Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New Craft Room - Progress
If you've been around this blog awhile, you'll recognize the set-up of the right side of the room because it's basically the same as my main wall from the old craft room.
Here's a closer look at the Expedits. You can see that there are still empty spaces and drawers (on the left bookshelf) as I'm steadily working to get everything in place.
I've added some plastic drawers/containers underneath the table that will also hold supplies.
The opposite side of the room still looks a little bare. Robbie will be installing wall shelves this coming weekend, and I'll (finally!) be painting Grandma's old sewing table (red to match the Expedits). My project shelf is on the left and the printer's drawers are on the right above on old dresser that holds clear stamps, inks, and adhesives. (I'll be sharing peeks into the drawers and ideas for organization in future posts.)
The view looking into the room from the hallway shows the fantastic window that lets in lots of light and creates an open airy feel. The shelves on each side were actually closet storage units that we found at Target when Robbie first moved his toy room in here. They work perfect to hold drawers and bins.
Currently I'm working my way through all the piles of remaining items that need to be incorporated into the room. This morning one wall of the front room (where everything is haphazardly waiting to be moved) looked like this.
I'm taking a break because now it looks like this. :)
Next I'll be tackling the piles under the front room window!
I am so excited about this room and have to admit that I am having lots of FUN getting organized and finding a ton of INSPIRATION to scrap and create once everything is in place. (Well, actually I have done a little crafting this week - created some Christmas cards for an upcoming class and completed a few Bible journaling pages.)
Do you enjoy sorting and organizing? Does it leave you inspired to create?