Video Tour of Our Creative Space

It has been over 6 months since I posted about our new creative space and I thought it might be fun to do a quick update on how it has worked for us.
A lot of times when I organize a space I absolutely love it…at first, but then it proves to not be as functional as I had hoped. It looks so pretty, but then it all falls by the wayside when functionality takes over.  This, for the most part, hasn’t been the case with our room. There are a few more items in the room that weren’t originally there, but it has worked out really well.
I designed the room with the intention of me being the primary user of the space, but my kids absolutely love it! They use it every day. I use it too, but didn’t foresee how well it would work out for them.
We took out the ottoman under the window and put a small craft table in for them to use. I added a basket with all sorts of craft supplies that I change out every few days for them. I’ve noticed that they make much less of a mess in my craft box (as seen in this post) and closet looking for things if they have their own collection in view already.

Here is a video tour of our space. It was my first time making any sort of video and downloading it to youtube. So be nice to me ;) And whoever said that the camera adds 10 lbs lied!  I’d say it adds more. Either that or I am in denial! ;) There are also a couple of impromptu guest appearances by my girls which just further proves who “owns” our craft room!
Check back in the near future for a quick tutorial on how to make the simple gathered window valance that I have in my room. It was incredibly easy to do, and I used safety pins to gather it (you’d never know by looking at it!)

Comments

  1. says

    Girl! You are adorable! You need to stop worrying about how many pounds the camera adds, you look amazing for someone who’s had 4 children. And, the last one is still a baby, for Pete’s sake! I like to pretend I’m STILL losing my “baby weight.” Too bad my “baby” is going to be 20 this year! ;-)

    Your craft room is awesome. That’s one of the project on my list of things to do this month. I’m tempting to take some before and after photos, and do a post about it myself. You are an inspiration! =)

  2. says

    You look great Brandy and did a great job on the video, I would have never guessed that this was your first video! I love your scrap box and would love to have one myself! lol Don’t think that will ever happen so I have a bedroom that I took over after some of my boys moved out, I have 6 boys and only one left at home, so that free’s up some great space for me! lol I love how you have your room fixed up, it looks amazing as well as functional. I also enjoy your blog all the time although I don’t always comment, I’m always looking.

  3. says

    Brandy, tell me you used to be in television…you have the perfect tv presence…excellent inflection in your voice. This is a wonderful and successful video! SO fun to see you and hear your voice! Whoever invented the scrap box was a genius! I would have loved to have one of those before we built our home. Perfect use of space and very organized! Your room is lovely! I adore how you have supplies out for your kiddos to create any time they want. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me the sweet blog love today. You are right, people don’t comment as much as they used to. Honestly, it’s probably one of the main reasons why I’m not motivated to blog as much besides lack of time. I feel like no one is visiting even if they are. I’m so grateful to have met you and enjoy your blog immensely! It’s filled with fabulous info…stuff I love! ;) Talk to you soon! Hugs! Shan

    • says

      Oh thank you, Shan! I was afraid that it sounded rehearsed, and honestly it almost was because my camera kept stopping 10 seconds into each shooting. I couldn’t figure out why it was happening, and didn’t know it had stopped each time until I went to turn it off, ha!

      I hadn’t ever thought to do a video tour of a room before until you did yours of your laundry room. It really brough the space to life and you inspired me to try to do it too, so thanks!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It’s so nice to meet and interact with other blogging friends! Have a great night!

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