craft room paint color

I've had a bunch of requests about the paint color of my craft room in the past few days. Unfortunately, a lot of the readers who have asked are no reply bloggers and I cannot get back to them. If you have ever asked me a question in a comment and I did not reply to you it is because I have no way of doing so. Take a look at this great post from Ask Anna on how to fix that so bloggers can reply to you. I don't want any of you to think I was being rude and not answering!This post is for all you … [Read more...]

guest at craftaholics anonymous! craft room tour

Happy Friday! I'm so very excited to be Linda's guest at Craftaholics Anonymous! Seriously, please pinch me!  I know most of you have seen my craft room already but go check out the post at Craftaholics Anonymous. I took new photos for the special occasion :)If you happen to be joining me today from Linda's blog - welcome! Please stick around and make yourself at home. Thanks for following Directions Not Included! … [Read more...]

visiting primitive & proper – project recap

Happy Friday!! Anyone have any fun plans for this weekend? We are off to watch one of our favorite munchkins perform in his Christmas show tonight then have a weekend of holiday parties. How did we get to that point of the year already? It seems like we have a holiday party of some sort for every day until Christmas. We'll be squeezing in some painting, baseboards and tiling this weekend too...hopefully... I am absolutely thrilled to be over at Primitive & Proper today. Honestly, Cassie is an … [Read more...]

lay of the land – our floor plan

I don't know about you but every time I look at the houses of bloggers if a floor plan is not available I'm always trying to figure out how the rooms are laid out. It must be the genes I get from my architect father, but I always want to know which rooms are connected to which. It really helps gauge the style of the house and flow of the design. My father might kill me for posting this horrendous floor plan but I don't have the energy to sit down and try make a perfect one. This one may be off a … [Read more...]

stencil time – martha stewart stencils

A few months back, a bunch of bloggers were receiving a stash of the new Martha Stewart craft paint and stencil collection. I will admit, I was insanely jealous. A ton of free paint, stencils and tools to try out. Are you serious? Why can't I be a big blog and get those?Instead, I relied on my trusty coupons from Michaels and ended up with my own little stash. Okay, so it wasn't free and didn't show up on my doorstep without ordering but I'm fine with that. Alright, alright, maybe I do want free … [Read more...]

the making of a craft room – hollow door desk

After I revealed my craft room a few weeks ago, I had a lot of questions on the furniture and organization. I'm going to share a few of the things I did to help anyone looking to make their own space. We did the room on the cheap. IKEA and Home Depot were my friends during the process. Customizing a room or space for your office or craft room does not need to be expensive.  When I first started the room my desk was much shorter and there was a lot of unused space in the room. I love a lot of … [Read more...]