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Showing posts with label creative space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creative space. Show all posts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Updates in our Art Room // Office Space

I thought it would be fun to show you some of my updates on our art room/office space! I shared with you the reveal back in May, here! This room is coming along and totally meeting the needs of our family of 4. With the Hus in grad school, wanting a place to study and escape the children when working on homework, this room meets his needs. I have always dreamed of having my art supplies out and on display, encouraging me to take a brush to canvas or doodling, without the stress of hawling things out of a storage room. My needs….met. As for Z/Z they are happy campers having their color books and crayons out, while at the same time having some of their toys in this room to encourage their imaginations! 

Update #1 -- We got a comfy chair! I scored this on Amazon for Andy's anniversary gift in August! I love the modern look of it and think it suites our room well. 

Update #2 -- We (HUS) hung the yellow peg board up. We mounted it to a homemade frame to bump it out from the wall 1" so I can have hooks in the board. ;)

Update #3 -- I brought in a lamp from another room in the house for studying at night. 

Update #4 -- I brought in a wing back chair for this space! I love the color and details of this chair. I want to eventually put this chair in our bedroom for reading. Our goal is to purchase a day bed this fall for this space for guests to sleep in here. Our home has 3 bedrooms upstairs, so it would be ideal for Grandma to sleep next to the girls if they are watching them, verses being two stories down in the basement. I have my eye on a bed, just saving! :) 

Normally, I would put a side table by the chair, but I don't want to work on this corner until I have a daybed. I love having the chair in here for now, so I can come hang with Andy when he is studying. 
Isn't the blanket perfect too? My husband's Grandma Audrey made it for us! It is a fav! I love the happy butterfly pillow too! 

I think I could have studs on every piece of furniture I own. NEVER ENOUGH.

Love the swedish design of the girls rocking horse- Olaf.

 I am attempting at keeping the ferns from outside alive this fall/winter. Say a prayer……
Still loving my copper leafed pot

Crates are a fun way to display items.

Love my studs and clips from my girlfriend,  Kati! Origrami is the best company for ordering instagram prints! 

I am always attempting to have a system of organization for our home. Lots of bins………never ending. Love my labels from Anthro I scored for $2 for big pack.

I am always rearranging and trying to come up with solutions for our family's needs. I am still wanting to finish this space with a few items:

-- bed
-- outdoor rug to protect the carpet from all the crafts
-- organize the crazy overstuffed closet

Are you working on any fall projects right now!? I am on a major purge and organizing kick, post summer life here! 


Monday, July 21, 2014

I create

I have been trying to do something for myself everyday …… even if it is sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee. or reading a magazine. or making a phone call. or painting my nails. quick….yet, very satisfying. One thing that refuels me is…. painting. 

I still can't get over my art space at home that Andy helped create with/for me! I have been on a water-color kick for painting :)  …. Friday, I took a break from the craziness and painted…..

obsessed with this song……SINKING DEEP by Hillsong Young & Free. I needed it hung in my creative space. I made a 11x14 painting! 

 I also made this fun and playful print! It is 8.5x11 
I am excited to frame it! It is HAPPY! 

Awhile back, i shared these on instagram…. but, had to show you the terra-cotta pots I bought! I taped off triangles and used copper and gold leaf on them. After that, I sealed them with a glossy sealant to help protect them! I put cactus' and succulents in them! My fav!!!!!

I am loving them on my mantel! Happy plants for SUMMER!

Have you been creating anything lately!? Please share….. Summer inspires me like nobody's biz. 

Happy Monday!!! I am off to camp with the youth group……… I have a big post for ya ready for Lock Love Wednesday! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Oh My WORD!!!!!! I am in LOVE with our new office/art/creative space/ play room!!!!!! We are still fine tuning and finishing up details, but I just couldn't wait to show you! I am in love with the room! It is totally us! My hus nailed it with the desk!!!!!!!  

Here is the room when we moved in- 

Check here for more pictures of it when it was Zakiyah's room!

and now!!!!!!

Andy used butcher block for the counter/ the legs are from trees in our back yard! We still have to mount the peg board. ( I WILL POST MORE NEXT WEEK ON THE DETAILS ON EVERYTHING)

Something that is really important to me is having the room fit my family's needs, not just mine. I wanted a space for Andy to study (he is getting his masters), me to create, and the girls to have fun and play! This cart holds their stamps/coloring books etc. 

Zion (left) and Zakiyah at 6 months! Finally framed and up! 

The desk is big enough to have two chairs at it! 

( I spy some building going down on across the street!!!!!! ) 

What do you think? Do you love it as much as me?! Best mother's day gift ever! Thanks HUS! Now, come on over and create some art with me! 
Check back next week for the details on this space……..