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Craft Closet Makeover - The beginning

While I have no regrets, our third child came at the expense of me losing my craft room.  I have been a little too busy to craft anyways the past 2 years, but now seems like a perfect time to reclaim a space for myself.

Thankfully, our house had just the spot.  We have a decent size room, I'd say 14x14 at least in our basement that is overrun with storage.  Since we are officially done with babies in this house I have been able to get rid of so much stuff that we were hanging on to for the kids to use.  No extra clothes need to be stored. No baby equipment, and no more toys! It is so refreshing and still on point with my Content theme for the year; getting rid of contents in my life that no longer serve a purpose and filling my life with more things that I find joy in.

There is a nook carved out in this room for a closet and that is where I'll be transforming a space for me.  I'm centering the theme around this old yardlong chalk pastel that I've had for years.  I forgot about it while decorating Cora's nursery, otherwise I'd have done her room in this theme.  Oh well, it's my space now and her room is more youthful as it should be.

I'm excited to take this project on over the summer.  Stay tuned to see the results and in the mean time, enjoy these inspiration pics...

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