Craft Studio Reveal!


Hello Gorgeous, yes you! I like to surround myself with little things that make me smile, like the message on these nesting boxes. There are days I come inside from working in the garden wearing my grungy garb that is anything but gorgeous but when I see the writing on the box, I'm reminded to just enjoy the moment and not take myself too seriously as I sit down to work on the computer! Today is my craft studio reveal and while I've shared several recent projects to update the room, now I'm showing how it all fits together. 


Craft storage boxes


The boxes were on sale at Steinmart and are perfect for the craft and Etsy storage housed in this room. Even the sunlight reflecting the gold dots is playful! Another nod to whimsy, a clearance sign from Cracker Barrel. Growing up in the South, I heard this sentiment countless times. It takes me back to my maternal grandmother who put her own cajun spin on the phrase: Well bless it! This was usually spoken in reference to one of her grandchildren. 


Well bless your heart


I often create in my garden and you may remember it as the creative space I usually share. 

Etsy Secret Garden Herbs


This year, I wanted to give you a glimpse of where I create indoors. Now that we've set the mood for a little creating, I'll give you the tour but to fully appreciate the tiny room's transition over the years, you have to see where it started. This was six years ago, Favorite Son chose this very red shade for his walls a few years before--yikes I was braver than I remember! 



Before room makeover
2010



A year later, I painted the walls this dreamy sky blue and it became Ginger Grand's room, when he and Youngest Daughter lived here. You'd never know how red those walls once were--thanks to Behr Ultra Plus Primer! 


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2011


A few years later, I kept the pretty wall color and it became a tiny craft studio, I nicknamed The Nest.  Fast forward three years and the room had become more cluttered than creative, so a change was needed. Since then, I've been gradually working on organizing and making the room work more efficiently.  I admired how my friend Tuula, from Thrifty Rebel Vintage had cleverly utilized vertical space and was inspired to do the same. I found a pair of matching wall shelves 50% off at my favorite thrift store.  I upcycled coffee frappe bottles to use for smaller bits and pieces of craft supplies and tried to make use of every vertical inch of wall space--see how the large clock is almost to the ceiling?


Craft room reveal


All of my thrift store storage baskets got a fresh coat of white spray paint. This room houses much of my Etsy inventory and finished frames hang from hooks on long curtain rods just under the shelves.  On the left,  a few of the vintage baby dresses from my Etsy shop are peeking out from the corner. 


Craft studio reveal


Underneath the stacked tables, I added vintage pillowcase curtains to cover storage like all of the frames waiting to be upcycled.  


Craft studio reveal


Here, a basket of the vintage linens I sell and on the other side...


Etsy Thrift Store Addiction



...a favorite vintage find--this Smith-Corona typewriter from the sixties cost me a whole quarter!


vintage typewriter


Other recent projects include the toile Create banner and the upcycled gift boxes


Craft room reveal


The comfy floral chair was a Mother's Day gift from Dear Firstborn several years ago. I often sit there while blogging.  Stacked cubbies under the nesting boxes store vintage berry boxes of ribbon spools. 

Craft studio reveal


Next to the chair is a vintage daybed that a friend passed on to me when she moved out of state. All of the bedding and vintage pillowcases are thrifted finds--even the sweet vintage angel.

Craft studio reveal



On the closet door, a chicken wired frame holds more of my Etsy chalk painted frames.


Craft studio reveal


Remember, Where Bloggers Create starts Friday! I'll see you there and I hope you've enjoyed seeing where I create!


Where Bloggers Create




My Thrift Store Addiction



MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR FEATURING THIS POST:




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37 comments:

  1. Beautiful space! My own craftroom is shared with a hubby who sews and is a military collector. The shabby florals don't quite fly with WW1 wool...ha

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  2. I love your space. I've been working on mine all this year and now it's a mess again. I'm waiting on help to move out an old dresser so I can rearrange things and clear some stuff out. Not sure I'll have it done soon but I'm working on it! Oh those vintage linens, makes me want to display mine now!

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  3. Your space is ever so sweet, my friend. I just love the soft and pretty pastel colors. I think it would be easy to spend hours upon hours in such a lovely and inspirational room :)

    Hugs and joy to you!

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  4. Cecilia, your space is so cozy & shabby chic! I love it as I love all shabby chic stuff. Wow, wish I could score a typewriter for 25 cents! Kicking myself b/c a friend tried to give me one a couple of years ago & I wouldn't take it.

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  5. Such an inviting space, Cecilia--love all of your special touches, especially the toile banner. I'm working on one today from an old quilt--here's hoping it looks half as good as yours :)

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  6. We all like the same things, I like those poke a dot boxes and have little note cards to match I got at Michael's

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  7. Your space is both pretty and inspiring, Cecilia. I love that it fits your style so perfectly...it's easy to tell who creates in there :) The typewriter is darling, and what a steal!!

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  8. So pretty Cecilia.
    Love that pretty chair and the daybed for napping is a real plus.

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  9. Wow, Cecilia! You've done a great job making the most of your space. It looks great. :-)

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  10. This is such a pretty and happy space, love the use of the pillow cases :) Thank you for sharing

    Jeanette

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  11. Every detail is darling, you have a great eye for display!

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  12. Wow! You have so many fun spaces! And I love the pretty colors you used.

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  13. Lovely! I'm loving your vintage fabrics and fabulous finds! Love your space! And I'll be back soon!
    Sweet blessings, Chris

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  14. Hi Cecelia,

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my creative space. I love the softness of the vintage colors in your room. It feels so peaceful. I have to pop over to your Etsy Shop.

    With gratitude,
    Terry

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  15. I have a thrift store addiction as well. Love your space.

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  16. I have a thrift store addiction as well. Love your space.

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  17. I love the pastel colour theme! Such a relaxing room to create in! Hugs!

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  18. Cecilia, you have utilized the space wonderfully! Love the colors. Reminds me a bit of my space. :) Your frames look just darling hanging and I adore the pillowcase curtains!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. What a fun and happy creative space!

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  20. Cecilia your Creative Sanctuary is so Inviting and Whimsical! Love how Bright, Cheerful and Creative it all is, especially that Vintage Pillowcase Curtain, what a splendid Idea! I really Enjoyed taking the Tour of your Studio. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  21. Such a cute craft room! I love the wall color, the birdhouses, and the frames! Oh and that type writer! I've been looking for one and in that color, too! Have a great weekend!!!

    Monroe

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  22. I adore your creative space, and love the wall color....it's rather close to the same color as mine!

    Happy Weekend!
    Carol

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  23. Hi Cecilia, what a sweet adorable room!
    Love your colors, very shabby chic and the daybed looks so inviting vintage pillow cases and all!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great weekend!
    Diana

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  24. Thank you so much for joining the party Cecilia!! Your room is very sweet and surely puts you and any one lucky enough to visit in a good mood.
    xoxo,
    Karen

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  25. Your space looks very relaxing and enjoyable to spend time in. I feel like I'd like to pull up a chair and spend time with you here. Well done.

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  26. Wow I'll say that really was a huge transformation! Love how you painted the baskets! They look so perfectly fitted for your space! And the vintage fabrics are super lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your space with us!

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  27. You have such pretty spaces and they are such a glorious reflection of your decorating style. They must inspire you daily.
    I really like that darling typewriter, what a deal that was!
    Thank you for sharing your space with us.
    Jemma

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  28. Very sweet room you have and keeping the blue was a great choice for you soft and chic style! Happy Creating, Cindy

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  29. Your room is my idea of heaven! I love that floral chair your firstborn got you and would love to low where to find one like it. It is pretty but also looks like it would be comfortable and I have to have both! Love how you used the vertical space and all the pastel colors. I need to take a page from your book when setting up my new space. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. I love the colours in your room. The boxes with the gold spots are a bit special too. Your floral chair looks really comfortable, as does the day bed. You've made great use of the space in your room, including the walls, with some fabulous storage solutions. Thank you for sharing your creative space 💜

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  31. Very pretty! Colours look great together and I love your attention to detail with all the sweet little touches :)

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  32. I love the idea of using/reusing/repurposing things. Your pillowcase curtains for instance. And I absolutely love all your baskets. When I downsized, I gave away many baskets but whenever I see a used one for sale, I purchase it. They are great looking containers for just about everything. And I have always wanted to make a chicken wire frame to hold things...your's has inspired me to take the plunge and just do it. Thanks for sharing your studio.

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  33. So lovely! Doesn't it feel good to get so (prettily) organized? I did this blog hop a few years ago and my studio looked awesome. Now, not so much:) xo Kathleen

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  34. I love it!!! So soft and pretty while being functional. Thanks so much for sharing it with Let's Talk Vintage!

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  35. Very pretty creative space! The chicken wire idea is great for hanging your frames (which are lovely). Thank you for the tour!
    Cathy

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  36. pretty space, thanks for sharing!

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  37. Cecelia,
    I am just making the rounds, seeing everyone's creative spaces. Better late than never!! I love the beauitful colors that you chose in this room. So charming! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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