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August 13, 2015

It’s Decor + Details day!!! I literally have SO much to tell you about my space that I had to split the full-reveal into 2 days… and it’s actually going to be 3 because I’m sharing a video of my entire start-to-finish process tomorrow! There is a lot going on in my room and so I’ve done my best to credit everything (within the post and in the credits at the end) that I can think of but if you have any questions at all, about anything you see here – don’t hesitate to ask because I’ll be thrilled to talk about it. Some items are brand new, some are really old and some are past DIY’s… my “open” style of decorating lends to easy access + interesting vignettes!

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Let’s Talk About Decor + Details!

So are ya’ll sick of me yet?? I have never ever posted this much about myself so it kinda feels weird, and all I can hope is that you are enjoying the break from our usual content. If you haven’t guessed, I have a very detail oriented, super organized personality and even if you aren’t like me – I hope you can appreciate the immense focus that I put into designing my space. This is a long post, filled with super crafty eye-candy… so go refill that cup of coffee and let’s get to it.

Jen Carreiro, Editor + Founder of Something Turquoise
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

I <3 Paint

Having my paint + glitter, right out in the open and easy to access was a #1 priority, and in this case function = beauty. Since I’m a beachy kinda gal, I’ve got all my paint brushes hanging out in a jar of sand.

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Awweee… my sweet baby girl Marina, on her blanket from The Anatolian.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

Drawers + Drawers + Drawers

You saw this picture of my DIY painted ombre drawers yesterday… and let me tell you – these drawers are packed FULL of adhesive and painting supplies! The drawers are shallow and incredibly long, with awesome custom dividers that makes organizing exciting and easy. Umm… do you think I have enough tape?

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DIY Clip Boards + Clock

I love this little section right when you walk in my room… especially my DIY clipboards + DIY clock. Spray paint was my best friend for both these projects and you’ll find my inspiration for both on my Pinterest board! The “Sea” print is a gorgeous freebie from A Fabulous Fete. Check out my terrarium, it’s grown pretty big since it’s DIY debut!

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Drink your wine, we have crafts to do! So true… a dear friend bought this for me, but you can find it here.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

I LOVE my desk! Let me tell you about a few things I have going on here…

  1. Can’t live without my giant calendar.
  2. Metal herb cups hold all my favorite pens, sharpies and colored pencils.
  3. My popular DIY Felt Flowers have a few new friends… I’ve actually got a book of new designs coming out in January!
  4. The giant galvanized tray is meant for serving but keeps all my little things organized.
  5. One my little DIY terrariums is happy on my desk!
  6. Obsessed with this grapefruit & mango candle from Glint.
  7. DIY giant wedding date sign… held onto this one for a while!

Isn’t this custom “ST” sign amazing??? Host & Toast created it from my logo!

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For all the fun details and how-to for my gallery wall you can visit Tuesday’s feature!

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

DIY Pipe Shelves!

I have a bajillion shooting props, vases, flowers, candle holders, etc. and I wanted to see them all. So I built these gas pipe shelves and I have to say the result was pretty amazing. I organized the items by color which makes it super easy for me during shoots and looks pretty too.

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Totally obsessing over this vintage metal cake stand from Afloral.com… actually, all the items in this picture are from them – but you’ll have to DIY those little deer cake toppers!

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

Check this out, I have had this shark sticky note pad since I was in like 6th grade and it has been in every desk drawer of mine since. Every so often I would find a note worthy of using it and now I’m down to just 2 pages left. Just when you thought it was safe to return to your desk…

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DIY Gas Pipe Washi Tape Holder

Are you as obsessed as I am over these pipe washi tape holders??? I hope so! Now all my favorite Little B washi tapes are out in the open, looking fab and enticing me to add them to something… even if it’s just an envelope. I used the same cleaning/painting steps that I shared here, but added no cap to the tops. I also cut and glued felt to the bottom of each flange so that they don’t scratch my pretty cabinets!

Gas pipe painted copper to hold washi tape!
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Peg-Board Thread Holder

I think this DIY thread holder is like the greatest thing ever. I searched and searched for a “cool” looking way to display all my thread and I found absolutely nothing. I was complaining to my Dad about this as I was playing with my peg board and then it hit me – duh… make it yourself! I used a scrap piece cut from my tool peg board, trimmed it down and then only added the one “L” shaped bracket to hold the threads. I used the 110 yard Gutermann bobbins here, but I can easily fit larger bobbins by adjusting the peg brackets.

Something Turquoise DIY thread rack made out of peg board

DIY Peg-Board Tool Wall

Yesterday I told you how this is my favorite craft station in the room… as most of my projects start here and all my favorite crafting tools are an arms reach away. Let’s really talk about this peg board, here’s how I made it:

  1. Measured my wall space (36″ x 42″) , had the guys at Home Depot cut the board down and I kept the scrap pieces.
  2. Painted two coats, each side with my Behr paint in Snowfall White.
  3. My dad and I cut 3, 35″ x 1″ x 3/4″ strips of premium MDF board, and painted those too. I did 35″ to make sure they didn’t show from the sides when I hung the peg board.
  4. We attached those strips to the wall first, one at the top, middle and bottom. These strips are necessary as you need space behind the board to add/remove your hooks and it’s best to stabilize a board of this size.
  5. Then we attached the peg board to the strips, through the holes in the board.
  6. After it was finished, I went back and painted over the screws.
    **I did the same steps for the thread holder.

Here are the links to the board attachments, all from Amazon:

Something Turquoise Peg Board Tool Wall
Gas pipe painted copper to hold washi tape!

Cricut Explore Air Station!

Cricut’s need room to work; the cutting mat needs to be able to rock back and forth through the machine and not hit anything. Which was a nightmare in my last home as my old machine had to be plugged into my computer and have room to cut. I literally had to wait until the hubby wasn’t working at his desk so that I had the space, which was no fun. I am SO glad that is over! My new machine is now always plugged in and ready to go all I have to do is pull it out a few inches, and since it’s a Cricut Explore Air™ it connects to my computer and iPad with wifi – which is a dream! Did you know you can upload almost anything into Cricut’s design space software? I uploaded my logo, transformed it to cut and made this custom sticker with silver vinyl. My friend actually thought Cricut made the machine just for me because it looks so good, lol!

Something Turquoise Cricut Air

Yay – Organized Punches!

The cabinet under my Cricut station is FULL of paper, decorative scissors and punches galore. The drawers in this scrapbooking cabinet from Martha Stewart Living™ fit all my Fiskars punches perfectly. If you are a punch lover, you know how nice it is to see them like this :-)

Giant drawer full of Fiskars tools and punches

Paper Obsession

I love paper and I have a lot of it. The large square drawers of the scrapbooking cabinet fit 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking paper and even things that are larger, like my Cricut cutting mats – which was incredibly exciting for someone like me. I did have a little trouble finding the right hanging file folders for the drawers as the sizes listed online are so off it’s not even funny – but I found the correct folders which are the Advantus Cropper Hopper Hanging File Folders and I bought them on Amazon. I bought 5 sets and have 15 folders in each drawer.

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12″ x 12″ Canon Printer!

Edit; this Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer actually prints a whopping 13″ x 19″ and it’s available at JoAnn Stores. Yes, it’s a scrapbookers dream printer… look forward to some awesome projects using this beauty coming soon!

New Canon iP8720 Craft Printer can print 12 x 12!
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Decor Galore!

I already mentioned this above… but the main goal of my open pipe shelving was so that I could easy see all the blog props I own. The majority of the decor elements you will see on these shelves including vessels and faux flowers are from Afloral.com. Don’t forget to enter their giveaway below!!

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

You’ve Got Mail

This is my mail center. I love getting mail and sending it… so I have some greeting cards, some confetti, and stamps. The confetti thing is actually a terrible habit that my mother encouraged as she always puts confetti in every single card she sends out – no matter what the occasion. It’s so bad that most people now know to open her cards over the trash, lol. Confetti is always a good idea, thanks Mom.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

No Shoes Required!

This is a major trend on Pinterest and who ever thought of it is a genius. Store your spray paint in an over-the-door shoe holder! Such a huge space saver… you can’t see it but I also have a few mason jars stashed in the bottom pockets.

Use a back of the door shoe rack to hold spray paint!
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DIY Shooting Station

Last but not least… this is where I shoot all my DIY tutorials. I simply choose my background paper color, add it to the top rung and pull the paper all the way down across the cabinet – creating the perfect seamless background for shooting! And I’m sure you already know that this shelf, packed full of turquoise goodies makes me so happy it’s stupid.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

The door knob kills me.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

Cabinet Credits: Shark candle from Let’s Put A Bird On It. ST marquee letters from Heidi Swapp. Pretty little glass jars from Afloral.com. All ribbon from Offray.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

I could have shared like 10 more photos of this shelf with you, but I’ll stop here.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

Ribbon For Days!

I have always wanted to have ribbon on display like this… it’s just so pretty… and I’m so happy to have been able to team up with Offray for all these gorgeous spools. They make the most awesome ribbons in like every shade imaginable and you absolutely have to enter their giveaway below because they will be sending out a huge stash worth $200! For all my other ribbon, I am so thankful to have the giant drawer below since it fits them all so perfectly. I think I might need to institute a 1:1 deal with ribbon purchases, buy one, throw one out… what do you think?

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

Craft Space Baskets Are A Must!

OMG – these Martha Stewart Living™ Craft Space baskets are AMAZING. They are of the most incredible quality and are so sturdy. Three fit perfectly under this cabinet; one is filled with yarn, one is filled with fabric, and the other is filled with future DIY supplies. If you buy this 3 Drawer Filing Cabinet you absolutely must get the baskets too… they come in 5 different colors, mine are grey.

Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office
Something Turquoise Craft Room and Blog Office

To find the links to all my Martha Stewart Living™ Home Decorators Collection Furniture pieces, please visit the furniture post. Thanks for checking out my craft space in detail… be sure to stop by tomorrow for an even more personal look at my journey!

Turquoise candle with metallic gold heart

iPhone Snaps:

Here are a few pics from my phone during the final steps of building my space. 1. Cutest baby ever. My sweet cat Marina snoozing while Mom works. 2. The drawers are painted ombre! 3.4.6. Amazing boxes of fresh craft supplies start to land at my door like these from JoAnn Stores, Fiskars and Little B! 5. My new aqua, diamond mouse pad and coaster from Little Hawthorne.

iPhone snaps of Jen's craft room decor + details!

Craft Room Credits:

Special thanks to Offray®, Afloral.com and Little B for partnering with us on this project!

Photography: Something Turquoise // All furniture in this space is courtesy of: Martha Stewart Living™ Home Decorators Collection // All paints, all paintbrushes, all glitter, scoring board, gift box punch and more courtesy of: Martha Stewart Crafts™ // Cricut Air + tools courtesy of: Cricut // Large gray cutting mat on DIY station, All scissors, Punch drawer, Rotary cutter, and Paper trimmer courtesy of: Fiskars // Crystalline Falls (walls) + Snowfall White (trim): Behr Paint // Adhesives: courtesy of Glue Dots® // Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer + all thread courtesy of: JoAnn Stores // Gift Wrap, Mermaid print, Warnings Mermaid Sign + Giant wall calendar: Paper-Source // Copper “ST” Sign: Host & Toast // Almost all decor jars (ask me for specifics) + all faux flowers courtesy of: Afloral.com // All Ribbons courtesy of: Offray® // Diamond Mouse pad: Little Hawthorne // Aqua utility cart: Ikea // Let the sea set you free print: A Fabulous Fete // Gaiam Yoga Ball Chair: Amazon // Vinyl Chair mat: Amazon // Pipe Washi Tape Holder, Clipboards, Clock, Shelves, Outlet covers, Door knobs and Peg boards: DIY by Jen // All Washi tape courtesy of: Little B // White Peg board pegs (WallPeg): Amazon // Statement necklace: DIY by Something Turquoise // Hanging Air-plant: Kelso Doesnt Dance // Shoe organizer holding the spray paints: Amazon // Crafts + Wine Towel: Amazon // Dress: Nordstrom // Striped Blanket: The Anatolian // Ironing Board cover: like 4 years old from Target //


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This is part four, don’t miss the other features:


Craft Room Partners:

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I have partnered with the brands listed above to create this craft space. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own.


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