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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  1. Interesting plan...looks good! Look forward to seeing where it goes from here.

    1. Thanks, Jodee! I appreciate your comment.
      I am thinking of a little feminine French and also "Boho" styling, with some punches of color and pattern.

  2. I don't even want to think about an empty nest! :( I love that stencil pattern, Julie and your interesting pieces for your collection! Thanks for stopping by Best of the Nest! :)

    1. Thank you, Pam, for stopping by and for hosting!

  3. Oh, I can't imagine the day when my birdies start leaving the nest! Your stenciled wall looks great, and how nice to have such a great work space! Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Nest!

    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer, for hosting and for stopping by.
      And by the way, your home is SOOOO gorgeous!

  4. Gorgeous! I love your new, fresh stenciled wall :) Can't wait to see the rest of your lady loft progress :) Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    1. Thanks Angela. I appreciate your stopping by. Thanks for hosting a great link party!

  5. Nice work on the wall! It looks so elegant and much lighter...thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!