Monday, March 27, 2006

Home Decor

I haven't had a chance to work on any crafts for a few days, but I'm still thinking about how I'd like my craft room to look. I've been thinking about amy!'s suggestion that I check out Ikea to replicate the Pottery Barn project table that I lust after. None of the Ikea bookcases were counter height. Then I thought, "counter height!" and started looking at the kitchens. Building an island costs as much or more than the PB project table! I was shocked. I searched a bunch of art supply stores for a table I can stand or sit at, but I want something that looks like furniture, not an architect's office. So I resigned myself again to desk height, and started looking at desks. I like this one at Target and this one at Home Decorators. (Do you know about Home Decorators? It's like a step up from Ikea. Much of their stuff is solid wood. I have to recommend their outlet "item(s) of the week" list. I got a storage bench, perfect for the bedroom for $70 and a console table for the living room for $80. Their specials are awesome, and if my husband had more taste, we'd have more things from the outlet.)

I envision a cottage style craft room. A good strong asparagus-type green with white trim, white furniture and pink accents. (It's my room!) And lots of crystal knobs. I also want one of these for paper. This for scraps and patterns. This for stamp storage. I'll also need a couple of bookcases. I'm still trying to figure out storage for yarn and fabrics.

Here's the thing. I recently came into some money. The kind of money where I could buy the PB project table, no sweat. The thing is, there's still so much to do in the house. I can't figure out what to do with the money--I'm being pulled in so many directions! I know I need to get to the craft room soon or the paper will become brittle with age, the fabric will rot, and my very soul become corrupted.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Anna,I don't know if this would work or not but what about a bar table? I've been seeing those high small table sets for kitchens/small spaces. Good luck on finding what you want - don't settle or you won't be happy.

I get the Home Decorators catalog too. I haven't bought anything yet. Have you looked at Ballard Design?