Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A new desk started it all!

I found out over the past week or so that you can get a lot of stuff in a studio that measures
approx. 15 ' x 9 ', but you can't get everything in! {I had to remove a six foot table and there was no
 room to bring it back in, however I usually schlep my stuff to the kitchen or dining room to work
on it anyways so for now it is okay. I would like a small table for the room someday}
  It all started with a Lovely new computer desk that
we desperately needed, but one that was much larger than what we originally had.

That started the whole ball rolling.
I unloaded  heavy drawers of stuff , moved furniture, put drawers back in, realized I didn't like it where I moved it so started the whole process all over again...once or twice before I was all done. The dining room was FULL of stuff and it was really getting to me so I tried to hustle. It still took a good week to get it all done. Hubby was not here to help, but I managed. {If you would see before pictures you would be amazed} lol

Now ideally I would have an amazing room with bins and it would be much more "stylish" looking, but I determined that I was not going to spend one penny and just utilized things I already had. Old plant stands, pieces of furniture etc. etc. and I don't think it turned out too bad.

As you come in the door and look to the right this is what you see. I think this area can use some more help, but for now it stays like it is! :)
These pictures are all jumbled up, but this is to the right of my LOVELY new computer desk now.

You can always hang stuff too! The only place I have to go now is UP! ha!

Pretty roses resting in an old drawer.

This is one of the corners. It is amazing what you notice when taking photos. I am going to move the canvas sign up higher so you can actually read the whole thing. This is the only place I had left to put it. The plastic corners are still on it also. LOL.

crochet thread in a jar
I have three windows in this room and right now all I have up are blinds. Thinking about burlap, but I do not want it to be dark in here so still mulling that over. Right above this area off to the right is where my son's leg came throught the ceiling last summer while working on the roof. {we still have to fix that yet. I have a feeling that we will be putting in a new ceiling next year and I will have to do this process all over again!! ugh.}

A vintage card rack holds some of my vintage paper items and old cabinet cards. Many of my old photos are too wide to fit in here though. I used a vintage plant stand and put baskets on to hold more goodies.

White goodies

White parchment roses

old tart tins to be used in something...someday.

The only dress form I have...it is plastic and PINK underneath.
Everyone loves a birds nest!! I got these on clearance for a bit of nothing after Easter last year at Meijer.
 I always love visual pictures so you can think of me sitting here now when I blog...at my Lovely new desk.
She started out like this and she is the one who got the whole ball rolling...again I would have loved to have found an antique desk , but I was tired of looking and our old stand was on it's last leg. In fact I have a funny story to share.
The day that hubby and I hauled the old one out we carried it out to his pole barn as he thought he might be able to use it in his office. On the way out we stopped and adjusted our hands a couple times because it was heavy! Almost got to the pole barn and one side of it fell off. We just laughed and continued on our way. Got IN the pole barn , sat it down and the whole thing gave way  just like dominoes!!! We just started laughing and left it there. I suppose you had to be there to actually see it , but it was funny!!
Linking up with Faded Charm today for White Wednesday.


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh my gosh... you have so much stash.... I don't have a room for that and I think that's proobably a good thing.... Great place to work however....

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can't imagine this room looking any prettier! What a fun place to hang out!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandi, congratulations on your new dressed room- it is sooo cosy, and I love all the things you have collected and gives room in there- all the wonderful items to create with-
I can see, you have many things in there, but I would not let go on any of them, if I was you :)

Unknown said...

Wauw, i like your studio! What a beautiful pleace!
Love from Belgium,

Unknown said...

what a wonderful way to start a creative new year! i love your sweet space! ;) so many beautiful tresors!

Donna Reyne' said...

your studio space is phenomenal!
I love the white ribbon shelf and need a few myself! Might to have to share your pics with hubby and see if he would build me one for Valentines!
Have a blessed evening my friend!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Sandi your craft room is simply stunning: you have the necessity to be surrounded by beauty everywhere, isn' it so? Me too!
Hugs from Italy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Great new computer desk ~ it is amazing how one little piece can start an entire transformation!! I wanna come play in your office!!!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your crafting space. Everything looks so pretty. Isn't it true that one new thing snow balls into a whole room makeover. I love the results.


Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful and perfectly feminine! There is a little something special tucked into every corner...love it!



Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Gosh, Sandi, what a stash you have! I could spend all day in this lovely studio. Great new desk - plenty of storage here!
Enjoy creating,

Donna said...

You have it crammed full, but it is a fun-filled space with lots of eye candy! Love the new desk too. The old one did a good job by giving you one last giggle.

Irene said...

Love your room, very inspiring. I JUST LOVE the beautiful lady in the heart I love you picture. Is she someone special.

FourSistersInACottage said...

OH SANDI!!!! It's BEAUTIFUL and I am INSPIRED to get going on my own "personal space" in my new home.
Only been here 8 weeks but I am making progress. I am printing out your pictures to give myself the constant inspiration I will need.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!! YOU have no idea how much I love it.
Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--beautiful things everywhere!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Dreaming of someday having a room like yours to go to! Lucky lady!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Love the new desk! Your space looks like heaven for the creative soul:)
Happy New Year Sandi!

Deborah said...

Your studio is just beautiful, I love everything it is full of gorgeous, wonderful things, love the storage and the displays :) your new desk is also great, when can I move in? he he

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Nostalgia said...

Oh, my Goodness, I own a hobby room of my own, but this is gorgeous! I already dream of having something similar. Best wishes, dear!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sandi,
your new desk is beautiful and so is your studio.TFS. I'm reorganizing mine too at the moment so you gave me some ideas.Thank you.Have a lovely week.

Tina said...

Such a wonderful work room you have. Filled with so much loveliness. Your new desk is awesome

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great space Sandi!
You sure do have a lot of pretty stuff to "play" with!

Destiny said...

Looks WONDERFUL! I know how much hard work you put into that! I'm in the process of working on mine right now! My husband bought me two giant Shelving cabinets from home depot a few weeks ago, and I've had to reconfigure everything! It's really hard to organize all of that stuff and still have it look pretty AND fit it all in there haha! Congratulations! Now I'm inspired to go work in my own room!!! ~Destiny

time worn interiors said...

Love your new desk! All your hard work has paid off, cause your studio looks lovely! So many goodies all within reach. Great job!

Susie M. said...

Wow...your room is absolutely beautiful! It's funny....sometimes it just takes a little change or should I say inspiration motivates us to create a beautiful space all our own. I just did this for myself too and am now so much more at home and comfortable. Thank you for sharing your beautiful area with us. Your work is beautiful too!

Miss Janet said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love your room. Someday... I'll have a beautiful girly room!




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The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Heavy sigh....Either I was away from blogland much longer than I realize, or blogger is just not updating me!
Every couple of months though I go and scroll through all of your posts to make sure I didn't miss anything. Your room is perfect!