Well, it’s sort of a studio. It started life as a “scrapbook” room, but has been slowly but surely morphing into a multi-purpose studio. Fortunately many of the “tools” and “supplies” I use can do double or triple duty…pliers, hammers, sizzix machine, stamps, ink, beads, paints, ribbons, wire, embellishments – they all make the leap from one type of art to another.
At this point in time, I’m not in any danger of being chosen as a participant in “Where Women Create” magazine! I have (or I should say I HAD) a clear vision for what I wanted, but just hadn’t found all the storage pieces I needed to make that vision a reality. So, I went with a lot more plastic than I wanted until I could find the perfect “old” pieces. But now, with a bit of a change in focus, I’m going to have to do some refiguring. Getting there is half the fun!
But, in the meantime, I have SOME pieces I love, and thought I’d share them with you.
This is the coolest, old rusty display case from a hardware store. It is PERFECT for storing my monograms… metal, chipboard, acrylic. Love, Love, Love it!
I used the space behind the door, that would have otherwise been unusable, to put up cork boards for pinning up embellishments that I want to have close at hand.
Another of my faves…got this unfinished file cabinet, painted it with black milk paint, scuffed it up, stained it and found some cool knobs to finish it off. I use this to store stickers filed by subject and tons of stick on letters.
I use lots of paper, and have been unable to find anything “old” that comes anywhere close to housing paper as well as these plastic containers. I have learned to look past them (or cringe ever so slightly!)
Cool glass jars are perfect for buttons.
I have a pair of these awesome chairs, one on each side of my worktable. I had the table custom made, and when we were moving it into its new home discovered it wouldn’t fit through the door! We had to cut an inch off the table legs to get it in! Oy!
It’s really a nice workspace, and slowly, but surely, I’m finding the storage pieces I want that will keep things organized and easy to use, but also have that shabby, tattered ‘n worn look I love so much! In the meantime, it gets the job done, even if it’s not yet ready for prime time!