July 18, 2010

New Studio ♥ ♥

I am on a buying, shopping, designing FRENZY! At the end of this month I will once again have a large space designated just to ME... a space that is colorful, cheerful, warm and inviting.. and best of all it will be FULL of all my favourite things! My studio.

We recently moved to a new home and I have had my lovely sister staying with me since then. All of my scrapbooking supplies, beads, containers, ribbon racks, tools.. etc! ..have all been stored in boxes since I packed and moved a few months back. I had a complete 2 bedroom downstairs suite as my studio before... so you can imagine just how much stuff I actually have!

I love decorating... and I love the color P!NK! So today I went out to our local thrift store ...(I also LOVE thrifting for vintage and neat unique finds) ..and found a few things to add to my new space. I bought a bamboo pencil/pen and scissors holder.. for a dollar. A solid wood coat rack (which I will hang some of my designer fabrics from and fill the top with more goodies).. for 3 dollars. A round wooden cutting board with a tall glass bell cloche top.. (I'm not sure what prize of mine will be displayed inside this yet).. for a dollar. And a really great wicker and wrought iron rack..(for stamp pads and such).. for 2 dollars.

Then it was a trip to Home Depot and I picked up some sandpaper and 2 cans of "Berry" pink spray paint! 12 dollars total there.

I was set!! I cut apart and layed out a giant black garbage bag on my lawn. (did I mention I hadn't really done this before?? ) Gave everything a good wipe down and a soft quick sanding. Then it was spray time!

My trusting kitty Levi decided to oversee the adventure.......

 ........he managed to stay orange and not pink. Me on the other hand..?? Lol, humm.

Everything turned out pretty good for 19 dollars in total.! I am excited to get it all into my space along with everything else. I will be blogging the set up and designing stages.. I have LOTS of fun things that I have collected ....and a few tips and ideas to share with you!! Next weekend, more thrifting.. for more unique finds, and perhaps another trip to Home Depot for a contrasting paint color.

Any ideas on what that color should be??? ;)



  1. Angela West-RootsJuly 18, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    I LOVE it!!!

  2. Awesome finds and a great job sprucing them up. Glad you shared about the iron rack and that you were able to paint it. I passed one up last weekend that I found at a garage sale! Never thought of painting it or I would have bought it URGH! Glad that you are one of the ladies on our blog hop in August, so excited:)


  3. Thanks Stephanie! And I'm really excited about the blog hop too :)

  4. Great finds. I can't wait to see more photo's of your finds and your new studio. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the blog hop. I am in it too.

  5. Turquoise would be a great contrast!!! I love your finds!

  6. Sounds wonderful!! How cool is it to have your very own studio!! Oh yes i love decorating and i love the color pink too! Looking forward to see your gorgeous space! Havea lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  7. Lime green. seriously! ;)
    and I concur with the turquoise/teal colour too! lol


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