Sunday, July 27, 2014

Organized my Chaos (FINALLY!!!)

Hi guys! I normally don't do posts on Sunday, but I finally finished my project remodel/ organize the craft room so, Ta-da:

The lighting isn't the best in my house because apparently someone took "energy efficient" to mean dull and dim so all the lights in my house are as mentioned. I realized I was running out of room on my desk and my room isn't the biggest so there wasn't exactly room for more drawers. That left really only one option: the wall! There was plenty of room there so off I went to my local hardware store and purchased a 4'x4' sheet of pegboard along with a can of white spray paint. I started off spray painting the whole ugly thing white but since the spray paint I chose to use was cheap, the white came out closer to pale grey. Once it dried I sectioned off a chevron pattern using painters tape and painted the sections individually with acrylic paint to match the small buckets, cups, and baskets I found at the dollar store (3 of each for $1). I used L-pegboard hooks to hang my 6x6 and other small paper pads and J-peg board hooks to hold the baskets and cups (after using hubby's drill to make holes in the sides of them). Total price for this DIY peg board storage including baskets, hooks, pegboard, and paint came out to less than $40 and more storage and work space on my desk! Not bad for the amount of space it gave me and it looks amazing! I loved the way my chevron pattern came out so much, I almost wanted to leave it empty and hang it as wall art ^.^

 Of course I couldn't leave it so neat and orderly (that would just be uncivilized!). Instead, I decided to break in my newly organized craft room by making this super cute bookmark today for a friend and sharing it with you guys!

Geisha Kaylee

OMG I just love this gal! I've always loved the Asian inspired themes, so elegant and beautiful and Geisha Kaylee is just fab! I started off stamping on a dark blue piece of cardstock with my versamark ink using a Fiskars cherry blossom 8x8 clear stamp set (borrowed from my awesome friend!) and some white embossing powder to make the background. I layered the largest spellbinders oval die I own, after inking the edges in navy blue ink. I stamped Geisha Kaylee on a sheet of Xpress it blending card, colored her up with my copics, fussy cut her out and glued her on top of my oval. I found a flower from my stash and colored it with my copic markers to match my color scheme. A few well placed pearls, some clear wink of stella, and a little bit of stickles here and there on the flower background and project bookmark was complete. Now I'm headed over to link this lady up for the July linky party over at the Some Odd Girl Blog (If you haven't joined in already there's still a few days so hurry!) In the mean time, tell me, what do you do when you need extra storage space in your craft room???



  1. What a fab bookmark!!
    Love all the blues ... great coloring too!
    wow! You rocked this!!
    Thanks for joining the Some Odd Girl July Linky Party!

  2. That is much too beautiful to hide inside the book!! It's lovely! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl for our July Linky Party!

  3. Beautiful bookmark! Love the colors you used. Nice job too with your organizing! I need to do the same badly over here!