I've been moving things around in our house, thanks to Mariah.
My goal: to refresh the existing spaces and create some new inviting spaces for our children to be creative in.
I love decorating for the seasons and holidays so I have created a new work area for them with a Valentine theme.
In the before photo their work desk was in the corner with shelves on top. This made for a small and cramped space to work. I know I like to be able to spread out when I'm being creative so I pulled the table out into the room and kept it reasonably free of clutter. My idea was then they could also use this table for puzzles and games....my plan worked! ;o)
|art supplies all together in one place|
This also allowed me the space to move a second shelf that was previously in the dining room that held more of their art supplies. Now everything is together and convenient.
On the window sill behind their new workspace I filled boxes and baskets with art supplies that I felt would encourage Valentine card crafting. I know how inexpensively you can buy boxes of Valentine cards but I just can't bring myself to buy them. To me, a Valentine is meant to come from the heart, not the Dollar Store! ;o)
However, the Dollar Store is the perfect place to find one of these darling metal post boxes! The flurry of card writing that this little box starts always fascinates me! I recently came across this adorable sewn mailbox tutorial that I'm sure some of you clever crafters could whip up!?
|homemade painted postage stamps|
|refreshed reading nook|
The bottom shelf is reserved for some of our well read European comic books - Tintin, Oor Wullie and Rupert the Bear. These stories are favourites from my husband's childhood.
So what kinds of creative goodness have been going on in your home?
Please share a comment or drop me a line, I'd love to see!
~ joey ~