Saturday, January 14, 2012

~*~Phase 2 of my Art Studio~*~

So for the last 2 weeks, we have been under construction.  While most people were dreaming of a White Christmas,  I was dreaming of storage bins and ribbon holders for my art room  The first phase was moving my 11 year old out of her old room, and into her new room.  This was bittersweet for me and a dream come true for her.  This room,  where she had spent her first 11 3/4 years was also the same room that each of my 4 kids slept since the day they came home from the hospital.  While we were renovating our 120 year old Victorian home,  child number 1 used this room before her new room was completed.  Soon after she was settled in there,  child number two came along, then child number 3.  Those 2, my boys, shared it together before child number 4 came along, and once again,  a shuffle occurred.  The last time I decorated this room I wanted a garden theme, mostly bee's and tiny critters romping about. It was always one of my favorite rooms. I just had to take some photos before it became history.  I  am keeping my eye on the prize to keep myself from becoming sad that this time in our family's existence is over.  I am also anxious to clear the collective clutter from another bedroom and finally have the whole upstairs clean and tidy once again!

   Have you ever seen such a cluttered mess?  I've been collecting     antiques for my new art room and they are packed sky high in another bedroom, awaiting their permanent place in my studio~




This cute little  room has 2 closets and the coziest window seat that hubby built 3 children ago. Photo was taken AFTER the handmade white picket fence on the walls was taken down.  I told you I had wanted a garden theme for it!!  I hate to see it completely erased.




About the only poem I ever wrote that was worth showing anyone.... 
hand written on the wall over the window seat. It will also be painted over, never to be seen again.  


 Tiny little mice romping around the base of the window seat,  next      to a couple of painted terra cotta pots.... history soon. 
            Birdhouse and tree branch with nest, also painted on the walls that will be part of the art studio transformation.  

9 comments:

Robin said...

What an adorable studio space! Can't wait to see what you do with it.....but you really need to leave your poem and not paint over it!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Kathy said...

I love the clutter, I would take it...
I can't wait to see it, these little paintings here and there are so cute...and touching, glad you snapped the pictures to remember them.
Enjoy the process...xo

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Can´t wait to see what you do with your room. I´m sure it´ll be wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend.

artistamyjo said...

What a charming room,I too would be happy/sad I call it.
Reminds me of my daughters room many years ago.
That antique rocker that's waiting also sits in my living room.
Can't wait to see the finished product.With you doing it I have no doubt it will be awesome.

Hugs

dellerd said...

Glad you took pictures to keep the memories alive!! I too am working on a spot in my laundry room for an art studio, more like art corner. My laundry room is about the size of a small bedroom but there is the washer, dryer, hot water tank, utility sink and then hopefully me, my art table and supplies. I also will have my sewing machine set up in there too. I wish I was as far along as you but I only have me....my husband never gets involved in my projects. I wish he would, things would get done faster but if I want something done, I do it myself. I look forward to more pictures as it all comes together for you....

Jan said...

Such a big project, but it's going to be wonderful. I like that window seat! BUT, just for fun, maybe you should leave the mouse.....it'd be fun to see it peeking out when you are all done!

Thanks for the update...I'll be watching to see how you store your ribbons/laces. That is my biggest challenge!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I can't wait to see what you do in there. And a very cute poem, glad you got a pic of it. :)

Yvonne said...

WOW, what an awesome studio! I would never show my craft room, I would be way too embarassed :)

Carole said...

Love your new space...I am sooooo jealous! I love my outside studio but it is too cold for the winter. So, I have moved upstairs to my daughter's old room also. I just can;t bear to cover the mural...it took me months to finish...so I'm keeping it, I just need to get storage bins. Love the idea of cubbies for fabric and i do like the tin can organizer! This room has to serve two purposes....sewing (for dog coats) and paper crafting. I'll put it up on my blog when I'm done too.

In the meantime ENJOY your new space!