[Manic Mondays] Spare Oom

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Spare Oom has been through a few versions.  First, as an actual spare bedroom.  Then, as an office.  Then, as a ritual space.  We eventually came to the conclusion that it needs to function as a ritual space but also a place where we can write/study and store craft supplies.

I knew I wanted to change the faux finish nightmare we had and I knew that Jow and I loved the aesthetic of the McKittrick so I took some time to consider how to re-Tetris the room to be functional for what we needed.  It took about a month to actually implement and it was a super stressful month because it was really hard to do things for craft shows and to ship sold orders, it made the rest of the house look like a Hoarder situation (more stress) and it was really hard to manage in such a small space.  But it was really worth the work and stress.  Now there’s a book nook space for Jow to cocoon into, we had “In Omnia Paratus” done over the doorway in medieval gold lettering and it’s a gorgeous green.  We both really love it! <3


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Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


4 Responses

  1. I really like the green.

    It looks like a much more suitable space now. I get a feeling of calm focus from your “After” pictures. : )
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  2. !!!
    It looks amazing, just utterly amazing. The white accents make it seem so much bigger, and that beautiful green… I just thinking of you two sipping absinthe as you talk to gods and do your work. It’s a magical space. (In a way that doesn’t feel hokey.)
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  3. Thoroughly wonderful redesign and recreation of your Spar Oom. Congratulations!
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