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 goย Here – Where I Create

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32 Replies to “My Space – office, craft, play…”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!!

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

  10. 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

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