Tuesday, August 7, 2012


It has been weeks in the making, but my studio is coming along swimmingly.  I painted and mounted the wall shelves that now hold many totes with bird toy parts.  As you can see, it runs the entire length of the wall.  A great space saver.

For some reason, the color scheme of red and aqua appealed to me in the make-over.  It felt bold and sassy and fresh all at the same time.  Kind of like parrots are.  I set out to make this room come alive with color, texture and unity and so far, I am more than pleased.

Making bird toys requires many parts, so these cute drawers are a great bang for your buck.  I love how the colorful parts look like candy from a candy counter in a general store.

This is one of my favorite corners.  It will be where I do all of my paper art, drawing and beading.  I love how the blue chair pops with color.  It's comfortable too, which is a big bonus.  The mirror will soon be painted in the aqua color to tie in the theme.  But for now it looks decent enough to put on the back burner with all the other little finishing touches.

No space is wasted in this studio.  Under the table space gave me extra room to tuck carts an more drawer storage.  I am a label freak, so everything must be labeled or I will go crazy!

Every space needs mood lighting and these electric candles do the trick.  No worries about flames or fumes from scented candles to drift into the other part of the house where the birds are housed.  I love organization.  It makes me tingly.....LOL.

This bulletin board use to be plain and ugly.  But a little paint livened it right up and gave it new purpose.  Tack on a beautiful cross, some original art work, and tada....you have a showpiece that brings cheer to even the most hectic day of making toys.  Oh, and for a touch of attitude, I threw in a cat clock to keep me on time.

I almost passed out with delight when I saw this pillow at IKEA.  Throwing in a bird themed accent did wonders for the ambiance in the room.  The aqua throw ties it all together.  Now excuse me while I use this pillow and take a nap.....this studio makeover has exhausted me!

Since I am going to be opening my Etsy shop up again to sell my toys and bird art, I needed a mailing center.  This little cart was just the ticket.  The files were not the most attractive things, so I mounted an old lap tray to the front giving the space a whimsical touch.  Notice that the tray is also the same blue.  Bonus!

With just a few more painted pieces to add and some other last minute touches, my studio space will be good to go.  I will post pictures of those last items soon.  But for now, I'm going to enjoy this new space and my new life in my new studio.


  1. Wow, everything looks great! All of the colorful bins 'do' look like a candy shop..Yum!!!

    Can't wait to see all of the wonderful creations that will be born in this space! xo

  2. Beautiful! So neat and tidy and organized. Now, how are you going to keep it that way when you start work? LOL