Sewing and Craft Armoire

 
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I recently shared my new workspace and you can read that here. Today i am sharing about the computer armoire that I painted and now holds my sewing machine, tools, silhouette machine and accessories.

You also can see to the right Harper’s craft area…I will share more on hers in another post.

We got this for free years ago and we used it for the family computer. It was nice to hide it when it wasn’t in use. When we turned this area into my workspace I wanted to keep it here and use it to store my sewing and other things. We ended up attached the desk top to it.

Before we made this into a workspace I painted it in simply white by Benjamin Moore. It was black with a green color inside.

My hubby added the hardware that I found on clearance at IKEA since it did not have any and was difficult to open.

 
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Its really hard to get a good photo of the inside…not much light and anytime I open the doors Weston comes running to play with them.

I used a oops paint for the inside. Its a off white color that I found for $5 at Home Depot.

I did not paint the inside of the doors or the keyboard shelf because I plan to add organizers and cork board down the road.

We used the IKEA SUNNERSTA rail. The hooks and containers are great for organizing. It was a little difficult hanging.

 
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I had the accordion peg rack and thought it would be great for storing my fabric scissors that I have to hid from my hubby.

The ribbon organizer I already had but I found this one that is basically the same Wooden Ribbon Ladder.

The little bins on bottom shelf hold power cords and other items those are from IKEA..SOCKERBIT Box.

 
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Here is the only before photo that I could find on my phone from years ago…with the dog in the way. I could not find a before of the inside.

I still have so much more craft items I need to put away and organize and I need get rid of some that I don’t use.

Thank you for reading!


 
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New Ceiling Fans And House Plant

 
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Over memorial day weekend the hubby put up a new ceiling fan in our kitchen/sitting area and one in Harper and Westons room.

We do not have air conditioning in this house, we can not install them in the windows and central air is so pricey. Ceiling fans are great at keeping the area cool and move air around. They used to always be so ugly to me but now a days they have a variety of styles.

This white one was only $89 on sale at Home Depot. You can find it here but unfortunately it is not onsale right now.

 
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This is the light we had. We used to have a kitchen table in here and never replaced the light when we decided to turn this into a family room. I still need to move my wall decor over since buying the sofa.

If your interested the sofa is from IKEA and we love it. I plan to share some of my favorite IKEA finds soon.

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I liked this fan because of the style of the light it came with. Its very bright as well. The best part is its very quiet and we can sill hear the tv when it is on.

 
Harper looking out the window.

Harper looking out the window.

I chose this fan for the kids room. I thought it had a vintage vibe and I liked the matte black. Its bright enough for the space and a tiny bit noisy but I think that helps them sleep better even though we have a sound machine.

I bought this one for only $39! onsale the week before memorial day. This one is a flush mount style and hugs the ceiling wall. You can find it here.

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Lastly I wanted to share newest hanging plant. I found this at Trader Joes for $10.99 a few weeks ago. I ordered a three pack of macrame plant hangers from Amazon and put this one in the biggest one. I hope I can keep him alive but I think i need to hang it lower or remove the blinds.

I also wanted to mention that I’m trying to post more and but I have been super busy these past few weeks and June is full of more activities. Stay tuned and thank you for reading.

 
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My House Plants

 
Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Could you believe I never had any house plants until a few years ago I started collecting succulents.

Then I found a pothos hanging plant at my local grocery store in the clearance area. He needed love and was only $4.

After that I decided I had to have more.

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I Recently picked up some new plants that can handle low light. We have a lot of trees and we do not get a lot of direct sunlight.

I did research on which plants are good for low light and the Home Depot has a lot to pick from. Not my first choice to buy plants but we were there for a kid workshop and I saw the plants for $3.98.

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This one is the pearl jade pothos. I picked up two of these. I like the color on this one. It has grown already from getting it about a week ago.

Pothos do well in indirect light and low light. Also letting the soil dry out before watering. I overwatered my $4 grocery store one at first and realized that when the leaves were turning yellow.

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Here is when Harper and I put them into pots and a week later.

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I love the dark leaves on this peace lily. They thrive in low light but should not be near cold, drafty areas like windows. I found this website that explains about caring for these here. They are toxic for pets so if you have cats you should not get one of these and keep away from dogs.

Nasa ranked these in the top ten of air cleaning plants.

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I thought this plant was pretty interesting, it is called the crispy wave. It is also great for detoxifying the air. It came with the pot and was $8. I have it in Harper and Weston’s room. Likes indirect light and soil to be moist.

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This succulent is also new and I keep my succulents in the kitchen because we get a lot of sunlight in here.

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And last these are the plants I’ve had for a while now and they are still alive except for the rosemary. I can never keep them alive.

I want to get some snake plants next. I’m having a hard time finding them and they are very god for cleaning the air in the house and says to take care of. I also would love some larger plants but not sure what I can do with our low light.

I plan to try making eggshell tea for natural fertilizer for my plants. Has anyone tried this?

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