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Thursday, July 23, 2009

It'sParty Time!!!

Wow. I can't believe the party day is finally here. It feels like I've been planning forever! Thank you so much to all of you who are participating and all of you are just coming around to soak up all the creative energy! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine such a fabulous turnout! Let's have some fun!!!

I got my studio when my son Brian moved out of the house 3 years ago. So you see, my loss was also my gain. It was so wonderful to finally have a room of my own to create in or just hang out if I wanted to. I searched the second hand stores for a dining room table and found one I thought was perfect. I also purchased the dresser above that I painted black and distressed. It holds all of my ribbon grouped by color and in large plastic bags.

The small black cabinets hold lots of small supplies and came from JoAnne in their unfinished furniture section.

These curtains I made myself using shirring tape. It's a wonderful thing and makes creating professional looking drapes very easy.

This is one of my little notebooks I make.

My cabinet is a recent addition. I knew I wanted some kind of wall storage there, but hadn't found the right thing. On a recent trip to Ikea, I found it. Unfortunately it was red, but was on sale, so of course I took it home and painted it.

If you click on the photo it will enlarge and you can see the detail inside. I covered the inside with old letters, book pages, dictionary pages and postcards. It's now one of my favorite pieces.

I think I've shown you this before, but I'll show it again. I love my ceiling tile bulletin board.

I love my room.

Home made chandelier puts off just enough light to brighten up a dark corner.

My little silver serving dishes work great to hold things I use all the time.

Lazy Susan from Michaels.

This is part of my view when I'm working at the table. I'm always looking for cool old frames.

Inside the closet, is where I store supplies that are not so pretty to look at... although the decorative boxes help.

My little cubby hole unit came from Pottery Barn a few seasons ago. Love it!!!

One of my decorative pots. They are so much fun to make!!

This clock was actually a STEAL at Goodwill for $9.99.

This is the rest of the view while I'm sitting and working. I have a DVD player set up and can watch whatever I want. NetFlix is Awesome! Right now I'm going through the whole Desperate Housewives series.

Well, that's it! My favorite room in the house. I hope I didn't bore you all with to many photo's. It was so hard to narrow them down!! Now, I am off to go look at the rest of the work spaces owned by all you talented and creative people out there. Please excuse me if it takes me a while to get to you. I want to take my time and soak up each one!!!

Bye for now!!!


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Lynnae said...

Karen, You have done a wonderful thing here! It's Tuesday and I'm finally to the I's. I keep saying I'll go fast and not take time to comment of favorite, just look, but I can't do it. What a gathering of talent. Including yours! Be proud! And thank you so so much!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! I enjoyed looking at your creative space very much! This looks like it was a wondweful event, I'm sorry I missed all the links.

Mason said...

I totally signed up to do this--thinking I would get my act in gear to get my craft space all done. But I didn't! :( This gives me inspiration to get it done!!

Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Karen , Thanks for such an awesome peek into your creative space! It's just beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a wonderful party! I just finished visiting each and every site. It took me nearly the entire week! I am very inspired to make some additions to my studio! Your home is so beautiful - thank you so much for sharing this wonderful party with us!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

I just found this! I want to play next time! I am actually reworking my creative space now too :) I plan on looking at all these great blogs for inspiration! Thank you - what a great idea!


Anonymous said...

Wow what a wonderful room to create in!! All the different things you used to store and stash- canning jars, baskets, silver candy dishes-so many ideas to use for my space if I can just get around to getting it done now!

Lyneen said...

All I can say is WOW... your room is FABULOUS!!!! I can only wish to have a room like that! Congrats on "Where Women Create" doing a photo layout of your space... It should be in a magazine!!!! I have mentioned your site and "Where Women Create" on my blog....

beth said...

I just drooled all over myself while salivating at your studio....can I just shout a hand clapping foot stomping WOW WOW WOW !!!...I guess I just did :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Karen,
I love to tour of your studio space. Would love to check out the other studio tour participants from this event, but I can't find the list of links.

RobinBirdsNest said...

Beautiful room! So inspiring!

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