Monday, August 30, 2010

Atelier No. 2 ~ studio part one

little by very little I'm getting there...

the transformation from dining room to

the writing to you and painting table...
a lighted paper garland made from vintage book pages...

vintage drawer holds all the 'little' desk necessities

must have world clocks...
it's always good to know the time in Paris...

vintage office card files~perfect for paint bottles sorted by color
they sit atop an antique sewing machine trestle draped with Ahrisha's beautiful
table cloth I won....

probably my favorite piece...this chest~ cool 50's style & so holds...well,
I think everything!

lot's of vintage silver keeping little things sorted and handy...

I could never have enough antique frames...
just a few I've hung so far, more to go:)


the design board
made with painters drop cloth, quite appropriate! handy, so pretty!
clipped to the top, a vintage bed lamp~ the kind that used to sit on
the headboard...remember these?

Carla's banner...the perfect spot for 'love' !

Made changes to my blog as well...did you notice?

I suppose I'm feeling the onset of fall cleaning...
or maybe just the very late arrival of
spring cleaning...yes, that is much more likely the case.

Thanks to all for hanging in there with me during my little 'blog nap'!!
I've accomplished alot these past few weeks, not everything on my list but alot.
I'm still, it seems, always about 3 weeks on sign orders and what used to feel like...
'omg, I'm so behind!!!'
all the time
is, well, just becoming the norm for me. That is to say, I'm learning to relax a little.

Hope you enjoyed a little peek around the new studio...
I'll share more photos soon, as it is always a work in progress!

Next up will be my fall sign's a hint,
remember my favorite
pumkin color??

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Paula Sweetie...
Be still my little heart, I am so in love with your creating space. Love the paper garland and those frames are TDF. I LOVE them especially the little oval leaned up against the larger one. How original and creative.

I have missed you sweet friend. Welcome back, and what a beautiful job you have done. Love the long drapes. Beautiful...

See ya soon. Have a gorgeous day. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, Paula, I am loving your wonderful atelier! Are you excited about it? I bet you are.

I spy some of my favorite McCoy.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh wonderful!!! Love the clocks and "your" board! Hope your week is going well!

Mari said...


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have been busy, Paula! I don't know that you are late on your Spring cleaning; I am more of a Fall Fresher Upper myself! The room is looking good and I love your clocks with their labels. And your board is great! I have Carla's banner, too!

Julie Harward said...

It all looks so wonderful, you ought to be able to do some awesome creating there! :D

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Paula, this looks so FAB-U-LOUS!! Everything looks just beautiful!!! Glad you have been able to get stuff done!! I still have a list a mile long!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Paula,
Way to go! I'm sure you're going to have way too much creative, fun in that studio.
Looking forward to seeing what comes out.
Happy creating,
PS: Blog looking good*

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Paula! What a beautiful room to create in! I never would'ave thought of re-purposing a dining room into a studio. Great idea! Love the clocks on the wall and that awesome cabinet!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hey Paula! Welcome back to blogland. Hope you had a nice break. Your studio is so calming and inspiring. Unlike mine that's filled to the rafters with "stuff". The tarnished silver pieces, frames, vintage card file . . . I love it all. The "world clocks" is so cute and unexpected. The design board is fabulous made with painter's cloth and the lamp attached - very smart. And, I'm super flattered you have my little LOVE banner hanging there. :o) Glad to see you've enjoyed it.

Have fun creating!

Debbie said...

Hi Paula...this is wonderful! you've created a masterpiece! Love how you have a place for everything.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Paula,
Your studio is so dreamy and very creative! I love the clocks on the wall and all the vintage pieces. You have done a fabulous job! Two thumbs up from me...
Have a sweet day and big hugs~Elizabeth xo

Unknown said...

Oh Paula it's so beautiful! I love the big 'S', the writing on the wall and your headboard light idea!


LuLu Kellogg said...

This is coming together beautifully Paula...I love the garland's lovely!

I can't wait to see your new sign......


jen said...

OH Paula, It is FABULOUS! You have such lovely taste, I am a bit jealous in a good way :) I love touches of black it always seems to add drama. Hope you have had a great summer.

luvs and glitter

Jenny said...

Holy Artistic Heaven, Batman! This is amazing. That lighted paper garland is unbelievable.

If I had that as work space I would never get anything done. I would just sit there and admire the room.

Absolutely amazing.