Caravan Sonnet: Craft Room at the House

9/8/16

Craft Room at the House

I am so excited to share with y'all a special place that I love to spend a ton of time in at the house. My craft room (or December Caravan's "home" *smiles*) is truly a happy retreat to create in. I shared a few of these pictures a couple of years ago and wanted to give an update today. I look forward to sharing pictures of the craft room at the cabin, but in the meantime wanted to share these pictures of this precious space. There are a ton of pictures so go grab yourself a cup of tea before you look! Have a wonderful day friends!
When I first started my shop, I used to work in the extra room in my apartment which then slowly overtook my whole apartment with various projects. *smiles* When I moved back to my parents home to fight for my health my parents patiently and lovingly helped me convert a room into my studio office.
This space (which is right next store to my bedroom) has allowed me to have a very happy retreat to create.
I use half (okay, a little over half as the joke is in our family *smiles*) of the room while my mom uses the other half of the room for a variety of different things. 
In the room we placed two different desks. This desk I use for creating projects, a wrapping station, and for writing handwritten letters to friends and family.
The various storage items in the room came from my former apartment where many things were thrifted or were passed down to me as loving "hand me downs".
Since the space is limited in this room every nook and cranny is used purposefully in a variety of different ways.
It took close to a year and a half to get the room "finalized" and organized in a way that I not only thought was "pretty" but would be practical and functional.
Probably my biggest advice to anyone wanting to create a "crafting retreat" is to make it work for you. There are tons and tons of adorable craft rooms that you can find in magazines and on Pinterest. Making a space work for you is what is key.
Due to my very limited budget I did not have the financial resources to create the room I originally wanted to. I just couldn't afford to purchase expensive boxes that were pretty. *smiles* But I took my time and was very patient and decided to search and search for pieces that I could afford and that would be practical in this space. One of those pieces that the I found was this former "card" rack that was in a old pharmacy that was closing. They had been trying to sell it for months and eventually took it to a thrift store that had it marked for $35. When I went in and asked about the piece I found that it was on sale and they were desperate to get rid of it. $15 later I had the solution that was perfect for all of the flashcards, bingo cards, tiny pieces, etc. that are used in my shop so often.
To be frank I didn't love the "look" completely and may spray paint it one day but when I found these adorable and happy boxes at Target last Spring I love the final look!
The Target boxes were also a surprise gift that have been cute and perfect for the room! I had seen these boxes in the dollar section at Target and thought they were adorable but knew it wasn't practical or feasible for me to spend $1 per box. I bought three but that was it. Well a couple of weeks later we were traveling from New York to the South and stopped at a Target. At this particular Target they had marked these boxes "on sale" for 70% and they were only $.30!! I bought ALL of them that they had and have LOVED them and the "pop" of color that they gave to this organizational piece and the room.
As y'all can tell I love ribbon. *smiles*
As I mentioned earlier I do have two desks in the room. I sometimes sit at this desk and sketch and paint, but mainly this desk gets used as a space for laying out projects that are "in progress". *smiles*
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking friends! I would love to have y'all come over and spend a day crafting! Anyone is welcome!
Have a wonderful day!!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fun place to create! You have so many supplies, my eyes have little heart eyes in them!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! This room is such a gift to me! Thank you so much for your sweet words!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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  2. Oh my gosh I need a craft room! You are so lucky :) I love the green accent pieces especially your marker holder sooo perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww you are so sweet!! This room is definitely a gift! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!!I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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    1. And your shop is too cute! I love a good cute notebook!

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    2. Thank you so much Lacey!!! I so appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment and check out my little shop! Your words were so sweet and encouraging! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you again!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      ps.- I would have loved to email you back directly but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  4. OH my heavens!! All the heart eyes!! Can I hire you to come make my office look like that?? :)

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    1. Ahhh you are so sweet! I do love this little space! Hahaha! I don't think you would want to hire me! You should have seen how long it took me to get this space together! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      ps.- I would have loved to email you back directly but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  5. I thought I had a lot of stuff! Wonderful room. Stopping by from the Blog-tember challenge. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Janet, Hahaha! Yes, there is quite a bit of items in the workspace! My Etsy shop, December Caravan creates unique & beautiful journals, altered books, scrapbooks, buntings, cards, artwork, memory pieces, and family treasures out of everyday materials to inspire joy and hope in every part of life and I love all of the different bits and pieces that are used to bring this together! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)
      ps.- I would have loved to email you back directly but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  6. Wow, crafting supply heaven <3

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    1. Aww thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! This is definitely a crafting heaven to me! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)
      ps.- I would have loved to email you back directly but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  7. What a wonderful craft room! I love it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you so much Marci! It is definitely such a treasure and a gift for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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