Thursday, May 10, 2012

{The BIG Reveal!!!}

I'm so excited to finally share my finished craft room makeover with you!  You've seen bits and pieces in the past few weeks, but now you get to see...


Just to make sure this post can live up to all the "hype" above, let me remind you of what the room looked like before.




Yeah, it's bad.  I know.  But I think I can regain my bloggy street cred now.  This is the view from the door now...


Remember that I gave the walls a fresh coat of paint with the perfect gray.  My refurbished hutch is against the far wall.  My dad and I made the table on the right.  My revamped lamp is on the table, and my striped, embellished frame is on the wall in a grouping with other frames and art.


This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE area of the room!!!  I love everything about it!  I love the rustic-ness of the table paired with the feminine elements.  The camera art block is something that was for sale in my Etsy shop, but I decided to keep it for myself.  My dollar store cupcake stand is the perfect size to hold a vintage tin that belonged to my grandmother.  The printable in the white frame came from Landee See, Landee Do.  


I DIY-ed the different frames with spray paint and scrapbook paper.  The oval magnetic board started out as a metal tray from the dollar store, and the book-page B is another DIY project.



The hutch in the corner of the room added much needed storage.


I used different containers to organize all my little do-das that I use for crafting behind the glass doors.  And I couldn't help but create a couple of little vignettes on the surface of the hutch.


I picked up the owl at Home Goods.  The other pieces I just had sitting around.


I'm sure you saw the window beside the hutch.  Did you see the valance I made?


The best thing is that the valance and its twin on the other window cost me nothing!  I used supplies I already had.  Beside the window is my brand new corner desk.


The base of the desk is the file cabinets that I already had, but I revived them with paint and new handles.  My dad and I just created another top for them.  (You know the deal.  There will be a tutorial soon!)


 
I bought the rug from Urban Outfitters.  The seating for the desk is the bench I "collected" from my neighbor's trash.  I love the decor on the wall above the desk.


I made over the mirror and created the wreath from a dollar store wreath form.   The other decor on the desktop is mainly stuff I DIY-ed too.


I created the to-do board and the curio shelf, as well as the wire bulletin board.  The lamp was a brass thrift store find that I spray painted and bought a new shade for.


There's another window to the left of the desk, and beside that is my laminate bookcase that I revived.  The swallow art and chevron frame are from previous tutorials.  The little deer blocks are for sale in my Etsy shop.  The other wall is pretty much taken up by a closet with sliding doors, so I didn't take any pictures of it.


And our tour ends where it started.  (I had to take a shot with my lamp turned on.)  This makeover was A LOT of work, but I really did enjoy it.  I love the fact that I pretty much DIY-ed the whole room.  I didn't realize how many of my projects are in the room until I started writing this post!  I love that it has given me so much material to blog about.  (As I'm sure you figured out by now, there will be lots of tutorials to come!)  I hope you like the room half as much as I love it.  It makes me happy to walk in the room and look around.  It's sooooo different from how it started.  I have to admit that a couple of times I've just lain on the floor and absorbed the uncluttered, peacefulness of the room.  And I've really enjoyed doing some projects on my new desk.  So if you have a room that needs a makeover, just go for it!  It will be a lot of work and there will be some bumps in the road, but you will feel so much better when it's made over, especially if you DIY!  :)
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101 comments:

  1. How do you spell jealous?
    That's flipping beautiful!!!!!
    VERY nice!

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  2. Beautiful makeover!!! Everything is just perfect, love the gray walls and the accent colors. The transformation is amazing!

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  3. Very gorgeous! I better get cracking on my own craft room. lol. :)

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  4. Wow, that's stunning! I need to do mine now!! I love the hutch and the lamp.

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  5. Wow what a transformation it looks great xxx

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  6. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!! I love every single detail...cant even say I have a favorite part of the room bc it's all just so wonderful. Fantastic job.

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  7. Totally gorgeous creative space transformation Bethany. You did an amazing job and must feel so inpsired to create in there now.

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  8. beautimous...........i covet the lamp.

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  9. WOW, that looks SO amazing! Great job! I would love for you to share this on my "May House Par-tay" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!!

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  10. Oh my gosh, it's everything I thought it would be and so much more! This is absolutely amazing girl! You are fabulous. I cannot wait to get moved into my house next month and start working on my room - you've given me so much inspiration!!! Love this so much, great job!
    ~Kirsten at One Tough Mother

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  11. By the way, I totally know where I'm putting my Audrey Hepburn poster now ;)

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  12. Hi, Bethany

    I love your craft room. Super cute and just lovely! I love the colors, all the pieces and the valances. Super cute!

    Vanessa

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  13. Whenever I see someone say, 'Craft Room Makever', I have to check it out and I'm so glad I did! Your space is so pretty and bright and feminine, everything is so wonderful! Great job!

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  14. I've been meaning to stop over here and so glad I finally did. This is an amazing transformation! I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this. I love it and I LOVE that you DIY! I have a room . . . .hmmm . . . .I'm inspired. Maybe I SHOULD go for it!

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  15. You just provided hope to millions who live with the *before* picture. Your craft room looks fantastic.

    Stopping over from your feature at BellaNest.

    ~Bliss~

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  16. Just in case you're wondering, I'm incredibly jealous of this space! It's totally and completely beautiful and amazing!

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  17. Bethany, this is gorgeous! I love the colors and I want to see the tutorial for the valance... right now :) Thanks for the inspiration, and all the new ideas that are floating around in my head. Beautiful!

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  18. I love how it all came out! Such a girly space! Have a great weekend!

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  19. This is amazingly beautiful! Sadly my craft room still looks like your before pictures so this has certainly inspired me.

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  20. I adore absolutely every detail! I saw the lampshade earlier this week via Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage...to die for!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  21. This room is INCREDIBLE! It's absolutely gorgeous and you did an amazing job. We would love to have you share it at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html

    Can't wait to see the upcoming tutorials!

    Jen

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  22. Fantastic job! I love love love all the details, everything shows tremendous amount of care and love. What a joy to spend time in a room like this!!

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  23. Adorable!! I love the colors the design, everything! SO much inspiration! Well done chica!! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Reannah @Shaped by Grace

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  24. Wow, wonderful makeover! I found you via Tatertots & Jello and am a new follower.

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  25. WOW! Simply amazing. Great job :)

    Blessings!
    Janiene
    http://bishopsfamilysite.blogspot.com

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  26. STUNNING!!!!! LOVE IT ALL! I'd love if you'd link this up to my link party going on now! My readers would LOVE it too!

    http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/05/spotlight-saturday-13.html

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  27. Ultra Fabulous Bethany!!!!

    Still loving that lamp ;)

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  28. Great job! Now you can enjoy it! the chicken wire lamp is my favorite!!

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  29. Bethany,

    I want to be jealous of you with all my heart because if I could have dreamt of a craft room room in my mind, it would be this room, but I can't envy you because I don't know anyone who deserves it more! You worked so hard on this, and it shows in every detail. What I love most is that it is you, not some catalog knock off. I wish you many happy times crafting in here. Now I will go lick my wounds since I don't have a spare room to create or make over (but the offer still stands to come and create a beautiful craft corner for me in my bedroom!). Seriously, give yourself a great big pat on the back and enjoy the heck out of it!

    I am dying for those tutorials, get them rolling!

    Hugs,
    Maureen

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  30. Super cute, I love the Chicken Wire Lamp! If your up to it I'd love it if you'd link this up to my new party at:
    http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/2012/05/crafted-sparrow-link-party-6.html
    Have a great weekend.

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  31. This is fabulous! Love the colors. I can't wait to have my own craft room one day!

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  32. Beautiful! I love how colorful your room is and that lamp is killer!

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  33. Ohmygosh I LOVE it!!! Can you come over to my house and please do that to my room?! ;) LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I am featuring this on my blog tonight.

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  35. Wow, wow, wow!! I love your craft room makeover! I would totally lie in there and stare at it too :) The colors are so relaxing. Fabulous job- I'm your newest follower. Looking forward to all the tutorials.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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  36. Just beautiful! I'm working on creating my craft space. I can only hope it turns out as beautiful as yours!

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  37. This is a beautiful room! I love the white with the pops of colors!

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  38. WOW this is all kinds of stunning. And when will you be over to start on mine?

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  39. Hi Bethany! Love the room!!!! And I'd {love} for you to come link up your crafty inspiration at Live Laugh Linky Thursdays... this weeks party is still open :) Hope you can swing by. Hugs.

    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  40. GASP!! It looks SOOO great! We're not ugly craft room twins anymore. I'm the ugly one trying to live up to my pretty sister..LOL. So, now I have to make the "tomboy" version of this, since I'm sharing with my hubby. Then we can be SUPA-CUTE craft room twins! ;)

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  41. PS~ I'm following your blog now so I can get in on all of these tutorials you're gonna be blogging.

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  42. Wow! Amazing craft room! I'm completely jealous! Loving the turquoise and pink throughout!

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  43. You took my breath away! Every detail is perfect. The colors are so cheerful and girly! Thank you so much for sharing it this week! I'm FBing and then finding out how you freshened up that laminate bookcase. It may be my favorite part!

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  44. Great makeover! You have definitely given me some inspiration!

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  45. oh my gosh, this looks amazing!!! I can't believe the change!! BEAUTIFUL!!
    I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  46. O.M.G. Are you SERIOUS!!?? Your new craft room is so gorgeous/cute/adorable... all of it! I love all your transformations and little decorating craft projects... such a huge change from the before!

    Tania

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  47. Holy smokes! You did an AMAZING job girl!! Love it! I don't think I'd ever want to leave that room! :)

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  48. Wow Bethany! It's gorgeous! I"M SOOOOO JEALOUS!

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  49. Wow! what a makeover. I am so jealous!! congrats on such a beautiful outcome I am pinning this!
    Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  50. This looks AMAZING! You are so creative! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_11.html

    Love,
    The Sisters

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  51. Great job! You must be sooo proud!!

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  52. Good job on the new craft room. Bethany, you did an awesome job! I can see why you wanna do the happy dance. The corner desk is my fave.

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  53. It's stunning, girl! You did such a great job with the colors and all the cute DIY touches!! Now you get to craft in such a fun room-- eee!! Love it :)

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  54. i'm smitten with your new space and so glad to have found ya - just linked up as your newest linky follower and off to explore more of your blog - would love to have ya pop by for a visit anytime!

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  55. Absolutely lovely space. I love your color pallet.

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  56. WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and everything in between! Amazing job :)

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  57. Wow! The amount of work you did is incredible! I'm loving the sweet colors and all the DIY projects. I can't wait to see all your posts on how you created everything! What a great, organized room! Wish I could lay down in the middle of my craft room and breathe peacefully!! Mine is a disaster! Enjoy, Bethany!

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  58. Wow what a lovely craft room!!!! It looks like a great creative space to work in, I'm sure it makes crafting even more fun! I love all the little details, and love the colors that you used!

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  59. Wow! What a huge difference. All the work was definitely worth it. It looks AMAZING!!

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  60. Wow that is such an amazing space how could you or feel creative in this. I love the valance

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  61. I love love love everything about this! Beautiful!

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  62. WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Will you come do mine now? :) I'm your newest follower! I'm excited to look around you blog! Thanks for sharing your craft room and all the projects you did in it. You can visit me at: http://preparednesswithmegs.wordpress.com

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  63. WOW! I'm so jealous...lol. I just love it. Every last little detail. You did an aMAzing job. Really. On everything. Wow. Featuring this at One Artsy Mama tomorrow.

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  64. That is absolutely gorgeous. I love each and everything in that craft room. I saw you featured over at At The Picket Fence and had to stop by. I'd love for you to link up to my party (I host each Tuesday night...it's up until Friday each week). Hope to see you there.

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  65. Congratulations! You're featured today! Thanks for linking up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/05/features_17.html

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  66. Wow! This is an incredible makeover. There are a ton of great projects in it. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  67. Featured this today! Head over and check it out! Thanks again for linking it up for me!
    http://thecraftedsparrow.blogspot.com/2012/05/birchbox-love.html

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  68. Amazing job! Your custom furniture pieces really make the space shine! I love the soft pink color of your lamp on your desk. Wondering if you would share the color with me? Love it all and love the before as well. My craft room needs to be cleaned BAD! It looked pretty once. Your post has given me the inspiration that I need to kick it into gear!
    Have a happy, happy weekend!
    ♥Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  69. LOVE IT! I redid mine recently as well--sadly, it's cluttered-your post gave me the inspiration to go put it back right! and yeah, I know about sitting there-laying there-taking it all in! Nice feeling! Blessings, Sharon

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  70. this is AMAZING. i always try to figure what my dream craft room will look like (i WILL have one one day) and i wanted grey walls, white furniture and pink accents everywhere...THIS is almost like what i envisioned. and that shade of blue is the perfect accompanyment color. ( i was playing around with paint chips trying to find one the other day) so i just want to say thank you for all the inspiration you just gave me. and i love the hutch with the burst of pink!. congrats on having a super awesome place to craft!

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  71. Gorgeous ! and the lamp its the bees knees!!

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  72. Your room is just gorgeous. I love that you and your dad worked on some things together. I also love the colors you used in there.

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  73. Hi Bethany, I will be sharing your craft room reveal tomorrow night at Project Queen's Highlight Party. It's beautiful!!!!

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  74. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower! I love all of the DIY projects you did in your craft room. I have a brass lamp sitting around that I am now inspired to transform!

    http://mybest-friendsblog.blogspot.com/

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  75. This is absolutely stunning. If you ever wanted a second career as a designer, you would be in hot demand.

    Proud to call you a blogging buddy!

    Rosie xx

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  76. Bethany, your craft room looks amazing! That really is the perfect shade of gray. Beautiful job!

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  77. I'm in the middle of my craft room makeover! I love yours! Greeeaaat job!
    New followed!

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  78. Thank you very, very much for the courage to show the "before" picture! Now it looks so awesome! Wonderful.

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  79. LOVE the corner desk, I am looking for exactly that and you made it sound so easy. Looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks!

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  80. When did you sneak into my craft room and take photos??? Great job! I love it!

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  81. wow, looks amazing. and i love the table arrangement!
    thanks so much for linking up and grabbing a button. Be sure to like us on facebook for contest updates and winners!
    https://www.facebook.com/OneProjectCloser

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  82. I love, Love, LOVE this space! That valance fabric with the scissors is just awesome!!! So many perfect details!!

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  83. Hi
    I just LOVE your craft room, wish mine was as beautiful !
    I featured it on my blog yesterday
    http://thatcutelittlecake.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/pin-of-week-craft-room-by-pitter-and.html
    Virginie @ That Cute Little Cake

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  84. Wow! The best crafty room remodel I've seen. This is definitely the motivation I need to get going on mine. I just wish I could paint the walls and remove the carpet!

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  85. WOW!!! This is amazing!! It's hard to believe what it looked like before when you see it now!! I HAD to Pin this! I want to coppy ALL of it, love it! Mine is looking closer to your before, but somewhere inbetween. I'm feeling really inspired to take it to the next level! Thanks for your amazing room inspiration!!

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  86. I am so loving your craft room!! Its like you read my mind, that is the look I'm going for!! Its so beautiful!! I am now inspired to finish my room!! Thanks Bethany!!

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  87. OMG! I just love this craft room! My craft room has become a storage area and I'm not at all inspired to do anything. Thanks so much for posting this! I feel so inspired to start putting things back together!

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  88. Wow...it is so wonderful. This is my first time on your site, great job!!!

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  89. i'm literally considering kicking my daughter out of her room and making it my little craft-shop :D jokes aside, i think you're absolutely brilliant and deserve a space for crafting - you're great at it!

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  90. What a transformation! It's gorgeous! I'd love it if you stopped by my weekly link party and linked this post up. :) http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-23.html

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  91. This looks great! I love the chicken wire lamp. I am going to do that in my daughter's room and clip her bows to the chicken wire!

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  92. Such a beautiful space!!!! Can I come over and play?! ;) Good luck with CWTS!!!

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  93. WOW. This is one heck of a transformation. Every inch, every nook looks like it came out of a magazine. It is so bright and cheerful. I am impressed with how organized you are and the vintage touches you added. You did an amazing job. I want to come and craft with you! You need to submit this to better after.

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