Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Where Bloggers Create 2014
Today I'm joining the very talented Karen at My Desert Cottage for her 6th Annual Where Bloggers Create blog party. This is my first time at Where Bloggers Create, so I'm pretty excited.
My current creative space is the second bedroom of an apartment where we are living until our permanent home is built. (We are in the design/bidding phase right now.)
I feel very blessed to work in this large, bright room. In the middle of the room is a vintage dining table that I bought for $50 at a local shop. The veneer top was pretty beat up when I found it, but the rest of the table was in great shape and sturdy. After some work on the top, white paint and a little distressing, it now functions very well as a multi-purpose table. My portable sewing machine is easily removed to make room for fabric cutting or crafting.
Currently I'm using the table to work on our new home's interior design. It's a great place to spread out.
The other work surface in my room is a drop leaf vintage table. Here I write, blog and do the usual computer-related work. It's a very eclectic space.
From here I have a view of the beautiful mountains and a funky old wagon which appears in the photo as a silhouette.
In front of the window is a deep ledge. Here I display cobalt blue bottles and jars. I like the way the light plays on them throughout the day.
Farther down on the ledge I've made room for family photos. This chippy upside down harp mirror frame is one of my very favorite vintage pieces. I dug it out of an antique warehouse, way in the back of the building, just as it is. All I did was remove the cobwebs and dirt.
The ledge also serves as a place for my CD stereo player and craft/sewing organization.
All my containers have been purchased at thrift shops and yard sales.
I found the little jar of old buttons for 25 cents. Vintage tins contain sewing supplies, and the little patriotic basket holds fabric scraps. I rarely throw away any scraps; seems I always find a use for even the tiniest pieces.
My husband is a professional artist, so I never lack beautiful artwork for my walls.
This is a print of a painting he did in San Jan Capistrano. The original painting was sold.
An old glass front cupboard found at a yard sale keeps my books at hand.
I painted the outside, and left some wallpaper layers on the inside for fun.
Another glass front piece is home to my quilting fabric and other necessities.
A few vintage pretties rest on top.
Wire cubes house baskets filled with odds and ends, home design binders and CD albums.
Other goods are stored in two vintage suitcases and a woven box with leather lid and handles.
So, there you have it. . .this is where I create. I hope next year I'll be giving you a tour of my creative space in our new home.
Thanks for stopping by, and do check out the other fabulous creative spaces at Karen's blog. You'll be so inspired.