These images are actually a mixture of images from my house and some projects that were included in Merry Makings magazine ^_^
Please excuse the fuzziness in the images at the top, as per usual the weather in Ireland has been grey and average so it’s very difficult to take good photographs!
The bin that my wallpaper is stored in and the shower caddy where the jars are hanging on the wall are both from b&m stores in the uk.
The lamp is from ikea, desk and stool also from ikea. The desk is a console table. The magnetic board on the wall is also from ikea – spontan in white.
The pink floral, polka dot and gingham mini suitcases are from Next in the uk many years ago.
The sewing house box is from Cath Kidston
That is a little spice rack that was painted and decorated using the decoupage technique and paper napkins from cath kidston and some polka dot tissue paper.
Ribbons are a selection from Cath Kidston and Dotcomgiftshop
The glitter tape is by American Crafts
Pink tweed greengate Teddy bear is from Love from Rosie
Wire letter on my cork board was made by Jane from Planet Joy
Those lovely crochet hangers are from Cath Kidston years ago
The barn star and wall shelves are from dotcomgiftshop
The prints are both from magazines and the paper backing my shelves is a mix of scrapbook paper – mostly crate projects.
These tins are covered in paper from Kitschy digitals
Those lovely little baking ladies up there are stickers from Everydayisaholiday
These little mope drawers were a task! You can use chalk paint and mix it up with different colours. I mixed old white with crafters acrylic for the different colours. You turn the drawers back to front and use a drill for the drawer knobs.
I hope you have enjoyed my little craft room tour!It’s never ever this tidy. Ever! Just for pretty pictures ^_^ A few hours after I finished shooting and I was doing other crafty work it looked like there had been an explosion, so do not feel bad for having a messy craft room. This is the first time I’ve been able to do a photoshoot because it’s always an unsightly mess!
This is the lovely light up bauble, isn’t it gorgeous? I ended up getting two of them. They’re so delicate I still don’t know where I’m going to put them or how to display them at christmas so I’ve still got one in the box and that one is being wrapped in a blanket until I’m ready to display! I have actually already poked a hole in the glass of that one by hitting it off something. I could have cried! They’re beautiful and glass but could probably benefit from being made out of plastic. Great for the price though and as long as you know to be extra careful you can have a gorgeous set of bauble lights!
They’re made with a plug so I don’t know how to hang them with extension leads just yet.
I got myself these lovely jingle bell lights that are battery powered but I haven’t got the batteries in them yet. The cat doesn’t know what to make of the jingly bells. She just keeps running away.
This wall shelf isn’t new but I have re-backed it using some papers I got which are new!
I love it all! That wee cloche is my favourite I think, and those pens were just absolutely necessary.
This is the vintage cabinet I painted this year and I’m really tempted to paint it again next year. I think I might, but I’m not sure which colour. Perhaps a pretty aqua colour.
These are my cable and cotton lights that are from the pre made selection and are called ‘Marshmallow’. They match my current living room colours ^_^
And here’s the lovely box!
Bits and pieces from around the kitchen. Greengate galore!
You can tell it’s cold when the candles are lit for heating while I work!
My favourite little painted and decoupaged little spice rack shelves ^_^
See? My living room colours! Where I like to work sometimes too.
The image above is my living room, in here you can see a gigantic light shade that I found in a charity shop that I thought would be perfect..but of course it’s too big! Always the way huh? I thought I was safe with this option as it was big and I have super high ceilings (which you cant even see here because I couldn’t fit it in!) you can see a lovely honey comb pom pom and I had an 18″ drum shade but it’s dwarfed in this living room. I was thinking if it had a fancy pattern, if it was bigger OR if it was brightly coloured.. it might get noticed.. even by me.
I think I’ve managed to narrow my choices down to these three shades from John Lewis.. the top in that little collage is a lace drum light shade and then it being shown lit up! I am also in love with these Harlequin Ceiling Drum Shades. Love um! The only problem is, choosing a colour.
What do you guys think? Seriously, I need help!
Some updates on my new craft room! These are most definitely the after shots.
This picture was taken early march I think and a few things have changed.
This is now up on the wall for a start!
Prepping my wallpaper pieces to get at the door!
The door in progress! Meet my site manager… overseeing the whole operation.
and my favourite vintage find to date! Including the cupboard redo behind it! I love this chair. My absolute favourite ^_^
The big curtain debate I was having with myself… I finally made them. Well one. so far I’ve made one lol. I will make the other. I promise.
The door is finished!
now… the dreaded before shots….
Just mess… and gloomy looking! We have this carpet on the stairs and in my old craft room and I hate it. I mean I haaaaaaaate it so much. If you look at the photos above the white floor helps to reflect all the light around the room and it makes it so happy. Everyone loves being in that room. They just have nowhere to sit down, haha get out! Mine!
And the chimney breast wall is the desk wall.
why would anyone buy carpet that dark?! Needless to say it got a lick of paint and a new floor! Then my furniture and all my bits and pieces helped. I still haven’t finished it but it’s getting there!
Just some spring flowers brightening my living room! Get off rain! If I didn’t know any better I would swear it was the summer with all this wind and rain haha. Yes that’s what summer is all about in Ireland.
The first time I’ve ever had my favourite flower in my possession!
Lots of love Claire xo
Lots of love Claire xo
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