To my studio!
I have converted my formal living room to my Studio!
The color scheme is red & turquoise...I just love that color combo.
What prompted me to create in this space in the first place...well I saw a kitchen island that would have been a great sewing room work table. The Problem:it was $900. Yikes
Hubby was not having it and frankly, me neither. I put on my thinking hat
and repurposed what I had to make a great work table. I put my formal dining room table (we never used it) against a wall, added risers under the legs to make the table taller and then used closet organizers to create an under the table storage unit.
I had an antique armoire
that I store my material and my prized possessions: Quilts that my Mother, Grandmother, Oma and Ma made...priceless all of them!
My Daily sewing machine is a Singer Featherweight. I ordered it from England!
I also have a 1909 Singer Treadle~great for going off the grid!
And I have my Mother's Singer.
The best suggestion I have to organize tools is a peg board. Did you know you could paint them? You can! Just use a roller to apply the paint in thin layers.
I painted mine turquoise.
I used some embroidery hoops
to frame my favorite fabric and I even put a panel of the fabric on the end of my flea market desk that I painted red.
Look at that desk! Can you tell that it has a glass top and look I have placed decorative pieces inside..Ha! I took all the drawers out of the desk and now I just have cubbies!
I have done a lot of different type crafts over the years...
I have cross stitched
I have done needle point
I have Paper toiled
I pieced and quilted a wall hanging all by myself:) When I grow up, I want to be a quilter like my Mother:)
I embroidered this last summer: Zentangle inspired
And I Zentangle & read at my Mother's antique desk in my Studio
The room is special to me because it houses memories of all the Artisans in my family who came before me. Here is my final picture, the painting my Helen painted for me:
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my creative space.