Today I’m going all Adele and telling you hello.
Cue the drums.
Cue the ticker tape parade.
Cue the pots and pans and wooden spoons in your kitchen.
Today is the day for a little before and after craft room amazingness.
Are you ready? Have your party hat on? Ready for choreography and dance moves? Memorized all the verses to Eye of the Tiger?
Oh good. Me, too. 🙂
Just a reminder of where we started just a few short weeks ago.
Gray floors check.
White walls check.
Stretch. Sigh. Yawwwwwwnnnnnnnnn.
You can see all the before before here.
Here’s one more before picture.
Nanana nanana hey hey hey goooood byyyyyye.
And now it looks like…..
And these people….
Are sitting on furry, fuzzy stools like these.
And drawing museum-worthy creations with fistfuls of these.
And painting with buckets and buckets of these.
And spending the afternoon curling up on a window seat with a furry friend.
And reading chapters and chapters and chapters in these.
In the imagination room there are spaces to draw and painted diamond flowers on the walls and the floor.
And spaces to sit and think about how amazing your mother is.
There are tables and x-shaped bookcases.
And wooden arrows.
And pillows that hashtag themselves happy with exclamation points.
In the imagination room there are more craft supplies than the Mississippi river can hold.
There’s typography everywhere you look.
Here’s a detailed budget and the breakdown on the space and the $1000 budget I was given.
IKEA desk and bookshelf component $375
Target stools $47
Pillows (assorted makers) $90
Hobby Lobby baskets $90
Hobby Lobby signs $75
White wire stool $40
Orange X Bookcase $13
IKEA curtains $40
Lowe’s curtain rod $48
Wood for built-ins $67
The rest of the room furnishings were things I already had (like the white bookcase) and the craft supplies came over from the gatehouse. I was able to save on the rug by painting the diamond pattern on the floor and keeping the curtains simple.
And now the plain, ordinary, gray and white room is full of color.
And drawing and painting and sketching and making and creating and reading and writing and laughing and whispering and giggling.
And of course…..
PS If you want to see our summer bucket list for the room, click here.
PPS Fingers crossed. I’m hoping to win $5000 for my charity, The Humane Society and voting on the rooms starts May 31.
disclaimer: this room and project was sponsored by Frog Tape.
All opinions are my own.
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