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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Schoolhouse Chalkboard Wall and New Light

 
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I finished this project back in November.

I always thought about painting this wall in our hall for a while and I decided to go ahead and do it. I went with school house green because I wanted something different then black.

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Here is the before. Just a plain wall with the emergency oil switch. This hall leads to bedrooms, mudroom and garage and to the living room and kitchen. So a lot of traffic comes through here.

 
 

I used the rustolium chalkboard paint at Home Depot and had them mix the color schoolhouse green to it.

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The light fixtures were found at Walmart and part of a vintage collection. They were a clearance find from $20 and I paid $8 for each. I bought four of them so two went in this hall and the other two in the mudroom.

i like the industrial look, much better then the boob light.

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Harper likes to write on this and I put announcements or birthdays for that month on it. I really just like the look of chalkboard paint.

This is a easy diy project and changing out light fixtures is a great way to update a space.

 
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New Work Space With A Built In Desk

 
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I am excited to share my new work/craft space! My space was down in the basement and although I had a huge room to myself and lots of storage I decided it would be better to have a space up here on the main floor. This way I can get work done ( sometimes ) while Harper and Weston are close by playing with there toys or watching a movie.

It’s not ideal for some to have this in the living room but it works for us. It could all be easily taken apart if we ever need to.

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The desk top is my favorite part of this space. It was actually a nice kitchen table made in england. My hubby cut it down to size to fit and mounted it to the wall and to the cabinet. It was nice to use it for something since it was collecting dust in the basement.

I used daddy vans natural beeswax to coat the top for protection. I did not stain it.

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The couch and shelf behind the sofa are a bit in the way for a picture.

The cabinet is a computer cabinet that we got for free years ago.

To the right you can see the kid craft area. Basically Harpers area to make a mess. I will share more about that area and the inside of the and before and after of the cabinet in another post.

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Here is a before of the area…how cute is Weston playing with the airplane? We had the play kitchen in this corner when the Christmas tree was up but other then that I never had anything permeant in the space.

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The most expensive item I bought for my workspace was the chair. I think I paid $90 for it on sale at our local Staples. I liked the color and I normally do not care for computer/office chairs but I did not mind this this one. I like that you can adjust for height and its pretty comfortable for working long periods of time.

The shelving is from Home Depot, the gold metal shelf to the right I found a year ago at Michales. The desk lamp was a freebie and I’m not sure were the scissor hanger is from. The wall organizer under the shelf was from Ikea ( they don’t carry this one anymore unfortunately ) but the white plastic bins they do have. The cart underneath is another Ikea find and I do not have anything in it yet because of Weston.

 
 
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I have so much craft, sewing…etc stuff that I have not organized let. So far I am only keeping the items I use the most up here and still have to go through so much. I’m trying to keep everything neat and went with white bins to store items.

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This wood organizer was a free find from maybe 4 years ago and I painted it in chalkboard paint. They have something similar at Ikea.

I need to get another square bin to put up top and I bought those at Target. They are also my favorite for storing toys because they are easy to clean. The other bins are from Ikea.

I am happy to blog more now and to start my etsy shop back up with new adventures. Although this new work area is not perfect or completely organized its my personal space for me.

Thank you for seeing my new space and stay tuned for the inside of the cabinet and the kid craft area.

 
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