This year, I'm all about doing things that make me happy and something that I've always wanted to do but have never committed to was to curate a room that I love. My craft room (which will hence forth be referred to as my Creative Space) is in the middle of a major and much needed makeover. Last year, I stripped the floors of the old brown carpet that had covered them for decades and decided to stick with having a bare concrete floor. I also painted the walls turquoise and hung lots of of my favorite things. This year, I'm going all out and actually pulling together a lot of things that I've always wanted to have but was either too poor to spend the money on new things or was too busy telling myself I was saving for something bigger...which was a lie to myself because I was constantly spending my money on junk instead. So these are the things I want to invest in and create the Creative Space I've always wanted. I kinda feel like once it's done, I'm never gonna wanna leave it...it's going to be such a fresh and happy place! Keep reading to get the breakdown!
My walls are currently being painted with a fresh coat of a White-ish color to replace the turquoise. The room is quite small at 10x10, so I think the white will help tremendously in opening up the space. If I could only get one thing from this wishlist that I think would have the biggest impact on the level of cozy in the room...it would have to be a giant soft rug. I love the bare concrete, but I've been wanting something plush under my toes for such a long time and I can't wait to take a nap on this thing! I can totally see myself lounging on a pile of floor pillows with a sketchbook while listening to my records. So dreamy :)
Speaking of records, I'm set on investing in a nice Record Storage rack and I am IN LOVE with this simple gold one from Urban Outfitters. It won't take up a ton of space, and I love that I will be able to see a few of the covers instead of everything being tucked away side by side. I would also like to have a nice set of shelves for displaying a few of my favorite things and I love the idea of having this trio of colors. I'm not sure I'll purchase these specifically, but I may use them as inspiration for some DIY shelves I've been thinking of making. I can definitely see them filled with things that I love....the Wes Anderson Criterion Collection blu-rays, things I collect from hiking adventures, a made-over View Master or two, perhaps a framed photo of Jemaine Clement just because I'm dorky like that...we'll see!
I already have the spectacular Testudines poster that I can not wait to hang, and I've been oggling this Stegosaurus lamp for a few months now on Modcloth. The one thing that I would really like to have but will probably be pretty difficult to come by is a Taxidermy Armadillo. If I can find any sort of Taxidermy piece at an antique store or yard sale that is as interesting as an armadillo I might get it...but I really want an Armadillo...Armadillos are my spirit animal :)
Last but not least, I reeeeally want to invest in a new record player. My little green Crosley one is still going strong, but I would love to invest in this pretty Lavender one with speakers. I also wouldn't mind having this rolling cart to set it on and the extra storage space is a plus. As you can see from the several items on this list...I'm making records a big part of my room wishlist! My record collection is slowly growing and I have a huge long list of records I want to add to it. The Weepies & Laura Viers have been on repeat for me lately...so naturally I want all of theirs! I'm also eager to get my hands on this Wes Anderson tribute album...so many great songs on that thing!!!
So there it is! I'm sure I'll find different pieces as the year goes on that I'll get instead of these...but I feel like this list totally represents the look and feel of the creative space I want to create for myself. I want a bright, open, and minimalist type of space that I can listen to my favorite music in while working on my artwork and editing photos :)