Starting from scratch

I think it is a successful dinner when you can open your cupboard without a preconceived notion as to what to make for dinner and end up with a dish that stuns even the toughest of critics….namely your family.

I went into my first project with the same idea. I’ll use what I have and without spending any money I will turn my garage into a crafting work space.

I should probably say that until now my garage has been a terrible “hoarder type” zone. Off limits to visitors because of the embarrassment I felt of this eye sore. No, I’m not a hoarder. Bottom line; this was an unused storage space that completely lacked any kind of organization. So step one is pretty basic. Designate an area to transform into a craft zone. Somewhere I can go to get away from the others in the house so I am able to sit and focus on whatever project I decide to undertake without any distractions.

This is the area I decided I was claiming for myself.


I know, ewww and ugh. I took the time to make sure everything I moved was then relocated to an appropriate area. Not just thrown on the other side of the garage. So in about two hours and a couple cups of coffee later, this is what I ended up with.

The desk I had previously acquired for $5 at the thrift store. The bakers rack I had received as a gift and unfortunately, due to lack of space, was unable to utilize it in my kitchen. The chair is actually from my dining room set. We only use 3 chairs out there anyway so why not use that for in here? Right? Right.

The decorations on the bakers rack are a mish-mosh of things we have picked up over the years. No, I’m not a pastry chef anymore, but that doesn’t mean I can’t love that Pillsbury Dough Boy in my space. Of course, being a Steelers fan, I had to incorporate some of my team items in there as well. For example, the stadium seat is from Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Before they tore it down they took the seats out and I was given one signed by Jerome Bettis. The Steelers blocks were hand made by my mom, who is the one I owe my crafty tendencies to.

So there it is. That’s me getting up and running without wearing myself out, as that can happen so easily these days.

I hope you’ll walk with me through my new adventure and we will see where it leads. Hopefully it is to bigger brighter days filled with fun projects for me to share with you. šŸ˜Š


4 thoughts on “Starting from scratch

  1. Hey, Steelers! Are you from Pittsburgh, or just a fan? I grew up about 2 hours south of Pittsburgh, so it’s innate here. Nice stenciling by your mom!

      • Ohh, that’s a dangerous area to be a Steelers fan in, haha! My best friend used to date an Eagles fan… that was a bad choice. It is nice to see a Steeler fan so far away though.

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