I’m so pleased to be participating in the Where Bloggers Create 2015 studio tour hosted by Karen over at My Desert Cottage.
My studio is my happy place, a place to be creative whether it’s working in colored pencils, watercolors, sewing, crafts or photography there is space to do it all. There is also storage to keep all my supplies neatly in order.
This little corner is where I enjoy setting with my computer, quietly working on a blog post or browsing through Pinterest getting ideas to do in my studio.
I have made the bulletin board for this area to pin all my I want to do some day pictures. If you would like to see how you can make your own bulletin board be sure and check out my page DYI Bulletin Boards Made From Old Picture Frames. I also have my music station area here. The small white cabinet stores all my music cds.
My drafting table is where I mostly enjoy drawing, colored pencils or watercolors. Below the table are large boxes I got from Ikea that hold all kinds of craft supplies.
I created this colored pencil holder for the majority of my Prisma pencils. I used large straws hot glued between two boards to create a stand so I could easily see all my colors and the names of each.
I placed it on a base so it is easy to move closer to me while I am working.
This light is one of my favorite items in my studio. I grew up on a family farm and I have fond memories of my grandpa carry this basket full of eggs back to the house each day.
The next area is our sewing and multi purpose table. It pulls out from the wall if 4 people need to sit around for a ladies craft night.
On both sides of my table I have Ikea Billy bookcases and inside each are Ikea boxes for storage. The small side shelving units are also Ikea and are sold as cd storage. However, I like putting buckets and glass jars in mine for open, easy access storage.
Moving around the room you will find my rather large ironing board. I wanted it close to our sewing area and large enough to iron table clothes on easily. This is normally sold as a dining room side bar from Ikea.
I created my own Ikea hack by adding an extension to the end of the top. I then covered the whole top with thick padding and then covered it with ironing board fabric.
Moving around the room I have a stack of buckets and a cheese cake pan, which might look out of place and strange but they do have a purpose. See that window in the door, placing those buckets in front of it and then place a large cutting board on top of all that creates a perfect backdrop for a food photo shot. So the bucks have a home in this corner.
I added these Ikea bird stickers from floor to ceiling in this area also, just to give a punch of color and because I love birds.
Next is my favorite area for photography. I have the large white bookshelf to hold a few of my favorite styling props and a shelf for my camera lenses and batteries.
Below my backdrops and lights table is a small Ikea storage unit that I keep more food photo props in.
The photography area extends over into more desktop space for whatever messy project I might have going.
Above this area I use an Ikea shelf and instead of mounting it vertically I put it up horizontally.
I keep a few of my favorite art books in the shelves and things that make me happy like this jar of starfish, because I love the beach.
This vase and saucer is from my childhood growing up on the farm. I keep my good watercolor brushes up on the shelf in this vase so they don’t get used for anything but watercolors.
Below the shelf unit is another bulletin board I made. This one has inspirational ideas and quotes on it. Here is how I made this DYI Bulletin Board Out Of Old Picture Frames
This is my favorite chair to sit in. The faux fur is another Ikea find. I love how the splash of pink peeks through from the chair but not enough to lose the clean white theme in the room.
My studio is about using things I love to organize and that have personal meaning to me. This pharmacy measuring jar belonged to my mom and I enjoy using it for a pen holder.
I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I have enjoyed sharing. So, now I’m headed to my studio to make a little mess and get creative.