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

Whisperwood Cottage for First Project of the Year

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  1. Doesn’t it feel great to be so well organized? Now if it just stays that way…..Your hubby gets lots of credit for all the things he helps you accomplish. What a guy!
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  2. I love this, it looks so great. I would like to get something like that or similar. Your hubby did a great job.


  3. Love your new furniture …….I know you will enjoy it! I am “lusting” over your curtains in that room. Would love to know where you got them! Love your new paint choice,too. Keep up the good work….love following you.

  4. Love your craft room—of course, I love your whole house. The new curtains are beautiful. Would love to know where to find them—Thanks for all your great posts and sharing your beautiful home with all of us.

  5. What a great space Shirley! Just love it. Oh, and that Tucker is such a cutie! I real heart melter …

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Linda
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  6. Shirley, I absolutely love it! You are going to spend so many happy hours in here wrapping and making pretty things. ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks perfect the way you have it all set up. Big kudos to your amazing hubby for getting it all put together! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Oh my you and the hubbs have been quite busy haven’t you. I have seen this collection in the catalog and I LOVE it. You are so lucky you have that extra space to put so much furniture in. I must say I am quite envious of the gift wrapping station. That is my fave. And I love all of your vintage patterns and buttons and such. So pretty.

  8. I am giving this space 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up! I wish I had more thumbs so I could give it even more!!!!!!! Hats off to your hubby for putting all of that together! My husband would have run away from home at the mere mention of undertaking such a project! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ooo la la! VERY nice indeed! Pat on the back for hubby, for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo Heiid
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  10. Oh, it is WONDERFUL!!!! I love it all, and what a good idea to use a guest room for this! I have a work station in the basement, cause all my projects are so MESSY!!! Hot glue on the table and/or floor. BUT, now I am thinking I could do a gift wrap staion in the guest room!!! HMMM, maybe I will look into thes more. Thanks for the inspiration. XO, Pinky

  11. Great pieces, Shirley! I love that hutch piece. The Ikea storage boxes are great, too. Did you add the label portion or do they come like that? If I don’t use clear storage I need to label everything, otherwise I forget I have stuff.

  12. Linda Miller says

    Luv it and happy crafting!! Tom did a great job as always.

  13. Beautiful!!

  14. Shirley, it looks so nice. How nice to have an area to craft and wrap gifts in. I just use the kitchen table for everything. Your hubby did a fabulous job, poor man.
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  15. The craft room looks wonderful, Shirley. What great storage pieces those are. Can’t wait to see your new blog design!
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  16. Shirley, we have so much of the same taste. My studio furniture is also the Martha Stewart collection from Home Decorators in the white. I used two of the 36″ tall craft tables put together for one big square craft area and I love them. I also see you have lot of Longaberger baskets. I have lots, too (I used to sell Longaberger!). Hope you are having a great week.
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  17. Shirley, it looks amazing!! How I wish I had some of those cabinets! I love the new wall color too… My mom used this color in her dining room and I’m so in love with it that I’m going to be using it in my powder room soon. Can’t wait to see all your future projects that will come out of this room ๐Ÿ™‚
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  18. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    Looks AWESOME! It is a wonderful feeling to have a dedicated space for creating…….have fun and thnx for sharing…Love & Blessings

  19. Pretty and organized, my all-time favorite!! Love your functional wrapping area and the patterns with jumpsuits!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  20. I love it Shirley. The new furniture is wonderful!
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  21. Love the new design! The Moss prints and the Longaberger baskets add so much warmth to your room.

  22. I love your new pieces Shirley! What a great feeling to be so organized and have all that storage! Kudos to your hubby, I can definitely tell some assembly was required ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all your old sewing notions and memorabilia too and your new paint color looks wonderful!
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  23. What a beautiful space, Shirley. I love the crisp white furniture with the Silvermist walls. I admire all of your sentimental touches. The picture above the sewing machine is adorable.
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  24. Shirley, I have noticed some of those same pieces. I have the space now that I have an empty extra bedroom, just need the funds, but no harm in planning ahead, right? I noticed someone else had their eye on your window treatment. I, too, would like to know where I might find those or something similar. Would really appreciate it if you would be willing to pass along that info. Thanks!

  25. Gorgeous! I’m about to makeover my den so I can hide all the computer stuff and files and whatever without using the crappy metal & laminate desk I have in there now. So tired of uglies!!!

    Have a happy day!
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  26. LOVE it!! If you’d like to link up with my new organization series I’d love to feature some of your pics next week….

    Have a wonderful day!

  27. I haven’t always had a lot of luck with HDC, but this line does look like it is better made. Does it seem well-made? It sure is pretty!
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    • Stacy…my hubby was very much pleased with the quality as he put it together…we were actually pleasantly surprised!

  28. What an amazing crafting space … beYOND envious! And, love that you have a bed in there … so, if you get tired from creating, you can take a little snooze! The wall color is beautiful and the desk is fabulous (such great storage)! Love your fun patterns, too!
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  29. Shirley – the room came just beautiful. I’m always looking at Martha Stewarts craft furniture and thinking of how I would situated it. Yours came out great.

  30. How awesome is this space!!! Love it! The crisp white pieces look great, and will be so useful and fun to create on! And I really love the wall color! I’ve been on the search for a new dining room color, and I think this may be it! Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  31. Love your new pieces, how perfect are they. Great space. Hugs, Marty

  32. Congrats! It looks wonderful and I am sure you feel great having everything so organized! Great job.
    Come for a visit.

  33. How insanely organized and beautiful it that!!??? I love it. Can you come over a do the same to my mess. LOL
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  34. I am in love with your work area. I adore the locker baskets probably because I just bought two the other day. And I have a lot of the same Longaberger baskets. Love how you mixed them in without them being too “country”. Love it all!

  35. What a lovely light filled craft room! I too am building a craft room in my basement. There is no natural light, so I will be installing lots of lights and keeping everything white and airy. I’d love it if you linked this to my new linky party, “What We’ve Accomplished Wednesdays.” It is live right now.

    Have a great week!

  36. Shirley, your new craft space is just amazing! I love your old patterns and your other vintage sewing items, too! And I’ll echo what many others have said. The window treatments are fabulous!
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  37. OMG Shirley I love EVERYTHING about your new craft room!!! I love all your organizing “stations” !! And of course your drapes look so awesome too. You are so lucky to have this space as your own! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  38. Such a beautiful and useful room. I have always wanted a gift wrapping station!

  39. What a wonderful work space! And so neat and tidy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Though I’m sure it doesn’t stay that way all the time. Love the detail on your smocked window treatments as well!

  40. You did a great job! Everything is so organized and beautiful. I love the baskets for your fabric! Great idea ๐Ÿ™‚
    (I came over from Stone Gable-so glad I did)
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  41. Martha would be proud – what an amazing, organized space! Great job Shirley and love all your vintage finds (those old patterns are cool)!
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  42. Shirley it is fantastic – what a great craft space and guest room – if I stayed there I would just craft all night long! You and your hubby make a great team – and how exciting to be getting a new blog design – can’t wait to see it!

  43. Lucky duck!! That’s a great craft area that you have there… it looks fabulous! Love the furniture. I think I will have to check out the collection when I one day get a space to put them in. ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. I love your new craft furniture, Shirley — very nice!! I like Martha Stewart merchandise; it’s usually very good quality. I love that your furniture is arranged so that you can see outside while you’re crafting or wrapping, and you have lots of good natural light.

    Your grand dog is so cute. ๐Ÿ˜€ We used to have a cat named Tucker; he was a sweetie. I know you’ll enjoy your wonderful new crafting area; I can’t wait to see what creative things you make here.

    Have a great weekend!

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  45. It all looks so nice and organized! I love the way you will be able to pull everthing from it’s proper place to use it. The bed in that room is dressed so pretty also. I know you will enjoy spending time in there crafting and wrapping away!
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  46. Wow, that looks so nice. It must be lovely to know where everything is. Thanks for sharing.

  47. It looks great! Love the new wall color! Tucker is super cute!!! Have a blessed week!
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  48. I love your beautiful craft room. The curtains are great. I always thought I had too much stuff to get organized, now I realize I have too much stuff not to get organized LOL. Great ideas and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW I have a grand nephew named Graylin. His name came from a character on a soap opera in Germany. His grandparents were posted to there when his father was born, so he’s Graylin the 2nd. Where did your Graylin’s name come from?

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