House Update #13: Hodgepodge turned Craft Room Makeover

Recently, my husband and I played a game of Scrabble and yes, I took a picture of our accomplishment.  imageWhen your brain works that hard for an hour you have to snap a photo! Well, since that Scrabble game, I’ve been using words that I’m not sure are actually words like hodgepodge. So I looked it up and yes, it IS a word.  In fact, good old Webster defines it as a mixture of different things. Well done Webster, so simple yet so descriptive.  Well, we’ve all got one space in our house we could describe as the hodgepodge space right? Whether it’s a closet or an extra bedroom you don’t need, I know you’ve got one! Ours is bedroom #4. Where do I put the desk I got with my Mom as a kid from an ad in the newspaper (yes this was before Craig’s list)? imageThe hodgepodge room! What about the desk your husband bought back when he was living the bachelor lifestyle? imageThe hodgepodge room! Where do I put all of my crafting items? imageYou guessed it. Hodgepodge room!  With most of the other rooms in the house complete it was time to tackle this hodgepodge room and make it a more attractive hodgepodge. Over New Years weekend we repainted the room Valspar Notre Dame gray. Then, I spent the next week repainting my childhood desk using chalk paint.  I painted the entire desk white and then painted the back of the shelves yellow.  Desk before afterThen, we spent an entire Saturday reorganizing the room and throwing out any of the hodgepodge we didn’t want anymore. Now this hodgepodge room is the perfect craft room. imageimagePaul made me this sign as a belated birthday present. He’s so talented! imageI put all of my fabric on the newly painted desk,image organized all of my ribbon on a cork board, imagehung my cards on a Pier 1 photo organizer,  image imageand organized all of my other crafting items in various containers across my crafting table. imageMy Grandma’s smocking machine is proudly displayed beneath a beautiful ABC cross stitch I found last Summer. imageOh and don’t worry! Paul got some man space as well. One wall…. imageand a sliver of another wall. imageI’m not sure we can call this room a hodgepodge anymore, but I probably will just because I like saying “hodgepodge” and it’s a word!

Comments (9)

  1. Jenny

    Ok, seriously, what are the chances that I used the word “hodgepodge” today, talking to Allan about hodgepodge rooms AND THEN you write a post on the WORD and on organizing your hodgepodge room?!?!

    (NICE work, by the way! Amazing how the room looks now!!!)

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    1. StitchinAweigh (Post author)

      Haha! That is so funny! Great minds think alike!

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  2. Ann

    I love your hodgepodge room! It looks amazing! Love, Mom

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    1. StitchinAweigh (Post author)

      Thanks Mom! I think you introduced me to the word hodgepodge!

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  3. Barb McCullough

    Is there nothing you can’t do? Seriously, the room looks incredible! You are so talented, and the sign that Paul made you says “LOVE” to me!! Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to see what you guys do next!!!

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    1. StitchinAweigh (Post author)

      Thanks Barb! There is a lot of stuff we cant do actually…maybe thats an idea for another post! “Things we cant do ourselves” lol!

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  4. Nancy Daniel

    I loved the post. You are both (I’m including Paul) very talented and creative. I plan to use the word hodgepodge tomorrow just because and I’ll think of the two of you.

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    1. StitchinAweigh (Post author)

      Thanks Nancy! I truly love the word hodgepodge as well!

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  5. Elaine Grell

    Wow! The room looks great! How organized you are!

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