Taking Crochet to the Next LevelFriday, April 29, 2016
I might have been silent on the blog lately, but not in real life. In fact, I've been very busy re-designing my home office studio. My previous set up was really getting me down. The room was just too cluttered with clothes hanging on the walls, craft materials and supplies everywhere and there was no room to move around without tripping over something.
I love organization and so I knew I needed to do something drastic to make the space:
- easy to work in
- inspiring to create in
- organized in a way to find what I need without forgetting where I placed it; and
- light and airy
So, I went to my to-go helpers on the internet: Pinterest and YouTube. I also read some blog articles on organization especially in a small space and the one thing that stood out to me in my research looking through hundreds of design ideas is that I wanted a peaceful place to create and work in. So, I started with de-cluttering.
I removed 90% of the things on the walls to uncover the pretty light pastel yellow color. At first, I was scared to live with bare walls but after the 2nd or 3rd day, I actually love it :) Then I changed out the office chair with a beautiful white color, ergonomic chair that my handsome hubby bought for me! It has the back and seating support I need and the arms and legs are chrome. It is so elegant! Then I changed the color scheme to whites, creams, and light tan accents. I was able to buy some white lights to add to the craft table which is also white.
My sewing table now has its own spot with a soft, white tablecloth and I bought some shelves for organizing my yarns and other craft stuff. My desk is now clear and when I'm done working on a project, I put it away in its drawer so I never leave the office at the end of the day with stuff all over my desk. It is refreshing coming in each morning and I even hate to leave it at night!
One other thing I bought is white marble contact paper from Amazon. It is due to arrive next week and I plan to cover the craft table with it. I am super excited because I'll get to have that marble look on my table. And the last thing I'm working on which is really what this blog article is supposed to be about... (sorry it took me to the end to talk about this but I was just so super excited to share with you my new office), I'm creating a large art piece for the wall made out of yarn. It's the first time I've ever done this but I wanted something unique for the wall and I saw a few crochet art pieces and even thread. But, one idea I saw stood out at me and so once I get it done, I'll be sure to take a pic and share it. For now, I'll just leave it as a future surprise.
As a crafter and designer, I think it's essential to always challenge myself to go further. This post definitely inspired me. It is an Embroidered Canvas Art Hanging by Alexis of Persia Lou. Check her DIY tutorial on how she made this, so pretty!
Photo, "Embroidered Canvas Art Hanging" by Alexis of Persia Lou
She used a stretched canvas for her piece, but I don't have any laying around and I wanted to use what I have and not buy anything extra.
I found a white cork board that I hadn't used and so it will be perfect for my wall hanging. Hang tight, I'll post a pic after it's all done!