WELCOME TO MRS. P's CRAFT ROOM
she has jars and bottle, books and paints,
she has lavender and burlap, fabric and crates,
she has boxes and bins packed full of nice things
she works in this room the whole time while she sings
I'm here to confess creating these rooms isn't as easy as we make it look.
Trying to define a specific room inside a larger space has its challenges,
but after struggling we have built a work space for Mrs. P to create in.
|Annie Sloan Fabrics - top right / typography bag - middle / burlap sacks - bottom left|
When Carrie and I started trying to create Mrs. P's craft room inside the store
we found picking the right furniture difficult as well as the placement.
Craft rooms are a relatively new idea and something we all wish we had but
finding the space and setting it up can be daunting.
Every new home comes with an on suite, not many come with a dedicated craft room.
|all items shown in photo avail for purchase at The Passionate Home|
Figuring out what you want to do in the space is critical to a set up that will work.
Mrs. P enjoys taking time to sit and read Annie Sloan books like this one called
Creating the French Look, so a comfortable chair is a great idea to include in the design.
|love this owl!!!|
Whether you are painting some mason jar vases, building a vintage photograph lamp shade or making
lavender satchels, you need to figure out how big your work surface should be. We have used a small
dining table and easily filled it with all sorts of things you would want to spread out while you are creating.
I brought in this French Provincial Server that I just finished to show how different pieces can be
used in different spaces. Also find fun and creative ways to store your supplies for easy access and
to keep your supplies out in the open so you can see what you have to work with.
Knowing what I have to work with helps me be even more creative.
|Lavender satchels - top / soap from France - bottom / vintage mason jars - right|
Have you heard the news? Mrs. P has ...
The Passionate Home is going to have stencils in stock very soon!
It's the kind of stencil she will be using to create all those grain sack images on pillows,
upholstery, tea towels, furniture and anything else she can think of.
Take a cue from Mrs. P and be unconventional and surround yourself with the things you love.
|Just in ... a small selection of Apothecary jars|
For some clever ideas check out the new store display in person,
Mrs. P's Craft Room at The Passionate Home.