Thanks for joining me for the Where Bloggers Create party hosted by Karen @ My Desert Cottage.
I am very happy to be participating again this year. This party has always been a great motivator for me to get my space cleaned and organized.
The basic pieces in my space haven't changed much since last year but I did add a little something new here and there to help the space work better for me.
I had a couple of goals when getting organized this year:
1. To have things displayed more visibly so I knew where things were.
2. To use use the old boxes and containers I've accumulated over the years for display and storage.
Some people in my family think this makes for a very cluttered looking room. Cluttered to them, organized to me!
So, on to the tour! I hope you enjoy it.
The anchor piece in the room is my antique cubby.
This has always been one of my favorite pieces and it's fun to fill with photos and little found treasures.
My mother's first sewing machine, a 1948 Singer Featherweight, is displayed on top of the cubby. My mom taught me how to sew on this machine and I'm very happy to have this sewing machine displayed in my studio.
Old bread boxes and wood boxes were put to use for storage. I finally got smart and labeled the boxes so I knew what was inside.
The shelf above the cubby was a thrift store find and it was a perfect size to hang above the cubby for more storage and display.
This year my laces and trims hang underneath the cubby from a white, chippy towel bar.
The clips slide right over the towel bar making the trims easily accessible.
Underneath the right side of the cubby I hung the front of a 1926 Kolster radio. The metal front is perfect for my magnets and to display an old photo or two.
To the right of the cubby is an old typewriter stand holding a German beer crate full of paints, glues and other supplies.
Above it hangs a spice cabinet repurposed to hold small bits and pieces used in projects.
I recently found this wonderful green cabinet and couldn't resist the chippy paint. It's now hanging above the spice cabinet.
On the wall to the right of the cubby hangs another old shelf.
I pictured this shelf in last years post and I haven't made any changes to it since then.
The shelf system pictured below has been hanging since last year too.
Two large wood boxes supported by iron brackets hold a lot of various supplies.
I did whitewash the boxes since last year to update their look.
Since one of my goals was to keep things more visible, I hung all of my keys on the box to keep them front and center.
This wall of photos is across from the wall with the cubby.
I contemplated removing the photos to utilize the wall space for more storage but I like this display of family photos too much to take them down.
To the right of the photo wall is the corner that my dress form "Shirley" calls home.
I've utilized the wall space behind Shirley to hang doilies and vintage handkerchiefs.
And above her I hung a vintage drying rack to hang embroidered pieces.
I'm very fortunate that my studio space gets a lot of natural light with three windows on one wall.
In front of the windows I placed a wire rack with eight locker baskets.
I've had the locker baskets for a few years but I just found the wire rack at an antique store a couple of weeks ago. I'm so happy to finally get my locker baskets out in the open for storage and display.
To the right of the wire rack is a $5.00 thrift store find that is another great piece to hold more of my supplies.
The freshly painted tool box on top is put into service to store bottles of game pieces and hold some of the magnets that I've made.
And tucked into the corner is my shopping cart filled with rolled papers and maps.
Hanging above the shopping cart is a shelf from a vintage trunk displaying a couple of apothecary jars and a few thread spools.
And what's a studio space without a television?
I found a little more storage by placing a vintage suitcase filled with sheet music under my TV (the TV sits to the left of my antique cubbie).
I decided that the red curtains I've had hanging in this room were too dark and heavy looking. I took them down and created a new window treatment by clipping vintage dress patterns to a piece of rusty, garden fencing. I found a crocheted window topper in my stash of stuff and clipped it to the underside of the patterns.
My version of a quick, no-sew window treatment.
My version of a quick, no-sew window treatment.
Rather than have all of the patterns stored away in a box, I get to enjoy the wonderful graphics every time I'm in the room.
I don't think my pictures really show off this window treatment to it's best advantage.
Another addition to the window area are two old, wood, time card holders.
(This was an earlier photo when one of the the holders was hanging on the wall in my studio).
The wood frames between the windows in this room were the perfect size to hang the time card holders.
The slots in the holder are great to store and display some vintage packages of trims.
I'm almost finished but there is one more thing to look at on your way out.
Hanging on the door is the holder I made from an old piano roll.
I filled it with old photos and cabinet cards that I will use for projects.
But until I get to those projects, I think it's a nice way to store and display the photos.
Thank you very much for stopping by for a visit!
I know you had to endure a lot of photos and I hope you enjoyed the tour!!
If you want to step inside more studios be sure and head over to My Desert Cottage for a list of the bloggers participating in the party this year. I can't wait to see all of the beautiful spaces being linked.
Have a wonderful weekend!