My Space – office, craft, play…

A formal dining room does not get much use in our homes….
unless I turn it into “my space”.
Every mom needs a place to dump and create.
(a place that is versatile for hodge podge decor with many uses)

This room is used for anything from crafting to homework.

I even store my pots and pans here on my industrial style shelving.

Our neighborhood tag sale was last weekend. I bought this small desk for $3 and spray painted it flat black.

Twinkle lights are always a happy addition to a front porch, garden or my office –
any time of year.

I nailed some left over Vine Ribbon to the bottom of my windows to clip notes.

No sew garden burlap is hung for window panels.

A free pallet turned planter box decorates the space above my window.

Empty wine bottles reflect the afternoon light.

I keep bottles with cute or meaningful labels.
I like the brand Middle Sister – I am the middle sister in my own family.

My mug holder hangs from an iron plant stand and keeps my twine close at hand.

I am proud that I have been married for 19 fun years –
this Family Established sign sits above a mirror for a special display.

The dangling twinkle lights make it so I don’t even have to turn on a lamp
or overhead light.

A “not so traditional space” can be anything for me since it is “My Space”.
(really it is just a family “free” room for what ever we need it for)

In our last house I had a similar room –
to see that post go Here – Where I Create

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The Cranky Queen

Wonderful window post…some of these pics I have not seen and pinned. Thanx for being so creative and giving us all of these wonderful ideas…My castle doors are always open for browsing over at my \”royal blog\”! Tiffany

Online Office Furniture Specialist

Wow! The design theme of your workspace is superb. Your home office furniture items are great too. Thank you for the inspiration.

love your space!! Such fabulous ideas. I love the mug holder. Will you share where i might find one?

Jim Smith

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Office Space Solutions

One will surely find it awesome to work in your cool office space. Thank you for sharing.

Aileen Collins

I love the first photo. Perfect design for my new mckinley hill condo for rent.


I featured your adorable space on my Saturday favorites-have a great weekend! Claire

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

What a great space to create in! I love the stand of white lights as well. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from French Country. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


What a fun, beautiful room! I love the addition of the twinkle lights 😉

Kadee @KadeeWillow

i just get all a-quiver when I hear someone got a steal on something… like the desk! Spray painting it black was a great idea. And my eyes darted over to the shelving with the large boxes marked 1,2,and 3! Lots of great ideas and thoughts went into making a space your own!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse

What a great room…you did a wonderful job!


ohhh…this is ALL gorgeous!! I'll be peeking back on this one for inspiration! Lurve!!

reFresh reStyle

I love it! and I see so many ideas that I'd like to try! You're awesome, love your space 🙂


Love this room and all the details…especially the pallet planter over the window. PS…I think my hubby wishes I was further away from that Country Junk Sale 😉 Chat soon, Laurel

Corn in my Coffee-Pot

what a wonderful room! I'm currently looking for ideas for my own room. Well, I have the room…but right now it is a hot mess! I'm looking for ideas to make it my 'wonder room'! I see lots of great ideas and inspiration in your room. have a wonderful wrap-up to the rest of your week. Pat


No offense, but I love your quirky, multi-functional space. Love the lights, the windows and vine, your pallet planter and those burlap curtains. would really like to have a creative space like that. And I think it's neat you have a place to store your pots & pans. Where do you buy \”garden burlap\”?Rita at

Susan @

Holly I love the room! I especially love the windows and lights on the wall, it is so your style and I love it! Susan


Holly I love your little space! I am going to have to find me a pallet lady. That planter box rocks! Thanx for coming to the party. Hope your week is going well.

This is a wonderful space! I saw a bit of it at Cozy Little House and had to come see the whole space. Love it!


I love that you can turn your dinning room into a room that is used more than for holidays. I kind of wished I used mine for something productive than storage for discarded things of the moment.


As usual all sorts of great ideas packed into this room. Wonder what one I will try to copy?Bliss


You have quite the eye for style! Love this room and the industrial shelving with crates is bad a$$


What an awesome space Holly! I love all your creative touches!! Enjoy your evening, Gail


I love the wonderful eclectic look of your room. Your new table was a great little find. 🙂

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That

Pure charm.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

such an awesome space! i love the industrial shelving with the numbered crates!


I love this space and all the little touches. I would enjoy working in there for sure.Cynthia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

What a great space you created Holly! I would spend all my time in there!

Junky Vagabond

Good for you for making this unused space your own! And your style is stamped all over this room – love how you layer all the elements, and then throw in something unexpected, like the industrial shelving. And it works! Love it!


That is such a good idea to turn your unused dining room into an office like that. That is a very cool looking floor lamp you have too! Perfect for that room. Great reuse of that little utility table. You'd never know that it used to look like that in a former life. Ha!

blesid thrifter

As usual, you've got me thinking… I have a room that never gets used… maybe I need a mommy cave too. You've done such a wonderful job. Gotta see the tutorial on those burlap curtains!!! I love that you are proud of being married 19 years. I'm proud of you, too. We are 16 years and going strong… quite an accomplishment in today's world! Have a wonderful day! jules

Yvonne @ StoneGable

Holly, What a beautiful and creative space to work and create!!! LOVE the twinkle lights!