fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

decor rehab

It is this time of year that I have the uncontrollable urge to decorate, move pictures and furniture around, add color, change up window treatments.  You get the picture.  Right now my art studio is the focus of my obsession.  It is a new space that we built a little over a year ago above our new garage.   It is the kind of space an artist dreams of....and I am incredibly grateful for it.  My own little haven of creativity.  When I walk in I want to feel inspired, at peace, and creative.  I want it to reflect me, my ideas, my passions!

With the current state of the art studio I feel disorganized, cluttered, frustrated and uninspired.

Time to change things up!

I have window treatments on the brain.  I am rearranging furniture.  The pieces of furniture that have been waiting to be rehab'd are finally being completed!  yahoo!  These 2 pieces have been painted, distressed and just made into pure awesomeness and storage.  love.

this piece was found at a garage sale.  $10.  Very 60's, old chipped veneer has been covered with wallpaper, as is the back of the shelves.  The wood primed and then painted with a light teal color....then heavily distressed with sand paper.  It has a real beachy feel.  I just have to get the perfect knobs.

This piece is an old dresser given to me by a friend.  The marble on the top lead the color.  The undercoat is white and then painted over it with a beautiful warm gray....and then distressed to expose that white and show its lines.  loving this piece!

And then here is the mirror that went on top of the antique wasn't very stable.  
So, I decided to create this chalk board message center for my kitchen!
(used the same paint technique as the dresser)
The mirror even has little ledges for the chalk, that back in the day held candles!   
Rehabing my environment and old pieces is just plain good for my soul during these winter days....I feel alive when I can create.   In a life that often feels like I am running in circles, being able to complete a project and make something pretty just feels so good!


Rachel said...

Love seeing your space!

SherilinR said...

you have a fantastic studio, whatever you choose to do with the space. how nice to have a place where you can spread out, get dirty & create excitement and beauty.

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Love the chalkboard idea, i have ben thinking of taking an old frame and doing the same thing.

Meg said...

That is an art studio plucked right from my dreams! Love all those windows and the rooftop ceilings.

Great ideas, it made me want to go out and distress some newly painted furniture! :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE that $10 piece...and the chalkboard. So awesome!

Coffee Break Mama said...

Your chalkboard looks fantastic. I get in the same kinds of moods with rearranging and decorating - drives my husband nutty!

Deb said...

Wow! Your art studio looks amazing. Looks like such a fun space to create in.

The Lost Planetista said...

I have studio envy big time. me and the hubby have been sharing a studio together for way too long. we need to build a new one- a BIG one- but haven't had the time or $. thus, our studio is a total wreck- and it's impossible to get anything done. :)

JM PhotoArt said...

Love your ideas! Revamping furniture is something I absolutely LOVE to do, but never make time for it. You have just inspired me! P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week :)

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