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Home Decor: New Craft Room

Here’s a peak at my new craft room since we’ve moved.  The layout of the room is a little different, so the bed is no longer underneath the window, which I like.  My desk is the same layout, just mirrored, and I’ve changed the  comforter on the guest bed back to what I used in high school, which my mom sewed for me.  I love the corduroy!  Take a look:

Since the kitties joined me while taking photos, I took a couple shots of them too!

If you want to see what my craft room looked like before, check out my very first blog post and these other posts about my craft room.

Do you have a craft room?  What does it look like?

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New Craft Room Wall Decor

While I was at the hardware store the other day looking for some wood for another project, I saw pegboard and immediately was infused with inspiration!  I had been thinking of getting pegboard for a while now, but wasn’t quite sure what I would do with it.

Well, a few weeks ago I had hung some pretty Anthropologie tea towels I got for Christmas from my Aunt and Uncle on the wall.  But for some reason, it seemed a little…bland.  Problem solved!

I think it fills the wall nicely and adds some flair without looking cluttered.  The guest room (aka my craft room) is still such a work in progress.  It’s pretty unorganized and cluttered for my standards so anything I add in there must really add some value, otherwise it’s just clutter.

What do you think about clutter?  To me everything must have a place and a purpose.  But I know to other people, little nick knacks add character to a space.  I agree, but I must find a balance.

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Industrial Vintage Desk Lamp

I recently attended this vintage sale hosted by Oh Hello Friend in hopes of finding some really cool things. I did. And now I have an awesome desk lamp.

I’m finding out that I not only adore rustic vintage style, but industrial too.  It has  that not-trying-at-all edge. It’s just cool. Thanks to Found Vintage Rentals, my desk will ever be lit with cool-ness.

What’s your home decor style?


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Craft Room Before + After [the desk]

Ok, I finally took the time to photograph my new and improved craft room, since I’ve had this desk for months now! Sorry it took me so long…

While my current space is not my perfect space yet, I am so thankful for what I do have. I now have this amazing table top to work on and that alone makes making cards and crafts so much easier! It’s a bit cluttered (unfortunately), but a lot of it is left over product and props from the craft fair.

Here’s the before:

And the after:

I love having the table top to work with and to store things on (and under, too!).  Now working is less work and more enjoyable.  I’m so blessed I have this space and thankful for all the things I have to fill it with.  Thank you, Lord.

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Palette: [Future] Craft Room Inspiration

This surge of inspiration today comes from a lovely dress my coworker is wearing. It’s got pop of color, but the dull, pale ones. My favorite. Hues of soft greens-teals, creams and a touch of a peachy-rose.  I love the vintage and antique vibe the combination exudes. I think of sweet summer.

I’ve now decided on the color palette for my future craft room! That is unless of course I change my mind in between now and then. We’ll see.  And I say future because my current crafting space shares the guest bedroom and I’d bet the hubs wouldn’t approve of this color palette there. Unfortunately. So for now I dream up pretty things and lovely colors for a future to be determined.

Fortunately, we are starting to think about and look at buying homes, we’re just not sure it’s the right time for us. But if and when the move happens, I’ll keep you posted (pun intended) on my craft room updates, full with photos!

Plus, I haven’t given you the update since, oh my gosh, my first post! Remember my longing for an awesome craft desk, well it’s here, and has been for a while now. Sorry for my lacking in updates! I’ll soon post photos with before and after shots.

All that’s out of the way, so here’s the palette along with some inspirational eye candy:

Image Credits
teal jars by Leaping Gazelle
paper bunting and succulent favors by AveryHouse via Elizabeth Ann Designs
packaging via Casey Baudoin Pinterest via Zam Zaddy Tumblr
macaroons via Style Me Pretty
pink rose by Leaping Gazelle
red antique patterned paper by K & Company Ancestry.com Collection via 1-2-3 Stitch

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The Inside Scoop

For my first official Tiffany Lane blog post, I decided to give you a peek into where these cards are created, as well as a little insight into who I am as a person and a crafter.

My Spot


So this is it…my spot.  In all its glory.  Where all the action happens.  My craft room….err the guest bedroom.  Either way, I occupy the 6′ by 6′ in between the guest bed and the wall (and yes, I measured!).  Organization is key.  Otherwise this guest bedroom may not be functional as an actual guest bedroom.

From afar, it may seem cluttered, but it’s as organized as it can be, given the space.  Filled to the edges and beyond with all my stuff: paper, envelopes, scraps, pens, stamps, ink, ribbon, cutting board, adhesives of all kinds, and so much more.  You can usually find me and my stuff scattered around my area of the floor with country radio spurring me on!  In my fantasy craft room…now that I think about it, having my own craft room is a fantasy in itself.  Regardless, in my fantasy craft room, I have a beautiful rustic (but practical) working desk, an awesome bookshelf-type piece and a permanent place to store my DIY photo light box for quick and easy use.  I keep telling myself that someday I’ll invest in that nice big working table, but that day just isn’t today.  So for now, I am content with my place as it is and have grand hopes for the future!

A Bit About Me

As my close friends and family know, I truly am a crafter at heart.  Anyway I can repurpose something to make it useful and practical, I’m in!  I’m all for multi-use and practicality.  It makes life so much easier.  In fact, I have been told by my mother-in-law (sweet as she is) it’s hard to find gifts for me when very few things have eight different purposes!  I’ll admit, very picky I am when it comes to buying…anything really.   I would rather have just a few of the things I want that can perform more than one task.  Living this way reduces clutter, creates storage and organizational ease, and makes all my little projects flow more efficiently.  Life simply becomes much more enjoyable.

Something most definitely included in my crafting tends to be our home decor.  I want it to be a true reflection of my family and our lifestyle and creating it myself does just that.  For one, it’s much cheaper to do-it-yourself, and secondly, I can make those things my own, taking inspiration from all over, but in the end creating something that truly reflects what I want it to.  And, being a lover of the natural side of life, burlap and twine linger at the top of my wish list, along with just about anything rustic (i.e. twigs, stone, natural weathering, raw wood; you get the picture).

DIY


Pictured above is a close up of the 4′ x 8′ bulletin board you might have noticed hanging on the wall in the first photo of this post.  Yep, I made it and for only about $15 bucks and 30 minutes of my time!  Now it not only fills the emptiness the wall once possessed, but it now allows me to create a platform for inspiration, memories and design.

Another passion of mine revolves around collecting wine corks.  They add such a cool dimension to home decor and when I can get them for free from fellow wine lovers, even better!  So, a few weeks ago I decided to try my hand at a first attempt to repurposing some of my corks: a trivet.  Being that we had no trivets at the time, it was the perfect little project.

This took less than ten minutes (active time) and cost no more than about $5 bucks!  My next wine cork project in the queue is a push-pin board projected to dual purpose as wall art, oh the excitement!

Free Yourself

The possibilities are endless when you allow yourself to think outside of the box and put your bank account to rest.  I’m telling you, life just seems more fulfilling when your home reflects who you are.  And creating your own home with your ideas and your handmade anythings will allow your own self to shine through.

It’s amazing what a little passion, time and money can produce and you can do it too!  I hope this inspires, encourages and opens your perspective, if even just a little, to a different way of life.  A life about love, family, creativity, do-it-yourself, and most importantly, remembering that we can’t live expectant of anything.  We are far more blessed than we deserve and every day is a gift.  So let’s not let these gifts go by unfulfilled, let’s make the best of them and make the best of who we are, each unique.

What to Expect

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