Our New Home Reveal – Craft Room

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December 17, 2012 by magpiemenina

Dear readers, hello!

It has been a busy, busy, busy week and a half. Jaybird graduated from his training program in Virginia, and we moved, in a large moving truck and a small car, over the mountains of West Virginia to our new home in Kentucky! No sooner had we moved in (actually, simultaneously with moving in), we began to rip out and remodel.

Earlier, I had visions of sharing with you photographs of the whole house right away. However, I have three kinds of pictures. The first are of an empty house as it was when we arrived to move in. The second are of a house full of boxes. The third, which are contemporary, are of a house with…well…boards, drywall dust, and exposed copper pipes from what once was the sink in the front bathroom.

Considering this, I’ve opted to share with you pictures of the rooms as I get them cleaned up (or the mess contained in other rooms). These aren’t the “finished” product yet, of course. There is painting and fixing and bears oh my! to do, but I’m too excited to wait.

A word about our house: It was built around 1940. In its original form, it was one of those small, omnipresent bungalows from that time – an eat-in kitchen, living room, one bathroom, and two bedrooms with an outdoor-entry basement. Mercifully, the former owner added on, roughly doubling the size of the house. Now there is a great room with space for a living room and dining room and an additional full bathroom. The addition also enclosed the steps to the basement.

Today I have pictures of my craft room to share. This is located in the original living room, now separated by the kitchen from the great room. It isn’t done, of course, but it looks a sight better than most of the rest of the house at the moment.

My work desk. We found it at the Habitat Restore (great place!) here, and Jaybird restored it from its crumbled state. Other projects pictured for future posts include repainting the modular shelving on either side of the desk.

My work desk. We found it at the Habitat Restore (great place!) here, and Jaybird restored it from its crumbled state. Other projects pictured for future posts include repainting the modular shelving on either side of the desk.

The room as it looked when we arrived.

The room as it looked when we arrived.

The seating area for the craft room. The terrible hydra lamp is in there until the ceiling lamp can be altered (it is really dim). The couch is another project you'll see here in the future.

The seating area for the craft room. The terrible hydra lamp is in there until the ceiling lamp can be altered (it is really dim). The couch is another project you’ll see here in the future.

The cabinet needs some hardware and a curtain, obviously. The room is getting really cozy, though!

The cabinet needs some hardware and a curtain, obviously. The room is getting really cozy, though!

This is the wall opposite the green chair. More aptly, it is the wide doorway into the kitchen, a column with a wide ledge, and a two-part arch leading into an awkward alcove and the bedroom hallway.

This is the wall opposite the green chair. More aptly, it is the wide doorway into the kitchen, a column with a wide ledge, and a two-part arch leading into an awkward alcove and the bedroom hallway.

Here's a closer detail of the evolving display above my desk. The blue jay painting was done by my talented friend Danielle.

Here’s a closer detail of the evolving display above my desk. The blue jay painting was done by my talented friend Danielle.

Projects in the picture, already done: the bottoms of my apothecary box (a past post), and the waste can (which I might post about later).

Projects in the picture, already done: the bottoms of my apothecary box (a past post), and the waste can (which I might post about later).

More to come soon! I have some fun Christmas displays to share with you, too.

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