January 05, 2007

Studio Snapshots

A double post today! It's a blogging first for me. Okay here are some in progress pics of the studio. Only those of you with vision are allowed to peak. I am happy with how far it has come since I started planning it this past December but we still have a way to go.

This is the work wall. The closet that holds all of my supplies is to the right. The wood shelves have a facelift in their near future. I'm going to paint the trim on my inspiration boards as soon as I decide what color. Sweet hubby thinks black but I'm not sure I want them to pop. I want the inspiration on the boards to be the focus so I'm thinking the same white as the trim in the room or maybe Martha Stewart Pudding Mold which is a pale grey blue that I want to use in here. Sweet hubby is going to put a 12" deep shelf about 1 foot from the ceiling that will run from wall to wall above this spot & will hold my jars of ribbons and what nots & I have an old peg rack that I'm going to rework to hold works in progress above the inspiration boards and below the shelves.

Sweet Hubby put these hooks on either side of the table. They are great for holding a trash bag, rags or my tool bucket when I'm working. He is going to add wheels to it soon so I can move the table away from the wall when I have a little friend working with me. I will be looking for a couple of stools soon too.

The daybed wall is to the left of the table. I'm going to make bolster pillows and shams to make it more sofa like. I also will be making window treatments but nothing too fussy. Maybe just some london shades. I want to either get a sconce to go on the wall between these windows or a floor lamp for reading in this cozy spot.

This wire dress form is going in the corner to the right of the daybed and is a gift from my sweet mom who volunteered it after I mentioned I was looking for one. I can't wait for it to be delivered next month. Thanks Mom!
This is the the wall with the closet to the right of the table that holds all the fun stuff. That is Little Miss Em trying to see if she has grown any in the last day.


A close-up of the sign the girls got me for my birthday that hangs above the closet.
This is the wall of shame right now. Hate the armoire and nightstand which will be moving to the basement soon. The cubby shelving from Ikea pictured below will be replacing it. It is 72"x72" and will give me tons of storage. The tv will eventually be replaced by a flatscreen version that will hang where that mirror is now.

These are the shelves that I found when looking at Donna Downey's very inspiring studio pics posted on her blog. She was so sweet to tell me where hers came from and I'm lucky enough to have an Ikea only 2 1/2 hours away. Well worth the drive, wouldn't you say? I will fill it with baskets, bins and boxes leaving some shelves open for stacks of fabric and some for display.
So there we have it. I hope I haven't bored you to tears. You can bet there will be more pics of this room in your future.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, I just discovered your lovely little blog and I so enjoyed it. I was visiting the Daisy Cottage blog when I saw your name. It intrigued me so here I am. Love your decorating and storage ideas, so neat and tidy. I will be back! Cindy

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  2. I think you should paint the frame on the inspiration a similar green to the table. (Which I love!)

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  3. Isn't THAT fun! Love it! I can totally envision everything! I could see black around the corkboards with a black iron scrolly thing up above them, or letters that spell something like "DREAM" of "CREATE" in distressed black. Do you like chandeliers? (sp?) Could you put an inexpensive chandelier over the bed or to one side? They have some cute ones at Home Depot and Lowes...just an idea. To answer your question --oklahoma.

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  4. Can't wait to see your finished room! So much fun. Love the day bed.

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  5. Your creative space is looking amazing already!

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  6. Jen, I almost thought your first photo was from a magazine. Not that it looks perfect, it just looks real. I love your room! Please keep us updated on what you do...sounds like you have some fun plans in store.

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  7. Why not paint that green cabinet white and use it with the doors open to show your fabrics off?

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  8. You are just sooo tidy!! I feel guilty now!!

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  9. What fun to be setting up a studio! Thanks for sharing pix.

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  10. What a great area...I'm sure you're going to enjoy your time there !

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  11. Oh, I'm so jealous. And the cubby thing is a GREAT idea.

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  12. OK with this post you have inspired me to redo my work space my space where I edit and write prose for my blog....right now books papaers photo CD's plants more books
    {{all over!!}}

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  13. Love the Ikea shelves, I have always wanted on of those! I also love the shade of green that your desk is.

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  14. Jen, you are inspiring everyone to "get organized." Not one of my natural traits, your studio is shaping up beautifully. Since you have inspired all this cleverness, I am going to post on my blog one of my DH's clever ideas for holding ribbons in my studio (which my DD cleaned up for me during the post holiday week), and what a huge gift that was. My studio will not be as pretty as yours and I am working on not getting it as messy as it was. Keep inspiring us with your progress and those bright ideas!
    Hugs

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  15. Oh Jen, so FUN and wonderful! I love how your new studio is coming along! Love, love, love that green desk and how you are putting things in place for your creativity! Have you gotten the book, "Where Women Create" yet? It is FANTASTIC and has lots of ideas for your studio too ~ Charlotte's is in there! Can't wait to see more of your studio!
    xo,
    Kim

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  16. Hello, I recently discovered your blog and have really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your beautiful home.

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  17. Your room is wonderful. The table with wheels and the hooks is a wonderful idea!

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  18. Your workroom is already looking really lovely. I love the little desk, particularly the colour, and the ikea shelves look great. Could do with some like that myself. I think the idea of the self high up the wall is also excellent. A great storage area but out of the way. Can't wait to see more pics as it progresses.

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  19. Jen, hi I just got done reading all your posts then went through your favourite blogs! OMG, we have so much the same! I already read a lot of the same ones and when I saw some new ones, it was you are in my head! So now I have you to blame for about 10 more to read! I love them too. Your room is looking great and cant wait to see more! The whole blog is fun. I love home decorating, collage, scrapbooking, living in a little cottage, baking, reading and more! Sorry to rant.. I am new to the blog world and this is my first comment actually. Just had to let you know- keep it up. Isnt this fun?!

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  20. Jen,
    Your new studio is going to be a wonderful creative place for you! I LOVE how your decorating it! I know this space will bring you MUCH joy! :)
    Kristi

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  21. so serene, pretty, tidy...hope you are planning to mess it up and have some crafty fun there. congrats on such an accomplishment setting it up!

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  22. You guys are so sweet and encouraging and I want to thank you for sharing in my vision. Thank you for the ideas you shared with me and for understanding my excitement.

    I also want to say a big hello to those of you posting to my blog for the first time. It's so nice to meet new people. I'm constantly amazed at the kindness showed me by people I've never met. Don't be strangers!

    Jen

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Thank you for taking the time to say hello today! I always love to hear what you have to say.