Thursday, January 26, 2012

A COMPLETED PIECE OF STUDIO STORAGE...

 It has turned out to be a very happy marriage of a tiny child sized chest of drawers, tiered table, and button cubby for new studio storage.  It was a tight squeeze but there is just enough room for the door to open and close.

  Before...
 
During...
  
After...
 
I love the new chubby knobs I found on sale at Hobby Lobby...
Care for a peek into the drawers?  Old tattered linens for projects...
 
Embroidered linens, handkerchiefs, and colorful crochet...
 This drawer has some temporary bagged things that are waiting for their new home, once they are removed it will be room for supply growth...

Current sewing projects: pillows, purses, a window treatment, and a skirt...

The shelves provide a place to stack lots of pretty boxes to hold supplies...

 Topping off the trio is my button cubby full of little glass jars of assorted colorful buttons...
 
I made little lid covers to coordinate with the button collections inside.  I grouped these in like color families, wood, metal, and glass... 
 



This little jar is one of my favorites.  These are buttons from my mother's button box that I played with as a child.  I have marked them as keepsakes, fun to take out and look at but I will probably never use these on a project...
 
On top I stored some spools of fibers and an adorable pin cushion doll...

One tiny artsy project is displayed here, a fiber and paper cup and saucer that I made...
The final finishing touch will be to add some hooks the top sides of the button cubby box for hanging supplies on. 

With limited space think going vertical, floor to ceiling like with this project.  I waffled about adding the cubby on top because it took up the snippet of wall space but in the end this was the best place for it in the room.  I am tackling the behind the door storage and the final piece of furniture this weekend, I have been waiting on some things I ordered to come in to finish these projects and they arrived yesterday.
I hope your day is being filled with beautiful things!
Blessings,
Sandy

17 comments:

QueenBe said...

It's amazing what some white paint can do. Love the piece all put together~

Vee said...

A great solution! That small space is packing a lot of storage now. Oh, I never thought of saving the buttons that truly are keepsakes. I've been using them as the best and highest purpose for them. Yikes. Maybe not. The button storage is a sweet idea...those forward tilting jars that really allow you to see what's in there. Mine are all in standing jars inside a suitcase. Not quite so easy.

Createology said...

This is a lovely transformation of several pieces you have married together for a fabulous vertical storage space. You have really made amazing progress and I like what you have done. Blissful Creating...

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE IT!!! You did a great job and LOVE the cubbies! Also love the color!
I could use your help here!!!
Deb :)

Kasia said...

You've got a stunning workplace here :) Really beautiful in all its shabby and white glory! :)

Hugs,

Michelle said...

Oh how pretty, Sandy!

I love your cubbies and the way you organized everything!

I am trying to figure out how to combine our homeschool room and my studio; making it into something pretty that looks like a frilly studio, but is functional and user-friendly for the children at the same time:)

In the meantime, I will keep admiring all you creative gals' workspaces! Maybe I will stumble upon a solution!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Sandy~
You did an amazing job with all the elements, making a pretty, functional, & inspiring piece for storage. I love your keepsake button jar; how special!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ruth Kelly said...

Don't you just love when the project is finished and it looks better than you dreamed.

Gail said...

Beautiful inspiration, I love seeing how others make a smaller space work.....so many of us are in the same boat. Good thing most of my supplies are small...lol!

The Feathered Nest said...

I always love seeing your studio sweet Sandy!!! I agree, use that vertical space...it's so very valuable ~ I have my stuff stacked to the ceiling! Hope you are doing wonderful dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Joanna Rowan Mullane said...

This is so beautiful! You did an amazing job!! I enjoyed your blog this evening so much!
Have a lovely evening,
Joanna

sonya said...

Hi Sandy,
We definitely have to go vertical especially when we're limited on space! :) I love how your dresser turned out. And the what you did to the lids of the jars is very cute! I love your "keepsake" one. I wouldn't use them either. I remember playing in my Mother's buttons too...I have her sewing machine now that she is gone. Never tried to sew until then. But I think of her everytime I use it. Wishing she were here-she would be surprised.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.
Hugs,
Sonya

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Great project Sandy - it looks perfect in your studio and with so much space for your beautiful stuff.
Have an awesome weekend.
xo Tina

Alena Smirnova said...

hello)
I just love this. Love the colors, the boxes..everything about this)
wish you a lot of inspiration)
Alena

Bonita said...

Pretty, pretty!

Lady Jane said...

I love this... Goes all together so well and those jars are special... Hugs. LJ

JD said...

Great job of on this...I love seeing pictures of your studio...So inspiring...everything is so organized...I can only wish...LOL...

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