Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Creative Space

I've shared a bit here and there about our formal living room and my plans to transform it into a more usable space.   I still have a wish list for this room, and will continue to share updates as things progress, but I am just thrilled to now have a space of my own to collect inspiration and be creative!
It all started with this amazing 8 foot table, built and painted by the husband of the owner of Camas Antiques.  It was in the window display for a couple of weeks and everytime I visited the store, I stared at it, measured it, remeasured and then went home and measured my space, and thought and thought about how perfect it would be.  Finally my mom told me I had better buy it because I would surely never find another like it!  I always listen to my mom's advice.  I ran right back to the store and purchased the giant, beautiful table with ample workspace!  I am so happy I did! 

I then started collecting and painting pieces to store supplies.  Most of these boxes, painted in Antoinette and Old White hold bits of old lace, ribbon and doilies that I use in various projects.
This little desk organizer is filled with pens, scissors, tape and all of those things that are necessary, but not always pretty.
My tiered wire basket, a thrift store find, holds items I've collected and am in the process of packaging and pricing for my shop space.
Today I am working on packaging yards of vintage lace for the shop... more on that later!
I never pass up a metal plate rack.  They are so fun for displaying things other than plates!  This one is quite petite...perfect for miniature mirrors, a pretty coaster and old photos!
Last week I shared my chicken wire inspiration board.  I am enjoying adding pieces to inspire creativity!
Thank you for joining me in my creative space!  When I find a spare moment (usually late at night when the kids are in bed!) I just love sitting here, getting lost in my ideas, sorting through buttons, lace and pretty papers.  It's where I blog, email, Facebook and peruse Pinterest as well!  Speaking of Pinterest, if you want to see more creative spaces, stop by and visit my Pinterest board,
 I found so much inspiration there as I worked on organizing my own creative studio space!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing this post with these fun link parties:
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday at The Pickett Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House