Friday, 7 June 2013

Studio Makeover

Last December, Bevlea and I took a visit to Wagga Wagga to visit the demented diva Barb Thomas and help  put together her new studio, that had been built over her new garage.  Over three days.. .we emptied her very, very, very, full front room studio, and carried the goods upstairs (all seventeen of them) many, many times and deposited it on the ever disappearing floor of the new room for her to put away.

At the end of our three day visit.... the front room was still 80% full and the studio upstairs.. while stunning... looked very full too.  We drove back to melb... probably the longest time we had sat in three days... talking about our visit ..and inspired to make over mine.

Bevlea and I talked about it all the way home, all  FIVE HOURS of the drive (while relishing our seated position) so that, by the time time I got home I had the studio all planned.  Much to the angst of my hubbie.. it took many, many trips to Masters (and that's the ones he knows about) for it to come together.

I have always loved red so that was the colour I chose.  Lots of white and red. My old room had a large corner desk, and lots of brown bookcases.  Lots of stuff had to go.  (Picture hubby sobbing while he calls his therapist)

The "Before"
  
We purchased white cube bookcases in various configurations from Masters and lots of red fabric baskets to go in them. (hubby felt we should have got a wholesale discount)



Lots of cubes... boxes.. and all my pretties from various swaps now have a lovely new home



Corner desk is gone.. and replaced with folding table.... the drawers at end of table were raw MDF that have been painted white and covered with paper that my engineer hubby designed and printed on a laser printer for me (where are all the red and white striped paper when you want them... thankyou hubby coming to the rescue)



Bevlea found these glass apothecary jars in a shop near her.... I bought several in all three sizes and they how hold my Finnabair bits and bobs.. buttons, and lots of other loot that was hidden in boxes



Little wooden house ... I painted it white and it is home to the trinkets I brought back from London, Paris, Italy and Ireland ... Glass pen is from the Murano Glass Factory in Venice....


Birdhouses from several swaps... love any swap with houses or birds


Pride of place on my desk is my Ikea 'snudda'.  Bevlea saw this on Pinterest and we both liked it so much we made one each.  It holds lots of stuff handy to where I work, and looks neat and arty at the same time.  


My peg board of pin dolls... from my time as a cloth doll maker and the swaps I did with them.... 

love my new studio.. and have been much more creative since I completed it.... would love to have your feedback.... and Barb Thomas.... WHERE ARE YOUR PICTURES!!!!!!!!!







11 comments:

Glenda said...




WOW AND MORE WOW GF

kelsey said...

Looks wonderful Lucy! Must be a pleasure to go in there every time. :-)

Bevlea said...

must say it looks better IRL than the pics.. and yes.. my weary bones remember all those stairs lol

Bevlea said...

looks better IRL than the pics.. and yes.... I remember all those seventeen steps lol

Debbi said...

come and do mine!!

Rita Barakat said...

Looks great and I agree with hubby- we should get discounts when we buy all those supplies!

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your beautiful creative space!! The red color storage baskets are bright, cheerful.. and just plain gorgeous!.. I loved the birdhouses too!.. and if snudda is another word for lazy susan desk caddy, then I loved that too! (0; Thanks for the tour! Nice meeting you, and have a great week! ~tina

Beansieleigh said...

O.k.. I hit your word verification, and I think my comment was lost. So I'll just say quickly that I loved you creative space.. especially the red storage boxes, the birdhouses, and the desk caddy you made! Thanks for the tour! ~tina

Sandra Kaye said...

Nice space..my hubby would cry to o if I had to down size...I have a ton of stuff...LOL!! thanks for sharing

Something Special said...

such a fun place to paper craft. Love all the cubbies

. said...

I found your art room from the Where Bloggers Create... And it was fun to see your work space, and I love that white cubes with the red baskets (great idea) and fun pop of colour.