Photo courtesy of: Mamie Jane's
The past few nights, I've really been enjoying reviewing the links again from Karen Valentine's 2010 blog party Where Bloggers Create. The New Year is a time for renewal, reorganizing and redecorating! As you know, I'm trying to convert an entire room into a new studio. So, I'm seeking ideas. I have great pieces of furniture in place but now I need to think about repurposing some of my vintage finds into storage items and organizing all of my supplies. So, where's the best place to get these ideas?...my fellow bloggers....YOU!
I love how Jane from Mamie Jane's has decorated her entire studio and especially how she uses her vintage finds to organize everything. Check out her simple solution above using a divided crate.
Photo courtesy: Mamie Jane'sThis area in Jane's studio is also a favorite of mine. Double click on photo to enlarge. She has used an old spool, added hooks, wrapped her lace trims around rulers and hung! Yet another fabulous idea from Jane. If you are a regular on her blog, you already know she is full of them. I've actually wrapped my lace around the spool but this is so much more efficient and fun. Of course, I love how she has used this caddy and enamel cups to store bits and bobs too. I really want to display some of my vintage jewelry and buttons as well as have them organized and ready to use. How many thrift store finds do you have in the closet waiting to serve a purpose like this? How about a printer's tray? Have one of those?
Photo courtesy: Mamie Jane'sButtons look so pretty sorted and displayed like this, if you have the room. I think my vintage jewelry pieces would be fun displayed like this too. I have some printers trays and plan to try this in the studio.
Photo courtesy: Mamie Jane'sHere's another fun storage piece from Jane's studio, a chicken feeder and old crate mounted on the wall. Both of these hold her ribbon. She has everything sorted by color and very organized. Do you want to see Jane's whole studio? Click on any of the links above or go here.
Photo courtesy: Common Ground
Next up, Debra at Common Ground. Since I"m now using the first room that you see when you enter my front door as my studio, I found great inspiration in these photos. Debra has a fully functional studio where she runs her Etsy shop, booth and blog yet it looks like a gorgeous home office filled with her favorite vintage finds and collections.
Photo courtesy: Common Ground
Another great way to store your tools, in a vintage drawer. I think I'm going to sort my tools into a variety of crates, baskets and drawers so that I can just grab the right assortment and bring it to the table. You know, a crate for painting, a crate for paper tools, etc...Debra's studio? Simply click on the link provided.
Photo courtesy: Old Grey Mare
Next up...Suzan at Old Grey Mare. She really knows how to keep things organized and has taken advantage of every piece of this small space. The vintage crates, cubbies, drawers, jars, etc work so well together in this wall gallery she has created.
Photo courtesy: Old Grey MareThese tiered stands are so easy to find these days and so functional in the studio. I use a smaller version right now in our home office. I'm thinking of looking for a very large one to use in the new space.
Photo courtesy: Old Grey MareHere is a great piece to use as wall art. Small pieces of ephemera can be attached with metal clips, clothes pins or tied with string. What a great way to display your work, vintage pictures, post cards or anything that inspires you. Would you like to see the rest of Suzan's studio? Easy, just click on the link I just provided. Thank you ladies for letting me use your photos. Love your studios and your fabulous ideas! I'll be using a few of these!