Shabby Chic Spaces

Gorgeous vintage-themed craft spaces with a touch of a feminine feel.

Gorgeous Small Craft Spaces

A little inspiration for those having only a few square feet to play with.

Bin There, Can That!

A few ideas to recycle and repurpose. Use trash, save cash!

Are You a Wall-Nut?

A collection of words to adorn your walls.

Marlena's Craft Cottage

Yes, the whole cottage. Some girls have all the luck!

Welcome!

Hi! I'm Rochelle and welcome to BCS! This blog is a compilation of inspiring tips and ideas for craft spaces. Most of these are my finds from my own search for ideas and inspiration. All posts are linked to the sites or blogs where I found them. If I missed to link a post and it happens to be from your site or maybe you know the original source, please let me know and I'll link up! :)

Got any craft room ideas or organization tips to share? Want your craft room featured? Please contact me through this form.

Hope you enjoy browsing BCS!



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teach-Me Tuesdays: Vintage Fabric Flower

Hi, ladies! How has your week been so far? Anything new?

I've got something new! I was thinking, it can get a bit boring to be looking at craft rooms everyday right? So how about a break every week? I was thinking of incorporating a "Teach-Me Tuesday" to this blog. Every Tuesday, I'll give you a link or two to some crafty tutorials online. I'll make sure it's full of pictures too. :) Would that be okay?

So to start.. Here's something I've been meaning to learn how to do.


A Tutorial by The Adventures of BlueGirlXO

The tutorial is for a hair blip but you can totally do away with the clip and just use the pretty vintage flower for your paper crafts. :) Can't wait to try this one out!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Suuunlight! Oh, Suuunlight!

.. bring me the love I need to guide me, shine it deep inside of me. Suuunlight, oh, suuunlight, show me the waaaay...

I'm totally singing my heart out although you can't hear me (which is just as well).

I can't get the song out of my head! I'll probably be singing it the whole day. And it's this craft room's fault.

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I can never have this in a tropical country like mine though. I'll be fried and well-done (or maybe burnt) before I can even score my card! But you lucky ladies who are on the other side of the world might find this interesting.. :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rain or Swain

Hi, all! I've got two things to share today!

First, I'd like to chitchat a bit and tell you something that's been lifting my mood.. Rain! It's been raining here in my country for the past few days and I just love it! Of course, I can't really feel happy about flooded areas (and there are a lot!) but it's been soooo hot for too many days that I'm really glad to get a few days of colder temperature. So I've been lazing around for the past two days, enjoying the weather and sleeping in (a bit too much). Ah, life... :)

The second thing I'd like to share is... a happy ending. Don't you just love happily-ever-afters? I'm a hopeless romantic so I absolutely do. It's the perfect end to every story. But what I'd like to share is not really a romantic kind of happy ending but it melts my heart nevertheless. So here's the story..

Once upon a time, there was this little girl's bedroom. It was adorable albeit a bit too bare. The little girl loved it very much anyway.


Time came for the little girl's family to move and sell the house to new owners, Kristy and her husband. Now Kristy was a talented designer and craft enthusiast and after using the girl's room as a guest room for a year, she finally decided to make better use of it and went into turning the little girl's room into an office/craft room.

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Erm. It was okay. It was functional but not really that inspiring. So she gathered all her creativity juices and got them flowing! After hours of conceptualizing, sketching, fixing and after a whole lot of DIY projects, she finally finished the dream craft room...

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And she designed and crafted happily ever after...

Okay, that's supposed to be the end of my story but I know some of you must be dying to see the real post and a few more pictures (as you should be) so here:


Enjoy the happy ending! I have to go enjoy the cool weather and sleep some more. *wink*

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Definitely EM-proved!

A dramatic makover today from Miss Em's blog..

BEFORE *cringe*:

AFTER *sigh*:


A beautiful transformation don't you think? I don't even know what the house's previous owners were thinking with that "BEFORE" style! 

So. Got some news for you all today. I've been putting this off for the reason that I wanted it to be worth your while when I tell you ladies about it but I'm just too excited and I've got nothing to lose so.. What the heck. I've put up my very own website! Weee! It's a card-making site for beginners (I repeat - beginners - so please don't expect too much). And this is just as well since I'm nowhere near the professional league. haha It's not much right now but it'll get there. When I get more free time, I'll change the cards to prettier ones. I'm not feeling them much right now. I made the site look much like a really simple blog to make navigation pretty easy. That and because I am HTML and CSS illiterate and I know no programming stuff. ha ha

It's only a month old so please be kind with your comments. But um, I would very much appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions too! 

Oh and we have some free beautiful printable cards by Artisan Design Studio too! You can find those in the printables section. :) My good friend April, the lady behind Artisan Design Studio, also posted about the pretty printables here

So if you have time, do drop by and visit www.lets-make-greeting-cards.com. I know the site name's not one to be excited much about but it's good for the search engines so I went with it. Plus, it lets everyone know right away what the site is about. :) But before you head there, again please don't expect much. It's really, really new. Under construction. *deep breath* Now I'm getting worried. Ok go and let's just get this over with. 

Thanks for all the support, ladies! :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Mummy Returns

Hey, everyone! Anyone still here? So sorry for going MIA for a while. Hubby and I went for a three-day vacation at my hometown. One thing I didn't count on was faulty internet connection, you can actually consider it non-existent! Seriously! I couldn't stay connected long enough to say "Jack Robinson". Grrrr.. So anyway, what's done is done and just like the mummy, I have also returned. Sorry, don't know how and why I came up with that.

So how have you been? Any new crafting supplies? New projects? New techniques learned? As for me, I haven't gotten around to crafting lately which is a bummer. I hope to free up some of my time in the next few days to make a card or two but I'm not getting my hopes up too high.

I've been thinking about what else to share with you since I've posted a lot of craft room designs already. So I decided to do something a wee bit different. Yes, I've posted so many photos of craft spaces but they're always of some kind of color scheme: bright and cheery, calm and breezy, retro, vintage, etc. So how about a color scheme without the colors? What am I talking about? Black and white rooms of course. :) Just for a change.

So here we go! Here are some elements you might want to consider for a black and white craft space:


Shelves


Craft Table

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Table and chair

Stash Organizer
Holders for pens and supplies


Damask boxes


Wall art

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What your space may look like.


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Well? What do you say? Black and white isn't so bad right? To be honest, I like it but I have to say I like colors more. Although.. that doesn't really mean I can't incorporate a few black-and-whites here and there right? :)

Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Climb up the drawers

Another awesome idea for people who need all the storage they can get! Hey, wait. That's us! :)

Under stair storage, staircase storage, Unicraft joinery, space saving solution, small spaces storage

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!

So here's how it works. My giveaway post had 6 linkies to gorgeous craft rooms and 40 comments, all in all 46 entries. Thank you so much, everyone!! That was an awesome turnout considering this is my very first giveaway! I really love you all. :)

Okay. So here we go! Using Random.org, our winner is......... *drumroll*



Congratulations, Hilde!!! Woohoo!!! Email me your complete address and I'll have the magazines sent to you right away! Please contact me on or before Sunday, June 20th. Otherwise, I would have to choose another winner which I'd hate to do. :(

To everyone who participated, thank you so much. I truly wish I could give you all a prize for your support. You most definitely deserve one each! Unfortunately, I'm not rich enough yet. Maybe in time. :)) But smile, people, because we'll definitely have another giveaway soon!

Have a good one! And congratulations again to Hilde!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just a few short hours to go!!!!

Four more hours, people, and we'll be announcing our Giveaway Winner!!!! Woohoo!!

For those who haven't joined yet, you still have time! Click here for details.

Layout Curtains

I never thought curtain rods could have so many other uses! In case you missed it, I posted about a craftie using them as storage for wrapping papers here. And now this! :)

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Cooool!! You can see Kelly's post here.

True Colors

So I'm crossing my fingers for my own craft room - okay, craft corner - when hubby and I finally move to our new home. I think I might have to temporarily station my area in a little corner in the guest room. I would have prepared a whole room to myself, but hey, beggars can't be choosy..

Anyhoo, I've been working on color combinations and looking for inspiring ideas on the net (which is a usual thing) and I've collected quite a lot of photos. Based on the photos I've saved, I realized that I lean towards happy colors with one or two neutral shades to go with. Narrowed down to the best 5, here are my picks:





Pink + Yellow + White






I think I like Yellow + Turquoise the most.. What about you? Which is your pick?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dream...Dream...Dream...

Once in a while, I chance upon photos that really make me sigh and dream.. Random photos that are so beautiful, they just effortlessly make me feel happier no matter what mood I'm in. I know I'll probably never see or have any of these (some are actually impractical) but it sure feels good to dream.. It's a beautiful world. :)


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You guys should have seen me posting these!! I had this dreamy, wistful look the whole time! I guess it's safe to say I'm the nature-peace-and-tranquility type...

You should try this. It's fun, rejuvenating and absolutely inspiring! Doesn't matter if it's next to impossible. It's just nice to have a few photos you can take out every now and then when something (or everything) is not going your way. :)

Have a good one!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

For the Love of Paper

Pretty, pretty paper projects!!









Saturday, June 11, 2011

Roll with Me!


Vintage and oh-so-functional!! I personally love this idea! See a short tutorial for this DIY grocery list here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stamp in the Name of Love

Got more stamps than you know what to do with? :)

Check out LeAnn's blog post on how she keeps track of which ones she has. It's genius!


And uh, if you find out you already have two of one kind, send me an email and I'll give you my address!! :) Just kidding. But you can if you want to.... *batting eyelashes*

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daddy's Day

Stumped on Fathers Day gift ideas? You might like one of these..

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Photo Coffee Sleeve


Tie Napkin

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Tool Tub


DIY Wallet


Mustache Mug

Have fun and don't forget to leave the authors some blog love! :)

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