The theme of the room is red, white, and blue but not in a "hey let's paint this wall to replicate the American flag" sort of way. Rather, a place to display Army stuff and the items I have collected from friends and family and all our travels. I joke that it's probably the most masculine craft space ever created - Texas Rangers, Army maps, and (not pictured) a Special Forces tribute award on the opposite wall - but to me, it's perfect. I started withe the flag my husband flew for my in Iraq when he missed my college graduation, then added one of our Army maps. I have some WWII maps of Europe, a map from deployment, and some from random travels to get up there soon too. I also have sewing notions passed to me from my great-grandmother on the bookcase, and a few small gifts grace the corkboards. I am such a function oriented person that I have rarely decorated with anything other than pictures and organizational items, so to take aesthetics into account in this space was a New Thing for me.
But function definitely is a Big Deal. I needed supplies for various hobbies organized and easily acceptable. Everything needed a place, but more than that, it needed a place that I didn't have to move a bookcase, six boxes, and undo three pouches to get to an item. I am
And look - even my Silhouette has a home!
I have also acquired a hand-me-down TV that's on the guest side of the room. Between the make over and the TV playing my favorite sitcoms you now know the secret behind why I've started creating again!