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Saturday, September 1, 2012

I am a Finalist!!!

 I am a finalist!! 

I am so excited! I never thought I would be featured in the HGTV Shaw 30 Blogger Contest!  But I will need your help. This is done but popular vote. I am not a big blog but I have good friends and followers. You can vote once a day everyday through September.

Best of all YOU can register to win free flooring too!! Below you can read about my process if you haven't already. I would love it if you could help me out by sharing this! Thank you all in advance!!!

Where Women I Create!

Well it is finally here! My craft room makeover on a budget. I used things I had already to recreate a workable room. I changed my furniture arrangement to better suit me. This is my story!

When my last child left for college, the house was very quite. The empty nest syndrome set in. It took some time to adjust to the calm. I began sorting through pictures and past schoolwork in an office/bedroom with tears in my eyes. The room became a storeroom of memories. I missed my kids but knew it was time to make a change. I started and failed many times. Then right before Memorial Day I cleared the whole room out to start again. Everything went into the hall. Then I had people over and everything went back into the room!!!

I am an artist, a blogger, a wife and mom. Many hats are worn, like most women! I seldom had time for creating at home and now that the kids have gone I needed my own space. I really didn't have the extra money or the motivation to do a whole room. Then I went to the Haven Conference and met some amazing people. I came home pumped and knew I had to use that new found energy.
While I was there I met with Shaw Flooring.  They were doing a contest on redos. If you sent in your redo you got an area rug FREE! I knew that would give me the motivation to finish!

 All the years of volunteering for school, transporting children and making things for the kids had come to a close. It was time to finish what I had started. It was time to get organized. Create a craft room out of this office/bedroom. Somewhere I can work out of. Somewhere to create!

This is how it started....

What a disorganized mess!!!

I ran around the house looking for things to use in different areas of the room. I created different zones in my room. A table for my main workstation and my desk for blogging. I hung crates for storage and mementos. I added a wall of cubbies and shelving to hold jars and bins filled with small crafts. I want this room to express who I am.

 I painted my own canvas valances and hung it over the windows using things I had on hand to keep this redo cost efficient. I scattered around pieces of me by incorporating where I lived, toys I kept from childhood, family pictures, my painted works and more. I used color around the room and mixed contemporary and vintage styles. This room was me!

My blogging area!

My storage area for supplies!

My paintings/valances are titled The Dream Begins. It is so fitting for the room. This space became so much more to me than just a room to make things. By adding character and heart, I made it a space that feels like home! Let the creating begin!

Funky Junk Interiors


Rhissanna said...

Oh! Congratulations! Yes, I'm off to vote for you, and I love your craft room!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love that room! Of course I will support a fellow Jersey girl/Keith Urban fan! Best of luck with the contest...I'm off to vote!

farmhouse-story said...

good luck and congrats, deneen! i'll go vote!

Daune | Cottage in the Oaks said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! Your room is gorgeous.....

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love all the fun "junky" storage ideas...look great! Laurel

Lynda said...

Congrats on an awesome space! I hope to finish mine one day. Yours is quite the the color!

Unknown said...

That is a dream, for sure! What a fantastic space to work. Congratulations, hope you enjoy many hours of creativity in your studio. I know this will be an inspiration when I finally get around to working on my art studio.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So many fun storage ideas...very inspiring space :)