Monday, February 11, 2013

where I create--this valentine’s day…

when my husband asked what I wanted for vday this year….this was it. he helped me create my new craft room in our great room.   he never blinked an eye, just made it happen—I so love that about him:)
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the traditional sofa, chairs, tables, big tv, just wasn’t how I used the great room.  I  was continually dragging projects to this room, and the craft room was slowly becoming a catch all. 
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first, he built a 6’6” farm styled table-(which will serve as a dining table, too) and replaced the ceiling fan with a chandelier.

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this cabinet hold books, my ribbons, florals, my silhouette, and die cutter.

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I saw a cabinet at home goods with a tin fleur de lis on the front of it.  I already had a fleur de lis, so, he built this cabinet. it has a hinged door, and holds my sewing machine. 

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****if you have a dress form you’d like to share---on march 11th, carol at polka dot closet is having her 2nd annual dress form ball—-I gave harlow an updated look for the ball.

    harlow today                                                                      harlow last year

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I showed you this french buffet earlier, now, it’s white and has new old handles, and a couple wood appliques on the doors.  it holds my painting, sewing, and paper crafts supplies.

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this room makes me so happy!
if you get beautiful roses for vday, and would like to dry them--here’s a how to dry them in the microwave.

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happy valentine’s, everyone!
today’s charming blog is shabby soul!

52 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. I'm having trouble forming words :) So incredibly beautiful! How blessed you are to have such a wonderful and lovely space to create in!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  2. That has to be the most beautiful craft room I've ever seen - just gorgeous!!!

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  3. That's some seriously gorgeous shabbiness you've got going on there!! What an absolutely awesome Valentine's present!!! Your hubby's got mad skilz!!! ;-)

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  4. Beautiful room, Lynn! That armoire definitely came in handy in here. You've got some great storage going on. Happy creating! : )

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  5. What a beautiful craft space Lynn. Do you not have it where you used to? Love that big table. :)

    Hugs~

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  6. Lynn it is absolutely gorgeous!!!What a wonderful sweet husband to built those pieces and help you with your room! LOVE everything in your room.Especially that table,mirror and chippy pedestal.What a wonderful place to be creative!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. So beautiful..I would just want to sit down and enjoy the space you created. Light and bright.

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  8. What a dreamy craft room,now were all in love with your hubby ;)

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  9. Beautiful room to let your creative juices flow!!
    Mary Alice

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  10. You are SO lucky, not only to have this beautiful room, but to have such a wonderful husband who helped create it for you. I envy you. Now, go enjoy that man and that room ;-)

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  11. Lynn- I love your space.. I love each and every post!

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  12. What she said above. Oh, my!! You've outdone yourself again. If I had that room, I'd be doing the same thing your dog is doing. Laying there taking in all the gorgeousness. There's so much packed into this post, I've got to go back and look at everything 3 or 4 more times!!!

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  13. Very beautiful! It all flows so well together, I love the white too!

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  14. Lynn, that room would make me happy, too!! It's stunning!!
    Susan

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  15. I'd stay in this GORGEOUS room all day long. Fabulous!!!

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  16. I just about fall over every time you say "he made" . . . I know you know how lucky you are! Your new room makes me happy too.

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  17. Your new craft room is stunning Lynn!!! Both you and your hubby are so talented...love it all....enjoy and have a Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  18. It is so perfect! I just love it. Enjoy.
    *Smiles*

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  19. Oh, my Lynn it is gorgeous!! What a dream room! Your husband is a darling for helping you! and you are a darling for mentioning the Dress form ball...Harlow will certainly be the star!

    Carol

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  20. Now that man is the real Hey Girl! The room is gorgeous and I can't believe he built so much of it himself! Of course I'm pinning.

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  21. That is one amazing room! What a wonderful hubby you have! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. I am awestruck by your room! It is totally perfect. You are so lucky--tell your husband I think he is awesome! I will have to look at this post several times to see all the details--because I love every detail! I love how your dress form is looking this year--so better dressed for the ball :) Your dog looks bored silly with the new room--he is so cute! Thanks for sharing your beautiful room :)

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  23. What a fantastic room and a fantastic husband. It`s gorgeos.

    Have a nice day

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  24. What a fantastic room and a fantastic husband. It`s gorgeous.

    Have a nice day

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  25. I love your new craft room! It is so bright and open. Great job with the buffet redo:)

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  26. Stunning room. I have been trying to do my living room/ dining room combo in an all white color scheme too, but its not looking like your gorgeousness. Not sure what im doing wrong. Just dont have the magic touch, I guess. What an awesome Hubby you have ! Mine wont even hang a curtain for me. UGH! So you are 1 lucky Lady! Just wondering. Are your walls in the room a pure white or a light gray? Looks sooooo pretty!

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    1. thanks so much, carol jane! i'm sure your room is lovely in white:) just be sure to put your favorite things in the room--you know, the things that make you happy just to see them:) my walls are sherwin williams dover white--it's a greyed down white color.

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  27. This is just a gorgeous room, I love it. The mirror, the amrmoire and that little dress form. Stunning. Enjoy!!

    Cynthia

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  28. I bet you are absolutely loving that you don't have to drag your supplies around anymore! Your new craft space is beautiful!

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  29. Just gorgeous Lynn! What a talented and generous husband you have! I adore that large mirror over your buffet. Harlow looks great, too!

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  30. Wow what a beautiful uncluttered space to create, dream or just relax. Gorgeous!

    Danielle

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  31. You are one lucky girl! And I'm super jealous of your gorgeous craft space!

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  32. What a valentine's gift. What a sweetie your husband is to make all those wonderful pieces for you. Your room is amazing. Harlow is lovely against the chalkboard backdrop and I will forever love your Sweetbriar Lane sign. I'm always in awe of it when it shows up in one of your photos. Happy crafting!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  33. OH MY GOODNESS...this is AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING...I am speechless!!!! It is gorgeous but then again everything you do is gorgeous!!!! WOW...Dumbfounded!!!!!!! He's a keeper!!! : ) lol!!!! : ) This is just an incredible space! BEAUTIFUL!!!! sending hugs and congrats on yet another fabulous creation!

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  34. Absolutely Stunning! Love everything you've done to this room. What a beautiful place to create all your ideas! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's.

    Jody

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  35. Oh My Goodness Lynn! Your room looks amazing! You think your hubby would want to come to the TX Panhandle to build me some furniture? I love all the white! My craft room still is without furniture and it is killing me to have that room empty!

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  36. Lynn,
    What a gorgeous and romantic room!!! I can't list everything I love, except to say, I love EVERYTHING! Your hubby has scored so many cool points here, what a sweetie. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous post with us. LOVE it! Keep inspiring :)
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  37. Oh wow!!!! What a spectacular room!!!! It is just dreamy!! Your hubby is a keeper for sure! Not only does he help you take over the room, he builds you gorgeous pieces for it! You are both incredibly talented and make a great team!

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  38. I don't know which is more remarkable, your sweet husband or your beautiful room! You are truly blessed, he "gets you", what a wonderful Valentines present that is. Your room is stunning and put together with such amazing good taste! I love your refinished pieces, it all looks stunning! ~Diane

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  39. This room is breathtaking. It is gorgeous..every little detail!

    Your husband is an amazing carpenter! You need to "hire" him out. :) What a great team you and he are!!

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  40. LYNN!!!! This room took my breath away. It is so sweet, cozy, pretty and awesome. Ohhhhh I can't get enough of this room. How sweet your hubby is too to help you with it. That is real love and such sweetness on his part. I just love looking at the pictures of this room. Love your table/desk with the skirt too. You really have such a beautiful eye and talent to decorate. Lynn I love it so pretty.
    Kris

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  41. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Lynn! Love your white room! I could really be inspired to create crafts in your space! Cindy

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  42. All I can say is ' OMY!' That room is amazing. I want to come play there - I'll bring the supplies!

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  43. Hi Lynn how are you...Sorry to visit you little late.I have fallen in love with your white room.lovely setting.very dreamy.wonderful....i love the small fellow peeping underneath the table.Hope you had a lovely time...Hugs :):):)

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  44. Oh Gasp! The room is just wonderfully thought out and designed. All of the touches are perfect. Who wouldn't be inspired here? I have a husband who "gets" me, too. You and I are both blessed.
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  45. Hi Lynn, What an amazing space you created with the help of your hubby. I love it in all white and the details are perfect. I can see many happy hours designing in this room. My hubby understands this world too and isn't it wonderful to have their cooperation?

    I have so enjoyed my visit and come by via my dear friend Diane from 1cardCreator. Your blog is lovely and I am a new follower too.
    Happy Creating,
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  46. LYnn, I bet you are busy getting Harlow ready for the ball!

    Carol

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  47. Lynn what an amazing room to create in. Your hubby is a doll for giving you such a fab gift . I'm so happy I found ur blog . Ur newest follower

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  48. Love your style. This is so pretty!

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