the studio is finished.....finally

my studio took much longer to finish then i thought.
i wanted to create instead of putting things away.
in their proper place.

but since this place is so much smaller than
what i had before, i really need to organize everything.

i have to say that this has become my favorite room in the house.
where i go if i am in a bad mood or if i am having a bad day.
a sanctuary.
my daughter even has enjoyed this room.
there is actually room for her to create right beside me.

so without much more blabbing,
(you can click on the photos to make them larger)

my studio is right off the kitchen.
the door is only a couple of inches bigger then 2 foot.
so instead of hanging a door, i though the best way to close it off from the rest of the house
i hung a curtain.  a vintage barkcloth curtain.

(the view as you walk in)

 a wall just for artwork and vintage items.

(vintage ladder holding baskets of ribbon and my aprons)

this cabinet was in the basement of the farmhouse when we bought it.
brought it up, painted it and distressed.

this door leads to our daughter's room.  it is closed off on her side.
i wanted a place to store canvass that were done or were waiting to be finished.
i just strung some twine to keep them from falling.

(chandelier that i found last year at goodwill.  for $10)

(my work station)

thanks so much for visiting!

now off to create, without wondering where something is!
have a great weekend everyone!


Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

We all need a place to call our own to create in... love your cabinet, and it looks charming and welcoming! EnJOY! And nice buy on the chandelier! Awesome!

Donna said...

WOW so beautiful, great job. I'm still working on my space, it does take awhile.
Looking forward to the creations you make in that creative space of your :)

Cindy said...

I just love this space - it has such an identity! I think my favorite parts are the canvases being held up by twine {can't explain that one} and the ANGEL WINGS above the window - serious coveting going on here and I'm hoping for an awesome garage sale or good will find comparable to the chandelier!

The art will be incredible coming from such an inspiring place!

Jenni C's said...

love your studio, and the vintage feel...the chandelier is a winner...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a gorgeous work space! I love all the vintage items... stuff with stories! :) That old cabinet is fantastic! Love all those vintage letter stamps!

Jennifer said...

So much to love here, Alissa! The soft colors, vintage pretties and that old cabinet - wow! I like how you put the twine across the doorway to hold your canvases up - clever! Just a very beautiful space :)

Junky Vagabond said...

NICE! This looks like the perfect place to create :)

Visiting from SNS :)


Nora CG said...

Your studio is amazing!!! I love all the vintage goodies you have there. Just awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a beautiful space. I love the curtins. Is that burlap?
Miss Ellie