This area of my apartment was my dirty little secret. I had a beautiful bookcase in it but that's about the only pretty little thing in this terrible shame hole. Extra furniture was crammed in the corners, old books I needed to donate were stacked precariously, and I had all my crafting tools shoved in plastic drawers that were super hard to get to.
With all this crafting and blogging I do, I didn't have a designated place to work. So I hatched a plan to turn this mess into my very own oasis.
I somehow convinced Brian to move this HUGE bookcase into our bedroom. It was about two feet taller than any doorway and we had to squeeze it through the smallest hallway ever. Somehow we achieved the impossible and stayed married throughout the whole process.
Once the bookshelf was out of the way, we uncovered an ironing board nook. Our building was constructed in the 20's and these little built in ironing boards were very common. I totally forgot it was back there! To be fair, that bookshelf had remained unmoved for 5 years.
So I gave it a wipe down and I wallpapered the back with some extra wallpaper I had laying around. I bought a 6' board for $3 at Home Depot and had them cut it into 12" lengths. I then used a rubber mallet and carpenters glue to secure them. Now all of my adorable crafting tools are within reach and organized! I even built in a little cubby for wrapping paper behind my desk. Now that silly little useless hole in the wall has a purpose.
You don't understand how much these tiny pretty things make me happy. These beautiful little bowls were gifts from China. Also, check how that metallic wallpaper reflects light.
I feel like I finally have a place to display my art. These two pieces I made are totally my sense of humor. Plus, I nearly burned off my eyebrows making that gun vase!
I finally have a place to create and brainstorm. I surrounded it with things that I love and make me happy to look at. There's enough glitter and hearts to fuel any 12 year old's imagination! So if you have a space that just holds clutter, step outside the box and dream up something special.