Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOYWW & my new ONION craft room...

I'm joining WOYWW again!!! Yeeeyyy!!!! Well, I wanted to share a few piccies of my finished brand spankin' new craft room ;))

I could write an entire book about painting my room lol ;) so it's a bit difficult to fit it all in one post. First, you may remember, I had a TERRIBLE problem choosing the colour/s... When this beautiful moment finally arrived, after careful calculations of the coverage area required and with a winged heart I rushed to a DIY establishment to buy 2 pots of "mixed to order" paints. One colour, off white with a hint of creamy orange and the other peachy orange but with a delicate, shabby chic tone. Oh, how excited was I !!!!  

After the first layer of each colour I quickly realised that a) the mixed colour had NOTHING to do with the colours from the tester pots and b) I forgot to calculate a million layers I needed for the paint to fully cover the previous darker colour!!!!! And so I ended up buying more paint...

My lack of patience resulted in additional pots being acquired in a different DIY establishment, and you know, different shop, different mixing staff = different colour results!!!! And what goes without saying, this resulted in additional layers needed to cover the previous layers... Do you remember the famous wisdom words from Shrek? Craft rooms are like ogres. Ogres are like onions. Onions have layers, ogres have layers.

Craft rooms have layers...

And don't even get me started on doing the edges!

My lovely room features 2 new pieces of furniture - a super functional chest of drawers and a real vintage chair, both treated with my new discovery - spray paint! The chair is a true antique piece, bought at an auction (and I mean proper auction, not ebay stuff!) with super real wood worm holes free of charge lol ;).

The new worktop enjoys unlimited (almost) amount of space and it looks super tidy now! That's because most of the stuff is still in bags and boxes and it will take me a while to rediscover my stash lol.

And here's another gem of mine, given a new life with a coat of spray paint. I bought it for almost next to nothing in a second hand shop, and now it stores my little brads ;)

I hope you've enjoyed this little tale of mine in a true estate agent's style lol ;). Beware! This craft room is not for sale though!

Big hugs


Fliss said...

I'm totally green with envy here Joanna (a rather Shrek like colour tee hee!).
Your craft room looks absolutely fabulous and you're so lucky to have one as my stuff is all over the house due to the lack.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Carol Q said...

ooh lovely Joanna. how nice to have a craft room all your own. you won't dare make a mess in it!

Wipso said...

Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday. It's so lovely to be linked up with so many creative friends. Happy crafting.
A x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your craftroom- Happy WOYWW, heres to many more

Linda R. said...

I am luv'n your room.. That sure is a nice big desk to work on.. It looks so clean and organized.
I'm jealous!!!!

Hugs, Linda

Susan Allan said...

You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place to work. It is magnificent!! Bravo, Joanna.
Sue xx

Helen said...

love your freshly painted cvraftspace, it is FAB. that chest of drawers full of inks and things is gorgeous.

MaggieC said...

I bet that lovely space does not stay that clear for very long. I am sure you are bursting to get creating in there. It really looks great. Happy anniversary, and thank you so much for your visit and kind comments.

Doone said...

white needs grey underneath - and off white is very hard to discern without a contrast of pure white next to it,

but it looks lovely so why worry?

the worm hole chair works well with your chosen decor, and I'm sure the in person haggling was much more fun than the on line version.

I don't think any of us would sell our studios, be it a desk, a tray, a room, a cubby hole, or a bedroom, it would be a bit like selling our souls, don't you think?

happy 104,


Nicky said...

Oh I love your craft room - its so light and airy and tidy ~ Happy WOYWW Anniversary

Geri Centonze said...

That is one beautiful craft room!

Nigel said...

Cooeee, guess who's playing catch up (again).

Fantabulous craft room, and I'm not in the least bit envious; honest, not the tiniest little bit (and if you believe that....)

That chair looks rather familiar, although mine is a mixture of bright yellow and grubby grey. Maybe I should call it "Distressed Canary" or "Dusty Mustard" :)

SueH said...

I’m making a really big effort to get around everyone seeing as it’s a special week. Mind you it’s taking forever and I have a bit of a numb bum now so It’ll be back to my random visits next week I think. I just don’t know how some people manage it every week.

What a fab Oh Joanna, what a painting saga but it was well worth it in the end, your room looks beautiful. Bet it doesn’t stay looking that pristine for long though. Have fun in your new space.

Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
Happy Crafting!

Nicks said...

least your onion isnt pickled!

Happy 104th week, so lovely you 'meet' you and so many others on wednesday

Twiglet said...

All that effort was well worth it - a fab crafting space. Happy 2nd anniversary and happy crafting!

Angie said...

I was going to get a mixed paint for my room but thankfully found one off the shelf... had other problems though ...a special ceiling paint that covers old marks due to a leak was like painting with latex and only went half as far as it should ...and a one coat cover up cupboard paint that took 3 coats to cover white and still can be scratched off ....grrrrr. Love your finished craft room was worth the hassle ...fantastic chairs.

okienurse said...

Lovely craft room. The onion made me laugh...layers and layers! Sorry I am so late getting around but it was a busy week. Happy WOYWW #104 and the 2nd anniversary of blog snooping! Thanks for sharing Vickie #55

Dragon said...

Woo what a fab room and I love the finished onion... have a great week

Joyce said...

Thanks for stopping by my page! Your new space looks lovely - I LOVE the antique chair! :-)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow so spacious! Love it!:)

Thank you for sharing.:)


HandmadebyTLC said...

Joanna, guess I stayed up late, tried to comment on you inspired by a song heart card, but blogger hasn't timed it up yet. Love the new room though! Completely jealous, love the little brad treasure and the cupcakes on the wall as well as all the organized distress inks! Great to have met you through Sentimental Sundays!
Tammy Louise

Julia Dunnit said...

It was totally worth it Joanna, layers and all! it looks super lovely - whatever colour we're calling it - the off white walls and the white pieces are just lovely - happy happy new craft room!

Darcy said...

happy anniversary

and happy new room...

wow to all those layers lol but well worth the effort, you now have a wonderfully serene space to work in! Love those drawers.x

Aniees said...

Asia gdzie zdobyłas taka półeczke na tusze i stemple??Boska bo ma takie wąskie szuflady...ja tez chceeeee!!!Pieknie sobie urządziłas pokoik :)))

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love your new craft room!!! You must be itching to get in there and make something. Maybe that is the final layer...the mess of work. lol Have fun Joanna!!!
Dot x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Awww, thanks Dot! How's the melting pot doing? Is it behaving nicely? x

mapowska said...

Ależ piękny pokoik i tyle miejsca na rozłożenie się z pracą! A najbardziej podoba mi się ta szafeczka z szufladami na stemple drewniane i tusze, jakby była robiona na miarę :D
Zazdroszczę :D

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