Are you one of those blessed few to have you own creative space?


A sneak peek into my #craftroom at


Here’s me, hair pulled back, no makeup, with my one and only selfie from my favorite camera, giving you just a peek into my favorite space through a vintage looking-glass.   That’s the way we bloggers roll.

The before photos don’t do the color justice. [wink] Here it looks like light greige, but in reality, it was much darker beige that turned to an odd reddish pink when the sun reflected off the dark brick-red siding into the room.  I couldn’t wait to repaint.


Craft Room Makeover - Before  -


With new paint, the room came alive for me.  I was totally in love with the new color: Fountain Mist by Valspar.   It made the walls so bright, warm, and happy.  Plus painting the trim white really made everything snap.


Creative Craft Room ~ Sneak Peek ~


The other day as I was looking through some posts from last year, I came across this post.  Memories flooded back to the brief time I enjoyed this space.  It was the only time I have ever had a whole room dedicated and decorated just for my creative endeavors.  I’ve had corners that took over rooms, but this was the best.  I miss it right now.  A lot.  But, I’m looking forward to when I get into my new-to-me home and create my own crafting space again.

I hope you’ll click over to the craft room that now only lives in my memory.


Do you have a creative space in your house somewhere?

Speaking of makeovers….

Wow!  Every week you all inspire me with your amazing makeovers, delectable desserts, inspiring ideas, creative crafts and more.

I cannot wait to see what you bring to the party this week!

So, without further ado….

Project Inspire{d}!
One fun party with four extraordinary hostesses.


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Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day

Every Monday we each choose one inspiring link to feature….


My Pick….

My 1929 Charmer put together this mouth-watering Lemon Curd Berry Trifle which I can’t wait to make
and gives us a recipe for making our own lemon curd as well.

My 1929 Charmer's recipe for Lemon Curd Berry Trifle a Project Inspired feature at



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Sugar Beans created these delightful vintage styled hangers for her college bound daughter.

Sugar Beans creates Vintage Styled Hangers a Project Inspired feature at



Malia’s Pick…

Homemade Interest created this very fun ray of sunshine in string art.

Hello-Sunshine-String-Art-by Homemade Interest a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDaynet


Stephanie’s Pick…

Simply Suzanne’s husband treated her a special birthday at the Coronado.  What a beautiful place to celebrate!

Birthday celebration at the Hotel-Del-Coronado by Simply Suzannes a Project Inspired feature at

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes, crafts, and inspiring posts last week!  
can link up through early Friday morning or come back next week and link up for another
Project Inspire{d}, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

If you missed last week, click here, to see what was inspiring all of us.

I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!!

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  • Links will be pinned to our boards and the Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week.
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  1. Hi Diane!
    Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!
    Have a great week,

  2. Thanks ladies for the party, and thanks Diane for the feature of my Berry Trifle.

  3. Hi Diane! I completely understand about your crafting space – I was so excited about 8 years ago to re-do a room just for my crafting – though I would be beyond horrified to share a photo of that space now! 🙂 I promptly outgrew it in less than a year and getting it in shape needs to make it to the must-do list! Thanks for the inspiration and to you and the ladies for hosting the party. Have a fabulous week!

  4. Hey Sweet Lady! I am one of the very lucky few who has my own craft room. Of course, right now it looks like a storage closet. 😉

    Thanks for the fun party!
    ~ Ashley

  5. Your craft room looks great Diane! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Hi Diane,
    Love the paint color in your previous craft room – so fun! I think we all create a bit of chaos while we are ‘creating’. It’s just part of the journey.
    Thanks for hosting the party.
    Pieced Pastimes

  7. Thank you for hosting!

  8. Thanks for the party. Always a pleasure.

  9. Hello cute lady! Thanks for hosting. I’m loving it! Please come and party with us. We would be thrilled to have you. http://LOULOUGIRLS.BLOGSPOT.COM
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Nicki says

    Thank you for inviting me to this fun party Diane! You are so lucky to have a craft space, and I can definitely relate to that creative brainstorm “look!”

  11. So happy to have found your link up! Thanks so much for hosting!

  12. Patti says

    Thanks so much for the party!

  13. Hi Diane, what a wonderful space! I just painted my sewing room a similar blue with white trim. Just makes us happy, right? Happy to be joining the party tonight!

  14. Your space is terrific. I do have an art room and it is in a constant state of change. eventually I hope to share it again. ( I shared it a while back) Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop♥

  15. Mel says

    I remember it well. I still have a desire to recreate your lighting and I have the blue mason jars as proof! Well, actually I have them filled with marbles and buttons. LOL.

  16. Hi Diane! I saw your link on the Say G’day link party. I would love to have my own craft room. I paint and make jewelry. Blogging and using my photography have been another creative outlet for me. You are welcome to link up on my weekend blog hop. Have a fabulous weekend!

  17. I really enjoy your blog…thank you so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!


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