Quick Craft Room Perk Ups

Oh my gosh you guys!  I had so much fun writing this blog post.  Or should I say preparing for it. Why you ask?  It gave me permission to buy cute stuff to PERK UP my craft room.  YAY!  Who doesn’t love perking up any room in their house right?

First.  I knew Buddy’s eating area needed a perk up.  This is probably my favorite change.  Buddy’s set up has been less than attractive.  It didn’t match the room, and the stuff was just old and icky.  The cute pail that his food is in now, actually says birdseed on the front, but I don’t care.  I love it.  There was even a little scoop inside the pail.  So cute.

See how thankful he is for his new goodies.  I’m sorry but how do you not just kiss that face.  Oh he is so cute.

Second.  In the center of my craft room I have this 5×5 craft table.  This is where my awesome customers gather to create awesome stuff.  It needed a perk up.  I can’t think of a better perk on a table than fresh flowers.  OH wait!  Yes I can.  Fresh flowers, in a vase your child painted and on a table topper your cousin quilted for you for your birthday! HA! Genius.  Something about fresh flowers make me feel invigorated, happy and creative.  I bring outside, inside whenever I can, unless it crawls.

Third.  This was the hardest one for me to get a great photo of.  There is this giant window that looks out over our side yard.  I decided it needed a perk of color.  Lucky for me by birthday was a few days ago.  My sweet sister in law got me window decals for easter.  Macie and I had fun putting the decals on the window.  Great perk up.  I found this little planter at my local hardware store and planted some fairy garden plants in it.  I hope they live.  I’ve never had fairy garden plants before.  They sure are cute.

Fourth.  What a find this was!  I mean I hemhawed at the store forever about this purchase.  

Not because I didn’t want it but because I thought the store wanted too much money for it.  It’s probably just me.  I am kind of cheap. 

Have you ever done this?  Walked around a store for 30 minutes or more with something in your hand trying to decide if you want to part with the cash for it?  You think… If I don’t get this I will regret it.  This is too much money, I really don’t need it.  But I’ve looked for this forever, I should just get it.  SO ANNOYING.  

Finally I decided, I was an hour from home, it was in an antique store and I have wanted something like this forever.  So I bit the bullet.  You are probably thinking, my word Wendy how much is this thing.  It was $38.00 LOL… From this story it sounds like they wanted $200.  I don’t know it just looks so simple, I felt like $38 was a lot of money.  But they won.  It’s a small privately owned store so what the heck.  I donated.  I don’t know what it’s actual intended use is, but I am using it for a card display ON MY COUNTER.  So excited about it being able to be out on my counter.

Here is a close up of it because I know you really can’t see it all that well in the above photo.  The name of the store I got this at is Country Living in Lodi Ca.  Here is her Facebook page. If you want one maybe she can find you one.

Do you like my perk ups?  I hope so.  I sure had a great time perking up my crafty palace.  Sometimes you just need a little of this, and a little of that to turn a blah table or window into a pretty piece of eye candy.  (not the traditional reference for the term eye candy, I realize)

Each month I send out five surprises in the mail.  I LOVE doing this.  One lucky person will get the cute container (see below) that I used to plant my new fairy garden plants in.  It is green instead of blue, but equally as cute.   The other four winners this month will get a goodie envelope filled with fun.  
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Comments

    • Wendy Cranford says

      Hi Lori, I am so sorry for your long cold winter. I have to say I couldn’t live anywhere but CA or AZ because I can’t take the cold or the dreary. It makes me really depressed. Just the couple of short months in CA that are dreary are hard on me. How sad is that? Thanks for the nice comment. I hope your winter ends soon and you have beautiful days.

  1. Mary says

    Hello – I just came across your blog when I was searching for berry basket ideas. I love your mini cards in the basket. Love your blog! 🙂

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