Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My little corner

When we moved into our home 4 years ago, we discovered we were a little squished. Our living area was much smaller than our previous house in the 'burbs. I've had to be a little creative when finding space for all of our things. One of my problem areas is our home office/craft room. It was a small bedroom for the previous homeowners but it really isn't much bigger than a large closet. It does have nice windows which allow in plenty of light during the day. My first task was to rip off the mirrored closet doors. The next task was to paint the ugly paneling. For 2 years the room sat unfinished. Finally, I started to add some finishing touches.

I added a small shelf I found many years ago. I think it is the interior of a roll-top desk. I painted it with the leftover wall paint which is an antique white in a satin finish. I added 3 clear plastic paint cans I found at Michael's. The paint cans hold antique thread spools that I inherited from my hubby's grandma. Some of the spools are from Germany and some are pure silk. Little treasures!


Next, I found a nice surprise at the Dollar Store. I found a sheet of these wall stickers. They stickers went up nicely, even on the paneled walls. They were easy to remove and re-stick to get them just right. I used my level from my tool kit to help keep the words even.



I'm still working on my little corner, but with each change or addition, I am feeling more at home with it.

I've joined up at The Shabby Nest for their Frugal Friday Linky Party and Jane at Finding Fabulous for her Frugalicious Friday. Check them out for some great ideas.

9 comments:

  1. I love your little corner! And these stickers from the Dollar Store...well, it doesn't get any more Frugalicious than that! hint, hint! ;) What a fun and easy project...those are my favorites!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  2. That's awesome! Who knew they had wall stickers at the dollar store!

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  3. I found the same phase at the Dollar Tree too... can't beat that price!

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  4. Love it! Isn't it funny how something like a little corner is such a big deal to us - glad you got a spot to call your own!

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  5. What a wonderful little niche for you! Just goes to show it doesn't have to be large to be FABULOUS!

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  6. Love your little corner...thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous finds!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  7. Great space! I just love what you did with the clear paint cans.

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