Monday, January 19, 2009

Studio makeover....

I am lucky enough to have a room that I can use for a studio. It quickly turned into a store room and was always a mess. So for the last week I have been working like a mad dog getting it organized and tried to make it pretty. So these first pics are kinda scary. Here are the before pics...

So I got everything organized. I got a hutch top for one cabinet, brought in blanket chest from another room, and a chifferobe I got at an estate auction. So now it was time to paint the furniture. I've always like black furniture. So I went and painted the chest and hutches black. Beware it's scary.... Yikes.

So then I looked around for inspiration for a new color and came across this box that I had partially painted in a class I took with Rosemary West. I never finished it, but love the color combo's. It's supposed to look somewhat like an old embroidered piece.


So I next painted my hutches a bright turquoisey color. The blanket chest I painted heirloom white and then antiqued slightly. I like the room much better now. The blinds are getting replaced this week. I'll explain the brown spots on them later.



I used half of a set of bi-fold closet doors to hide some ugly shelves.


This is the chifferobe. I still need to paint it. Any color suggestions? I'm thinking white. I got this for $15.


The new window seat already has Mr. Miyagi's seal of approval. Okay now I'll explain the blinds. Can you see the burn mark on the blinds right by Miyagi's ear? You're thinking I got a candle too close right? Nope it and several spots were caused by the good 'ole hot Texas sun. I had dark brown suitcauses on top those plastic cabinets, and the sun reflected off of it, through the blinds I might add, and almost caught the blinds on fire.


So anyways here is my new work space. Hope you enjoyed the tour. I am sure glad I am done. Now on to more adventures.....

16 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

What a transformation! Painting the black shelves a different color really lightens the room. Clever use for the closet doors. I like the chiffarobe just as it is! It has a wonderful patina!

Girly Stuff said...

I like the brighter colors! I'm sure it feels good to have it all organized...I work better that way myself.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

That is some seriously hot sun! Glad you caught it before it actually caught fire! Whew! I love the blue color you used...really makes the room feel like a fun place to be. Mr. Miyagi is very cute! Glad he is approving of the changes. :-) Thanks for showing us your transformation this Met Monday! Susan

PAT said...

Great transformation!

paperglueetc said...

I like the cabinet the way it is, I also just redid a craft room, it's fun isn't it??

~CC Catherine said...

Steph, love the look of the new room, I adore the painted chest with the bunny on it...my suggestion about what color to paint the final piece, White! But then again, I love the Shabby Chic distressed look... Great job! Stop over for a visit sometime at catherine's teacup blog! ~CC Catherine

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That does look like a ton of work and I love the colors! I just made it back to your blog because I was typing your name in wrong! I can't wait to get the soap!
-Kim

Jen r. said...

I love that box! It's awesome and the colors are great! Thanks so much for commenting! I have you on my blog roll!

LuLu said...

I really like the color of the shelves! the blue really lightens up the room. you have been very busy!!! Looks great.... thanks for the visit and comment on my blog :)
LuLu

Misti said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my place! Your studio is looking good! I would paint your other piece red, red brings out your creativity! Love your cat's name, too funny!
Come back and visit anytime!
~Misti

mbkatc230 said...

What a fun space! I actually like the chiffarobe the way it is, I think it adds a nice contrast. Great job of organization, and I really like the way you used the door as a screen.

mrs. jenkins said...

Wow! I LOVE the beautiful turquoise! You are so talented, Steph! I want to go to Canton, so badly! We had a trip all planned out a year or so ago and then everyone bailed on me! Such is life!

Tricia said...

Love the turquoise color! I'm thinking of using a few splashes of it in my craft room also since I painted my desk black. I've always loved the black and turquoise combination. Great job getting organized...sure does feel good, huh? Hopefully mine will stay organized (not necessarily clean, just organized!)

Mom in High Heels said...

What a great space! I like the colors. Very inspiring. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Katie said...

Oh I just love the bring splash of aqua!

solomi558 said...

I,m cottonreel, I,m well into rescuing, crafting ,Patchwork , furniture painting ,everything BUT I would just love to be around the thrift shops you are showing. Have a look at my blog and see my crafts, Bye for now,I,ll be watching