Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Sandy Creates !

I am participating in Karen Valentine’s “Where Blogger’s Create”



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I have done and redone my room I blog and craft in numerous times, it is always a work in progress! I wanted to show you the three different stations I have set up in my 10x10 room. There is no closet, so most of my storage is under the tables and desk…therefore no floor shots! :)



But I will show you a shot of the floor right after it was put in…this photo I found on Google was my inspiration:



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My room was ugly white with tan carpet, here is a shot right after they got it done, no polish yet, and I painted the walls a robin egg blue! I have a HUGE skylight that gives me lots of sunshine. Always a happy place!



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I have double doors, but like I said no closet…..I bought a small dining room table at Goodwill for $20.00 and painted the legs red and added oil cloth to the top….really easy project!



Table from Goodwill 1



Table from Goodwill 2



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I added shelves to the wall and this is what it looked like to begin with….



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Sadly, it doesn’t look as neat now…….



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Table from Goodwill 4



This is a thrift store find, 2 Spice racks and bottles I am using for my glitter and beads, not quite done with the caps…..need something fun and colorful for the labels.



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This is the other side of the room, where I do my paper crafting….look quick…it will be a mess before you know it! :)



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A few cuties in the room:



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And of course a few of my favorite collection….



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The cabinets next to it hold a bunch of stuff!!!! :)



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Here is the inspiration board up close….



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and here is my computer desk…it is all in a “U” shape….



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So this is my little corner of the world, thanks for stoppin’ by! If you click on Karen’s ad at the top of this post you can see hundred’s of fun filled spaces! Enjoy!



94 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

So adorable, Sandy! I've seen your pictures before and I just love all the wonderful color you have in your room. I get very tired of seeing nothing but white,off white, soft white, etc. Your room is a happy place!
Annette

Char said...

Sandy, I think your special space is so colorful and makes me want to play. Your bargin table is fabulous and what a find. I love what you did to the floor, so much better than carpet.
I want to see it all in person, what fun I could have.
Thank you for inviting me in, Char

vivian said...

what a wonderful bright and cheery crafting space! how adorable youve made it! I wanna come play!
thanks for sharing
xoxo
vivian

earthypawscreatures said...

I love the colors that you have used in your space. They are so cheerful! :) Such a cute and lovely space. Thank you for sharing :D

~Alli

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh Sandy! Every time I see your craft room I fall in love a little more. Charming, charming, charming! Can I come over and play? LOL

marie said...

Love your craft room! The colors just make me happy and your inspiration board is perfection!

What a cheerful, fun place to create!!

The Old White Barn said...

What a wonderful space - I love it! Especially like how you did your table. And so many bright colorful ideas. Fabulous - thanks for sharing.

Susan

Beth said...

It's so cute and coordinated. It looks straight out of a magazine. What fun collections, too. Thanks so much for sharing your space.

Scrap for Joy said...

Charming, cheerful and organized! All of the decorations in this room spell S-A-N-D-Y. It is certainly a reflection of your personality! I'm glad you let us all squeeze in to take a look around!
xoxo
Joyce

Holly Loves Art said...

I LOVE your creative space! I want to come over and play! I think we have a lot of the same tastes... little sweet vintage goodies and candy colors. How fun!
Thanks for sharing.
Holly

~~Carol~~ said...

It's as cute as can be, Sandy! You've surrounded yourself with some really sweet things, and I'm sure that makes it really easy to get inspired and create!

Patti said...

Hi Sandy - I just love your ME craftspace! I see so much happiness in there! You have some great storage ideas. I love seeing your sweet inspiration all over the room! So cute!

mercedesscott said...

Sandy, your creative space is so pretty and colorful! It reminds me a bit of Mary Engelbreit's style... love your inspiration board and what you did with that Goodwill table!

slowlaneblog said...

That looks amazing. It is so colorful and i think of summer and candyfloss and ice cream....just lovely

Marcia (One Heart) said...

I love it! It's so bright and cheerful. Perfect.

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Sandy,
What a cheery room you have! I love your colors, I love what you did to your thrift store table, and I love how you display those gorgeous vintage toys. Thank you for sharing such a charming room, I enjoyed my visit.

Nook & Cranny said...

Sandy,
A table for $20, I love it...
That lamp is pretty retro for sure, love it.
Thanks for sharing your space.
My table won't stay picked up for but a few minutes, too.
Michele

Claudia said...

I love your use of color - it makes your space cheery and fun. Who wouldn't want to create there? Thanks so much for sharing your space with us.

Geralyn Gray said...

LOVE!!!!!! Most of all I love the oil cloth table cover and I love how everything goes together.......even your blog and room match!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh...I love what you've done! Looks just like your sweet bloggie. I've committed to visiting everyone if at all possible. I'm so glad I stopped by~

Blessings~

Rebecca

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

You know I love your craft room, Sandy! Thanks to blogs and rooms like yours, I am hooked on colorful vintage! ♥

stefanie said...

I love it...it reminds me of a candy store, sweet and perfect

Cindy said...

Sandy...I could sooo create in that room.Love the floor.I want to do this floor in the House on wheels....lol

Love the wire hanger with the little aprons on it...what is it?

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

My Vintage Mending said...

Lovely as every. Who couldn't create in such a wonderful place. Your little touches are perfect. Smiles...Renee

Jan E O said...

Love what you have done with the room. I too love 40's and 50's stuff so your style is right up my alley. The floor is really cool.

Halle said...

Fun vintage feel to the space. Great job with the thrift store finds.

Lori said...

Sandy, you have a wonderful, bright cheery room! I just love it. Your "cuties" really make the room. Your room just screams "Happy!" Thanks for sharing your great space

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I. LOVE. YOUR. FLOOR, Sandy! I want that when I do my own space! Your room is so bright and colorful, you must be inspired to make something every time you are in there.

Deborah said...

I love this. Everything is just so cheerful starting with that wonderful floor and everything just gets better from there. Love that jar of buttons and the elephant too.

Junk Fairy said...

Wow!! what a great happy & bright space. I can see that happy is created here. Love all the vintage paper collections and colors!!
XO
Eloise

Sara said...

gorgeous, I love the style. I need a bigger room. Heck I need a bigger house. Hugs Sara

Melanie Statnick said...

I love your Retro collection, and your space is simply adroable!

Donna said...

Very pretty and so colorful, must be a joy to create there!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh what an awesome space with so much creativity. Love all your collectibles. What a bright and inspiring place to create.

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So, so pretty!! Love the colors!

You just can't help but be creative in a beautiful space like that!

Karen Valentine said...

I got to see it person!!! It's adorable in photos, but even more fabulous in person! Thanks so much for letting everyone else get a peak!! Have fun at the party Sandy!!
xo,
Karen

bertie said...

Hi Sandy! I LOVE YOU STUDIO!!! It is right up my alley..whimsical and full of childhood memories! I love all the burst of color and it just makes me happy to look at it! I am sure you must get great inspiration working in it, too. Thanks for sharing..hope to see you over at my studio!
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

missshawna said...

So bright and fun! Love the vintage look.

Cindy Craine said...

It looks wonderful, I love the colors and I too have a collection of old valentines!!! You did a great job of sharing your creative space, thanks for the tour! :)

Janeal said...

I love the Mary Engelbreit look about the room. What an awesome creative space. Thank you for sharing. I adore the use of the spice rack.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very cheery studio! Love the colors you have used! Love the inspiration wire board!
Warmly,
deb :)

Ann Tatum said...

Love your thrift store finds. Especially that table. Looks great! Come visit my studio, too. Much messier. lol..

Ann
KeepinUpWithTheTatums.blogspot.com

Pretty Things said...

What a beautiful transformation!!!!!

I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!

Cathee said...

LOVELY and so colorful!

Molly said...

Oh, I'm seriously drooling right now! Your space is fantastic, I love the vintage items, especially the toys. Great use of space & decor!
I'm stopping by from the creative spaces hop.
-Molly
http://www.justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Fabulous! I love it. It's soooo cheery!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

vicki said...

Hi Sandy - I adore your whimsical creativeness in the decor of your craft room - it is amazing! You really do have the perfect space to craft! I love it all - especially that jar of buttons! Your place is so bright and cheerful - like a ray of sunshine to call your very own!

Vicki

Renee said...

Very pretty, love the colors.

Makes me want to start over with my own room

Sarah said...

Your checkered floor is enough for me! I love all the pretty vibrant colors you used in your studio! Fabulous!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Sandy, I sure love how bright & cheery your Studio is & Love the flooring, You are certainly so Organized, Hope you get a chance to stop on by, but beware, Organized is Not what you're gonna find~ lol
Cheryl

Sherry said...

Your studio is wonderful. I love the cheerful colors and it was fun to see the progress with floor and wall color. I do love the floor. I want to take the carpet out of my room and put in something fun. I enjoyed my visit with you today.

Something Special said...

I have always loved Mary Engelbriet. Your studio is just so ME
I love the floor especially!

Maggie said...

such a happy place! bright and cheery, and I love how your blog background matches the decor in your studio!! adorable.

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Bette said...

What a lovely, bright, inviting room.

Theresa said...

Darling motif so bright and cheery! Great display and storage ideas too!

T's Daily Treasures said...

My crafting spot is the loveseat in our tv room so your space is absolutely wonderful! A happy, crafty place shouldn't be spotless all the time. Have fun creating! Tammy

NanE said...

Sandy, I LOVE everything about your studio, no wonder you create such wonderful items. The colors, the vintage toys and doo dads, very much my style too! I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit lately, life just seems to be rushing by! Have a wonderful weekend, xxoo Nan
PS, I met a guy yesterday who is from Parma and he lives in Phoenix now! He's a salesman and I have his card but I can't remember his name but he is probably 50 something. I'll find his card on Monday and tell you what his name is.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sandy, your craft room is cute as can be! I loved seeing all you have in there. Everything looks great! We know craft rooms don't always stay neat:) Thanks for showing us your's. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

myartsdesire said...

ADORABLE!!!! Absolutely whimsical and fun! It just makes you smile to see the pictures. Love that floor and what you did with that table.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So bright and cheery! I love the little shelf edging and the wire inspiration board especially. I know what you mean about doing and redoing your room. I have done that and I'm finally happy with the layout (now I just need a few more cabinets.) Hope you can stop by mine too. Take care!

Dapoppins said...

Happy place indeed! I would never come out!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I adore all the bright and cheery colors you have used through out this charming creative space of yours!!
Love all the vintage looking items too!!

Thanks so much for sharing!! My visit here was such a treat!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jo said...

Such a bright and cheerful space! Thank you for the tour.

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous....it's like a Cathy Kidston sewing room.....so delightful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Terri said...

Thanks for sharing the before and after. What a delightful space to create in!

WindandHoney said...

What a bright and happy room! What a great place to create bright and happy things.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sandy! Delightful space you've created! I love your INSPIRATION display! I think I need one in my space now. ;) Hope to see you at my place soon...where your shades, I have a lot of Tiffany Blue in my space! ;)

Miss Sandy said...

Vibrant, fun, and colorful! What a fun space to create in. Your room screams "happy", I can imagine that you find much inspiration there. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What a fun & fabulous space you've created for yourself ~ there is all kinds of things to inpire one to create :) Love it!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Suz said...

Sandy,
It is just adorable. You did a wonderful job and I love the extra little cuties. I wish I had many lifetimes so I could do rooms in many, many colors! This would definitely be one of my color combinations. So happy!
Big hugs,
Suz

Cathie Carroll said...

I love a black and white check floor and I'm totally stealing the spice rack idea.

Thank you!
Warm regards,

Cathie

Into Vintage said...

I love how the design of your blog coordinates with the style of your room :-) I'm impressed with how neat & organized it is as well especially considering all the small bits & pieces you work with -- I would have glitter on everything in my house by now! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Sandy, this is a great room, it tells so much about you. I know you love it in your room. Thank you for sharing with us.
Gail

Cathie Carroll said...

Sandy,

Great idea- I'll check out the thrift stores this week.

Warm regards,
Cathie

Gabriela said...

What a whimsical, colorful and happy space!

Tamatha said...

Love the colors of your room! It's so much fun! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog too!
Tamatha

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh your craft space is simply beautiful. I LOVE ME so I adore this space!! Such fun colors and that inspiration board on your wall is amazing!!!

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

Really cute! Love all your colors and it must be fun to create in such a cute space! Thanks for sharing.....

dogsmom said...

I smile every time I visit you. Thanks for sharing the table redo. So cheery and creative. Your room is making me want to work on a project (ok, play with fun stuff) right now.

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Sandy,

I see that you are a Mary Englebreit. I really like her art. I was so sad when she quit publishing her magazine. This blasted recession had taken away several of my favorite magazines.

I love your studio...the floor is fabulous and you so organized. I love color too so that really appeals to me. I'd love to have you pop in for a visit!

Pink Sparkles for your day,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Deborah said...

Love your table. I have one just like that and I just might have to paint the legs! I love the ME decorations.

retrorevival.biz said...

Wow, Sandy, I want to create in your studio! It's so HAPPY! I especially l.o.v.e. your inspiration board ~ so clever!

~Cindy

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi Sandy,
What a cheerful, happy space. Love it. The lamp is a scream! Thanks for the tour! Love, Linda

Maddy*Moo said...

You've done such a great job utilizing the space you have and I love the quirkiness of it all too. I love that spice rack idea, if only I could find something like that here in England, IKEA i wonder lol thankyou for sharing!!!

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Such a happy place! I love the floor!
I love the colors and your storage ideas.
Thanks for sharing. Glad I joined the party.
Regards,
Reina

. said...

Such a bright and colourful space for creating and "your space", even if you are without a closet, you sure have it well organized. It was great tour, thanks for sharing (good inspiration)

Magic Gypsy said...

What a happy place! It looks like such fun and you have a great collection of cute stuff!

Jenelle said...

Love your whimzical vintage decor!! The colors are fabulous - wonderful space to create in. And I have a new source for vintage images! I'll be back.

ox
Jenelle

Sandra Kaye said...

WOW!!! Love the color!!!! I started at the bottom of the studio list, and I'm just making it to the top.(geez, I'm exhausted:):):) love your blog, thanks for sharing.--- hugs--- sandie

Rita Barakat said...

This room is adorable! I love the ME stuff too - it's so bright and cheery!

Cheryl De Beer said...

I am re-visiting the list and I did see your space last time round and was sure I had commented, but just wanted to let you know AGAIN that I love that floor and your space is lovely and bright - very well done, very pretty!

Debbie said...

Your space is so happy ... I love it.
What is it you have around the edge of your shelves? I'd love to do that to mine. I love your colors and collections.

Thanks in advance if you have time to let me know what you did to the shelves.
Wonderful Room!

Debbie

Lori said...

I had to stop viewing all the wonderful rooms since this blog hop started and now I'm re-visiting. What a bright, fun room you have! I just love Mary E.

fatmi said...

I enjoyed this seeing all items, nic collection.

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