Recently I had the opportunity to do some moving around at my house. With the help of my awesome daughter, we emptied out the guest room and put on a fresh coat of paint. And more paint over the boo boos we made...and more paint...did I say more paint? It was quite an adventure. Lucky for me I have a patient hubby who has a great reach and a steady hand to touch up all the ceiling areas that needed some attention.
This studio space is small, but it means a lot to me. I often browse sites and admire and sometimes envy the spaces I see. It's all ok in the long run though, because I have a quiet, cheery, homey little place to put my ideas into motion. I had all of my "stuff" in the dining room for 2 years so this is a big deal at my house.
Thanks for stopping by today and for listening to me go on about my "space"...here's a peek at the before, during and after.
My inspiration... BEACH. I've had a photo of the Pier that my son Joey took a few years ago on my profile since day one and that picture will soon be added to my studio/guest room. Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy living on the coast and spending time at the beach. It only makes sense that I'd have a bit of the beach in my creative space.
The photos I took do not do it justice. I have always said, I love taking pictures, but I need to take a class because I am just not all that good at it.
Before: The room at the time of moving in back in 2006. EEKS! Yes, that is some sort of crazy primer orange on the trim. I will be nice...but I can't imagine what the previous owners were thinking with their color choices....
I just LOVE the shelf. It holds all my clear stamps and lots of other goodies in the baskets. I put them together according to manufacturer so they would be easier to find. The ones on the bottom have been put into CD cases for easy storage. I snagged these baskets at Michael's a few weeks ago on sale....and got to use a coupon too! Gotta love Mikes sometimes.
I have made the "guest room" dresser into storage for my tins, wooden pieces and all the other goodies that I collect. I always say to myself...."Oh wow, how cool would that be? I better get several!"
IKEA...LOVE THIS UNIT. Perfect for keeping my punches and so much more. It's also on wheels so I can move it fairly easy if I need to. It is quite heavy and very sturdy.
|Punches & Metal Embellishments|
Wall Art...This frame holds some very special treasures. I love it...Pier One if you're curious. They also come in white.
|My little TV...yes, it's old, that's ok, so am I!|
Where I sit...I can't believe it's this clean. Not for long!
|Ink and Copics|
|Ribbons and Magazines|