Thursday, August 9

A Space to Create.

I probably have enough art & craft supplies to fill my own shop. However, they've been tucked away, high in cupboards, stashed here and there, not at all easily accessible, so they basically go unused for the most part. After visiting Leigh's studio last week, I got inspired enough to create my own wee, little studio space. So I sold the futon that rarely slept guests on craigslist to a lovely young gentleman in need of a bed, to make room for a creative space of my own.


I moved in the Burke Tulip Table and my newly upholstered Ikea Skruvsta desk chair. I added an inexpensive Ikea throw rug and the Ikea Lack bookcase. Turning the Ikea Lack on it's side, horizontally, I drilled some holes on the bottom and added some fun wheels for mobility. It's actually quite easy with the right tools! So, with some newly framed etsy art from Betsy Walton and Groovy Inclinations, and all my art supplies stored away in vintage jars and tin baskets, I finally feel like I have a space that just beckons me to sit down and create, with everything I need right at my fingertips. It feels good to take that first step. Now, to put these fun tools to use...


25 comments:

Jon said...

Well done. Since I have spent the better part of 20 years creating offices, I am curious as to how this one will work for you... keep us posted !

Lyn Spataro said...

love what you've done. those windows are certainly something to treasure and i imagine bring a specialness to the room. what a terrific space for being creative! have fun!

zee said...

Swoon! Looks cosy and comfortable- the perfect at-home work space. Your home just gets prettier and prettier.

Alicia G said...

Nice...Where's the sewing machine?!

dianamuse said...

I must say, the loveliness of YOU just leaps off your blog pages. Your newfound studio looks great! How cool that you've created a beautiful home for all your supplies and fave inspirations. You'll enjoy it so much!

sunny said...

what a pretty area! I love all that you've done. You make it seem so easy but if I tried to simply add wheels to a cabinet, I'd be in tears. (I'm not so handy around the house...but I do love pretty things - like white and pink.)

Cecilia said...

Now I'm really inspired to update my boring office to such a creative space as well! And you just gotta love IKEA!

Shawna Carpenter said...

what an adorable little studio, you inspired me to do them same. Look how tidy it is, does it stay like that for long?

anh-minh said...

oh my. first you lured us in with all of your design/decor skills. and now we get to see your crafting talents, too! i'm looking forward to getting more peeks of your projects. and can we please set up a craft play date?

Leigh said...

Oooh! Now, I can't wait to see the crafty results! This is far prettier than my space. You have just upped the ante.

Monica Yvette said...

Sweet workspace! Love the colors and the window.

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Leigh said...

This looks sooo good. I love the metal tins in the cubbies.

robyn said...

I love the work table in front of the stain glass. Very Nice...

poppy said...

and that lamp! such an inspiring space!

Peggy said...

That's such a gorgeous spot! I love the windows and the fabric you put on that chair. That tulip table looks so cute there, but I predict you will be so prolific you will need to move the larger farm table into your creative area.

Really darling space.

Terri said...

Gosh, the space looks great. I love the wee lamp and your Etsy art - you have a great eye..!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much. now - the pressure to produce!! :)

alicia - i am looking for a vintage machine!

katastrophik said...

this looks great! I have been thinking about reorganizing and beautifying my craft/silk screening space...you given me the inspiration to DO IT!

Gracehoper said...

OK. You've inspired me too. I have a small room upstair going to waste and tons of art clutter downstairs so I'm going to Create a Space. If mine is even 1/5 as cute as yours I'll be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

Your space is so pretty and those windows — gorgeous. :)
MP

annechovie said...

You have done a fantastic job! I love to see the workspaces of people who are artistically gifted. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love! You've inspired me to create my own crafty space...can't wait to start once we move to the new house!

lynne said...

just so, so pretty. very inspiring!

Deepa said...

Bravo! I too am inspired to sell off the twin bed that is rarely slept on by a guest to create, if not a room, at least some "space of her own". Thanks for that great post and happy creating in your lovely nook.

Nicole | Making it Lovely said...

I keep coming back to sneak another peek. It's so, so lovely!