fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Friday, February 18, 2011

decor rehab- art studio- part 2

The decor madness has continued....  I have rehabed a few more pieces, which all live in my art studio and love it.  The space is finally coming together.  Feeling like a space in which I can relax and create.

before on the coffee table:
A great thrift store find.  $10.   yeh!  
I gave it a good sanding.  Had a red stain that came through primer and required several coats, but is worth the result!  Also took the rollers off of it to paint.  I love that it has cast rollers.
i painted it a gray, sanded the edges, dry brushed on some white and then stenciled the top.

 Here is you get to see the studio coming together a bit more all in preparations for my art critique group that is visiting.  More on that "art love" gathering later.

For now, focus on my vintage chair.  I got 2 for $50 from the same thrift store!  (Even at this price, my husband doesn't understand these)  They are in great condition to boot!  Some may not get it.....but I love them.   Perfect for the studio.  And designer Amy Butler just came out with a new fabric that is nearly identical to this vintage one....what goes around comes around.

Amy Butler's Soul Blossom line.  love, love, love

look  at the fabric right above **
Well, maybe not identical, but it is very similar and very vintage like these chairs.  To top it off the window treatments that are being made are from the fabric that is right above it (in peacock).  Love!I can't wait for those window treatments to arrive!  it is the little things....but creating this art sanctuary for myself has been so very therapeutic!

Then this little table that was given to me......needed to be toned down a bit.

Used a paint to just dry brush a color over the bright color and tone it down a little, while letting some color through for dimension.  
I like this effect with a bright color underneath!

the table turned out really nice....great place for plants in the studio

Then we have this wonderful rug that I found at the Swiss Colony Outlet store here in town....once in a while you can really find a discount treasure!   The rug is so soft and fun, the kids love rolling on it's shagginess!  How to vacuum it is still a mystery, but like many things I will figure that out later. 

And then onto the framed mirror I found at an antique store... I really need to get a grip and always get a before shot.  But sometimes I just get so excited.

Trust me, it was gold and belonged in a cheesy, smoky, Vegas hotel.  But now it has a whole new life and message!

Now it is one of my "Favorite things"!!! 

the art studio has been re- created, it is inspired and truly loved!  Now I need to share, share, share it!

Check out other awesome DIY home decor "favorite things" at the link below....its just fun
 the speckled dog


Bridget said...

You have NO idea the kind of envy I have of your space. Oh my. I LOVE it. Those chairs?! Swoon! I soooo wanted to get one like that for our nursery and my husband wouldn't have anything to do with it. Boo. So, yeah, I TOTALLY get it. I love everything. p.s. thanks for your comment on my blog- I wish I could say that that peace lasts forever. I've had a bit of a hiccup in the last couple of days, but I need to keep going... thanks, though!

Kristin said...

Wow, you are GOOD.. This room needs to be in ohdeedoh or something :)
and I totally "get" those chairs.

Katie said...

I adore this room!! It is so open and colorful! It makes me just want to sit in it! =) Your frame looks great too!!

AnnMarie & Nick said...

When we first moved in our house all the flooring was shag carpet and the only way I could vacuum was to do wheelies. So I’m going to suggest you just wheelie your vacuum around your cute new rug!

Thank you for visiting the fiddlehead report!