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Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday--My Old Craft Room...Mike's New Office

Hi Everyone! I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday hosted by
I am also participating in 11th Heaven's Homemaker Monday hosted by
This Friday is my sweet husband's birthday. As a surprise for him I did a room redo of his office. This room used to be my craft room/his office. I have now moved out most of all my craft items to the loft and basically he now has the room for himself, with the exception of the closet. That still stores many of my craft, sewing, and painting supplies.

This is a painted wooden sign I picked up at a craft show years ago. It is now hanging on the door to his office.



Note the shelves in the background. They are just some old garage shelving that hold all my basket weaving supplies. The yellow, green and blue plastic drawers are full of reed.

All the reed is hidden now behind a screen I made using extra curtains. They are held in place with velcro. Still a little storage for me yet Mike doesn't have to look at it.

The paint color is Bear Burnt Almond from Home Depot. The furniture is from Sam's Club. The ceiling fan is from Lowes. The lamp on the desk is also from Lowes. The picture frames are from Hobby Lobby. The curtains and rod are from Walmart. Everything else is items that we already had.
To pull this off, Mike's parents came in for a surprise visit for him. Mike was traveling this entire week in Washington and had no clue this was happening. When he left on Monday I got started clearing out the room and painting it. When his parents arrived on Wednesday we went and picked up the furniture and spent the remainder of the week putting it together and hanging the curtains and ceiling fan. My basket weaving supplies are still on shelves in the room, but I bought extra curtains that I hemmed and applied velcro. I attached the curtains to the shelves to make a screen so the basket weaving supplies are no longer visible.

Mike was so surprised and happy. He loves his new office.
Love and Blessings,


Ma'dame French said...

What a great transformation! Looks so organized now! i need to do that to my office;) French

Naomi said...

it looks great!
what a beautiful job you did...

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said... created such a great office for your dh, Mike. I bet he was soooo shocked and thrilled! What a great makeover and such a wonderful thing to do. The curtains in front of the shelving was a great idea! The office looks elegant and manly, all at the same time. Thanks for sharing this transformation! Susan

joey said...

Thanks for the visit! My husband, Mike, will celebrate his birthday tomorrow and I, too, just redid his office :) My sister, Nancy, will celebrate on the 23rd :) Love your creative baskets!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Nice work!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful transformation!

Rosanne said...

What a great surprise for him!

BarbaraLee said...

I love the new look. I bet he loved his b-day gift.

Tea said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love the new look. Makes me want to start moving out some clutter. :)

auction girl vintage said...

Love the colors and the dark wood ... what a thoughtful and generous gift for your husband :o)


mbkatc230 said...

Really nice job. So organized and neat. (Does he keep it that way lol) Great job.

Sandi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I like the room. I just might do this for my hubby this year.

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