Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

I decided to join Karen party, "WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE"

I MUST WARN YOU IT WILL NOT BE ALL GLITTER AND GLAM AT FIRST!!

Only because I knew that it was the motivation I needed to get my rear in gear and get my garage organized. I really try to keep it clean but recently I left an antique booth and all of the tubs and furniture ended up in my garage. Yesterday I spent the entire day getting organized. I didn't think I could get it together and I am still working but here is what I did accomplish.


Yesterday you couldn't even find my work table and projects were all over the place. Now at least I can find my hammer! I painted the garage blue because I heard that spiders think it is the sky and they won't build webs. That's a crock! .
My plans are to use my garage one day to host a large once a month event.
So you can see by the post below what it can look like.

http://laceandlures.blogspot.com/2008/07/been-messing-in-my-garage.html

But back to reality........

I had chandeliers to paint and put the crystals on.

Windows to go through and figure out which ones would make great cabinets.

A couple of sinks awaiting the right piece of furniture to drop them in to.

And project after project were placed on the shelves so that I can FIND THEM and create.

That's half of my battle. How about you other gals?
I like to pull things off the shelf and play at staging them before they go into the shop.
It's a dream job, working from home.
I work hard at it and in the summer I so often work up a sweat in this garage of mine.
Sooooooo......
I take pool breaks.
Works for me!

But then it is back to work.

Here is what I have been working on this week.

The table had been painted all green. So I stripped it down and painted the base.

But the only bad thing about my job is that I have a tendancy to fall in love with whatever I am working on and then I want to keep it.

Hmmmm. I think it looks kind of nice there.

I wonder if I can convince my boss??
Looks like I may just have to spray my chairs and make new cushions.
You can see my craft room here...

http://laceandlures.blogspot.com/2009/06/from-pool-room-to-craft-room.html

Enjoy your day browsing around blog land.
There are some beautiful rooms out there.
Hugs
Becky







51 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Table is loovely and you are right ... I would want to keep it...

Dawn said...

Wow, I love all the things in your garage. It looks like you have a lot of fun ahead of you. I would have a hard time letting it all go to!
Dawn

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh, I have that feeling too when I finish something I intended to sell and I love it so much and want to keep it. I love all the pieces you have especially the sinks. They look very pretty and romantic.
Sonia

Lisa said...

Now THTAT"S a workspace! I can see you have quite a few fabulous projects going on. Can't wait to see where the sinks end up!

Kim Carr said...

That table is very cool. You did a fantastic job on it! Kim C.

Connie said...

I've seen the craft room and just love it. I wish I had all that space to do my blogging and creatin', sugar! Just beautiful!!
xoxo,
Connie

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Becky,
I know the perfect place for those sinks, MY HOUSE!! I love those and I see lots of other goodies in that garage of yours that I would take home (;
Hugs~Kelly

Cori G. said...

That table is so GORGEOUS Becky and I'm glad you left the top with its wood finish. It makes such a beautiful contrast and YES!!!! Keep that one for yourself...oops! I shouldn't encourage you to do that, should I...tee Hee!!!!!

xoxo Cori

Keli Hansen said...

oh man i would love to come shop your store! all kinds of wonderful in there - yummy! and your repurposed craft room is so sweet...along with the message to your kids - that was priceless! thanks for stopping over and leaving your kind comments...
enjoy your space!
keli

Claudia said...

Hi Becky! What a fabulous creative space you have! I love that wicker table and I totally get you considering keeping it. I am so jealous of the pool breaks, but then I know how hot it gets there. My sister and Mom live in the Tampa area. Thanks so much for letting me peek in your space.

miss gracies house said...

Now, this looks like *home*...except I think your before pics are more organized than me! Aren't deadlines great for motivation?! Good for you and I *hear* that there are people who want to keep their projects after finishing them;)
Rene'
PS I found the basket (the one you asked about) already glazed...

Debra said...

Neat stuff! I have so many pieces waiting patiently for me. Love the table, so are you going to do that chair and ottoman to match???

June said...

I LOVE your space! What a creation room. You are amazing with all the projects you have going on. That table would look lovely you know where.
Hugs,
June

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

I luv the table you painted. Thanks so much for sharing!! Connie

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Becky!
Awesome stuff girl...
I'd certainly pull a hard days work too just so I could go jump in that pool!
Your table is beautiful and I hope you find all the pieces and the time to make your space complete!
everything vintage

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Becky,

Oh my!! All the shabby goodness that I love so much. :0)

The table is beautiful...

I'll hop around to see other great rooms!

Stephanie

Terri said...

Wonderful things to play with..Hmmm that table did look really good. Thanks for working so hard and sharing it all with us!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful space you have! And that old house: sublime! Oh yes, I am finding all sorts of new blogs during this little party!
Brenda

LiLi M. said...

Whow! Great to see that you have at least as many projects you are working on as I have! I just love that! And I love how that table turned out, yes you should do the other pieces too! Great swimming pool btw. Nice to meet you!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You are one busy gal...I love that your spaced is WORKED in, and what beautiful things you repurpose!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh look at all your stuff! You will make great things there!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

OY, what a great bunch of JUNQUE!! I am so drooling! The garage looks awesome! Too funny about the neighbors.

The wicker table looks great with the wood on top. Keep it I say! (you can always sell it later!)

Your craft room is really cute too, looks alot like my office only you have a bit more space.

Deb said...

What fabulous projects you have (working on at the moment - that table is fabulous as well as waiting for the right piece of furniture to finish - love those sinks)! And pool breaks sound pretty inviting too :-)

Judy @ In His Grip said...

OMG, my sister would love your garage because she has one just like it. I am always amazed at what she creates out of her junk finds. Come on by and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

Natasha said...

I am a chandelier fiend -- I loved perusing your photos! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Miss Sandy said...

Both of your spaces have charm of their own. The garage is delicious with all the chippy old elements waiting to be turned in to something wonderful. The craft room is just beautiful and I love the shape and colors in the room. You are right, pool breaks are a must! Thank you for sharing.

Beth Quinn said...

wow you have lots and lots of treasures !!!! how fun !!thanks so much for stopping in my blog too !
xo,
beth

Rebecca said...

Becky...I sooo share your heart and your passion! I've kept more things than I can say. My hubby NEVER believes me anymore when I say "I'm buying this to resell". He knows better if I'm Crazy-In-Love with something!

Hugs to you...LOVE IT ALL!

oxoRebecca

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Becky! It just looks wonderful. LOVE what you did with this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Christine Edwards said...

Becky, please tell me you didn't do all of that in one day! You have some incredible pieces in there and it must be so rewarding to give something new life and have fun in the process. Too bad I didn't know of you while we were in Oldsmar. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Words cannot describe how jealous I am of all that wonderful vintage stuff you have to play with!! I think your space is fabulous!!! Thank so much for coming to my party. You really helped to make it a great success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Sooo many pretty things! That table is fantastic, you did an amazing job on it!!! I would be tempted to keep that one, for sure!
Thanks so much for the tour.
Karen

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You certainly have some lovely things! Especially those sinks!!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
~Becca~

Klick36 said...

I too would want to keep everything I dreamed up! Thanks for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Your table is gorgeous...I'd seriously have trouble parting with it! I saw lots or pretties in your garage...lots of great Metamorphosis Monday posts. :-)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I want that and that and that! Love your finds.
~Tracie

Kdottie Designs said...

I would always want to keep it for myself. You do wonderful work!

Lynn Stevens said...

looks like alot of fun and work at the same time. I can see how you fall in love with the pieces your working on, it would be hard for me to give up also
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lots of great challenges ahead and you're having fun and creating great projects! Love that aspect of creating! Thanks for sharing and come visit when you have a moment!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Becky, That would be my problem, I see all these wonderful things, thinking I will sell them after I fix them up. You have a lot of neat things around there, and I hope everything goes well with your shop. How exciting to set up! You did a great job with the pretty table. Looks fantastic!

Enjoy your day-

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I clicked on the garage post. Super dreamy and super charming. I also scrolled down to see the 'from pool room to craft room'. Also very charming. Thanks for sharing...and as you complete your different projects be sure to share those with us too.
M.L.

Roland said...

You have to be one of the most creative and energetic women I have ever met. I would so love to just hang out with you for a day! Blessings on your new endeavors. If I lived closer, I would love to come and shop once a month! Hugs, Patti
paintinpatti.typepad.com

Jane said...

You wear me out!!! I'm still sanding away at the coffee table Adam started in November. It's almost done! Then it'll be another year before I paint it ;-). Re: blue ceilings...it's outdoors...and wasps...and it works on my patio. No wasp mud homes on the turquoise wall and pale blue ceiling. However, on the shell-pink wall, there are several mud homes! Plus, spiders spin on anything. YUK!
Hugs,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Becky I just love how you transform everything! I would be taking a break in that pool too! How dreamy! Thanks for a peek into your world. I can see why you want to keep everything. Just beautiful!
bunny hugs,
shell

Jane said...

I am still trying to get to all of the great creative spaces and I am glad I finally found yours. I love, love the projects you are working on and your garage studio. Thanks for sharing.

paperbird said...

You have so many lovely treasures. I would find it hard to part with some of them as well. Thanks for letting me peek at your creative space.

Rebecca said...

Hello, I liked looking at where you create. I love seeing other people's work-spaces. I don't have a specific spot. I mostly just use the dining room table. Aahhhh one day I will have my own spot.

The best part was why you painted your garage blue!! I love it!! There is a big spider on the outside of the window by my desk. He has built a cool tunnel out of web. He looks awesome, but he is really freaking me out at the same time.

The vintage sinks were beautiful. I made hubbie come and look at your photos. I love anything with roses on it.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Absolutely love this post!!! Beautiful space! Blessings, Janna

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Becky -

Ooooo! I want to go shopping at YOUR house! Those old windows and sinks - gorgeous! You are making this architectural salvage junkie drool with all of your fun things! Thank you so much for sharing your space!

:-) Molly

Javajune said...

I have always wanted to refinish furniture. I love making new from the old but Mr. Java doesn't like to share his garage. Love the table and all the old goodies you've collected. I love love romantic and your treasures scream just that! Sorry I'm so late.
xo-junie

Chrissy said...

Oh just let me catch my breath.....wow, talk about a treasure chest...I would want to keep it all too! LOVE that table,all the best Chrissy