I am going to have to put a "check" by studio even though it isn't completely finished... it is 95% and since I did 80% of the work (cheerfully!) I get to call it. I really just need to spray paint some baby food jar lids and clean up the closet again. If you forgot what the "befores" looked like see this post
and see this post
for my inspiration. I wish I had a before photo of Mr. Hughes' old office before we relocated him and Baby Hughes. Just imagine a tiny room with a huge desk and the floor covered in toys. Here is one more before that I want to show you before we get to the afters. It was the first project that was completed in the studio.
This is a lovely, brassy Goodwill lamp... wait til you see what I did with her!
Okay, here we go....
These first 2 shots were taken by yours truly, first thing before I left the house... Mr. Hughes so sweetly took some much better shots... I just wanted to give you the overall layout.
This is the after of the formerly brassy lamp... I silverleafed it! Don't you just love naked shades?
It is on top of the formerly green cabinet that used to live in our entry. It just so happens that the sewing machine that I confiscated from my sister fits perfectly...hmmmm....
I think this may have been an old time card holder... now it holds cards and receipts behind the door.
My little industrial tray that holds all kinds of supplies.
Bill and Linda... one of my very first flea market purchases. They are Dick and Jane's cooler, more colorful cousins. They haven't been on a wall in a long time... they were from my single girl apartment days, I have missed them!
Ahh... the vintage post box that so many of you wondered if I was going to paint it... cover up those numbers and the grey? NO way! See how much stuff it holds? See all those baby food jars kept out of the landfill? Now I just need to spray paint the tops.
Its little cubbies are the perfect size for ribbon spools.
The larger of the two metal cabinets that I painted... this one holds all my etsy
Here is the money shot of the brassy chandelier that I painted... I am quite pleased with my spray painting abilities!
A couple of the vintage frames around the room
Another shot by me... my camera is not so good compared to Mr. Hughes'... but here is one chair painted, recovered and trimmed.
I couldn't decide on a trim, so I doubled up!
Bedsheet curtains and fabric rolls
A simple chandelier cord cover. Spray paint goddess I may be, I wasn't about to attempt to spray paint the chain and cord! I made it also with a bedsheet... I just snipped the top hem of the sheet off and shirred it over the chain.
The table... it is the perfect size for the room and for projects... I even have one for Baby Hughes' room laid out... see I really will use this space as a studio and keep the mess contained to this room! And, I know some of you thought I was crazy for painting it....I may distress it a little still...
Check out this giant flower frog!!
This is the lamp from my inspiration post all rewired and prettified with an Amy Butler fabric shade. It was nearly impossible to find a shade that fit. I really didn't want to go to Target and buy a new one just to recover it, but that is what I had to do.
Another naked shade... I adore them!!
Here is a less than perfect shot of the top of the bedsheet curtains. They seriously were 99 cents a piece... and we had already used them as a sunblock under the pergola for Baby Hughes' Pirate party. They didn't turn out how I had planned, but I like them better.
Well, that is it... I have many more photos of frames and baby food jars and my Inspiration peg board, but I will save them for later. I figure though, if you have read this far, you deserve a chance to win a little prize! This wonderful vintage scale can be yours. I have been waiting for the perfect time to give it away and it is now... after all my hard work and painted strands of hair!
You know how it works: if you are a follower, just leave me a comment and let me know you would like to win. Or, become a follower and leave a comment...if you want to blog about it, I will put your name in 3 times more.... just leave me the link so I know that you really, really want it!!
And, I will announce the winner next Friday to celebrate the fact that for the 4th year in a row, I am not working in the Black Friday retail craziness!!!
Next week, I hope to work on Christmas decorating. Some of you have mentioned a paper snowflake how- to, so I will include that as one if the posts.
Now, I have to get beautiful for my hot date with a vampire (and Mr. Hughes!)