Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Colorful Nook

I have a colorful multipurpose room. It serves as a laundry room, guest room, quilt storage and my treadmill is in there. Here is a colorful nook at the end of the bed.

My love of reading began as a little one when my mother read to us every day. When I was in first grade, my favorite book was Perez y Martina. I think it may have been the wonderful illustrations in the book. I found this book, recently, at a flea market.
I've been a big fan of Mary Englebreit since the early 80's...so, there is that. The furry kitty book, "Miss Sniff" is just funny...and, so is the giant pencil.
I painted the ugly old school desk a bright yellow color....because it had to be yellow. I made the little pillow out of a vintage embroidered panel of a Dutch girl and boy.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Upcycle Studio Storage

When I gather more materials, I have to add storage. This means moving things around to get more stuff in!

I moved a little bookcase into the studio, painted a shelf that fit on top of the bookcase and then brought in my cigar boxes to organize and store small things.

Thrift store find!


I painted it this really great sort of purple black. Ooops paint from Loew's was $3. I also painted a little 5 drawer fixture with the same color....and, you know what? The 5 drawers are empty! That is a really good thing. It will hold the next group of little things which are out there and waiting for me!

I was able to gather small things from several different locations in my rooms and get them into one spot. This is the best kind of organization....getting things together in a beautiful way!