Monday, November 5, 2012

Studio Update

Thought you might like to see the sight of my spare bedrooms. When we unloaded my studio last week all of my treasures (aka fabric, notions, machines, mixed media items, patterns, etc) took up the space in three guest rooms, the office/playroom and one bathtub (that's the part that kills Mr. Wonderful). Here are the pic's for your amusement.

Cabinet top from the Hutches
Patterns are getting sleep on the bed in
the "Pink Bedroom"

Mixed Media storage found a
home in the bathroom

Other Mixed Media found a home in the
other bathroom

Fabric, pool noodles and other items
are sleeping in the tub for now
Boxes of fabric, fabric bins and boxes of books and
pictures are in the "Twin Bedroom"

The Fabric / Thread Cabinets and the Ironing
Table in the Office/Playroom
Iron Cart and too many other things
are in the "Red, White and Blue" Bedroom

The Studio is complete on being painted. I just have one more flat file to spray paint white and the floor to install. Hopefully we will be done in just a few days and then the "Reveal"!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Studio Redo In Progress

These past two months have been busy! We took a wonderful cruise to the Northeast to see the beginning of the Fall color. I took a disk full of pictures and have yet to go through them. I know there are several inspirational photos in the collection.

New Office Space
As soon as we got home, we started clearing out my Studio for some redecorating. We moved my office out of my Studio and into the playroom to give me more space. The Office/Playroom has been painted a soft yellow, called Peaceful Calm. The Studio will be the same color. This color gives energy and gives a “Peaceful Calm” to my nature. And, with all that is going on in my life, having a room, or two, to go to and have peace and find some calm, is definitely a bonus.

I have not had time to work on any art quilts, but have made several little doll quilts for my granddaughters for Christmas.

Here are the pictures of the Studio “Before” we started pulling everything out. This weekend we will, hopefully, be able to finish the painting the walls and start painting the worktable and the flat files. The flat files will be white, instead of industrial grey, and the worktable will be white with graphic/abstract accents. 

Right now the only item that is in the studio is the worktable. It was custom built by my husband and step-son for me several Christmas' ago and is too heavy to move out of the room. The carpet has been pulled up and we will put down 5/8" high density foam flooring that looks like hardwood. This flooring is what is put in weight rooms and is used by vendors at trade shows. The pieces interlock so it will go down fast and easy and if I ruin one of the tiles, I will just pop it up and replace it with one of the extra tiles.

Work Wall
Fabric and Thread Cabinets (and no, this is not all off my fabric!)
Flat Files for Patterns underneath my worktable
Flat Files for Mixed Media underneath my ironing station

Part of my Mixed Media Organization

Stay tuned! I promise not to wait 2 months to post again!