Today I offer you a peek at my studio.
Some things have changed. Some haven’t.
Here’s the view looking in from the living/dining room. We’re in the middle of a kitchen reno and I had always wanted the “old” kitchen island in my studio. The old kitchen island we made out of two doors. Of course in my mind my studio’s already in the loft in our addition! ;) But I made the choice of having a larger work surface rather than space for a chair and I’m happy with that decision. So, the island’s in. I really like that there’s now an area for the kids too. The boys are drawing in there every day!
We’re still working on the storage under the island, but the plan is for rolling wooden crates for my patterned paper and a shelf.
I’ve used this frame for sessions before, but I’ve been waiting to give it a new home. I spray painted it white and stapled some wire I found in one of our outbuildings to the back. Now it’s the perfect place to hang inspiration.
Off to the left is my little sewing station. The basement stairs are right behind the sewing machine and make a little “bump-out” in the room that is impossible to work with. My solution? Stacking cubbies on it and using it for storage.
The table and chair are thrift store finds (as is most everything else in this room).
On the whole right side wall is supplies. Now, it looks like a lot, but really it isn’t. Most of the baskets are quite empty and could easily be combined into one.
This first little group consists of two wooden shelf units. The lower one was purchased from a store that was going out of business. The upper was from the thrift store. Both were painted white and good to go.
I love the little slots in the lower shelf. Perfect for alphabet stickers.
Loose embellishments get stored in jars. Some from the shoppe… other’s from the dollar store and thrift store.
And, yes…. there’s little plasticine creatures living here as well. :)
The shelf beside is two separate units stacked on top of each other. The lower one is from the shop and the upper unit is upper cabinets from the kitchen that we tore out 12 years ago. Both were painted white and look quite good together I think.
Add some locker baskets and other containers and everything stays quite organized.
Beside those shelves is one last little shelf (also from the thrift store). Not painted white. Shocking right? If I’d push really hard it would actually go back up to the wall. But I didn’t want to wreck the wall, so it’s jutting out farther than it should. Seriously… it’s about 1/8″ too big. So frustrating! I keep all my cardstock and extra adhesive in this one.
My best score as of late is this letterpress drawer. It’s the perfect place to store all my little bits and pieces.
And here’s the room from my usual vantage point. Is it just me, or would the spot above the blue cabinet be the PERFECT place for a little TV? ;)
Behind me now is the “office”. We’ve never used the closet for a closet. It’s outfitted with shelves instead. The baskets house craft supplies that I don’t need to have regular access too. Embroidery supplies, envelopes, sewing supplies, tools, etc.
I painted a wooden toolbox white and tucked it underneath the counter. The drawers are the perfect size for punches!
The wire baskets beside the computer hold my newest supplies. The hope was that it’d make me use my new stuff instead of hoarding it. The jury’s still out on whether or not that works. ;)
I haven’t really had a lot of time to break this room in. Soon. It’s a nice feeling to pull a room together with thrift store finds and by shopping in your own home! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions please pop them in the comments section and I’ll answer them as best I can.