Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Salutations!

Hi y'all! I hope you had a fabulous Easter and rejoiced over the empty tomb! Sorry I haven't shown any blog love the past week (I know y'all have been checking here everyday just waiting for me to post some random tidbit about my life. yep.) - I've had a lot goin' on! My parents and brother came to visit from Louisiana last Thursday and stayed through Easter and I have been working on my studio for the past couple of weeks (which doubles as a guest bedroom minus the bed) trying to get it finished before they got here. I managed to finish the room about 2 hours before they arrived so I was thrilled.

Here's my studio:

It makes me happy! My FIL let me have the desk (it was just hanging out in the workshop at the golf course) and Justin and I cleaned, sanded, and painted it. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but I think I'm gonna have a piece of glass cut for the top. We sealed it, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

IKEA was a huge help in pulling this together. Sarah and I each picked up some shelves and brackets on our trip and I also got the desk lamp (which is not at all the same color green as the desk, but hey, it's still lime and it makes me smile). I am also in love with their little rail-hanging-basket-wall-system-thingymabobs and I got this, this, this, and two of these. They are changing my life as we speak. Seriously -- when I finally have a house I might have one of these on every wall of every room. Ok, maybe not EVERY wall, but a lot -- you get the point. Here's a close up of the thingymabob:

I read somewhere that when setting up your studio you should try to have different work stations for different types of projects. I just recently discovered my love for paper and paper crafts, so I brought in my moms old sewing table to use as my Paper Crafts Station. Everything is seperate and in its own special place right now. We'll see how long it lasts before I have sewing stuff and paper stuff all mixed together with no rhyme or reason.=) I have a bad habit of turning my studio into an explosion of fabric, paper, buttons, ribbon, etc. But I'm trying to repent.

Oh yeah -and here's a pic of the thread holder that my dad made for me (I meant to post this a LONG time ago because he gave it to me in November). Thanks Dad!


So that's my studio. The other wall has two big utility shelving units that house all my fabric and batting and things that are not nearly as fun to look at, so I'll spare you those pics.

4 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fun workspace!!!

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  2. Looks like a very inspiring space! I need to clean, organize and paint my craft room!

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  3. you lucky girl you.....i'm so jealous. my "studio" is currently a large pink bag.

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  4. your studio looks great! time flies by so fast that every weekend i keep saying i'm going to redo one of the rooms and create more space and the next thing you know its a month later! maybe next month! haha!

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