Since Maddie moved out and her old room will now hosts guests, the studio has gotten a bit of a makeover. This is the wall where the daybed used to live. And while I think the changes are for the best, I'm pretty sure that some of my friends, who have slept in, or planned to one day sleep in the studio, may not view this change as an improvement.
I will say that I miss having a place where my family can sit and chat with me while I'm in project mode and because of that I will probably end up with a comfy chair in this corner one day soon.
I do love that I now have a proper place to store my ever growing fabric collection. We carried this shelf home from a neighbors garage sale for $2 and I gave it a wash of pink paint. I've told myself that I will only allow myself to buy as much fabric as will fit on these shelves. I like to lie to myself upon occasion.
I put all of my favorite papers, some vintage, some not in this flea market cart. Another case of trying to contain my collections.
I'm really able to spread out and work now. Plenty of floor space for cutting out fabric.
I pinned up this shabby chic tablecloth to help hide some of my storage. I had no hidden storage before and very much needed some.
My chicken feeder has been relocated below the pink wall shelves to hold some of my books and current projects.
Much needed storage. With all the storage I have in this room, I still feel like I could use more. I wonder if I'm like one of those goldfish that grows to fit its environment, and no matter how much space I have, I will be sure to fill it.
The space to the left of the closet used to hold metal shelves. Very practical but not a lot of personality. This hutch was one of those 90's pieces that many of us have with wood crown molding at the top and a wood tabletop on the bottom piece. It's served so many purposes in the last 20 years but it has never been happier or prettier than it is right now.
It's a home for some favorite books, supplies and finished projects.
Pretty bits and vintage finds against an aqua backdrop. Be still my heart.
A basket of journals, some used, some waiting to be used.
I love that in the studio, everywhere I look there is a happy memory. There are vintage treasures discovered, gifts and notes from everyday friends and from some of you special blog friends. This space is where I can express myself and where I am most me. It's where I can come for inspiration on those not-so-inspiring days. I'm so grateful to have this spot to call my own.