Friday, June 21, 2013

My Woman Cave

My husband has the whole basement to himself, his "man cave". So I was thinking...I really need a "woman cave"! So I have spent my week this week creating a space in my home where I can go to do what I like to do. So far, I have been doing all of my lesson plans, crafts, and art downstairs in the kitchen...not ideal... My kitchen table is always covered in books, lesson plans, my laptop, paint, and the list goes on! Now I have a very small, yet cute and organized space to go to get my creative juices going!

 This side of the room houses all my craft supplies, including my fabulous Cricut!

 I made containers to hold my pencils, pens, etc...out of tin cans. I simply wrapped them in scrapbook paper and decorated! I even filed all of my pictures and other items to be scrapbooked in this cool file bin I've had forever.
 I got these cute baskets at IKEA and I made name tags for them and tied them on with ribbon.
I also got this bulletin board for cheap at IKEA and I use it to put all my ideas that I want to create there.
I used this super old container that I had to organize all my scrapbooking materials.
This is the other half of my very small room. I used this half to house all of my fine art supplies (and printers because there was no where else to put them!)
I used some containers I found at Target in the dollar section to hold all my paintbrushes, pencils, etc... I organized my acrylics by color. Then I used another one of my super old containers to hold other art supplies.

I then decorated the walls with some of my own art work! This is all old stuff that I did in college...since I've been married and teaching I haven't had any time to paint or draw...But I left some space open to add future work that I will hopefully get to do soon!
So there you have it, my "woman cave"! I can't wait to just sit up there and complete the MANY projects I have planned for my classroom this summer! Much better than the kitchen table :)


  1. Hi Tess, your blog looks great! I love the little frog on your shoulder too - very cute! All the best as your blog gets going. :-)

    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  2. Love your space & LOVE your blog. My classroom is full of frogs, so naturally I think your blog is precious. So happy to have found you & be your newest follower :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Thanks Kelly! I am so happy you found me too!

  3. Hi Tess!
    Love the idea of a "woman cave"-- we all need one of those! So excited to be a new follower and I will definitely be stopping back by to check out your other ideas! :)
    Learning to the Core

    1. Thank you so much Aylin for checking out my blog and being a follower!

  4. What a great idea...Woman Cave! Wish I had the space to have one myself. My desk is on one side of the dinning room, but I do most of my work on the couch (LOL!). I just started blogging a week ago. It's nice to know there are other newbies out there. Good luck to you. I'm your newest follower! Teaching with Giggles

    1. Hi Veronica! Thanks for checking out my blog and being a follower! I am now your newest follower as well. I am very impressed that you set up your own blog! I had mine designed...I don't think I could have done it by myself! I am always excited to find other new bloggers as well because this can all be a little overwhelming so it's nice that we know we aren't in it alone!