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.
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.
I often create in my garden and you may remember it as the creative space I usually share.
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!
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!
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?
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.
Underneath the stacked tables, I added vintage pillowcase curtains to cover storage like all of the frames waiting to be upcycled.
Here, a basket of the vintage linens I sell and on the other side...
...a favorite vintage find--this Smith-Corona typewriter from the sixties cost me a whole quarter!
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.
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.
On the closet door, a chicken wired frame holds more of my Etsy chalk painted frames.
Remember, Where Bloggers Create starts Friday! I'll see you there and I hope you've enjoyed seeing where I create!
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