Tour The Burlap Cottage® Studio
Here is where I create. A peek into where all of the
madness genius happens. All of my tools and supplies are here. I originally had my studio arranged differently, but the layout was all wrong, and I wasn’t liking the style/feel of it….this is more…..me ; )
These cubbies were another transformation from my kid’s nursery when they were little. Find out more about them here. They have proven to be valuable real estate for more storage.
Here’s another view:
These bookcases have had a former life in our library (along with four other’s), but now, these were just taking up space in our garage. I thought it would be a great storage solution. On the top I keep important reference books/magazines, paintbrushes in my pottery barn gold pots (formerly held plants in another house). The wire baskets I picked up at World Market and hold my order’s separate, I can work on many at one time. When I receive an order, I put a copy of the order, assemble the supplies for that order, and can keep it all together all the way until it ships. My system has worked very well for me.
Here is a close up of some tags I have added to some of the baskets with my supplies staged and ready for orders:
Looking toward the other corner, I have “L” shaped shelves built in to hold my pillow forms, trims, supplies, etc. Everything I need is at my fingertips.
The lamp in the corner has had a make-over. It was a floral lamp, that I primed and painted, then recovered a shade in burlap and added a crystal finial. Above that are my spools of ribbon.
I have already blogged about these wire wall pockets to keep track of my current orders here. Below that is my computer and cutter. My sewing machine(s) are behind me, and my cutting/layout table is in front of me, and I have a nice view looking out the window complete with window seat.
Here’s another overview:
A rolling baker’s rack houses even more supplies and my fabrics sorted by color into each basket. I also have a shelf for more….you guessed it…..burlap, as well as my coffee sacks, and other fabrics on the bolt.
I made this pinboard from a gold leaf frame, now painted white, and the foam board is covered in vintage newspaper advertisements. I also have an inspiration picture on it.
You are looking at the favorite place to sit in the house. It is right by the window, and is bathed in natural light. You can see the edge of the window seat where I display some of my newest creations. Also in the chair, is one of my new pillow designs made with vintage coffee sacks, this one I’m keeping for my studio. I found more of these wall pocket tins in the garage, and repurposed them in my studio. I still need to fill one with some rosemary.
Well, that’s it for now, stay tuned, I will be making some coffee sack valances for my studio, kitchen, or both : )