Friday, October 22, 2010

Studio Project

Happy Friday!  First, the good news:  My brand new / old $10.00 Goodwill desk is now OUT of the back of my 'what is she trying to prove by driving such a big' SUV!  Now, the bad news:  my husband covered it with a large moving blanket and has placed all his camping stuff on it.  He claims this is temporary.  He said he just needs a spot for his stuff since he has taken our his canoe and jon boat to storage.  The boats were stacked in the garage and housed the camping gear.  Anyway, Doug said the gear will be gone and I will get my desk, which is in remarkably good shape.  It needs a bit of sanding on one of the edges and there is a small-ish chunk of wood missing from one of the drawer faces.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but I will probably just sand it down a bit and put one or two coats of protectant on it.  I'm pretty sure the desk is completely made from real wood.  I am not sure I'd be able to paint it if it is all hardwood.  I'm having a hard enough time tearing pages from $1.00 books, you think I can paint oak? 

This desk is big.  I'm going to have to do some rearranging...and I'll probably have to remove some furniture from my studio to make room.  Here are some pictures of my studio as it is right now:

View looking in from door.

Desk and sewing cabinet (& hideous chair)
If you look closely, you can see my Hepburn Coat pattern out.

Storage cabinet & bins.
For sewing notions and stuff.

2 Person (or one large party) chair & tall storage cabinet (for fabric)
I've used all vintage furniture and decor in my room, with the exception of the red couch and ottoman, which is what is probably going to have to go.  At least the ottoman.  I really love it, but I think the desk is going to be much more practical, even though the ottoman does open up for storage.  The desk, which I also love, and the sewing machine cabinet / cutting table by the desk, will also be going.  The sewing machine cabinet actually opens up in like a L shape, but it is too hard to manuever, especially on the carpet, to be more practical than my big NEW DESK. 

I've meddled with my header again.  What do you think of this one?  I really love the middle picture and want to use it in whatever header I eventually stick with.  I just think it's great, but do you think it matches up with the rest of the pictures?  Let me know what you think.  It mean a lot to me.  Thanks.
Gotta run (not literally of course), it's movie night!

Toodles for now!



Em said...

Hi Angela, thanks for sharing your pics of your studio, i love nosing at oter peoples workrooms/studios. I really like your storage cabinet, love that vintage look, i have an old 1950's kitchen cupboard as my storage cupboard, and I love it! has so much character.
I like your header too, better than the last one as it 'says' more about what your blog is about. thanks for your comment on my blog also.
I've still got the cotton wool head so not starting on the sewing yet!
have a good weekend

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your creative space. That white cabinet for Good luck with the desk re-do.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great studio you have! I absolutely love the red couch and the vintage storage cabinet. You have to keep those!

I'm sure there's a way we can work in your couch into the new plan. How about posting dimensions of your space and the things you need to fit?

Love the header, too. Fab!

What's happening with the Hepburn coat? You had said it's not going so well :(. Want some help?

Marva said...

Oh you're so lucky to have sun pooring in your studio windows! I'm in the basement, but I guess I shouldn't complain, at least I have a room. :)