What I’ve Been Working On…

Well, this is our craft room/game room/playroom/office in all it’s glory.

And as Annette commented on another post, I am stealing her idea and going to call it the “multipurpose room.”  :-)

So as you can see, I really took a lot of time cleaning up the space before I snapped photos.  Oh well, real life. ;)  Here are some more photos so you can see the challenge I’ve been up against.

Wheww!!  Are you stressed out??  It’s just kind of difficult because this room needs to function as a sewing/craft room, a playroom for my daughter, a game room and tv room for the older kiddos, and an office for me and hubby.  I have plans for an office somewhere else in our home, but that’s in the FAR future. :)  But I sure do love having this upstairs “bonus” room.  I really don’t know what we would do without it!

Sooo, I’ve been working on this room the past several days, and hope to show you what I’ve done so far early next week.  I’ve still got tons to do.  This room may even take several months to fully complete.  I haven’t decorated it yet, but I’ve gotten the bones of the room pretty much done. :)   Maybe I should make some little cubicles and partition the room off?  Ha, kidding!!

P.S. Anyone wanna buy that telescope?  :)  Or maybe I can start a trend and make telescopes cool in home decor?  :)



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  1. Telescopes are totally trendy! I can see your paint color testing – which did you pick? Tell us tell us!

  2. What a fun room to work with. I can so see lots of storage around the perimeter (the look of built-ins, but not), freeing up plenty of playspace in the middle! Can’t wait to see it.

  3. Hello! I am a new follower from New Friend Friday, so glad to have found your crafty blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  4. I hear you, sister! We have a playroom that I’d like to reclaim a bit of for myself…my kids are 7 and 10 and I think it’s time to transition it to a more multipurpose space….but just looking at the mess it is now makes my eyeballs bleed…

  5. Ooh! Can’t wait to see what you do with your “multipurpose” room, Emily! :) Loved those color samples on the wall!!!

  6. I’m jealous! I wish I had a bonus/multipurpose room. We had to turn our garage into a playroom. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for it.

  7. What a great size! Definitely a great multipurpose area! Are those shades of blue gray around the window? Can’t wait to see how you add your fabulous touch to it. It’s amazing how much storage can do to make everything seem to ‘get along’ in a room, though. I’m waiting for the right storage solution myself in my master bedrm :) Btw, I love this font, in the comments (random, I know)!

  8. This room is going to look great when you’re finished with it. You’re so lucky to have a nice house. I’m sick of living in a one room apartment!

    Found your blog through New Friend Friday! I love decorating, although my boyfriend doesn’t believe in curtains, tablecloths, and wall art. Boy, do we fight about it!


  9. Think multi-functional pieces!

    We have a similiar dilemma. A living room that has to also be my office and a dining room.

    Can you guys share a desk? If so, is it just for laptop use? Maybe a small scale round table that you can use as a desk and craft area that has a drop leaf to save space for play time that can go against a wall or a square table where leaves slide out from underneathe when you need the extra room and when you are done, they can go back underneathe and it can be a sofa table with a nice bouqet of flowers and a lamp. Just some thoughs I have considered in finding a viable solution for our space. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    Oh and the telescope, is it you? Cause if it represents you, than that is awesome to have! I want one! ;)