Studio Makeover ~ Part 2

Mar 27, 2013

Studio Overview

I am so close to being finished with my studio makeover. I just need to hang the curtains over the shelving unit to the left, find a small piece for additional storage to put up on the shelves along the wall on the far left then hang some vintage photos I have and bam… it’s done. I’m really loving the mix of all the things I love with my supplies. To me, personal touches are what make a room warm and inviting.  So let me give you a close up tour and show you how I combined personal treasures and vintage finds among my crafty products.

Work area

This is what I see when sitting at my work table. I’m using a berry basket to hold my adhesives, a mini pie tin works perfectly for my alpha stamps, a vanity lipstick holder is great for holding my Gold, Diamond and Platinum Stickles upside down and ready to go, a vintage gravy boat sent to me by a sweet long time blog reader holds my micro-tip scissors, ruler and ink blenders then I have my paint brushes, pens and pencils sitting in milk glass cups.

Ball Jar

This Ball mason jar was my grandmothers and I keep baby wipes inside. It works perfectly and looks much cuter than the original container. The clear glass vanity dish to the left of the jar holds my sanding supplies.

Right side of the studio

I love sitting in that big blue comfy chair when I work on my computer. Looking out the window watching birds bathe and chirp, duck wonder around the yard, sneaking a peek at the little rabbit living in the bushes and watching the blue jay peck on the arched window certainly makes work seem less like work. I have three real birds nests that I’m going to sit up in the arched window. I think they will look perfect up there.

Big blue comfy chair

This is what I see when I’m sitting in my chair. I have my brother’s trumpet nestled down into a basket with silk greenery, a Clorox bottle from the old homestead in Buckhannon, WV, the vintage suitcase that has a dual purpose (storage and side table), the pie crust table is accented with things I like… little figurines, fake orchid, milk glass votive holder, photo of my daughter Terri and a wooden box  mom and dad gave to me one Christmas.

Richard's Trumpet

Siting on top of the pie safe/storage piece are several items I really cherish. The rocking chair was given to me on my first birthday by my grandmother and grandfather Spinney. My mom drug this thing during each move from Maine to Texas, to Louisiana and back to Texas again. I’m so glad she did too because I love this chair. The rabbit that sits in it was found at Marshall’s years ago. I think he is perfect for this chair.

Grampa's Loons

My grandfather Spinney carved and painted the momma and baby loon. The cranberry vase belonged to my grandmother Childers. Mom gave it to me several years ago and it has been displayed proudly since.

Little Girl and Boy

This cute little girl and boy were bought while digging around a flea market with mom and dad. I think they are just the cutest little couple and remind me of the fun times I get to spend with my parents.

Sketchy Doll

The top of this shelving unit (along the back wall) is filled with photo prop items and lots of things I love. My Sketchy doll is one of the things I truly love. It was a great Christmas the year I got mine. The painting of the three red birds was done by my mom and I love the pop of color it brings to the room.

Vintage stuff

Along the shelf I have milk glass plates, jello molds, vintage figurines, empty extract bottle that will soon store seed beads and lots more stuff along the top like, a silver cup, vintage trims, more milk glass containers, printers tray etc.

Underwood Typewriter

This is one spot I’m really happy about. I now actually have a designated spot just for my treasured Underwood typewriter. I love this typewriter and still laugh at the day mom found this beauty for me. It works perfectly and really adds that finishing touch to my vintage projects.

And lastly everyone needs a guardian angel looking over them and this one is mine. I have her sitting on top of a vintage clock mom and dad gave me not too long after we moved into our home. I think she looks perfect sitting on top of it watching over me. Oh the stories she could tell.

Guardian angel

So there ya have it a quick little tour around my studio. If you have any questions, need storage ideas etc. just email me or post a comment and I will do my best to help you out. Making your work area pretty and a resemblance of you makes working feel not so much like work.


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  • Ronda Palazzari

    The room really says “Lisa” and i am so happy for you my friend. I got a giggle over the lipstick holder with the stickles.

  • Tgrdina

    Your studio is fabulous!!! I absolutely love your guardian angel…I know she watches over you while you create……Congrats on the “new” room!!!