I had been looking for a chest of drawers for some time and came across this last year at a liquidation store. You can see the before photo in this post. I removed four of the drawers, added a false base (plywood), painted the entire piece off white, added clock doorknobs (love these) and inserted storage boxes/drawers from Ikea. These are covered with scrapbook papers and spray painted. Metal label holders on the drawers are from Lee Valley Tools.
In order to give the appearance of a sideboard, I added slat wall above this which was trimmed with stock molding. I love the flexibility this wall provides as I can change the contents depending on my interests and needs. Now, I had four extra drawers left over from this project. I'm very lucky to have a retired woodworker across the street who "customizes" things for me. He built a frame for the drawers to create a dresser which I painted. The drawer handles were very ugly so I spray painted these black.
I have one additional cabinet which was built as a work station. I generally create standing up with the exception of sewing. I'll either create at this work station or at the table in the center of the room and quite frequently both. This next photo is of the cupboards and shelving next to the window seat. The stamps I use most frequently are on small shelves with boxes/bins containing various supplies. I find it really convenient to pull down a bin/box when I'm creating (makes for very easy clean up too).
For those of you who follow my blog regularly, I'm going to take a break while I visit all of YOUR studios! I'll be returning to regular posting on July 5th!
I started by creating a digital collage layering a flower photo from my garden with some text. This was printed using my inkjet printer on cotton coloured very lightly with dyes then treated with digital grounds. The inside is lined with dyed cotton and the casket is trimmed with wool to coordinate. I learned a) I needed to have a plain background versus dyed as the clarity would be vastly improved b)I need to experiment more with digital grounds c)I cut the pattern slightly shorter than I should have d)I could easily further embellish with beads, threads etc.
Fun for a first go but WAIT til you see the one tomorrow!
Thanks to all of you for your very kind comments about my ATC's! Always a treat to have comments.....
I can see doing lots of these in the future. It is a great way to use up scraps and tons of fun too! Two of these have already been sent off and received.
Have cleaned the studio for some photos. IT'S RAINING AGAIN! Where is summer???
I also shopped online last month. These are lovely soy silk rovings and work wonderfully in my machine needle felting.