Jan 29, 2009

What I've been up to

So Christmas has come and gone and we had a great holiday. Driving across Canada is an adventure. I saw my first moose and a white headed eagle on the side of the road! I also got a great picture of Lake Superior at sunset; I'll have to post that.

Since we've been back I've been looking for a job, no luck yet on that but I have until the end of March so I won't panic just yet.

I've also been fixing up my sewing room, which will now be called my Girly Room/Studio ;O) I didn't want to invest too much money in this so I used some leftover paints we had and bought a can of oups! paint (the one they sell for 1/4 of the regular price at the hardware store because the colour didn't turn out right)and mixed my own colours. I am very happy with the results.

Here are a few pictures some with the flash and some with the overhead lights on.

I still need to make the curtains, cover my ironing board and cork board and put up my batting for my design wall. That coral took six coats to hide the darn aliens but it was SO worth it.

I love this room because of the colour but also because it cost close to nothing, I bought one gallon of bright oups! pink for 10$ and one small can of new Golden Starfish yellow for 10$. I mixed the pink with some leftover orange to get the coral colour, the yellow with some leftover white and the peach I made using the leftover coral and some more leftover white.

I already had the small shelves and brackets so I bought 2 more sets of brackets and 2 more shelves for about 15$ so I would have 6 instead of 4. In the closet we used the panel from the old IKEA armoire that was falling apart and a set of 3 brackets for 4$.

This last picture is a close up of my spice rack. My dad made it years ago and I've had it for at least 15 years, I had always used it in the kitchen but I have no room for it here so I painted it turquoise and now it's my knickknack storage. I need to buy some baby food the empty jars fit perfectly in there.

Have a great day
Danielle xox


Set Carré said...

Ooooh What a great craft room!! I love orange! Et non, ce n'est pas de l'herbe à puce (FIOU!!) J'ai trouvé, c'est un Radermachera sinica, une plante d'origine chinoise. Merci :)

Kitty said...

Hi Danielle - I found your blog when you popped up on my page as someone brave enough to read my blog! Thank you for that. Your new room looks great - I am very jealous. I wish I had a sewing room. *sigh*

Take care :-)

MandMStudio said...

What a lovely sewing room!

Jilly said...

Love the orange wall, and the turqoise spice rack. They are perfect together.

You know what is funny about being from Thunder Bay? Everyone out west knows where it is because they travel east to visit relatives, and you have to go through it if you're going to drive across Canada. But most people in eastern Ontario have never heard of it because they never drive out west (ahem, cough, cough) or if they do, they go through the US and miss it, along with the fabulous Lake Superior scenery. You are brave to do that drive in the winter. It can be so trecherous.

Prue said...

Hi, I just noticed you on my where people have come from list so I thought I'd pop by to say g'day. And what did I find?? Something to make me really really jealous. Your room, dedicated wholey and solely to you, looks fantastic. Love the colours and the organisation. I've had a browse around too and I love the story of Miss White and the pop singer.... Have a great day.

Cheryl A said...

Great colours. Perfect antidote for Alberta winter light...

Liz said...

This looks like a fantastic craft room! And I adore that little aqua cabinet on the wall, so cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little jealous - I have been wanting a craft room for a really long time (I used to have a craft closet but now I have a baby). Someday... someday... when we can afford a place of our own.

BTW, I found your blog because you found my blog www.roughingitinthebooks.com but I have a personal blog too: www.meli-mello.com (just so you know who I am).

Victoria said...

What a great and happy sewing room! Wonderful colors!