A New Cozy Space

I am joining The Scoop Party for the Cozy Room Tour.

So, today, I am presenting a “new cozy space” of mine.

~ ~ a space that was formerly an area designated as a second guest room/craft area.

What makes a space cozy for me???…

A place where I can curl up and enjoy a great cup of tea ~

~ ~ especially from this tea set that I purchased in France.

With the glow of a great scented candle, a wonderful magazine . .

~ ~ and a very soft throw (from France) close by..

Some pretties to surround you ~ ~

And a basket to house your favorite magazines ~

And a view that gives you a great sense of peace.

That can also be seen in the reflection of a mirror in the room.

Are you wondering what I did in this room?

Here is what the area looked like before:

The craft area is still there; however, the bed is not.

A family member needed a bed . . so off it went.

Here is my reveal of the newly appointed space.

A friend no longer needed this beautiful Lee Sofa ~ ~

~ ~ it had unfortunately faded from a taupe to a peach tone, obviously a flaw in the fabric.

We have a “pay if forward” attitude between us and since this space was empty ~ ~

~ ~ I was more than happy to receive this sofa.

With the exception of my “french treasures” ~ ~

~ ~ I “shopped the house” for this area.

Soft, comfy pillows a must in a cozy area.

I went searching for pillows in my “stash” that would coordinate with the sofa ~ ~

~ ~ I then realized I had the perfect ones..the ones I used for my Fall Porch decor.

I then remembered that I had a vintage paint by numbers painting stashed away . .

~ ~ that contained the perfect colors for the sitting area.

I was originally planning on placing the vintage French toy chest in another area ~

~ ~ but it seems to work well here and the storage is a bonus.

You can see part of my Martha Stewart Craft Furniture in this picture..

The pair of chairs I brought into this room were in the foyer ~ ~

~ ~ the Antique French buffet took up most of the space there.

I am now debating on whether to paint these chairs . .

The pillows in the chairs were in the media room and discovered them perfect for the chairs.

I was able to bring the two tables on each side of the sofa from various places in the house ~

~ ~ One of the tables was replaced by my antique French Commode from France.

My intentions in decorating are to create rooms that are warm and cozy ~ ~

~ ~ for family and friends to feel comfortable and welcome.

Thanks for visiting my new cozy space!

Please hop over and visit my fellow bloggers on this great “Cozy Home Tour” today . .

~ ~ and the rest of the week, to see the wonderful ways in which they make their homes cozy!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

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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!!..

…..plus 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”..

…..to 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