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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Office/ Craft Room Update

I have a small update to share with you today.
You may remember a few months ago I created a craft/ office space for myself.
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
(Keeping it real here, that coleus plant on my desk? 
Yeah, it died...as did that laptop...)
Well in the past few weeks I've made a few changes to the room.
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
I found an awesome large picture frame on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
How it was originally priced at $190.00 is beyond my comprehension
but, at $19.00, it was just what I was looking for at a price I liked much better!
Kathe With An E~Home Office Craft Room
I had a very small window of opportunity in the weather to spray paint it white.
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
Mr. B added a picture hanging hook on the back and I placed it over my desk.
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
I used a dry erase board I had, a spice rack from World Market and
a cork board from WalMart (4 for under $6.00 and I still have 3 left!)
to fill inside the frame.
I just used 3M Velcro Command Strips to hold them in place.
Well, except for the spice rack, that got screwed in.
I even used a level (patting myself on the back).
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
Isn't this spice rack perfect for some of my craft paints??
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
I'm still thinking about what I will add to the upper left side. 
I may use my Silhouette Cameo and put a quote there. 
Something to do with creativity?  Thoughts?  Suggestions?
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
And lastly, check out my new chair!  Ikea to the rescue again! 
I love how it fits my back perfectly.  It's so so comfy! 
And, it doesn't look like a traditional office chair which is what I was looking for.
The white?  Perfect too!
Kathe With An E~Home Office/ Craft Room
So, just a few changes but, ones I had been wanting to do
since I put the room together.
I just love spending time in my little creative space!

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52 comments:

  1. What a buy on the frame. I like it above the desk. I like the chair too. I shared a plant killing on my blog this month too!

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  2. Love the chair! I didn't see it when I was at Ikea yesterday. Do you mind me asking how much it runs? Your space looks great!

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  3. Looks great! The spice rack for paint and supplies is perfect! I wish I could have a more "non-office" office chair. The husband likes his traditional leather rolling office chair; it's just not cute. Thanks for sharing your updated space at A New Creation. You're giving me all kinds of ideas if I ever get around to improving my space too!

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  4. Kathe I love that large frame. The rack is great for paint. I'm hoping to get my craft area finished sometime this summer. So many projects and this one has to wait until I can clear out more stuff and make some room to create...but I will do it!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. What a genius way to use that spice rack.

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  6. It's looking good,love the chair too. x

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  7. What a wonderful space!!! Loving that chair!!

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  8. I like the color. It's so light.. And open. So spring-y..

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  9. What a sweet crafting spot! It's beautiful Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

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  10. Everyone needs a creative space and this is on my to do list this year. Currently, I spread out in the breakfast area and make a mess of things. I love your little corner, it's inspired me.

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  11. Very nice crafty nook! And I now have chair envy!

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  12. love the paint rack! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I'm trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers... If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I'm transferring my follows there)if you don't follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
    www.nap-timecreations.com

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  13. I like your inspiration board, and that chair looks super-comfy!

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  15. Love the new look - that chair is gorgeous!. I may steal the spice rack idea for paint.

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  16. OMG! thats lovely! and i have the exact same chair! it really is comfy. i got mine from hubby's work, and it was all dirty and no one wanted it, so i took it home, washed the fabric with my little steam cleaner and it's now good as new!

    for ur little upper left corner... um... i though u can do a collage of ur favorite pictures on another cork board. i have one above my sewing machine so i can look at my wedding day over and over!

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  17. So pretty! That's crazy the frame was originally $190??? I love your idea for the spice rack! I'm following you on Bloglovin now ;) You should join up to my new link party {1 party, 5 blogs!} http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  18. Great update Kathe! Love how the frame makes everything seem important and organized! The white chair looks so fresh too, what a nice spot for creating! Such a nice feeling to have a new organized space!
    Jenna

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  19. What a fun place to work (play?). Your frame keeps everything neat. Love, love the spice rack idea. I'd put a quote in that spot, but I'm a quote junkie./

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  20. Thanks for coming to link up at Pinterest Tuesday! What a cute idea.
    Erica
    We Three Crabs

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  21. Hi Kathe! You were the link before me at the Sugar and Dots link party! I just wanted to stop by (even though I follow you on my own) and leave a comment about your great office/craft room update! I love how clean and organized (free from accessories and too much fru-fru) your office is. And I am IN LOVE with your office chair! I wish I lived near an IKEA because I would rush out and pick one up myself! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  22. How do you keep your room so neat? My craft/sewing area is always a mess! Love your ideas and I agree with you about the frame, who would spend that much money on a frame?

    As always I love what you bring to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can't wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Cynthia, that's exactly what i was thinking too, my room is always a mess too! but i finally (kinda) tidied it up today lol

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  23. What a joy to have a dedicated space for your crafting. it' looks so sweet.
    Liz

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  24. Really cool idea! I will have to do something like that some day. I love it :)

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  25. Looks fantastic! Great deal on that picture frame...and the spice rack to hold paints = Genius!

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  26. Hello! I'm visiting via Share Your Cup, and glad I clicked through. I want to decorate my work space too. I love what you've done with your space, and it's given me some great ideas.

    Sue xo

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  27. Your updated office space is so inviting. I really like the trend of using the frame and putting what you want inside. Don't forget to stop by All Things Thursday Linking Party at allthingswithpurpose.com. We'd love to have you back, Kathe :)

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  28. Looks great! I love how simple and uncluttered your space is!

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  29. I really like that chair it looks so comfy.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  30. What a great deal on that frame! Isn't it crazy what stores will charge for stuff like that?? I love the idea of using those little spice racks to hold your paint! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Much Ado About Monday. We really appreciate it! Stop on by next Monday with more of your great ideas! Have a great weekend. :)

    ~Emily

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  31. Kathe, your new add-ins in your office are great! Lovin' the frame (esp for $19) and the white comfy chair? Can't help but be pea-green for that one!

    Happy Easter Coming soon and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Happy Hour Friday @ HappyHourProjects linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    CURRENT PROJECT OF MINE AT LINKY PARTIES

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  32. Looks great, lady! Love the little paint rack... I've been wanting to do something similar in my vanity area. Stopping by from Thursday's Favorite Things :) I'd love for you to stop by and visit my blog if you get the chance. Have a fabulous weekend!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  33. Love this idea! That frame was a steal!

    Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs!
    http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-monday-1-linky-party.html

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  34. What a fun update - craft rooms are especially fun to do! Thanks!

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  35. So organized, Kathe! My craft/office space will never stay like that for longer than..uhm, maybe 5 minutes?! $190.00 does sound a bit much {even to me working in Rands}, but as you say $19.00 is almost a steal and totally worth it ! Thank you for sharing your update at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-) {I need all the inspiration I can get as I am busy with a similar small project for my son!}

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  36. Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff!

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  37. You have a nice little nook...I like it very much!
    Happy Easter, Kathe!

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  38. Great ideas! I especially like how you used the spice racks for your paints.

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  39. Thanks so much for stopping by and linky up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great Easter!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  40. This looks great!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  41. Kathe, what a great idea! I like how it organizes everything and still looks pretty. I do think that Hobby Lobby's prices are way high unless you get it on sale or clearance. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Looks great!!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  43. Frames are incredibly expensive - fantastic find! I love how it organizes everything! Love your new IKEA chair - IKEA is the best! Perhaps you can put your inspirations for projects on the upper left corner I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday.
    Kathy

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  44. I love it!!!! The frame is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  45. Love the frame around the wall items! Thanks for linking up!

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  46. I love the paint hanging up, and framed! Looks too good to keep it a secret! Come link it up at our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-61/ to share it with everyone!

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  47. how clever Kathe! the frame pulls it all together!

    catching you!
    gail

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