For at least the last 6 years, I have been drawn to dark colors, particularly in my clothing choices. I’ve been feeling recently like my home would benefit from a makeover, and I’m drawn to the dark for that task, too. If I were handy with a paintbrush, I would probably redecorate several of the rooms. The living room would look nice as a dark mustard. My bedroom I could see as a deep eggplant, and the kitchen as navy blue. I’m really not a fan of pastels at all. I think the last time pastel colors appealed to me was roughly 1986 So, given that, and my predisposition to love anything and everything in the olive/chartreuse family, imagine my surprise when I started falling in love with turquoise craft rooms.
I’ve been seeing them during my recent blog travels – all prettied up and organized, brimming with craft supplies and work tables and oh, yes, beautiful blueish green friendliness!
I just want to wander in, clamp my pasta machine to Creative Little Daisy’s table and make it mine!
I just think how nice it would be to have my own little oasis of creativity. Somewhere that I could set up shelves of all of my crafty books, and artistically-arranged baskets of supplies. Oh, and a door to the outside wouldn’t hurt the atmosphere. I am so not a girly-girl, but for some reason I just want to immerse myself in Posie‘s pink-tinged and very girly craft space. Maybe I like this room because the turquoise isn’t really a pastel version. It’s a notch or two brighter. It has such energy! It says “come inside and create pretty things!”.
Is this bad? The other night as I cuddled in son #1’s bed with him, waiting for him to fall asleep, I let my eyes wander around the boys’ room. By the time he conked out, I had redesigned the room in my head as my happy little turquoise sanctuary of craftiness. My kids are 7 and 4 and I’m already thinking about what I’m going to do with their room when they move out. Bad Mommy.
For now, I am working my artsy-craftsy magic at the dining room table. That’s not all bad – I get to be out in the middle of the house, aware of what the rest of the family is doing, instead of hiding away. (Wait – is that bad, or is that good? I guess it depends on when and who you ask…)
The images I included here were used by permission. Top to bottom: Creative Little Daisy, Posie Gets Cozy, and Treasureup. I am also greatly inspired by the craft room of SouleMama. I really wanted to include her room here because it’s one of my absolute favorites of the turquoise variety, but wasn’t able to get in touch with her to get her permission to use her photo. Instead, you can see that inviting crafty spot on her blog.