Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Studio! Finally pictures worth sharing.

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Okay, these first couple pictures are "before" shots.  Normally my studio wouldn't look like this because the tables wouldn't have been pulled from the walls. However, my studio was just plain and bland.  I have not had a chance to get to decorating my studio until now.  We have been in our new home for just over six months now.
 
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We loved the colors we picked for our home, but the same colors are everywhere.  I walked into my sister's home a few months ago, used her bathroom and noticed her soft green paint on the walls.  I told her that is what I wanted for my studio. 

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The shelving is awesome, but just wait until you see it against the green walls.  

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So my sister came down and helped me paint my studio.  We used ColorPlace paint from Walmart - no joke - and just two coats of paint. The color is Extended Olive Branch 10533.  Doesn't it look beautiful? It is so me. Thanks to Amy and her painting skills.  All she used was a 1 inch paint brush and one roller.  No tape! She is a painting genius. 

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So, I found a few things to put at the top of my shelving unit and rearranged my quilts and pictures.  The bottom two layers of shelves are still hopelessly messy, but that is another project for another day. 

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I purchased the curtain rods, drapery and the mat on the floor at Lowe's.  I love the curtains because it makes the room feel more warm.  The picture of the Savior is right where I can see while I quilt.  Whenever I am having a bad day, I look at His picture and it helps me to remember to keep things in perspective. The mat is a product that is soft and cushy.  I love it.  It has helped me so much while I quilt because the floor was just too hard and I hate wearing shoes.   

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 The view of my room from the other side.  It is a nice sized room.  I can lay out a huge quilt in the center and that was mandatory when we were looking at house plans.  
My cutting table and sewing table are together and right where I like them.  I can not wait to spend hours in here just creating.

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This is the machine that started it all.  My grandma's 830 - I love it.  I am going to have my daughter sit in here with me and learn to appreciate what this machine means to me.  
The pictures look fabulous with the black frames against the green wall.  I put up pictures that I took and mean something to me.  I wanted this room to represent everything that I love in life. 

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So, holy cow!  Cute quilt, right?  It is like this quilt was made for my studio.  I will change out my quilts every once and a while, but for now Daisy Mae is a perfect fit for the wall by my quilting table. 

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Last but certainly not least, my ironing board and Checkered Flowers quilt. Purple and green have always been one of my favorite color combinations and this quilt was made for this spot.  I feel like I now have a room that reflects all of me.  The ironing board is a new love too.  My mom was so sweet and made me two new covers to get rid of the bland muslin cover before.  

Well, I hope you like it.  I plan on creating a lot of things in this room and I can not wait to share them all with you.   


28 comments:

Cecilia said...

Judi, I love your room! My husband and I are planning on building soon and I want a sewing room big enough for a longarm and my Bernina. Your room looks like it is the perfect size and I was wondering if you would please let me know what the dimensions are. Also, is your shelving unit from IKEA? Thanks for sharing your pictures, I love looking at other people's sewing rooms.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Such a big, gorgeous room! I have my Grandma's Bernina 830 too. I had to retire her a few years ago, but I sewed and quilted on it for over 15 years. Congrats on your beautiful studio!

Addie said...

Your room looks great! Love the green! And I like the idea of your sewing table and cutting table right by each other. Lots of inspiration in that room!

Baa. xxx said...

It's beautiful - love that green colour - so fresh and clean looking!

Baa. xxx said...

It's beautiful - love that green colour - so fresh and clean looking!

Cassandra said...

Your room is gorgeous! Spacious but cosy, airy and fresh! I love it!

Oh, Sweet!... said...

Oh man!!! What a heavenly room! I can picture many amazing things coming from that space! I am so incredibly proud of you all you have done and all you continue to do! Someday I want to be like you! Thanks for sharing your studio! I love it so so much!!

Deb said...

Beautiful room! The color is lovely. I'd love to know the brand of the stool that's by your longarm machine. My longarm will be set up this Friday and I'm looking at what kind of stool to get. I'd also like to know the brand name of the floor mat.

Auntie Pami said...

I smiled so hard at your photos. They are you. Time flies doesn't it?

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks wonderful! A very relaxing, inviting and inspiring place to work.

Sally M said...

Green walls for the Green Fairy. What other color would you have used?

Ellyn said...

what a gorgeous studio! thanks for sharing

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Your studio is absolutely beautiful...just like you :) I'm a big fan of green too. My kitchen is a bright green and I have two green bathrooms....what can I say...I like green.

Smiles,
Kelly

Barb said...

I love your room and the walls....I think I am going to steal your curtain rod for your quilts...I love that...hope you don't mind but...it is a done deal.

Love love your room.

Sharon said...

Your room is lovely. Looks like a perfect place to be productive.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Gorgeous studio!!!! Love the big space and the light - your green walls look fabulous - and the big open storage unit is just perfect! I think you may have inspired me to makeover my studio once summer's over! Beautiful! Enjoy....!!!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Gorgeous studio!!!! Love the big space and the light - your green walls look fabulous - and the big open storage unit is just perfect! I think you may have inspired me to makeover my studio once summer's over! Beautiful! Enjoy....!!!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Gorgeous studio!!!! Love the big space and the light - your green walls look fabulous - and the big open storage unit is just perfect! I think you may have inspired me to makeover my studio once summer's over! Beautiful! Enjoy....!!!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Absolutely beautiful! Some day I hope that I can get my space to look as beautiful as yours!!!!

Jenny said...

You so deserve this amazing space! Looks great! Love the curtains too!

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

I do love it - all of it! That green is gorgeous with the shelving and quilts hanging up. What a wonderful space, Judi!

Mindy Powell said...

It's beautiful! I love Daisy Mae!

Mdm Samm said...

Hello sweet pea....wellll your studio is divine..and ohhh so you with all that green...there is something about lovely surroundings that just light your soul...that you know how to do ... we certainly will be cheering you on for even more outstanding creations...

Patti said...

Judi your studio looks so lovely and inviting! I love your wall colour. I hope it inspires your creativity even further. Enjoy!

bmayer said...

Fun room! Love the wall color and how you've personalized it. Question. Have you noticed any "sag" in hanging your quilts this way? It seems you have enough clips, and the quilts are relatively small. I've seen beautiful (but larger) quilts ruined by "droopy sagging" when hung this way in an upscale store/gallery in Asheville. Do you have a sleeve and slat in back to prevent this? Is this method of hanging just decorative (hidden slat for support) or functional...just clips? Inquiring minds want to know.

Beverly Wood said...

Beautiful room. Thank you for sharing. I can't imagine it in any other color than the one you chose. Great job.

Michele said...

It truly is fabulous and I can't help but be a little jealous. Congrats on finally pulling it all together. I'm sure it makes you a much happier camper now.

harleywife57 said...

this is a WONDERFUL HAPPY Place ! :) Great job !!! What kind of table is your grandma's machine on ??????