Monday, October 1, 2012


Finished!  I truly can't believe it and I've vowed to NOT let the Studio become a "dumping ground" again!
 It went from this....

to this....

Here are some close-ups you might enjoy ~ organized and "neated up"....

bags, boxes, bubble wrap, and chemicals

stamps, inks, pens, paper wrap

seam binding, books, embellies

sewing center

ribbons, lace, and trims

collection of swaps and bling drawers

cutters, dies, chipboard, inks and stamps

inks and stuff

glitter centrtal!

my work station

more paper, boxes, bottles, jars, china 
So, I'm one happy girl!

But, I wasn't the only one busy at work last week....sweet Schotzie had a week's vacation and this little dynamo earned a new title ~ Queen of the Chalk Paint!"

She made her own chalk paint, which was okay, but she decided it wasn't worth it when compared to using Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Here's a peek at some of her work...The white is homemade and the grey is Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen.

this is her bed BEFORE

Here's the AFTER

and some more...

There was another console table, but I didn't get a pix of that.  What do you think?  Doesn't she deserve the crown?!!

If you're not familiar with chalk paint let me just say IT'S THE BOMB!!  No sanding or priming!  A side note....this little chest of drawers at my sewing station (picture #6) was also painted with the AS French Linen.

There's more to last week, especially last Saturday, but I'm saving that for next week's blog!

A quick shout-out to my upcoming show at Unique Boutique.  For those of you in town, an important note...the location has been changed from Gridley MS to SECRIST MS.  Here's some more info...

I hope your week was grand and that this new week ~ Happy October! ~ is even grander!!  Thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again next Monday.



JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Karen...I just love peeking at other peoples crafty spaces...and WOW!! you have an amazing craft many wonderful goodies and treasures!! ...
Oh... and I adore chalk paint...that bed and table look stunning with their new paint job!!...she sure is the queen of chalk paint!!

Unknown said...

wow wow wow!!!! Im loving every little thing you made, teh alterations are fantastic and your art room looks spick and span! :D


Gaby Bee said...

Your studio looks so inviting and tidy! My work space doesn't stay clean for very long ... I did a major cleaning a few weeks ago and I think I need to do it again.

The bed and table look great with the new paint!


~*~Patty S said...

Meant to say earlier...
LOVE your new blog look
I would like some of what you're having Lady!

So much creativity AND a sparkling clean studio too...Wowee!!

This is the second time today I have heard Annie Sloan Chalk Paints mentioned...the other by a friend in a local mixed media art group...I am curious about it

THank you for sharing!