Queen of Unfinished Projects/Keepin’ It Real

Y’all, my craft room is a hot mess. It looks like an episode of Hoarders in real life. Maybe there should be a show called Craft Hoarders? Now that I have my new badass curtains up, I need to get motivated and finish this junk that is taking up valuable real estate so I can move on to more junk. What better way to motivate than to put it all out there for the whole internet to see, a la my friend Dianthe? Don’t judge me.

On to the {scary} tour…

My awesome curtains form a lovely background for my very messy craft table/desk. This table was completely clean until Sunday, when I decided that it was time to switch out the old curtains for the new ones. Obviously, I am a child and cannot put things back when I am finished with them. Old curtain rods? Still hanging out on the table. Dowel rods from my stupid decision to try to DIY rig some cute curtain rods? Still chillin’, waiting to be returned to Home Depot. Mr. Lazy Wife wants to keep them and make something with them. I say no. He is not a project-type guy, and they will continue to sit on the table and collect dust, so off they go to the land of orange and sawdust. Also on the table is a Scout bag that I ordered on a whim called “Stand and Delivah“. It is very important, that is why it has been sitting there unopened. A real must-have, that bag. Someday. Seriously, though, I do love Scout bags. They are pretty awesome.

Awww yeah, the ultimate mess collector. My craft table/desk/bookshelves. What you see here is a bunch of sweet tea cups, a stainless bowl with popcorn kernels in it because I don’t know how to pop microwave popcorn, a buttload of pens and Sharpies, Post-It Notes, and ink cartridges that need to be recycled.  This is where I spend 90% of my time when I am at home, like a nerd. The Post-It on my laptop is a recipe that I wrote down in December. Yes, December. I do love having a table this large for projects, but it is a dining room table and I do most of my crafting while standing. I would love to have an actual craft table that is higher off the ground. First world problems.

Hi, messy printer desk. I bought this desk at Room Service Home back when they had a warehouse in Dallas. My sister and I each got one for $99, and I love it. I have 4 curtain panels folded up (those are my first curtains), things that people have given me that I just haven’t put on the wall yet, extra printer paper, crap I cut out on the Silhouette that I didn’t want to get bent, our router and modem, and my cool wireless printer. I like to keep the cords crazy, it makes it look artistic {not really}. I should bundle those or something. Also, that Scentsy warmer 1) doesn’t work, and 2) is fug. I need to chunk it. It does me no good.

 This beautiful piece of art is a crappy $12.99 lamp from Wal-mart that was bought in a mad frenzy because my craft room is dark, y’all. It holds 3 bulbs, but only has 1 in it now because Mr. Lazy Wife just takes them out and uses them in other lamps as he pleases. We can afford new lightbulbs, he just chooses not to. It also serves as a clothes hanger, as you can see. I’m gonna spray paint this beast hot pink.

This is an empty frame. It’s been empty since June 2011. See, the plan was for me to cut out the letters of our last name on my Silhouette and place them inside the frame to hang in the living room. My BFF even put burlap on the back so it would be all cute. As you can see, I have not done my part, but dammit, I HAD to have that frame because it was on clearance at the Hobby Lobby.

Ah, the Christmas light bulbs. Hundreds of them. I went to three Hobby Lobby stores after Christmas because I NEEDED bulbs for wreaths. I really need to just put them in a box until I’m ready to make the wreaths, but that would be much too easy and organized, wouldn’t it? I’d much rather have bags of them on the floor so they could be crushed at any moment.

This is my poor little chest of drawers. I am pretty sure this was in my nursery when I was born, that’s how old this is. Right now, it holds my scrapbook paper and supplies. The basket on top {that is covered by today’s work clothes} holds my many glue guns and mod podge and glue sticks. The two cute signs hanging from the handles were purchased on clearance a few months ago in a fit of random creativity. See, the plan was to make “welcome” signs out of them. I got as far as painting the wood white and printing out the word “welcome” twice on the Silhouette, but as you can see it was just way too much trouble to actually mod podge the words onto the plaques. That’s just kind of embarrassing. Five minutes is all it would take. Sheesh. Also, I really need to move my shoes because my dog will eat them.

Look! Two projects in one, and I didn’t even realize it until I put the picture up! That wreath will take MAYBE 10 minutes to put together. Have I done it? Nope. That little bench? We painted and covered that before I got married. I need to recover it with extra curtain fabric and repaint the legs in a bright color, but I haven’t bothered to do it. I think I actually have another bench just like this at my dad’s house. Hmmm…

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn.This corner scares me. See, I try to organize things, and the rubbermaid shoeboxes do help, but what if stuff doesn’t fit in them? Then what? Then you get a mess like you see here. What I really need are Gadget Arms so I could utilize the top shelf properly, but that’s not gonna happen. The big rubbermaid tubs at the bottom are full of fabric, frames, pictures, yarn, felt, and other crap. I’ve obviously spent a lot of time at the mistint sections of Home Depot, Lowes, and Wal-Mart because you just never know when you are going to need purple, hot pink, or black glossy paint. I keep many cans of my favorite spray paint color because you just never know when they are going to discontinue it, or at least that’s what I tell myself. That white USPS box has letters in it that spell “WHATEVER” that my BFF sent me. Have I painted or covered those to hang up? Nope. Two stepstools from IKEA that haven’t been put together or painted? Yep. One of the kids that should be getting one is probably going to be in college before he actually gets it. An old wine crate? WTF am I going to do with that?

Well, there you have it. That’s my creative space. If I had money money money, I would organize the crap out of it with stuff, but I don’t, so I post it on the internet for you to make fun of instead. You are so freaking welcome.

PS: To my observant friend that pointed out the Genie Bra box – I do not recommend the Genie Bra. They are of the devil and will steal your soul while they smash your boobs.

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2 Comments on “Queen of Unfinished Projects/Keepin’ It Real”

  1. dianthe says:

    my favorite line in the whole blog? “We can afford new lightbulbs” – classic!!
    and for the record, i still haven’t opened my Silhouette – i got it in March!


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