Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Final project in the art room fix-up (I think)

You saw the new desk installed and heard all about the new lighting and now I am just about finished with the last project.
Genealogy is another one of my hobbies and I had a big sheet of butcher paper tacked up on one door as a quick reference. I re-painted the door with two coats of black chalkboard paint then quickly discovered a chalkboard makes a BIG MESS. I abandoned the chalk idea and used Sharpie Poster Paint pens instead. They wipe away with rubbing alcohol without removing any of the chalkboard paint. Gosh I wish Sharpie wasn't discontinuing those! They are fabulous because they behave like paint and don't soak through paper. I could swear I received an ad in my email that said they were replacing them with something new they call water based paint pens but so far I haven't found them anywhere.
Yikes, I got way off the subject.
Okay, the other door was a bulletin board before only everything was attached with scotch tape so I couldn't move things around without tearing something. I covered the door with those squares of cork board that you hang with double-sided tape. Now I can layer without damaging things. Love it!
The shelf above the door is new, too. It was wasted space before and, well, we can't be wasting space. That is wrong. I am slowly working on the re-arranging to move some things up there and make room elsewhere. And then not be able to find things for awhile - ha!
Oh, I forgot to take a picture of the door next to the closet doors. I used to have one of those travel toiletry bags with the clear pockets dangling from the moulding above the door. It was packed full of vintage linens and frequently slipped off the moulding and landed in a heap on the floor. I replaced it with rods that are mounted directly on the door and then layered the linens over the rods.
That's it - DONE!


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Lots of inspirational fuel here! Lovely and really well organized! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Tobi Britton* said...

Wow- So much stuff!!!
I am so happy to see that there are others with more stuff than me! My hubs just doesn't understand it.
Love the atc's made from those pesky, wasteful fake credit cards! I would have never thought of making something so lovely with them!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Lovey said...

Now, this has got to be one of the greatest work areas I've seen! I adore your wonderful space and all your goodies occupying it! Love the MOD Podge've given me some creative ideas for mine! Really a wonderful studio!!! I would love to hang out in there with you!
BTW...thank you for your comment about my studio too!
Big Smiles...Lovey

Kelly Lish said...

Wow! this place looks like so much fun! You could create forever in there! I love it!

Jennifer Dixon said...

Great space! I love all the birds and buttons! I also love antique suitcases used as storage containers. Thank you too for the kind comments you left on my blog! Keep up the great work and beautiful blog! Happy creating!


Julissa said...

Oh wow! You're studio is filled with so many inspiring objects. And I love the credit card mobile...just brilliant ideas! I will be following you to see all of your new creations. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Glad to have found your blog :D

IsabellasCloset said...

What a fantastic studio! You have so many wonderful vintage treasures.. I just LOVE it all!!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

La Doña Jenny said...


Thank you for visiting. I really do love your studio. The cute birdies, your ribbon holders, your stacked suitcases, all your pretties etc., I could go on and on. Thank you for sharing your creative space with me.


Terri said...

Another working space chocked full of supplies the fun you must have in there...So many great ideas for storage too. It has truly been a delight to see your art room. TFS.

Anna said...

You have created a very fun space. You must have some button collection if that jar is only a fraction. I love the suitcases. Thank you so much for sharing!

Leah C said...

Wow...your creative place is fabulous! I could get "lost" in there for hours:) Love those vintage suitcases!

Something Special said...

Oh I just can't stand it. I love love love it all. You have much stuff that is very organized. I have a great love for old glass buttons, and a love for antiques too. It certainly looks as though you do also. I am a new follower. Come back and visit and get in on my giveaway in honor of my new grandson. He is 3 weeks old and there is a post about it all just after the blog party II. Just scroll down to the giveaway and it will tell you how to enter.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great space! I would love to paw through your button and bling boxes. you have so many fun treasures!


NanaNay said...

You have such a great space. So much storage and such a talented son to build the desk.

Must be so fun to craft in there.