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Working on “The Creative Wall”

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I was away over the weekend so I didn’t get much done on what I am calling “The Creative Wall” in my Studioffice.   It is going to be a wall filled with all the stuff I need to create.

The desk side of the Studioffice that I showed you last week is where I write and organize, but The Creative Wall that is opposite the desk is where I will actually create and make things.  I want to have everything I need readily available and accessible.

The Desk Side of the Room


Since I can design this room anyway I want – except of course for budget constraints, I thought about what I needed to do in the room and made a list.

1.  A place to write posts and be online.
2.  A place to wrap gifts.
3. A place to make projects.
4. A place to take photos of projects.
5. Lots of organization.
6.  Has to have lots of natural light as well as lamp light in the evening.

I sketched out a plan and have tweaked it to where I am ready to start making it happen.

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The design of The Creative Wall started because of this – my urn filled with gift wrap.  It is not a good thing, the one edge of all the wrap stored here gets all chewed up, plus it is always falling out.

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“The Creative Wall” Side of the Room

As you can see there is lots of potential.  Since painting the room – it is nice and bright which I am loving.

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A view from the other side. The foyer steps are on the other side of this wall.

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I gathered inspiration from Pinterest to come up with the plan for The Creative Wall and posted about it over on Momtastic.  Just looking at the image below – makes me smile. All the yummy colors and blissful order!


My scanner and computer are not being buddies as of late, so I used my very basic Photoshop skills to sketch my plan on a photo for you to see what I have in mind for the wall.  It will be divided into 3 sections, each one with a different purpose.  It will all be removable in case we have to move. I will be able to just lift the whole works right off the wall so I can set it up in a new space.  I also want it to look built-in so I will be using lots of molding.

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I have always wanted to live in a chic downtown NYC studio apartment and never had the opportunity.  I think that is why I don’t mind changing the traditional room layout of my house and using what the architect labeled as the “formal living room” as a creative space.   I have never tried to hide or close it off as it is truly an extension of who I am.  I would not work as well if I felt isolated. The only thing that would make this room perfect for me would be a water view out the windows.  Someday….

I am off to Lowes to buy the supplies I will need to get this started.  It won’t be an overnight project, but I will post updates until it is completely done.

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