Next to my new bookcase is my sewing table with my Ott craft light. I already had the bulletin board, which I covered in fancy paper and tacked up a few words of encouragement. I had bought the fabric on the sewing table last summer, intending to make a pillow for one of our outside garden chairs but it was the perfect color to blend with both the closet and my new sewing machine and was just the right size to cover the table. The sewing table had been discarded at work, and is just the right size as there is room to work on other crafts if I move the sewing machine to the back of the table.
Do you like my new machine?! I think I will, but (true confession time) I haven't tried it out yet. This is in spite of the fact that it is a year and a half old! I was recovering from major surgery and ended up one day alone in the house, reclining on the sofa and idly flipping through television channels. I landed on the Home Shopping Network channel, which I had never seen before. Moral of the story...don't watch HSN when you are on painkillers! EVERYTHING LOOKS AMAZING! One week later, a big box with this machine in it arrived on my doorstep. Of course by then I wasn't drugged and was more than a little embarrassed by my out of character impulsive purchase!
Here is the breakdown for my new closet: paint $14; new bookcase $22; vinyl floral decals $12; owl vase $7; contact paper, plastic bins and magazine holders $28 (who knew plain old magazine holders were so expensive?! If I had been more creative I could have made them out of cereal boxes and covered them with my left over contact paper); papers for bookcase and bulletin board $8; and wall hanging $32. $123 total for a complete closet makeover. Not bad! I budgeted $100, but once I had seen the wall hanging I knew it belonged in this space.
Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with my link to Mockingbird Hill Cottage's Favorite Thing Saturday.