My New Craft Area…{Martha Stewart Craft Furniture Collection}

It is finally done…

…..I should not say “finally” as my hubby labored for days putting this furniture all together.

Last year my friend Linda brought this line of craft furniture to my attention…

…..It was the Martha Stewart Collection by Home Decorators Collection

It was a bit more money than what I wanted to spend.

Then, one day, Susan from Between Naps on the Porch did a post…

…..on her friend Marie’s “gift wrapping room”.

I went over again to Home Decorators Collection and saw that the furniture was on sale!!..

… free shipping!…I worked on a floor/design plan and ordered it the next day!

Welcome to my 2nd guest room/craft area…


Here is the before:


And here is the after:


I purchased 5 pieces…to create this area.

This space is not yet complete…there is a chair for the craft desk, a lamp….

…..and a new chandelier to be hung.


Due to the configuration on the room, I had to place the 2 door hutch over the flat file drawer chest…

…..this usually is paired with the wrapping hutch.

I opted for the 36 inch high craft table as it is the same height as the other cabinets…

…..and I love to do things usually standing.

We also had the room painted…it went from SW Macadamia…to SW Silvermist.


The flat file chest provides great space for all of your wrapping and craft needs.

I used my vintage locker room wire baskets to hold my fabric “scraps”….



I had these Ikea storage boxes on the shelf of my “old craft area”….

…..I really do not need these actually as I have plenty of storage space..but they are pretty!



I am happy that there is now plenty of storage space and useful surface area…


And Marian’s (Miss Mustard Seed) book for inspiration…


My old bulletin board fit nicely above the craft table…

…..yes, who in the world saves their old patterns?…I do!..

Don’t look too close or I shall definitely be “dated”….


It’s also a space that I can showcase my vintage sewing items and notes from my “cutie”



These have got to be my favorite “set of buttons”….


More patterns and some pretty trim…


And here is the other side of the room….


My gift wrapping station…I just love it!!!


As you can see I have plenty of space for ribbons, wrapping, etc…

…..those empty spaces will be filled soon!



A vintage typewriter and some vintage sewing items sit atop my Singer stand…


This Singer table will most likely be re-located somewhere else in the room…

…..after a little makeover.


Possibly as a new beside table…

To give a surface area for this:


oh…notice the little silver pitcher..I should have taken a close up…next time…

…..Barb from The Treasured Home brought it all the way from California..

…….she brought it to the Southern Bloggers Conference…she did not forget my pitcher…

……….but she forgot her cell phone!…priorities!


Or it can be an area for these books..of Thomas Jefferson quotes…or

…..the book by Michael West of Rattlebridge Farm.


So here you have it…my new craft area…

…..I am so happy that I have a great new space to do my “Crafty Chicks” projects!…

And I want to show you what “little thing” that was following me around all morning…

…..while I was taking pictures.

I am grand dog sitting….Meet Tucker!


He loves barking at the golfers!



Hope you enjoyed my new craft area….and my hubby’s “labor of love”…

And I also want to give a shout out to Kristi of Addicted2decorating….she just took my blog from “free WordPress”..

… WordPress “self hosting”…She is great and was such a fantastic person to work with!!!

My new blog design should be completed by the end of the month too….

Have a wonderful day!

I am joining Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up

Kim from Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Pamela from From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Yvonne from Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

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