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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Aftermath!

***** Disclaimer. . .the title of this post was chosen long before the onset of Hurricane Sandy and is no way downplaying the seriousness of Sandy's wrath on family and friends on the East Coast!!! *****

Now that the debut of Bits 'n Pieces  has commenced. . .
the aftermath has hit!

Although most of the furniture pieces sold,
"Mr. Ed" and I must find new spaces On Crooked Creek 
for those that returned home with us.

Needed for Christmas Tree display!

Currently in the Guest Room. . .

I found it amazingly quaint
that the items I didn't want to $ell. . .didn't.

A cabinet for storing MY sewing machine!!!


Sentimental memories of my Grandmother.

Since I retired, I've been toying with the idea for an updating @ Studio One. With the addition of  vacated space, several unique ideas for the transformation are now a real possibility!

Upper portion of cabinet no longer exsists.

I've task "Mr. Ed" with a few projects to help move the make~over along.

First, I had him paint the insides of my workbench storage cabinets.

Now, he's in the process of drawing up a design
for storing my off~ season florals that fill my half ~ round basket.

So~o~o. . .
while he's measuring and sawing in the garage. . .
I filled and re~organized the cabinets! ! !

From left ~ to ~ right. . .

and top ~ to ~ bottom
Studio One cabinets neatly organized
with only those items essential to creativity On Crooked Creek! ! !

Now that I've re~arranged the design space @ Studio One,
I desire a more streamlined look.

Instead of filling the upper cabinet with reference
materials, I chose to add some inspiring vignettes.

I removed all the bright pink florals
and kept a more neutral and soothing accessory decor.


There are no windows in Studio One
as it is in the unfinished portion of the lower level.
I adore the unfinished cement hued walls!!!
But, alas, I had a spacious amount of bare wall. . .
so~o~o. . .

"Mr. Ed" carried the painless window downstairs
and hug it over my antique cherry desk!
I adorned the window with a vintage lace curtain!

I'm thrilled at the changes that are taking place
in Studio One. However, editing years of collected home decor
is certainly slowing the pace.

If only I were "as quick as a bunny"
you'd be able to see all of the desired changes for Studio One!

"Mr. Ed" has already completed the final cuts
to the lumber for my floral storage unit. . .
so~o~o. . .
I had better "hop to it" and complete the
re~arrange and organization!

I do hope you'll come back soon
and follow the continued progress @ Studio One!!!

Until next time. . .


Designs By Pinky said...

Studio One is looking wonderful! I love all the things you are doing and the special touches you have done too. The "window" looks great. Kismet in that you were able to keep the things you wanted to kepp! Thanks for sharing, my friend. XO, Pinky

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Pat, Studio One looks fabulous! You have been one busy lady! I love all of your accent pieces...I'm sure you had no problems finding homes for them.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Isn't that something about your title! Now, Studio One looks great. You've been so busy and now I'm tired!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Studio one has so many great details, Pat! I love the idea of putting a decorative window in a windowless room! Your changes looks wonderful... and they still "look" like you!

Miss Char said...

Pat, I love your new colors for your "Studio" and the window idea is just a perfect touch. My workshop is adorned with cement hued walls too and your soothing color choices just compliment the gray. Thanks for sharing and you can bet I'll be "borrowing" your window on the wall idea.

bj said...

I have to tell you that my mother was an artist and she painted the exact same picture of the bird on the water pail, hanging on a faucet. The picture was on the back of a Readers Digest. :)
Everything looks so nice there on Crooked Creek.
Happy Halloween....
xo bj

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Pat...everything is looking great in studio one!! I love the window idea ~ so creative!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love the window with the draped lace.