Monday, April 16, 2012
Shabby Chic Studio
Welcome to where I create...
I spent the better half of yesterday by myself, nope not out of the house shopping or sipping coffee in the refuge of my own thoughts. Nope, I spent it cleaning and organizing, redecorating my creative space.
I started this project back in January and then I hit a depression streak, not even wanting to step foot in this room. So it just died, I had no energy or ideas to take on finishing my process.
Then, I started working out, taking my vitamins and realizing I was depressed and need to find a way to change my outlook on things. Something clicked and it was like a light switch turned on and brightened my life.
I told my husband Saturday night, " Cleaning day tomorrow, no if, ands or buts about it"
He took over the boy and I took to my studio. I started and didn't finish til 11 pm last night.
I couldn't be more thrilled with what I purged and things I found. I restyled and had fresh ideas of how to display my favorite little things.
I ripped away the dark and distressed and added pinks and blues, yellows and greens.
My etsy shop is feeling the love of letting my things go to new homes.
Some of my very favorite looks are...
The Chair - Take a fitted soft wrinkled cotton sheet, I simply draped it over the chair and tied it with a bow to gather. It looks so full and ruffled like. added a bow for a little contrast. A whole new look for $0.
The Lamps - I was going to spray paint a high gloss pink but held back...so glad I did. These are a very soft pewter brass and I just decided to bring the color by adding vintage seam bindings and vintage skeleton keys to dangle from the switch knobs. This brings out my love of the seam bindings that were hidden away in a jar and the keys that were also stored away. Again $0
Good Luck Garland - I set out to make and sell this in my Etsy for a Wedding, but it turned out perfect for my own use in my space. I had and old coffee stained ruffle garland that was depressingly dark, I needed some whimsy and a bit of color and who couldn't use a few 4 leaf clovers hanging around :) $0
The rest has all come together, with all my fun dolls displayed neatly and all my supplies to create with displayed away in the closet.
On the other side of my double closet I am making a Mood Board. I hope to have that done later today. It will be a puffy shabby chic pillow board to tack all my magazine clippings and inspiration to.
I had best get my day started. Many Etsy orders to get out today in the mail.
Thanks for coming along on my creative space tour.