My New Craft Room: Completed

by DIY Maven

My New Craft Room: Completed

It started as a repository for stuff, mostly of the craft variety. The walls were colorless and storage was slim.

After a month or so of consideration and work, my new craft room is orderly, calm and colorful.

All in all, the entire room cost–in new materials–107 bucks. This included the fabric, paint, wood, fabric drawers for the desk, an Ikea Espressivo desk lamp and decorative doo-dads. What it didn’t include was the chair, rug, desktop...

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My New Craft Room: Color First

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My New Craft Room: Color First

For the last month, my craft space––which was more of a repository than an workspace––has been undergoing a transformation. As always, I started with color. The off-white had to go.

Lately, I've been grooving on blue, but because we prefer comforting, earthy colors, finding a blue to suit our palette was a bit tricky. Although not our favorite paint––quality-wise––Glidden has a handy feature in that they catagorize their paint by the feelings they...

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To hang or to prop?

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To hang or to prop?

AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.

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Hand Hooks: Creepy or Cool?

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Hand Hooks: Creepy or Cool?

Submitted for your approval: Imagine as you enter your home, disembodied hands reach out from the walls, gesturing to you. They offer to take your coat, keys, wallet. (Insert spooky theme song of The Twilight Zone here.)

Available through Unica Home, Harry Allen’s Hand Hooks are made from "detailed casts of the designer’s own hands." The truncated appendages will set you back 75 bucks each--or 15 bucks a digit.

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