Recently, my husband and I played a game of Scrabble and yes, I took a picture of our accomplishment. When 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)? The hodgepodge room! What about the desk your husband bought back when he was living the bachelor lifestyle? The hodgepodge room! Where do I put all of my crafting items? You 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. Then, 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. Paul made me this sign as a belated birthday present. He’s so talented! I put all of my fabric on the newly painted desk, organized all of my ribbon on a cork board, hung my cards on a Pier 1 photo organizer, and organized all of my other crafting items in various containers across my crafting table. My Grandma’s smocking machine is proudly displayed beneath a beautiful ABC cross stitch I found last Summer. Oh and don’t worry! Paul got some man space as well. One wall…. and a sliver of another wall. I’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!