Friday, June 18, 2010

Where this woman Creates ...

I am very blessed to have several places that I can create in but since I have already shared my space at home I am sharing my space at the Scented Cottage. Since I have moved almost all of my business online I am using the second room in the cottage to do mosaics, windows, painting and my larger projects. The first photo is looking towards the left. On the shelves are items I've been collecting to do "something" with. Under the shelves is storage. When I have a client come in to see
how their work is progressing I can hide most of the not so pretty "stuff". Behind the shelves are more shelves and where I keep wood items, extra windows etc.

The second photo is looking towards the right of the room. The bathroom door is on the right, the door on the left goes into the kitchen.

On the far right of the room is a fireplace flanked by two windows that let in a lot of light. I found the mirror on an old dresser, the dresser was trashed but I salvaged the mirror thinking it would be perfect to hang over the mantel.

The window on the table is a commission for a sun room. This is a glass on glass mosaic. These are lots of fun, like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I also reverse paint windows.

Here is a close up of the bottom of the shelves. I bought fabric to cover the bottoms with, stapled velcro onto the shelves and onto the fabric so I can pull it off and put it back on easily.

One of my favorite display/storage solutions is using galvanized tubs or baskets on top of bar stools. You can find the wooden stools at yard sales or thrift stores. I've paid from $1.00 to $3.00 for them, take off the seat cover if they have one, paint them any color you like (or not), add a tub or basket to the top (you can put in a screw or two if you are worried about it tumbling) then load up your tub or basket. Keeps stuff off the floor and at a handy height.

I have a LOT of favorite things in my workspace but here is my VERY favorite...can you guess what it is? Nope, it's not my dress form Giselle, altho I do really like her, not the bulletin board or my paintings either. It is what's behind that door. Behind that door sits my SweetiePie. His office is right next door in the other half of the cottage and I can open that door any time and see his sweet face. That is the thing I love the best about my creative space at the Scented Cottage.

Thank you for visiting me at the Scented Cottage Studio. I'm off to visit all the other creative spaces and hope you will too.

My wish for you: may you be able to see YOUR SweetiePie's dear face anytime you wish.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yay,,,I am the first to tell you what a sweet space you have to create and work in Francie. Hope you don't mind but I snagged some of your ideas. No wonder you are so busy....running the Scented Cottage and making specials for your customers...whew! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

SherryRoseBella said...

I love your studio, Francie! The lavender walls are gorgeous & you have some great storage ideas! How sweet that you can always see your hubby's face when you want to!!

Lorilee said...

You have a lovely workspace. My craft room is a huge mess right now. I have a giant pile of ironing on my cutting table. I received a larger desk from a friend. It is in the room but not completely organized, and it makes it more crowded This makes organization all the more important.

PG said...

Lovely - that looks so very 'you' Francie. You have even more bits and pieces than I do (but they are all SO necessary, aren't they!)

Pam @ Frippery said...

The wall color is luscious! I love the tip about the galvanized tins on stools. It helps so much to get things off the floor. Thanks for the tour, Pam

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful place to create, I love the colors on your walls and how you use your galvanized buckets on stools, Very cool! Thank you for sharing you space with us! I enjoyed my little stay!

Hugs, Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for stopping by. I wish I had a sweetie pie behind the door. I love the window you are working on! You commented on my table, I love it! it is so small amd compact and then opens up and rolls around. Often times I will roll it outside for projects. You have a beautiful room


Romeo said...

The Scented Cottage is a wonderful place!!! I see lots of spaces and nooks where I could peacefully stretch out and nap - this means it's a VERY nice studio!!!!

Thanks so much for the storage idea of the galvanized containers on barstools - excellent idea!!!!

Thank you for sharing your studio, we had a wonderful visit!!!!

Romeo and "her"

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Francie: What a wonderful space you have. I love how you have decorated. It looks so creative. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Kristin said...

Oh, how wonderful! It is so romantic and feminine, but still has a lot of storage - I love it! And I love your idea about the stools - I have to keep my eye out, Kristin xo

Myrna said...

Ooooh! I LOVE the lavender walls...and all the goodies inside!
What a wonderful place to create!
Thanks for visiting me, and leaving me a sweet comment!!

bee'nme said...

Hi Francie!

Oh, I am such a lavendar fan - gorgeous wall color! I love all your clever storage ideas! Wow, that is a gorgeous glass mosaic piece you have in the works!! I love galvanized tubs too...very versatile! That's a great idea to screw them into stools! Wonderful creative space...very inspiring and cozy!

Thanks for your visit - I am glad you have an awesome Sweetie too! :o)

Hugs & Blessings,

Michelle May said...

Well hello there sweetness! So glad to see you and you know I love your little piece of Heaven!
Thanks for the tour and thanks for visiting with me and the bunnies!
Hugs to you!

Ginger said...

Awesome space, love the lavender walls. Love the mosaic you are working on. Thanbks for sharing.


Creative Grammie said...

Hi Francie, your Scented Cottage Studio is so creative looking. I love how you decorated it,the way you store your things are so cute.
Thanks for showing.
And thanks for visiting me at my workroom and mostly thanks for your kinds words in leaving a comment.

Claudia said...

Your studio is lovely, Francie! I love the wall color and all you've done with the space. The galvanized tubs are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


Liz said...

FUN!!! I love the color. What a great place to create. :)


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!

What a sweet, sweet place to work! I love it.

Janet's Creative Pillows

stefanie said...

what a beautiful it!

Our Back Porch said...

What a wonderful creative space you have, Francie! I know you must have MUCH fun in there, for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Creative Blessings,

sweetpea said...

Hi Francie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my studio. I love yours as well. Bet you really create a lot of wonderful things there.



Charlene said...

Francie, Thank you so much for stopping by to see me & your sweet comments about my space. I have had my GRANDS all weekend & am just now begining to visit but, it is my goal to go to each site & see each studio.

Now for yours... How lucky to have two places to create! And you have so much storage space! I see you love the color purple. And best of all sharing with your sweetie. My sweetie & I share an office. Most of the time I LOVE that but, sometimes he talks tooooooooooooooooooo much when I am trying to work or concentrate. Do you have that problem? Off to see some more. Thanks for sharing. Charlene

Queen Bee said...

What a fabulous creative space! Love the lavender! I can almost smell it!
Queen Bee Studio

Julie Ranae said...

A wonderfully inspiring creative space...thank you for sharing it with us : )

Honey Lamb and I said...

I tried to post on here yesterday three times and couldn't!! I guess you had too many fan comments and it almost crashed the internet!!! lol! Your space looks outstanding and a great place to play!!!
Yes Ryan fried and "claimed" he wore sunscreen. He may possibly be the whitest white guy there is!! lol! He called it his base tan! lol Whatever!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend! ~Shelley

zandra said...

What a great creative space. Thanks for sharing, so, enjoyed my visit with you.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow girl, I love all that purple and yellow :)
Full of inspiration everywhere indeed!!!

sandy said...

Your space is lovely with such pleasing colors. I love your storage ideas. Sandy

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

Wow! You look like a busy lady! Great use of space!

And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Tobi Britton* said...

What a beautiful space! Love the lavender and the pretty glass... Yummy!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love it! The shelves are just full of wonderful supplies and pretty things! It's wonderful! I'm going to enjoy visiting your blog regularly! I'm a follower now! Thanks! ♥

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Chris said...

Such a sweet space! Lots of cute ideas!
Best wishes,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your studio makes me think of spring! Thank you so much for inviting us.

Karen said...

Francie - I'm lovin' the color and the bright cheerfulness of your space! I think if I were to walk into your room, I wouldn't stop smiling until I left - if ever!
Thanks for sharing! Isn't this fun? :)
HAGD! Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Theresa said...

Hi there Francie, Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit! I always love to meet new bloggers and a Georgia Gal like meet... perfect!

The Antique Store you asked about is in Monroe Georgia! If you are ever in this area, give me a yell and I can tell you how to get there!

Have a blessed day my friend and I am going to look in at the Scented Cottage! Love your creative space!

kluless said...

Your room is beautiful - I love everything about the garden theme. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks so muc for visiting my studio! I love the colors and inspirations in your art room!

Sandy xox

Sherry said...

Your studio is lovely. I love the color on the wall, one of my favorite colors. The galvanized tubs on the stools is really a great idea. I came visit a new sorority sister and found that I could see your Where bloggers create space also. I will visit you again.

Lori said...

You have a wonderful creative space and I love your artwork/creations--they're beautiful! I also love the tub on a stool idea. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Sweet space to create in and the perfect shade of lavender on the walls...wit your special touch through out! TFS!

Anonymous said...

How sweet your studio is..I loved having a peek around!

I'm signing up to follow and will come back soon...


Miss Sandy said...

A pretty purple paradise! Your mosaic work is beautiful and the decor of your space is so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Love it!! That purple is fabulous!!!
That mosaic glass window is really cool. I love the idea. I am working on a glass mosaic pot for my garden. I can't tell you how many bandaids I've gone through! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing your beautiful room with us all.
My Desert Cottage

Renee said...

What a lovely space you have.

I thought I wanted a white room.

Then I wanted pink.

Then I wanted bright colors everywhere.

Now I want lavender:)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun to work! Love the mosiac in progress - have you posted pics of the completed project? :D