My, how time flies when your busy! While we have been cramming in lots of fun before school starts, nearly three weeks have gone by since my last post. That post introduced my new studio with the promise to add more photos, so here they are…
The purpose of my studio, as I see it, is to provide a place to blog, plan design projects, and whip up some fun craft projects. There are two message boards, one on either side of the window, which hold favorite pictures and objects. This board displays a photo of ornately designed gothic windows as seen through a beautiful iron window guard. I love the architecture and the serene feeling that the natural color scheme evokes.
The other board holds two more photos by the same artist. They are actually greeting cards that I picked up at a flea market a few years ago. They bring a lot of inspiration to me, so I decided to display them so that I can see them everyday.
Last year, I found this old, decaying light fixture that I just love for some reason. It has been collecting trinkets over the past couple of months and has found a new home in the studio.
Originally, I had intended to rework it and use it as a working fixture somewhere in the house,but haven’t found the right spot to use it. After hanging it on this old lamp base it made its way into this little corner.
This photo shows a group of tassels that are from a previous Market Nine collection that I designed a several years ago. The hangers are made of crystal beads and the tops are hand painted with touches of silver leaf. Strips of various fabrics are randomly gathered into the tassel skirts.
Here you can see more detail. Each tassel in this line was embellished with a vintage jewel.
The china cabinet has been repurposed into a craft cabinet, which holds ribbons, paper, stamps, vintage jewelry, etc. Although moving the china cabinet into the studio has left a blank spot in the breakfast room, I really like it in the studio because it makes a wonderful craft storage piece.
The german glass glittered Believe sign has been well-loved in our home as you can tell by the missing and tarnished glitter. Setting it in the middle of my work table is a constant reminder that if you believe it, you can achieve it!
Here is a picture of a recently completed book page project. This urn was badly chipped, so I decoupaged it with torn book page pieces to cover up the chip. It now holds some our favorite seashell finds.
White birds and starfish are waiting to be used in a future project.
From this angle you can see two old sconces that I found a long time ago at flea market. The were salvaged from an old New York hotel. I haven’t found a home for them in this house so I decided to hang them in this gold frame while I contemplate their new home.
Since turning this room into a studio I haven’t had a chance to use it, as we have been on the road traveling. I am anxious to get home and use it as its new intended purpose!
If you would like to read the post introducing my new studio, go here.
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