Finally, I’m here to show you the new studio. I’ve been enjoying it so very much! Let’s take a look around the room.This shot shows were the work gets done. The buffet makes a great standing work station. I have my clunky tools in the cabinets below and all the drawers are filled up as well. Of course the postal box is packed full of supplies and tools right within my reach.The closet is packed full!The other side of the room has a wonderful old drawer set that holds so much stuff inside and on top!This little table is filled with all sorts of goodies.I love love love this dress form that I found at an auction for $1Another shot of the postal box.This corner holds all my cutters and printers.I have a thing for enamel ware!Behind the door is the perfect place for my stamps. I made this shelf myself! I was quite proud of that accomplishment.Muffin tins are great for organizing!Love these old pieces. I purchased the string at an antique shop. The ink holder and old gum rack came from Simply Bungalow. It’s the perfect size for my inks.I never dreamed I’d have a space like this. I used to have a desk in the corner of the unfinished part of the basement next to the washer and dryer. This is my retreat!
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I have been working feverishly for the last few weeks on my new studio! I can’t wait to show it all off. I did lots of painting! Here are the before and after shots!I scored this beautiful old wood piece at an auction. It holds so much stuff in these deep drawers!This desk was also another auction find! Found the perfect hardware at Hobby Lobby.This was the bottom of the hutch that belonged to my mom forever! Long ago we chopped off the top half and made it into a bookshelf.Everything was painted with chalk paint and waxed for the finish!
Let me also show you some empty/full contrast photos!This amazing piece deserves a post all it’s own, really. I got this from a neighbor who had it in his garage. His grandfather worked at an old post office and brought it home when they remodeled years and years ago. I believe it is around 100 years old. It is not only beautiful, it is soooo functional. I did nothing to it but clean it up!Just thought you’d like to see the closet before and after. One final contrast photo is from a look inside the door. The first photo is when it was my son’s room. While the guitar playing was the focus of my photo, notice the room to get the impact of the before and after shots.
Next post will be a whole tour of the studio.
I have acquired yet another great item for my studio! When a local scrapbook shop closed it’s doors, I snagged a couple of paper racks they were selling. I love, love how it displays my colored papers.Another rack I’ve recently acquired is the great old retail display rack. I’m not sure what it held but it is perfect for my ink pads.
I’m linking up to Terrific Under Ten Tuesday with At Home With Kay. How about a Terrific 25 Cent Tuesday. (and yes, I know it’s Wednesday. But she has the link party open for a while.) This baby cost me just that. It’s a wooden crate that I think held cassette tapes. I had to pull out a few slots but it made the PERFECT storage for my ink pads.I also want to share a set of pretty Victorian cards with you. This paper was breathtaking! When I see these pastel , Victorian style images; I see loveliness and beauty.
For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.
Just a quick post today as I’m busy getting ready for the Market at Simply Bungalow. If you are local you DON’T want to miss this!I’ll be there showing my wares along with ideas for personalizing your own “vintage” or new photos.
I do want to show you my new favorite thing in my studio before I get back to work. I’ve collected enough vintage lace that it needed some organization. I’ve found the perfect way. It is both beautiful and functional!!I even recently came across an old string dispenser. It is towards the back left. It will take me quite a while to run through that much string!! Blessings!