I have another day off of school today because of the extreme cold temperatures. Instead of focusing and getting something organized I am deep in thought. I started reading a new book, Things Good Mothers Know, by Alexandra Stoddard. In typical fashion I skipped ahead to the chapter that spoke to me the most……A Room of Your Own. I want to move my craft area. WHY……because I never work in it.
Right now I have a beautiful craft space in the basement and I never work down there because my husband is usually playing the trumpet. I work with children all day so the last thing I want to listen to is more noise. I end up taking whatever I am working on upstairs to the family room and work on the sofa. I lesson plan, correct papers, craft, read and watch TV all in the family room. By the end of the week I have a mess everywhere.
My thought is if I had my crafting stuff up here I would have the proper place to work and then I could put my things away when I was done. When I come home from work it would be easier for me to work on my projects if my crafting stuff was in the family room. I would not have to go in the basement and collect what I need and then come back up and get organized; it would already be ready for me to start.
I would love to have an organized space to work. The question is.......
Am I willing to down size my family room into a craft room?
I have been looking on Pinterest today to see what other people have done for craft spaces. I do not want to alter the room because I know we will move some day. Here are some elements I like would like to incorporate into my craft space:
This yellow cabinet is amazing. I can just imagine a little tv in the center and all my crafting things on the shelves. I would of course make the cabinets white.
I want to make sure my desk is over looking the window. I love being able to see outside as I work.
Ideally, I would love to have white bookcases built in next to the fireplace AND the fire place painted white. (I did say this was a dream of mine.)
This is something we desperately need. We need something to put our boots and shoes as we walk in the back door.