Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - The Spare Room

It's been a few hectic days around here. I've been itching to post something, but have either not had the time or have had the time but not the ideas or initiative. A testament to the fact that I'm not completely out of the funk I've been in yet. Soon! *fingers crossed*

Last night I was laid up with a random and vicious stomach problem, it came on out of nowhere as I was cooking dinner. There was a sharp pain and then I felt violently nauseous and remained that way throughout most of the night, falling asleep on the couch several times while Joe finished up dinner (which I was feeling far too wretched to eat) and worked a bit on our latest endeavor. This morning I woke up to a slightly squirrelly belly and a freshly painted craft room!

You see, my brother and his girlfriend (who have been staying with us while they looked for a place) found an apartment and moved out Friday afternoon leaving me with a large empty spare bedroom. Mind you, I've been coveting the space and biding my time since me moved in so it's no wonder that we moved them out Friday and were at the home improvement store the very next afternoon buying paint and lumber to rebuild the closet.

It's still in progress, but here are the before and after shots of the paint. It's now officially decked out in colours only a Danni could love:



Soon I'll be moving my desk and all of my boxes of mess making supplies and art junk in there and really making it into my space. For the first time since we've lived on our own I'm being all weird about hanging things on the wall, I keep telling myself 'what if I hate it there? Then there will be a stupid hole in the wall that I'll want to fix, which means putty, sand, paint... repeat! Ugh!' I'm hoping since I'm usually incredibly liberal with my craft spaces and hang stuff all over the damn place that it will burst this weird bubble of decorating terror I've managed to get myself in to. *fingers crossed*

What have you guys been up to? I feel like it's been ages since I've been around, though it's only been a week or so!


  1. Gorgeous! I can't wait until I'm able to do things like this!

  2. Great colours! I didn't even mind the "before" paint too much, but the green and brown is so exciting!

    A good solution to the holes-in-walls phobia is just to make it as easy as possible to undo. Keep a little touch-up kit close to hand, with a small pot of wall paint (so you don't have to open the big can), a small tub of lightweight spackle (minimal sanding required) and maybe a few cheap foam brushes so you don't even have to dirty a paintbrush. You'll probably use it conscientiously a the first few times, but before too long there'll be enough stuff on the walls that most holes will be out of sight anyway.

    The new studio room looks great, and I look forward to more photos as you get moved in and set up. Hope your stomach squirrels continue to behave themselves.


  3. Love the new colors. The Command Hooks and picture hangers work well too and there's no damage to the wall if you remove the hooks. I've used them to hang artwork in both the bathroom and the kitchen.

    Can't wait to see how you decorate your space. It'll be a long time before I have a whole room for mess making. Enjoy it!!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. I love the color combination! And I have been running like crazy, trying to meed deadlines, do schoolwork, and finished the beginning of something old that feels new. I can hardly wait to tell ;-)

  5. What a lusciously large room! And that huge window that reaches to the floor! Lucky you! The room is looking so "green" and natural. I'm anxious to see it with things up on the wall!

    Try arranging your wall ornamentation (pictures or whatever) on the floor and then you can cut out of newspaper or freezer wrap paper the shapes/sizes of the wall ornaments and place the paper cut-outs on the wall with a bit of painters tape. This will allow you to see how the pictures, etc. would look on the wall without pounding a bunch of nails in the wall. And the paper cut-outs are easy to rearrange.

    Get to feeling better!!! :0)

  6. Those colors are so super cool! Pair that with the large window and I'm in love. Have fun in your new space!

  7. 1. The sharp shooting pain and subsequent nausea...if it was in your ovarian region, you could have burst a cyst. Holy fuck that's happened to me twice. First time I went to the E.R., second time I knew what it was so I put a heating pad on.

    2. That room is awesome and your color choices are great! Can't wait to see it all finished.

  8. Wow that is really nice!! I WANT ONE!! LOL! New follower from Pagan Team on etsy! I look forward to a new friendship!! Feel free to follow me as well if you'd like! Bright Blessings!

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  9. Sooo pretty! I can't wait to see more of it!!! I used to do that too, worrying about hanging this on walls and wondering what if I don't like it there. But then I just did it. I am constantly moving things here and there and rearranging things. It is very freeing just do you what you want and go with the flow, if you don't like it, well then move it. worry about the hole later. Who knows you might find something else to put there. Good luck to you and I can't wait to see more pictures!!!

  10. I love those colors, Danni! Green of course being a color of the Fae, it doesn't surprise me that you decked out a room in that color. As for decorating it, let it slowly sink in, and know that you can always change things but trust what feels right to your spirit. It's a sacred space and will be dedicated to your art, so maybe ask yourself, "Will this item give or take from what I want to create in here?" and you might not know right away. Remember to have fun!

  11. Squee!!! I LOVE IT!!! =D

    Those colors look even better than I could have imagined! Certainly a space a Danni can love. ^-^

    You'll get over the decorating terror... and soon you'll have stuff EVERYWHERE, just as it should be. ^-^

    Love & hugs!!!


  12. My dining room is a similar green color. It is the most homey wonderful color and will probably be amazing for your craft space. I went for months when we first moved in without hanging a thing, but then after I hung one thing it was like the dam broke and now there is art everywhere. :)

  13. You've put the very same green that I have in our living room walls. I love it!!

  14. LOve, love, love the colors!!! I have the same problem with hanging stuff on the walls. Jami is so much better at that sort of thing than I am! Which explains why after 4 years his room looks awesome and mine still barely has anything hanging! LOL!

  15. Oh I love the paint colors - so warm and earthy. Hope you are feeling much better. I was felled by a stomach ailment for about a week and lost 5 pounds. It was not fun. Take care and enjoy decorating this lovely room!

  16. What great colors!!!! Green is always my favorite! I can't wait to see how this new space inspires new blogs, crafts, and whatever else you have to offer!

  17. I LOVE it! best of luck in creating your space :)


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