Living Room Finale (11 months later)

This post has been in draft form for ohhh… 2 months! And we’ve already moved back to Texas! If you follow on instagram (thecraftblog), you saw the 26 hour road trip madness.  So, here’s the as done as the living room got before we moved out pics! I was an official Floridian for 11 months (more on that here)! Warning: This post has tons of pics. Skip to the bottom if you’re just interested in the afters!

room makeover

I was on a to-do list making frenzy a few months ago, and low and behold… I actually did some stuff in the living room! It got a major room makeover in 11 months. Here’s the living room to do list post from the May 23, 2012 update… I had 2 lists a saving up list and a do it now list:

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Decorating debacle: What would you do?

Our rental apartment, Sunny, is literally 3 rooms: kitchen, bedroom, living room (+1.5 bathrooms). The living room is big, and visually divided in half by a couch (actually more of a fancy futon from CB2). The living room got a cheap thrifty, DIY makeover this summer (see more here), but the dining room half needs help. The dining room half is divided into 2 areas, the kitchen table and this weird little nook… I call it the bar/chatting with the chef nook, and it is super desperate. It’s a hodge podge of random pieces, including the free bar (Andy collected a lot of freebies before I moved to FL).

Decorating dilemma

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My Craft Room

I did this post for Taylor Made’s Craft Room Series awhile back. There are lots of good tips and ideas to check out… See my original post HERE. First of all, my craft room’s real name is the MP room. MP stands for multi purpose room :) It is the craft room, office, and guest bedroom all in one. Although, it is a super functional room (LOVE my Good Will shelf makeover), I’m not in love with it’s current look. Mainly the uber bright yellow walls. It was an accident to paint the ceiling (blue tape mishap). But, I just can’t bring myself to buy more paint and spend more time to paint over perfectly fresh walls (and ceiling). On the up side… it is bright and cheery in here!

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Who doesn’t love a little before and after… HERE is even more MP room before and afters!

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C.R.A.F.T. #38: Closet Makeover
C.R.A.F.T. #45: Grommet Curtains
C.R.A.F.T. #47: Desk Makeover
C.R.A.F.T. #48: Desk Addition
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C.R.A.F.T. # 55: Shelf Makeover

Stuff changes in here weekly… compare the the picture below to the first picture! I rearrange to make the space work for me!
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C.R.A.F.T. #56: Framed Picture Web
Speaking of changes… the baskets are gone in lieu of fingerprint art and the neck roll got re purposed into a stuffed owl baby gift :)
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C.R.A.F.T. # 46: Grey Scale Quilt
 C.R.A.F.T. #50: Neck Roll PIllow
C.R.A.F.T. # 57: Basket Wall Art
It now looks a little more like this:
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 C.R.A.F.T. #73: Framed Thumbprints
Here is the MP in guest room mode:
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MP room advice:
  1. Make it work for YOU, because after all it is YOUR craft room
  2. Label everything
  3. If it doesn’t have its own spot, get rid of it!
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And there you have it… The MP room in all of her (yellow) glory! 

Do you have an MP room? Do you have a dedicated craft room? You can check out the craft room round up for more ideas and inspiration!