Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Craft Room Update : The Floor Is Done!

If you missed previous craft room updates, the links to all are at the bottom of this post.  

Before I show you my floor, I'd like to thank three ladies for featuring  a couple of my projects.  Thank you Karen, aka Good Time Charlie, at Redoux and Betsy at Romance on a Dime for featuring my Galvanized Tins.  Also thank you to Craft Gossip for featuring my Subway Cross.  I still get giddy every time someone features something I made!!

Sorry I've gone missing for a couple of weeks.  A lot has been going on, but not much to blog about.  Hubby has been on and off work the past few weeks.  He was back the last two weeks, thus finishing of the wall framing in the craft room has been delayed.

I could do it if it weren't for this darn shoulder.  My MRI is scheduled for the 10th and I return to the doctor on the 16th.  Thank you to all who have sent me sweet messages asking how I am doing.  I've learned to work around it for most things, and can still do a lot with my right arm, just no reaching out to the side or very far above my head.

In the meantime, the garden took priority for a bit.  I wanted to move our raspberry patch out of the garden and into it's own patch.  With hubby's help we accomplished that.  This picture only shows two rows.  We've since added a third row.

I also planted a LOT of these cups with seeds.  Our last frost isn't until end of May, so we have to get a head start indoors.  I did plant some snow peas outside yesterday. and harvested some green onions from last year.

Between all of that, my doctor and therapy appointments, as well as spending a weekend downstate to pack up Jamie and bring her home from college, not much progress has been made on the craft room.  I did finish painting the floor today though.  I really like the way it turned out.  I was going for an aged, worn look.

There will be cupboards and work areas lining all three walls.  I plan to frame in that pipe and perhaps make it look like a column.

I still have a long way to go, but it's looking more and more the way I want it to.  I'm hoping hubby can help me add beadboard to the stair side of the long wall in the next day or two...and maybe get the framing finished too.  Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Basement Craft Room - Humble Beginnings
An Entertaining Sewing Center
Craft Room Dreaming
Craft Room 
#1 - Prepping the Walls
Craft Room Update #2 - White Walls
Craft Room Update #3 - Framing the Walls
Craft Room Update #4 - The Floor

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  1. What a lovely garden and floor! I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon.

    I have had a lot of trouble with my shoulders since I was 15,(among other things) so I know how hard it is when you can't use one much.

  2. I love seeing painted floor! It looks just great!

  3. Even with your shoulder, you have accomplished so much, Debbie!!
    You are on my prayer list.
    That floor looks awesome!!!!!!!!

  4. The floor looks wonderful. It is going to be a beautiful cheery room. I keep checking and love the updates. Take care of that shoulder!

  5. such a wonderful floor! you will have a lovely craftroom when you are done, debbie! i think we have twin shoulders:) hope you get yours working again!

  6. good job on the floor. So nice.. just joined your blog.. Will be back again.

  7. Good luck on your gardening and home refurbishing. Lots of work, but the rewards later are even more, I'm sure.


  8. love the floor
    and can't wait to see
    how the finished room looks

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  9. I'm popping over from Rooted In Thyme... I'm in a harlequin phase (painting, not the books), just love your painted floors!

    ~Mimi B~

  10. Your floor looks amazing! Can't wait to see the finished room.

  11. So charming!! I just love checked floors and this is perfect!! We are planning on doing a very similar painted floor soon- would love any tips you might have on getting it to work! Hope your shoulder is better soon! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!

  12. Your floor is awesome. I need to do something like that in my laundry room.

  13. This floor is fabulous... Did it take long to graph it out and paint it? Well done!

  14. Love the floor. Hope your shoulder gets better soon.

  15. I love your new floor. I can't wait to see more on your new craft room. Your gardening project looks like it will turn out beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You are everyone's inspiration!


  16. The floor turned out great! Glad you posted, you were missed. I know your glad your daughter home for awhile, and I hope the shoulder gets so much better. Hugs, Lynn

  17. I adore painted floors...your looks so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. Hi Deborah, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  19. I love a painted floor!!!
    Looks great!

  20. Hi Deborah, you left a comment on my blog and that made you eligible for a giveaway. Guess what you won.
    Send me you address and I'll ship out your package next week.

  21. Hi Deborah, So glad you won, missed chatting with you. Hope all is well and I will chat again soon. How is the craft room going? and the shoulder?
    Hugs, Lynn

  22. hi, Deborah

    The floor looks lovely. I been catching up on your blog, you have been busy. Hope your shoulder get's better. Have a great weekend.


  23. It looks like you've been out of commission for awhile; I hope you're doing well. I'm loving your floor and hope you'll be back to your old creative self soon!

  24. You did a fabulous job on your floor. you have more patience than I would. Glad to have seen you on the linky party with Faded Charm.

    My best, Sheryl

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  26. In the construction field since I was 10 I have had drummed into me to figure every square inch out before you do anything, so most of my stories are about those who did not.
    Home Remodeling Ridgewood


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