October 29, 2013

My New Hobby Space

There's is were I've been hiding out since last winter and spring. I divided my living room in half to create this simple yet comfortable hobby space. My very close friend who is a retired carpenter has been so kind to me to build it for me. The materials bought were very reasonable at Home Depot. I helped him along the way...I did the all the painting. I already had some of my own furniture that I added in my hobby space. I so adore my own personal space.

Below you will find how I created most of my own storage containers using what I already had.

With only a few supplies such as decorative paper, glue, cut out flowers, stick on flat jewels and beads, flowers, and some ribbon I made a "blah" plain ole Lipton Ice Tea container, coffee cans, cigar boxes etc into the most eye catching pretty storage containers and boxes.

Who knew you can upscale a peanut butter jar and Mayonaise jar into a handy storage container.

I covered this can with this pretty contact paper I found hidden in a stack of other contact papers and bought the last two. I really like this contact paper and I added regular decorative paper for more contrast.

Well! What are you waiting for lets get crafting and create your unique storage containers.

I hope you you enjoyed this post, thank you for stopping by.


  1. Wow, Carolyn! This is just so cool. I love re-purposing things, especially those things that end up in the landfill. Your post will make everyone look at an old coffee can or peanut butter jar in a whole new light.

    And I love your work-space-place. It is so important to be surrounded by the things you love; and this is a perfect example of that. You rock, girl!


    1. Thank you my friend. Your words runs deep in my soul, very powerful. Thank you for stopping by.

    2. And I hope to make a difference by encouraging others to repurpose it's fun and saves the earth.

  2. Hi Carolyn! You did such a great job with your beautiful new workspace. It's a PERFECT spot to sit and create, surrounded by all your supplies and these very pretty storage containers you created. How clever you are! Everything is so neat and tidy and I love your red and white wall units. What a great space!!! xo

    1. Thank you doll. It's actually hot pink. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I inspired you to save the earth.


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