The search for the perfect crafting corner continues

January 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

 In my head my crafting/cutting/sewing station already looks like this. But considering that I still haven’t made up my mind where in the house this corner will be, this is a huge case of wishful thinking. Withinaquarterinch will tell you how collecting materials for your crafts could quickly go out of hand and before you know it, it’s taken over your entire house. At the moment, my minimalist plans (hah! when you’ve got a zero budget for interior design, everyone’s a minimalist) have gone out the window, replaced by this chaotic mix of fabric, batting, thread, sewing notions, and-half finished projects that is now my living room. But I have to plan my organization methods carefully since I have limited space and even more limited finances. In the meantime, I’ll keep gawking at how other people have gotten around this.


IKEA Hackers

January 22, 2012 § 2 Comments

I’m currently obssesed with having a proper crafting/sewing table – storage/cabinet/display corner. It has to fulfil two very important reuquirements: A. Should not cost much and B. Should not require me to get rid of any of the stuff I already have. Oh, and a third requirement: I must still be able to move around in my living room once it’s installed. To fulfil A, I thought my best bet was to get something from IKEA. But that’s a bit disheartening since I also want the space to be inspirational (read: NOT BEIGE). And then I found the IKEA Hackers. Granted, most of their projects are for IKEA stuff they already own, but I think, maybe, I could still make this work 😉

Got Wood?

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have this vision of me with a tool belt, work gloves and hard hat sawing away at a piece of wood and making it into an awesome piece of furniture. But the thought is enough to get me burrowing into my Snuggie and putting on my fave TV show of the moment. So I’ll leave that to the experts at Established & Sons. This credenza and other items was featured in Honestly WTF (I seem to be following blogs just because I love their names :)) from a collaboration between artist Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong. I’ll just admire their handiwork for now and say “Someday . . .,” as I slurp down my Jello-O.

Tree inspired shelves

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

See what I’m trying to do here? I aim to post at least one clothing, cooking, and home decor inspiration each a day. If I actually went out to do all of these myself, I’d probably weigh a ton and have to move into Sheikh Mo’s palace . . . just sayin’. But it does help to get inspired by anything and everything around you. Like this morning @maiq posted speech bubble shelves that I thought could work even if you just painted the speech bubbles on the wall and put in floating shelves. And then I saw these and thought it high time I get over my aversion to drilling holes in my walls and make myself one. See the rest from CollegeLifeDIY.

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