Magazine feature… yay!

So you may remember when we were prepping for a professional photo shoot in Kelli’s bright & cheery craft room, (and went into panic mode which included tearing out the carpet, sanding down the concrete floors then painting them in chunky yellow stripes. Phew! LOL)

Awesome mag full of craft spaces! | via lollyjane.com

Well it all went off without a hitch and that mad rush to finish Lolly Jane’s official headquarters once and for all was getting all gussied up for its recent publication in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking’s Creative Spaces magazine, Volume 3 this month:

This issue displays over 200 photos of 152 ideas to create an inspiring space that is jam packed with clever craft tool supply organization, storage solutions and even DIY tutorials to help you spruce up your own work area by these creative folks:

If you want a sneak peek of some of the gorgeous goodness inside Volume 3 of Creative Spaces, just take a looksie! 😉

Here’s a peek at our craft room again, in case you’ve missed it…

Such a fun craft room with striped painted floors!

The monogram L is for Lolly Jane, I borrowed this frame turned chalkboard from Kelli’s ombre wall and just love it in this space with my freehand chalk art!

Fun "Happiness is Craftiness" chalkboard in a cute, colorful craft room!

We nabbed these Target chairs on super clearance for $30/each.  We took them back to Target after the photo shoot, though- they were super cute but I love my big comfy ones (you can see a peek of them in my entryway) and we are planning to paint them.  Yes, paint fabric chairs.  It’ll rock, don’t be worried… the floors turned out okay, didn’t they?! 😉

Eclectic craft room, so colorful and fun! @lollyjaneblog

Kelli’s favorite thing about this whole room are these pretty floral curtains (see the birds?) from World Market that our talented seamstress sister modified to fit the space by simply adding ruffles + lace. They definitely add a feminine touch to the shabby distressed projects throughout the room!

Add white ruffles to these pretty World Market curtains to add length and customization! @lollyjaneblog {www.lollyjane.com}

Here’s a shot of the million dollar pin of Kelli’s herringbone painted bookcase that I swear keeps this here blog afloat in Blogland! This is where it all started, after all! 😉

Paint a bookcase a herringbone stencil, use mason jars, crates and suitcases for storage!

And for EVERY. SINGLE. TUTORIAL. relating to this fun space, be sure to click on our “craft room” tag that has a boatload of tutorials so you can create your piece of Lolly Jane’s space in your house (like our vintage numbered crates, burlap doily bunting, decorative vent cover and more!) A BIG thanks to Creative Spaces mag for including us in this fun roundup of creative spaces! 🙂

Interested in owning this amazing mag? Buy a digital copy here! And a hard copy here! They’ll be for sale at JoAnn’s, Michaels + Hobby Lobby this weekend!


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    1. It is a crib spring mattress frame, Rebecca- easy find at the thrift store or on Craigslist! 😉 All we did was spray paint it yellow and hang it up. Easy card/picture holder, for sure!

  1. Love this room! All the touches of yellow makes my day- its my favorite color! So cheerful!

  2. Love the book cases and the painted walls behind. They look custom built. The ruffle on the drapes gives it a dash of girly! Great!

    1. Thank you, Doris! My sisters husband (who lived in the house before we did) built those bookcases- they add SO much storage to the space and I am grateful all I had to do was paint it! 😉

  3. It all looks so gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration, and the chance to win. Take care. 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness! Love the painted stripes on the floor! And that bookcase is FABULOUS!!! Congrats on being featured! Can’t wait to see this magazine!

  5. Oh! I’m not sure what I love most … the yellow chevron paint detail behind your shelving or the lovely hanging bird cages. What a beautiful space!

  6. Your space is amazing. It looks like it belongs on the pages of BHG or HGTV magazine. I love your bird cage and lanterns , your rugs, table and mismatched chairs I love the way you designed your embellishment storage. Your space is GORGEOUS!!!!! Color me green with envy!!!

  7. So many amazing details…where do I begin! Love the stripes on the floor, love the rug and the painted beadboard behind the shelves as well. Love the ruffles on the curtain. Awesome job! Can’t wait to see your whole space. Thank you for offering a giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Such creative uses of items that can be thrifted and transformed into functional and interesting elements for storage and inspiration. Love the color combos and mixes of patterns to add even more interest!!!!

  9. I like the curtains too. I’ll have to get back here when I have more time to look at your tutorials, but this blog hop is looooong!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

  10. I love your table and chairs in your creative space. I like the colors you’ve chosen and all the ideas.

  11. Lovely space. I find it funny the pressure we can put on ourselves to have things be perfect. I wish you would have kept the chairs that you prefer and actually use in your space- even if the decor chairs were fabulously cute. I love the stencil pattern design not he back of your shelving wall and painting your floor–I might like to do this in my house.

    1. SO true, Heather! We love our old chairs and thought the pop of mustard on the new ones would brighten up the space but they were just too small… we do love that color so we’ll be painting our old ones that same hue. (We should have done them prior to the shoot! Oops!) Cutting Edge Stencils has a huge variety of stencils if you decide to do it- it can easily transform a space! Thanks for popping by 🙂

  12. Loved it. OMG I gotta have, want, need, love those curtains with birds. LUV. LUV. LUV

  13. Love the idea of the chalkboard frame. I happen to have a frame from my DD’s grad party photo booth that I can use. Also love the baby bed spring that you repurposed as posting board. A cheerful and happy place.

  14. So so so very thrilling to be published. And that amazing craft room is what brought me here almost a year ago! One question, have you filled in the herringbone wall with more “stuff” or does it really still look that organized and lovely?

    1. Haha Amy, the bookcase is specifically organized and actually does stay that neat, (surprisingly!) Each suitcase carries fabric + scrapbook paper, the crates carry craft tools + paint and the jars house washi tape, buttons + smaller accessories/items. The table… now that, my friend, is another story! The where-we-work table is almost always full of craft supplies scattered about but I have to say, clean up is a snap! 😉 Thanks for joining us on this journey a year ago! You’re SO sweet!! XOXO

  15. OMG! Those suitcases are to die for and the wooden boxes are just as marvelous! WOW! Would love to get my hands on all of them! Your space is quite amazing and drool worthy! Can’t wait to see the other Creative Spaces in this edition! TFS!

  16. What a beautiful craft room. I wish mine was that bright. The floors turn out fine. Lol.

  17. Can’t wait to see this magazine!
    Your craft room looks wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

  18. I love the floor (and the ombre wall). Can’t wait to see the whole article on your studio. tfs and congrats!

  19. I swore I wouldn’t pick a favorite early in the blog…but this stole my creative heart!

  20. The space is amazing; I love the cheerful color scheme. The floors are fantastic. The chairs were nice, but big comfy ones are better. I have wanted what I call a “Momma Bear” chair in mine, but my room is WAY too small for that. Thanks for sharing.

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