Attacking my Studio

I've been busy painting today.
My hobby room, our fourth bedroom upstairs, is getting a facelift. The new paint is the darker taupe colour and the previous lace something colour is just visible to the right of the ladder. It is a custom mix (a mistint, a white and some leftover paint from our family room) and I think the colour turned out well in real life. The colour in the photo is not accurate because the old sheet on the table is actually a bright yellow. We started last year by picking up some used kitchen cabinets and anchoring them to the wall. We had to split them up because studs were not where we needed them to be. My husband and I put them up on our own and although they are well achored, we are new at hanging cabinets.
A before:
I will be adding beadboard wallpaper, as Rhoda did, to the sides of the cabinets and adding some trim before I paint them.
Another before of the paper/scrapbook area:
I plan to paint the cabinets 'Cloud White' by Benjamin Moore in late spring when it warms up enough to sand and paint outside. If I become impatient, I may sand them in the garage on a fairly warm day, and bring them indoors to paint.
This pine shelf will be painted Cloud White and distressed.
I'll use aqua and turquoise to paint some pieces and many other accessories are already black. I will be spending very little money because I'll be using many things I already have. Organizing my supplies is always an important part of the process for me. I like to be able to find my 'things' but I have learned I create best with a tidy space. Putting most supplies behind closed doors will be a big step in the right direction. I may use this large Amish print on the wall, a favourite of mine and much more suited to the room where I quilt.
I had better get back to painting because the above fireplace wall in the family room is on our list. Oh, what to do with that off center fireplace?!!!! (Besides painting out the brass)
I'm joining Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special. Thanks Donna!


  1. I can't wait to see it all done. I think the Amish print will go very nicely in your hobby room. Wow, your own hobby room...I'm envious!!


  2. how wonderful to have a room for hobbies. This is going to be so great with all of those cabinets for storage. I look forward to seeing it when you finish. laurie

  3. OOOOOOh...It is going to look spectacular...And I have no doubt it will be organized beautifully!

  4. I think it's gonna look great! Cant wait to see more~

  5. I LOVE a thrifty room re-do! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

  6. I love doing a re-do with things you already have...it's my favortie way to shop.

  7. Oh...by the way...I meant to thank you for your comment on my sofa makeover. Like I said I was very new to sewing...and hadn't even thought to do the zig zag stitch...so I was up late last night going back and adding the zig zag to all the covers I had already made. Thank you so much for your tips...I appreciate it.

  8. Wow! It sounds like you have a great plan for your craft room.

    Thanks for your comment on our blog. I wanted to answer your question about our wall. We just used the big bead board paneling. Here's a link to the post where I explained how we did it...


    Hope it helps! :)

  9. You are going to be a busy girl, but it sounds like it's going to be great! Cant' wait to see the reveal. Have a good week.

  10. Wow - can't wait to see the final pictures! I'm sure it will be beautiful, as all of your stuff is...


  11. Lucky you a craft room...my craft room is now being used as a storage room for the furniture from our beach house that we sold...maybe I will get it back one day! I will be checking back to see how your room looks after the makeover.



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