Organization has never been my greatest skill (and certainly not the way I like to spend a Friday night). Sometimes I need a little push to get things neat and tidy – and in this case, it was a visit from a local newspaper this weekend that pushed me to get the Demoiselle studio camera-ready!
The studio is special to me because it is the converted dining room of my grandparent’s old house, which has been my home for the last four years. Like the rest of the house (and like many grandparent’s houses), not too much has changed over the last few decades… and to me, that adds nothing but charm to my creative space.
My favorite part of the room is this wrought iron lamp, which was built by my Grandfather.
I am lucky to have a room in my home that I can devote to my craft – but even then, space can get tight! I use the old dining room sideboard as box storage.
I bought two of these Baker’s Racks last year at Home Goods to use as displays for Demoiselle at fairs and expos. Not only are they attractive shelving, but they are inexpensive, portable, and they fold up flat for easy transport (which is essential, because I drive a little Honda). Plus, they double up as a place to store my necklace stands in the studio.
During last night’s cleaning rampage, I decided that the windows looked naked. The studio is the brightest room in the house, but sometimes the glare of the sun can be a little much during the day. Rather than go shopping for new window treatments, I went treasure hunting in the attic. I found some old lace curtains which added the perfect touch!
Another Home Goods find, cleverly repurposed. I found these among the picture frames, as they are intended for use as shadow boxes. But lay it flat, and it becomes an elegant jewelry display case. I use mine to house my higher-end pieces at shows.
I figured I would keep my vintage brooch collection out in the open, in case some inspiration hits me.
Thank you for visiting my newly organized studio space! Now, to get working on some new designs.