Thursday, February 27, 2014

Empty Nest Craft Room

The Empty Nest Syndrome has been complicated in our nest. The first "bird" flew away in the traditional way and on schedule. But the "baby bird" has taken a much less straight line out of the nest. There has been heartache and confusion...and it hasn't been easy.

When that bird lived here, he chose dark wall colors for his room. He asked me to paint his school mascot on one wall. Then it appeared that he was ready to move on. And so the room emptied out.

It was time for this Momma bird to "move on" too...emotionally.

So, when the time finally felt right, I began the process of turning that room into a craft room/office for myself. And do I have a vision for this space!

Here is a glimpse of the direction I'm going with it.

Stenciled wall - finished! And I'm really happy with it.

Stenciling is an inexpensive and relatively easy way to transform a plain wall. There is some math, time and patience necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple.

So far my wall art is a collection of tag sale, antique store and TJ Maxx finds. I plan to expand the collection over time.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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