Thursday, October 28, 2010

Studio Progress

The craft studio that I started blogging about months ago has seen some progress this week! Yay! We finally got the "Inspiration Wall" hung last night. Whew! What a job! I laid everything out on the floor and decided on an arrangement that I liked. Transferring a 57" x 62" grouping onto the wall with all those pieces was a bit challenging. However, it turned out pretty much like I had imagined with the exception of a little space left over in the bottom right corner. But, that's ok. I'm sure I'll find something for that spot, someday.

I love my yarn shop sign at the top! The magnet and tack boards will work great to pin up inspirational photos, lists, etc. And, yes...I decided to add a clock. It just fits so well in that space and will be useful. I usually listen to NPR (National Public Radio) or listen to music while I'm working. That should disguise the tick, tock sound. :-)


I love how the galvanized metal on the magnet board goes so well with the metal of the chandellier.


Look at the bottom...it looks like a little acorn...


I used a simple frame that I painted black, scrapbooking paper and ribbon to create a little piece of art to fill in one of the spaces and bring a little more pattern and color to the grouping...


This is a corner on the other side of my studio. I have an old ladder that holds quilts, fabric, etc. This corner also holds my warping board, a quilt hoop, my purple dress form, and some metal baskets that work great for holding yarn, project bags, etc.


Black is one of the colors that ties the room together...on the frames, the legs of the work table, and the bookcases on another side of the room. We had some particle board/picure wood bookcases that my husband painted black. What a transformation!


I use the top to hold an ever growing and useful supply of baskets, lazy kates, and even a dress form and head.


The shelves are filled with all sorts of things. I have knit, crochet, weaving, painting, quilting and lots of other crafty types of books and patterns as well as paints and brushes, scrap booking and jewelry making supplies, beach glass, some dried flowers for making potpouri...


An antique "McCoy" hand vase that I use to hold some things I need often...


I store buttons, fabric yo-yo's, tiny craft scissors, etc in vintage canning jars...


Vintage trims...


My little cast iron sheep watches over it all...


It's a wonderful space to work in with lots of natural light all day long. I love the work table we got too. It's counter height which works great to stand at or sit with the tall chairs. I can even change the size of it to make a square with four chairs or large rectangle with up to six chairs.


This room also has a small walk-in closet. I use it to store more craft supplies on shelves and in storage tubs.

This room is almost complete. All that's left to do is to make some little shutters for two small, square windows and to sew curtains for the larger window. We've been enjoying it for months now. Now that we have this inspiration wall, I have a feeling that a lot more creativity will be happening in this room!

7 comments:

Sandra said...

wow! really, really nice! Just to have a room like that is special, but everything you've done to it is spectacular. great job!

Sel and Poivre said...

Can you feel the jealousy oozing out of Ontario Canada in your direction? What a fabulous room! Plus there's a huge closet as well! Wow...beautiful job - thanks for sharing it with us!

KarenB said...

Looks really great! I have to admit that I have no idea what a Lazy Kate is. Your room is WAY, WAY cleaner than mine at the moment!

Erin said...

LOVE it!!

evergreenknits said...

oh WOW! What a fantastic space you've created. Love it!

Dave Daniels said...

Wow, that's turning into such a beautiful and comfortable space. I know I would be happy in there for hours and hours on end.

Benita said...

Very nice - simple color scheme, tastful decorations, lots of light and air. Perfect!