Showing posts with label knitting nook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knitting nook. Show all posts

Sunday, January 8, 2012

What Happens When You Just Want a Shelf?

You end up THISCLOSE to ordering the armchair and desk of your dreams.

Thanks to a belated wedding gift from family in the Mother Country (mine, not Mel's), I think I will be getting this chair very very soon:
 It is the Cute-As-A-Button Chair from World Market. I have come across this site before and I have to say, they have definitely stepped up their game in the furniture department for this Pottery Barn furniture lover. I looked on the internet for what people have to say and the general consensus is that its a wee bit small but good for small spaces.

This is great for me because we now have an empty corner in our living room in case this doesn't really fit in the bedroom's nook space. That corner is where our Christmas tree goes, but I can just shove it in the bedroom somewhere during the Christmas season. Cannot WAIT. Just look at hte fabric button closeup! Isn't this a perfect chair for a crafty person? I see it with a small lumbar pillow as well.
And I think I changed my mind about the desk. While I did get knobs for the Hemnes desk in advance, I saw the desk in person and it still seems really big and clunky for our space, though all of the drawers and mini cabinet space is nice. I might just save the knobs for something else in the future, or switch them up with the knobs I currently have on our tv console.

I like how when we got rid of the second desk the bedroom just opened up. Moreover, with our tv unit we still have tons of emtpy shelves - I think the knitting books will go there after all, if anything to clear off another bookshelf in the bedroom. This desk definitely caught my eye (and is way cheaper):
It's the Campaign desk from World Market and is on sale for $200. What I really like about it is the pullouts on the side, much like a teacher desk so I can defo put papers on one side, knitting on the other (there are 2 pullouts and 2 drawers). It's very much a Restoration Hardware look which I do like but totally cannot afford.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Knitting Nooks

Have you checked out Kristin of Yargasm's new website Knit Nook? I was featured on there recently and while I talk more about it in the next episode (which I am currently working on the shownotes on for, but my back decided to be evil, which resulted in me lying down on my back in bed for most of the day) it got me thinking about my own knitting nook, which was one of the questions Kristin asked me.

As of right now, I have no knitting/craft room, much less a knitting nook. I just have a desk, and a spot on the couch.

Our bedroom is pretty big - there is a bed, bike, tall dresser, 2 bookcases, 2 desks, 2 chairs, an end table and my 2 skinny yarn towers. The far wall is the "office" area where the desks and bookcases are. Thing is, ever since Mel got his laptop he is NEVER at the desk where the PC is. Waste of space, especially since we plan to get two bookcases and a bridge to complete our tv unit from IKEA (the Hemnes series in black-brown in case anyone is wondering).

It's going to look exactly like this:
Why the uneven bookcases? We  want the tv to be sorta centered to the couch because our living room, while rectangular is laid out wonky because of the placement of windows and doors.

And now that hypothetically, that office area in the bedroom is totally clear of the two old, cheap desks because the PC tower and a bunch of books from the bedroom will be in that unit, this is what I have planned for my knitting nook/teacher space:
The picture with the macarons is the color scheme: plum, coral, grey and mustard - the plum will be painted vertical stripes along the wall. I already have the Manhattan poster and FINALLY found a frame for it cheaply too at Urban Outfitters. I was pleasantly surprised while trolling through that site - I hate their clothes, but their apartment stuff is pretty cute! However, I still prefer etsy and independent artists when it comes to wall art.

The desk is the Hemnes one from IKEA, and it was these knobs that finally got the ball rolling:

Can we see how amazing these knobs are? They are from a seller on Etsy called Vintage Skye and I just so happened to stumble upon a 25% off sale. I could easily visualize them with the grey desk and I was sold.

And I mean, really, how more appropriate can you get for a knitting nook when you find a knob that has a vintage ad on it?
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