I’ve slowly been working on my craft room and I’m having so much fun putting it together! I’ve been needing a spot for my crafty books and I created this Retro Style Craft Room Bookshelf and I think it makes a cool display for all my books and of course some crafty knick knacks too.
I’ve had this wood hutch for a couple years now, my sis found it at a garage sale for me. I also lucked out and found this antique sewing table at a garage sale – I asked how much it was and the lady said hmmm. How is free? Um. Yes please. I might have snatched it up and done a power walk away from the house before she came to her senses. Well, as fast as you can power walk carrying a cast iron sewing table.
I couldn’t believe that the shelf fit so perfectly on the table – it was a match made in heaven!
It’s just what I needed for this little spot by the window! I really love how the stenciling turned out too. It’s a stencil from Royal Designs Studio called the Blossom Floral. I love that it has a retro feel to it – kind of like a piece of pyrex or a viewmaster. :)
It was super easy to make up – here’s a quicky tutorial:
I started by painting the hutch pink with chalk spray paint. (I don’t recommend that by the way. Not happy with how that stuff worked.)
The Royal Design Furniture Stencils come in a furniture size which is great for smaller pieces like this. I trimmed two of the sides of the stencil off so I’d be able to get the design a little higher on the shelf. I wanted to make sure it would show up when I put books and things on the shelves.
I did mostly white flowers, with a few little red flowers for some bright pops of color. The stenciling was really easy and quick to do too.
It really brightens up the shelving I think!
I love buying craft and sewing books – there’s just something about seeing projects and designs in print. There are some seriously amazing books out there! They look so cute on my little shelf, along with a few little vintage supplies holders too!
I partnered with Porch.com and Royal Design Studios for this post and I had a lot of fun working with them! They’ve gathered together a great group of bloggers that have been sharing stenciling projects all week – make sure you check them out!
I’d love to hear what you think!