Today I am sharing a tour of my studio / hobby room at Where Bloggers Create 2014. It is the 6th annual blog party to share our creative spaces hosted by Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage.
The above collage shows some of the before photos. Last year I moved the large black metal shelving unit to basement storage and finished painting the walls Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls. This week I got my husband to take out the large farmhouse table because it was just too deep and tended to collect piles of stuff. I also sold the vintage printer's drawer that held my threads because they kept getting knocked off.
We moved the painted buffet and hutch from the kitchen for a combination of open and closed storage. The photo boxes store new greeting cards and my large collection of paint chips. The wicker laundry basket holds quilts in progress as the little sign announces.
I use both new and vintage pieces for storage and display. The antique wooden bobbins hold my favourite laces on a tarnished silver pedestal.
My mason jar addiction carries over to the hobby studio for storage of pretty buttons, laces, trims and more.
My current favourite creative activities include sign painting, card making, knitting, crochet and home decor sewing and crafts. I also like to quilt and scrapbook but have less time for these hobbies at this time. I used vintage pudding bowls for stamp supplies, glues and a few punches. A gravy boat holds glitter, and galvanized tins sort and store Fiskars scissors, pens, paintbrushes and more.
Vintage jello molds sort little bits.
This simple shelving unit is temporary while I search for a tall shallow cupboard with doors. The baskets on top hold yarn and the drawers on the bottom contain scrapbooking stickers.
Gift bags and wrap are stored in the closet but for now ribbons, bows and tissue paper are on an open shelf.
On the short wall beside the door, opposite the window, I replaced the large farmhouse table with a temporary smaller table for my sewing machine. I am searching for a smaller scale farmhouse table so I can spread out a bit without it being too large. No fancy Serger or quilting machine here yet, just my sister-in-law's old super sturdy sewing machine.
I plan on adding to the gallery wall above the table.
I made an inspiration board with a white spray painted garage sale frame and chicken wire. White ruffled fabric covers an old lampshade on a mason jar lamp.
I downsized from two cubbies to just one for my craft paints.
My smallish stash of quilting fabric is stored in clear plastic shoe boxes in the closet to prevent fading. The closet also holds a three drawer wire storage unit for decor fabric, our central vac hose/accessories, iron/ironing board and my guys suits and dress shirts.
Some gifted and collected pieces on a little cupboard that sits on a small chopping block table.
Wicker baskets store my collected denim fabric and vintage white linens. The tiered fruit basket is a catchall for scissors, pens, and sewing supplies.
Ending the tour back at the door. I really like a neutral space with a little colour but with craft supplies it is hard not to have lots of colour. Hopefully I will find the perfect cupboard to store the wrapping supplies etc. behind closed doors. And if I don't soon find a small farmhouse table I may just have to make something.
I would like to thank you for visiting and I hope you have a moment to comment and let me know that you were here.