Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The best Easter present on WOYWW

I haven't been in my room to do any art 
but I keep coming in  because my sweet husband
let me go to Ikea and get bookcases for the art room
and what a difference it made.

This is my room BEFORE Ikea


Isn't it amazing the difference you can make with just $300.
(Get off the floor Tracey Fletcher King, I hope it wasn't too much of a shock for you.
I'm still a grot on the inside).

I can even get my easels out and use my credenza to put my paint palletes on.

Can't wait until the school holidays are over so I can get in and play.

Now you've seen mine hop on over the Julias Stamping Ground and see the other desks 
around the world this fine wednesday.


  1. Thank goodness I was sitting down!!!! This looks amazing and you will love working in it soooo much... That is such a lovely room with its aspect and now it will be such a joy... can't wait to pop down and see it in person... must have been an ikea weekend because Sinus headed out and bought the same bookcases with doors and has built a wall of storage for P's room... she is loving it and it looks great, but yours is blowing me away... love love love how your room looks Von and thanks for the shock and awe start to a Wednesday... you are going to produce some amazing work in there... only a few sleeps till we have to house to ourselves again... roll on term 2 I say...xx

  2. What a transformation! Enjoy your new space!
    Happy WOYWWing!

  3. What I want to know is what happened to the hundreds of books I saw in those first two photos. Although I LOVE the look of your new room, the cost is a bit steep for me. So glad you like it, because I think it is fabulous!

  4. I keep forgetting to leave my number, which is 9 this week.

  5. wow, what a make over! Lucky you! needlewings # 52

  6. Don't you just love a makeover and when its a craft one its even better.

  7. What a transformation - though I kinda liked the mess (reminds me of mine, lol!) Helen 39

  8. HA, Von, your note to Tracey really made me laugh! Oh My oh my you're right, ikea and 300 bucks makes your place look like a studio. And Im very glad to know there's grot on the inside..can't bear the thought of you turning!

  9. OMG, what a transformation!!! Looks amazing! Enjoy your new space!!! Who put all those shelves together for you?

    Have a great week! #32

  10. What a transformation! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Yay for IKEA, yay for husbands helping and yay for a fab new space for you to create in!! I love the new look room, reminds me of the seaside :)
    Thanks for your fun comment on my blog today, I laughed a lot!!
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

  12. what a makeover,love it
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww

  13. Wow, what a looks fabulous.......hope you can still find stuff. I know that whenever I tidy up, I can't find a thing!!!

    Lin #135

  14. What a transformation! Fab, so much storage. Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

  15. Wow! What a great transformation! I'll bet you'll love it so much better now. So much space and things nicely organized. I know I could use some IKEA shelves myself, problem is I would have to buy another house to put them in it. I'm jealous of the neatness/organization!

  16. WOW!!! What a makeover fab.... gosh I thought I was in the wrong place, Great job, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x No15

  17. Fabulous transformation!!


  18. Fabulous transformation!!


  19. ya gotta love IKEA..... ya just gotta!

  20. Awesome transformation! I definitely need to make a visit to IKEA but the closest is down in Dallas and that makes for a long day with 3.5 hours one way! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my desk this week. Have a great week. Vickie @106

  21. Awesome!! But, I also want to know what happened to all the "stuff" from the before pictures HA!
    Regardless, enjoy your new crafting space!
    P.S. I LOVE IKEA, sshhh it's my secret paradise.

  22. Lovel;y transformation, but I was wondering too where you put all that wonderful stash we saw in first pic. It is so hard to be neat and tidy with lots of stash.I know!!!

  23. Hi Vonny, I see you're from Queensland!Love it..making the lounge into a junk room!!

    Love the variety of work that you make.
    Thanks for visiting
    Judy #22

  24. What a difference! It's beautiful!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Sheena (#161)

  25. Holy workspace Batman, that is amazing!!! I have serious craft room envy, must be a joy to work in there
    Sophie x

  26. That is what I call an Extreme Makeover, it is lovely:) But will it stay like that?

    Thanks for sharing.

  27. Shelving sure helps with the organization. Nice room.


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