that looks so good--making your work area look pretty and artistic.

did you attach the fabroc to the table with hot glue, or nails, or what? I hot glued some fabric to something once and it all fell off, but I think it's because i used low melt glue and the fabric was a little heavy.

Betsy said...

Love that. It is your little haven. Do you have your own room or where is that in your casa? Just curious. It looks so sweet.

another amy said...

Inspiring. Will you send your daughter over to organize my sewing room??

momof3girls said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I can't wait to see what you're inspired to create in your newly organized room.
Blessings

We are the Zitzmans said...

It looks great! Love the white. Love the organizational beauty that it is. Plus who couldn't use another fort, castle and hiding place???

Fleming Family said...

What a great multipurpose table! I love hiding places for my "stuff". Way to go for being motivated to get that done! It looks great!

Kara said...

Love your new white desk and skirt. I totally need to hide all my "stuff". I think mine would also get great use as a parking garage for two hundred and sixty three matchbox cars. (Ok, maybe I exaggerate just a little.)

Adore your blog and have given you an award. Feel free to find it here:
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V and Co. said...

the skirt was attatched with a staple gun

Rachel said...

Wow, it looks great! I LOVE that chair! You did a great job on the top of the shelf as well. How did you attach the skirt? Very beautiful!

Rachel said...

Whoops, sorry about that. You must have been commenting at the same time I was.

Aubrey said...

Oh yeah--the staple gun, why'd I never think of that, even after using it to reupholster all my kitchen chairs? I tell you, things don't connect in my brain.
Thank-you Crafting Midas.

amandajean said...

hurray for multi-purpose solutions! it looks great!

Darlene said...

love it! UGHHHH. I totally need to learn how to sew. this is rediculous.

Julie said...

Oh Katie! I loved that face!

Hadley said...

Lookin' good!

it's funny, but I make faces when I'm concentrating that really are like that!

Holly Wilcox said...

That looks so cute- it's enough to make me want to take off my closet doors and display all my stuff.
I'm not sure if you have a small house or not, but I think it's amazing at what you do with your space- making a sewing corner look adorable and so many other things!

Jeanette said...

I love the skirt on the table, I want so much to put a skirt on mine but I haven't ever done it. Probably because my table is huge and it would cost me a fortune.

However, while reading your post it occured to me that I could use one of my thrifted sheets, it would be a pattern I love and cheap. Best of both worlds!

Thanks for inspiring me yet again!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love it, it looks wonderful! And the face is perfect for the task of organizing :-)

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XUE said...

It would be nice if there was such a thing as a self-cleaning sewing area! I have been cleaning & sorting & re-organising my studio...seems like a never-ending project! I always love to look at other people's creative spaces so thank you for posting these pics!

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