When I heard about the Imagine the Impossibilities challenge from Thistlewood Farms, I knew I wanted to participate, but I’ll be honest: I was scared. What if I undertook the challenge, but then didn’t actually do what I said. Well, then I would have failed (this may or may not be the same reason that I have no new year’s resolutions this year). And if I entered, I would have to show you the “Before” pics, which are, let’s face it, kinda embarrassing.
And given what I was starting with, I felt my fear was well-founded:
(That white thing on the left is a dresser I got on craigslist.)
Here is the after:
The problem with the craft room is that BEFORE everything that went in, including the dresser, got put on the floor. Right in the middle of the room. I don’t make the rules. I just followed them.
Yeah. It’s a little scary, huh?
One more before pic:
But I dealt with my fear, and the fact that most people probably have a horror-filled craft room at some point in their lives, and I decided to get my buns in gear.
I got an Ikea bookshelf from craigslist for $15, and some pretty green patterned boxes from HomeGoods. The other green boxes are from Ikea ages ago. HomeDepot sells the plastic shoeboxes for $1.17 each. I bought five, and then hot glued ribbon onto the boxes that would hold labels.
I will have another post on the desk later – it’s a free desk I got on craigslist and painted up.
I also cleaned up my workspace area a little:
And one more shot:
To summarize, I imagined the impossibilities. And tackled my impossible craft room. It went from this:
I am really glad I participated in this Imagine the Impossibilities challenge. Not only is it cool to be part of those awesome bloggers who are hosting the party, but it got me to tackle the craft room. Which needed tackling.
Love and crafting,
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