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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Craft Room Photos and Candy

And now for the results of my husbands labour of love.
I totally ADORE my new room, it looks so much bigger - to me - and feels light and airy and it's exactly what I dreamt of...only better.
I owe a massive thank you to my lovely hubby for all his hard work and for giving me free reign with his wallet.

It's going to be a long post again as I wanted to try to add links to the lovely places I bought my goodies from, and I've tried to show the photos in a similar order to the 'before' ones, going clockwise around the room.


The view from the door way.
The paint is from Ecos Organic Paints  I've got White Lily on the wood work and 3 of the walls and Fjord on the back wall. I LOVE that colour so much! The paint is water based, organic and totally solvent free - as used in the Louvre - well if it's good enough for the Mona Lisa....


Behind the door is the new Pax wardrobes from Ikea - I went for 2 single wardrobes rather than one double, with Risdal doors. The doorknobs are off eBay.


The storage boxes are also from Ikea except the wicker ones which are a set from Aldi.


Three drawers on each side of the wardrobes.


Next to the wardrobe we have my lovely oak work tops...oh my goodness I love these too!
We intended to buy them from Ikea but when we went to order them we discovered they take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive so Phil did some research on the Internet and they came from Wood Work Tops
They were so helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
A shout out to Magic Mike for cutting the worktops to size and rounding them off, he was so very generous in giving up his free time ♥


Paper storage unit from Storage4crafts, also extremely helpful people.


I really didn't need the Raskog kitchen trolley but the colour went so well with the paint that I was having it!
The day light lamp on the desk was bought from Optima for £89.32p with free P+P rather than direct from Daylight Company at £144.99p plus £5.99 P+P.
I'm so good at saving Phil money :)


The two wall shelf units are from Shabby Store
Another store that I will happily buy from again, thank you to James as I think I talked his ears off!

Evie the bunny is a birthday gift from the sweet Miss Dena and will keep Olive the mouse - a gift from an exceptionally lovely lady - very good company. Both were lovingly made by Rachel at Rocky Loves Rosie.

The storage jars with ceramic bird lids are from Live Laugh Love.


Another store I could spend a months wages in and the delivery was faster than the speed of light.


The cake stand was another eBay buy and those cute dolly pegs are hand painted by Suzann at Frillyflowers.


Another storage unit from Storage4crafts.


The Gregor chair is from Ikea and the gorgeous cushion cover is from All The Trimmings UK on Etsy.


And lastly I have my lovely little light from Sainsburys.
Damn it but they've reduced the price of them now pfftt!

I still have birthday gifts that I haven't put in the room yet and I need to put up a notice board and clean up the Distress re-inkers before I put them back.

Thank you very much for looking and for your patience in my absence, and now on to some candy.


I have a £50 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for one winner chosen at random.
Please note: The vouchers can be redeemed against any of the vast products stocked in the shop, but not against the P&P, which can be anything from £2.50 in the UK up to £5.25 for the USA.

To enter just click on the blue frog, candy will run for 2 weeks.
Thanks for looking
Love 'n' hugs
Elaine

72 comments:

  1. WOWSER and more, crikey what a room, soooo jealous. It looks amazing Elaine, well done hubby and you for all the work, well worth it.
    Oh and thanks for the chance on the candy too, I love Ribbon Girl. xxxx

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  2. Oooohhhhhhh I SOOOOOOO need to come and play!! Fabulous work by Phil....... and fabulous choices by you!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  3. wow!! Fantastic craft room! I think everyone have dream about anything like this.

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  4. WOW what a difference, there is hardly anything in that new room, it's so tidy. must have had a massive clear out. Love it all especially those dolly pegs❤️

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  5. Beautiful craftroom.
    Enjoy.
    Gr Elly

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  6. HI Elaine!
    Love, love, love your craft room. There are so many lovely details to look at. Totally gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    tamika

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  7. Wow your room was worth waiting for lovely! Its beautiful. Well done you (and Phil :D) I can see many happy hours crafting ahead xxxx

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  8. Elaine your room is beautiful!! it looks twice the size and far too tidy - get in there and get crafting girl - cleaning up the distress inkers before you put them in the room!! lol, I hope you have many many happy hours crafting (not dusting) in your gorgeous room - you should hire out Phil as a craft room makeover expert! Mary x

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  9. OMG, that is so amazing, Elaine! I decorated my craft room a couple of years back and chose the same wall colour! But yours looks so much better!

    Love, from a jealous friend ;)

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  10. LOVE IT!!! I have been waiting to see your photos! I love the white and blue theme. I am getting together ideas for my room and I wanted to go with white as well, all the links will be really helpful! Enjoy your new room!! Pam x

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  11. Oh my, your craft room is amazing! I am so jealous. My craft room ideas are now put on hold as it is going to have to be turned into a nursery!
    Thank you for the chance to win the amazing candy too.
    Hugs,
    Becky x

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  12. Elaine your craft room is.....totally gorgeous**,you and hubby :0) have done an amazing job. It looks bigger even from the photos and lots of pretty bits too. That paper storage is amazing,love the light and your chair/ cushion. Wish you lots of crafty fun,happy dusting too. Love it all,hugs Lou.xxxx

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  13. Looking fabulous dwarling!
    Can we swap rooms pretty please?
    LOVE it. X

    Hugs Erika. X

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  14. Oh my Elaine, it looks stunning you are certainly organized not that mine would ever look as good but Phil has done you proud and I bet you cant wait to get in there to play. hugs Sweetheart, Shirleyxxxxxxxx

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  15. Oh your room is so, so lovely! I'm very jealous as I have a small folding TV table and a lap tray to do my crafting and boxes in different rooms. The paint colour is gorgeous and all the storage you've chosen works so well together, you've obviously got great taste! Your hubby is a good 'un who knows how much enjoyment you'll get crafting in such a pretty room. Enjoy!! Debra x

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  16. Morning Elaine and WOW....what a beautiful space you have made, all of it truly stunning, I just love it and that chair....omg....enjoy it, it's amazing.....
    Thanks also for the chance of the more than generous candy...xxx

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  17. OMG hunny I am so jealous of your beautiful craft room. Have a wonderful time in there lucky lady :)
    Big hugs
    Mandy xxx

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  18. Wow Elaine your craft room is gorgeous and beautiful your so lucky to have a spare room and your husband as done a fantastic job
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  19. Oh! Elaine, I'm loving your new crafty space, so shabby and elegant my dear. All those pretty touches are perfect. Think I need a visit to Ikea for that fabulous chair. Enjoy it sweetie it was a labour of love and it's spectacular.
    Hugs Suzi x

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  20. Oh my word Elaine..it's just gorgeous ! all your things are sooo pretty and thank you for the links I can see a purchase or few coming on !! Hugz Gayle xx

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  21. Elaine .... your room is absolutely amazing !!
    Love all the beautiful thing, the paperstorage is something I really wan't to have hahaha :)
    Enjoy your new craftspace !

    hugs Astrid xxx

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  22. Oh WOW! Elaine, your room is gorgeous, feeling quite jealous, we share the same taste as I also have the blue ikea trolley and the same chair. Beautiful room, happy crafting.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  23. Your new craft room looks fabulous. Love the freshness of the colours and the way you've laid everything out. A great room to hide out in even if you're not crafting.
    Thanks for the chance to win this amazing candy, it's so generous of you xx

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  24. Oooh what gorgeous pics - can I come and play!!! Love it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win, such a generous prize xxx

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  25. Congrats with your new room, it looks fab, Elaine.
    Hugs Dorte

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  26. Elaine what an awesome job he has done just hot that cup had a nice brew for you to sit and create

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  27. Oh wow I am so envious missus, you should've installed a pop up bed cos you're never going to want to leave it lol
    Debzx

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  28. What a fabulous craft room Elaine - you are one very lucky lady. Brilliant.

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  29. OOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!! This is marvelous Elaine! Phil is such a super star!!!!! It looks so clean and pretty and inviting for crafting. I think one of my favorite things is the cake stand! That is gorgeous and I love how you put the laces in it! Love the chandelier also!!! Great job! It's a stunning room!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  30. Hi Elaine, wow i love your craft room! stunning!, wish mine was half as nice!.
    You have great taste Elaine your Phil has worked the magic!.
    What a great idea adding links to your new stuff too thanks!!! i am sure you will create more of your gorgeous cards pretty soon in there!!

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  31. It's a gorgeous craft room - when can I move in!!! :0) l love those shelves on the wall, and I see you bought something from Optima - I have met the lovely people who run that company as I used to help with their accounting. :0)

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  32. It took me forever to wipe the drool off my computer after looking at your lovely pictures. I love everything about your room. It looks so fresh, clean, and efficient. I love the color and know it will be such a cheerful place to work in. I am off to check out your lovely links and see what each has to offer. I am so happy for you and so glad that Phil is such a sweetheart.

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  33. Oh my goodness Elaine! All the details are so perfect, right down to the gorgeous door handles!! Love the mix of Ikea furniture and really useful box company. Brilliant storage solutions. So many gorgeous details! I'm half asleep now, will come back in the morning for another peak. Hugs, Wends x

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  34. Oh Elaine....please can I come and just sit in your room.....I love it! Love the trolley too ;)

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  35. So so gorgeous. Just bought a similar colour paint for our bedroom. I love everything though I couldn't manage with my operator's chair rather than a pretty one like yours. I love the lace storage and those gorgeous shelves. That cake stand is inspired idea. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a generous candy too, fingers crossed xx

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  36. wow, wow and thrice wow!!!!!!!! Absolutely love it Elaine, going green with envy here. I would be sleeping in this room if it was mine lol. You lucky lady and you have such exceptional taste, love EVERYTHING!! xx

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  37. Wow...your new craftroom is fantastic!!! Love the colours and all the great stoarge stuff! Can#t get anything similar in Austria...sniff! :(
    Martina

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  38. wow Elaine.......... thanks for doing this wonderful candy........love the colour of your new room lol...
    Tilly x

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  39. I love your new room Elaine, so many pretty new shelves, jars, pegs and girly stuff.......... I have 2 lampshades exactly like yours which I bought from Dunelms when I decorated in February....... we have good choice lol............
    Tilly x

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  40. Totally worth waiting for! What a fabulous room Elaine. I love the colour scheme (not a million miles from my hall, stairs and landing) and I love all the details. You are one lucky lady! Jo x

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  41. Your new craft room looks absolutely fabulous! I'm extremely and utterly jealous, love those worktops and the paper rack and storage drawers as well as all the gorgeous jars and knick knackery. What a fantastically generous candy too and who doesn't like The Ribbon Girl? Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations now you've settled in :) xx

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  42. Your "new" craft room looks so beautiful Elaine! I just know you'll spend many hours in there :) Love your Fjord wall. Everything looks so organized and cozy.. Hugs,
    http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

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  43. WOW! Congrats, Elaine! You have a wonderful husband!

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  44. Your room is amazing Elaine. I hope you have many happy crafty hours in there. Whay a wonderful hubby too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  45. wow Elaine....I love your fabby little craft room, Phil has made a good job!! Do you think I could borrow him to do mine?? Thanks for the chance to win your candy too....too generous!!

    Fi
    x

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  46. Wow, it all came together so nicely! I love the white and soft green combo, you will have so much fun creating in there! Phil did an awesome job on everything and it looks so pretty and feminine but not too over the top frilly, it is wonderful. Just like its owner and my BFF!

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  47. i'm not at all jealous you lucky lady :-)

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  48. Oh my Elaine, your room looks absolutely fabulous, is that offer for me to stay still valid lol...it really does look beautiful, you must be so proud of it, I really love the colour and al your units look gorgeous, it's so neat and tidy too (just how I like mine :) ) Hope you have lots of fun in there.
    Big hugs to you.
    Teresa xxx

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  49. Hi Elaine, so good to see photos of your new craft room, its fabulous, beautiful and everything I thought it would be. Phil has done an incredible job, I'm sure you're well pleased and very proud of him. Now we will expect even more fabulous craft from you (if that's even possible as your cards are always amazing!!) Have many fun hours in your new room😁 xx

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  50. Fantastic space you have there so sweet of your DH to let you have fun shopping :) I just went to Ikea today and saw they have a Raskog in Beige might have to pick one up one day when the line ups aren't a mile long :)
    Have fun in your new space hugs Nikki thank you for the chance to

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  51. It's gorgeous craft room Elaine! I wish I can have like this.
    thank you for the chance.
    Hugs,
    Jasmina

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  52. wow your new craft room looks fabulous elaine.i could happily craft away in there with one of your true blood dvds playing in the background.love all the fab storage you have and love the colours too :D

    xx coops xx

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  53. Wow Elaine, what a beautiful job, a perfect space for you to work. I am very jealous. I love the colour, the birdy storage jars aswell as the ptactical storage too, just perfect. Well done you and Phil x

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  54. Hi Elaine, I've found you via the Ribbon Girl blog - congratulations on your DT position! Your cards are beautiful with such pretty details and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Your new craft room looks absolutely stunning - I bet you never want to leave it!
    Rebecca.

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  55. Wow Elaine your craft room is amazing I can't believe how tidy and organised you are! I'm beyond jealous!!
    Lucy x

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  56. Oh my goodness! I was looking for inspiration for my eventual craft room (hubby *will* build me a conservatory this year! lol) and saw some things I liked in the before pictures... Then I saw this! Serious craft room envy. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous space, and I love the wall shelves and the cake stand! x

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  57. Hello Elaine,

    I am your newest follower, just came across your gorgeous blog via the ribbon girl.. Big congrats on becoming a permanent DT member.

    Your new craft room is just amazing, love all the nice storage units and pretty jars, the colours in there are wonderful too and those wood tops are to die for. Your hubby has done a wonderful job.. - lucky you!

    I look forward to following your work now.

    Hugs Kelly

    Oh and that you for the chance of winning that very generous candy
    X

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  58. Fabulous!!! , love all the storage units and the layout of your craftroom, I definitely need to make a trip to Ikea.

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  59. Congratulations on your new DT position, and for having a fab husband who has created this wonderful room for you. Do you hire him out? lol ;)
    Thanks for adding all of the names/links, and thanks so much for the opportunity to win the amazing candy prize too.
    Enjoy your new room :)
    Jo xx

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  60. Congratulation for DT. Your craft room is fabulous. Thanks for the candy. I hope i've got a lucky number.
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  61. I't's a dream craftroom!!
    Now I "need" that paper storage unit! Happy b-day and thank you for candy, I live in Italy, I hope I can join it.

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  62. I't's a dream craftroom!!
    Now I "need" that paper storage unit! Happy b-day and thank you for candy, I live in Italy, I hope I can join it.

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  63. I't's a dream craftroom!!
    Now I "need" that paper storage unit! Happy b-day and thank you for candy, I live in Italy, I hope I can join it.

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  64. Hi Elaine, another new follower from the ribbon girl blog! Isn't it just brilliant getting to see other people's craft rooms? Yours is fabulous and everything in it's place, I love it! I REALLY need to do something with my paper stash now, love the trays, think I'll have to have a look at those. Thank you for including all the links, it's really helpful, and thank you for the Ribbon Girl giveaway! Take care, Emma xxx

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  65. Hi Elaine, my first post simply vanished. I love your new craft room and Phil's done a superb job! You are so very lucky! I am now thinking I should re-do mine lol! Thanks for the links you provided. I would love to go see the wonderful shabby chic things from your crafty side of the planet. ;) Take care and have a wonderful day!

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  66. wow, what a craft room, wish mine was that organised thanks for sharing all your ideas, xx

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  67. Wow what a gorgeous room to craft in, so organised too, I would love this space and look forward to viewing more of your stunning work,xx

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  68. Goodness I love your craft room. I got so many new ideas and can't wait to make some changes to my own craft room. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

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  69. Wowsers, your new craftroom is just gorgeous! I'm green with envy! I hope you have many happy hours crafting in there! Thanks for all the photos & info!
    Thanks for hosting the Ribbon Girl giveaway too! I love their stuff & would love to win!
    Good Luck all!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  70. WOW............sweetie your craft room is sooooooooooo gorgeous. I love the shabby chic effect to it........although I should say a lot more chic. It really is soooooooo beautiful, you've also got my favourite chair. I love Ikea, one of my fave shops & storage4crafts is just awesome. You have a wonderful hubster sweetie to do this.........we are lucky girls arn't we shug.

    Thanks for the chance of winning some awesome candy.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  71. Beautiful room, enjoy crafting in there. Thanks for chance to win lovely candy. Sue x

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  72. wooow beautiful room... I love the idea to use a cake stand hihihi... it looks cute standing on the corner of table... <3 :D

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