Welcome Back! Today I'm continuing with the same theme I started with earlier in the week: finding space to house your craft. If you missed that post and would like to catch up, simply click here.
To reiterate though, the crafts I'm addressing in this post are not limited to cutesy crafts and doilies. A craft can be any medium that is used to express a talent or a passion. As promised, I plan to show you how I organize areas of my home to make room for my creative interests. So here goes...
According to the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI), $44 billion dollars was spent in 2016 on the U.S. craft market. It's no wonder that I'm often questioned about ways to set up and organize a space for crafts or hobbies. To be clear, painters, photographers, woodworkers, professional makeup artists, and of course paper and textile crafting - just to name a few- ALL fall into the creative category.
Finding an area to store and hone any one of these crafts becomes more complicated if - like me - you don't have the luxury of a dedicated room. Today we'll explore five rather clever ways to carve out a space for your craft.
If you tuned in earlier this week, then you already know that I'm planning a night in with my girls - my longtime girlfriends that is.
Our lives are so busy that we rarely have time to get together - just us girls. So I'm pulling out all the stops, in a budget friendly way, to make my ladies feel extra special.
Today I'm sharing a super easy craft using $1 glass plates.
Not sure about you but my girlfriends are like family to me. My life is enriched as a result of having them around, and for this I am deeply grateful. I'm also proud of the women we've become thus far.
Since we're approaching summer, I thought it would be fun to host a girls night in at my house. A celebration of our unique sisterhood.
There are some rooms that seem perfectly decorated. They are the ones that appear as if all of the objects inside were drawn into the original construction plans. If you've ever stepped into a space like this then you've experienced a curated room.
It is tight and steady; effortless and intentional all at the same time. Like a set of great abs, it is beautifully sculpted.
Did you lock in that visual? Good. Now let's find out how to duplicate it.
Should anyone (friend or foe) ever say to you: "Meet me in the back of the alley", it might immediately stir feelings of apprehension. And rightfully so. Alley's are known as the dark, dingy lurking places of overstuffed trashcans, nasty odors, rodents, and sometimes questionable activities.
But there's a small alleyway, situated in the heart of a bustling downtown block in Chicago, that contains a 361 sq-ft surprise so tantalizing, it draws even the most prudent of persons.
Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Make yourself comfortable, and feel free to "shop" my ideas.
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