Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ask a simple question.....


it started out quite innocently.....with just a simple question of "i wonder what would happen if i moved that cubby storage unit out of my studio closet". and before i knew it, my dutch sweetie and i were moving furniture, not only across the room, but out of the room.....and moving furniture from other rooms into my studio. ask a simple question, and you get an unplanned studio-reorganization. although i must admit it was worth the work (and the bruises on my legs).......this little dresser was nice in the spare bedroom, but it's SO much nicer in my studio!


and just so i won't forget what i've put in all of those drawers, i labeled them. (i'll probably still forget where things are, but the tags look really cute.....)


and while i was at it, i decided to try and make some sense out of my work table. i don't expect everything to be neat all the time, but i do expect to be able to find a ruler when i need one! i found this little holder at a going-out-of-business sale.....i love it because it's nice and wide, and i can see everything.....now that i know where my glasses are!


this little planter box is a simple solution for my magazines......and i'm tickled pink over the fact that they're all in one place now!


and here's my new favorite thing......i found this nifty ribbon holder on sale at michael's, and i love it! those spools of rainbow happiness look so fabulous all lined up next to each other! and the really good news is......it looks like there's some extra room on the bottom rod to put more! woo hoo!!


26 comments:

Ludid said...

the dresser is beautiful. your studio looks like a very happy place. those are definitely great finds.

Pat said...

qutzWow, your studio is awesome!! Love all the white furnishings, makes the room look crisp, clean and airy!

debi said...

Funny how one little idea leads to a complete re-do - most of the time! It always feels so good to re organize.Such a Wonderful place to create, no wonder you are so good!! LOL!

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh wow, how much fun. I love moving stuff around and getting a new look. Kind of rejuvenates the creative juices. Good job girl.

Marie aka Grams said...

What a delightful remake. It's so inviting and happy. Congrats on a big accomplishment. Happy Creating.

Heidi said...

Oh how I love the ribbons! They do look pretty up there. The chest with tags is very cool too.

Jane Farr said...

It all looks great Lori! You've created a inviting place for your muse!

Kelly Warren said...

lovely! i think i shall steal your garden-box-turned-magazine-rack idea. :-)

Patty S said...

i love that dresser! you have such fun, functional organizational ideas.... i long for a craft room (instead of the corner of my bedroom! i always joke that i have a craft room with a bed in it! lol)

Crystal said...

Yay, Lori! :-)
It looks lovely --- organized, serene, and inspiring.

But you know what I like best of all???

Your little quiltie!

It’s the "pièce de résistance" in this delightful studio. :-)

Hugs, Crystal xo

Butterfly Works said...

Smart girl, your work paid off...looks great..
Hugs

walther said...

red ribbons for a blue ribbon reno!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

You did such a great job! And how good to have a sweetheart who likes to help with these things ;)

PaperPumpkin said...

You have such a way of making everything so simple and clean and crafty and...well, perfectly gorgeous and happy.

Martha Lever said...

I love that dresser!!! Things look great!!!!!

Alisa said...

Love your studio ideas! Always creative!!

Becky Shander said...

Moving things around always makes me feel more refreshed and excited. And I LOVE that it doesn't cost a dime to do.

Createology said...

Wonderful when things just come together. Your chiffarobe is fabulous and I love how you have labeled the drawers. Great space and so great for creativity. Happy creating...

Mary said...

oh how i know about how moving one thing causes that chain reaction!! Happens all the time here!!!

Love your results!!!!

Staci Danford said...

How wonderful.. I need you and the dutch sweetie over here to help me get started on my garage.. Your studio is just wonderful...
Staci

K said...

You wouldn't happen to have a little organized spare bedroom for an overly tired translator/wannabe crafter, would you?

chrissy said...

my! my! my!
you ARE loved aren.t you?
and count me in on all that admiration.
i want to come and visit.
and just sit
and watch you work
and look at your ribbons
and your magazines
and draw lines with your ruler....
because i.ll know right where it is.
is that ok?
oh, and of course
eat chocolate!
muah!
c

Beedeebabee said...

Hey Sweetie! You guys did a great job! That dresser is so cute, and the perfect place to hold your crafting goodies, love your tags too!...great magazine rack, such a sweet, whimsical touch, and your ribbon station is such fun ... but I reeeally LOVE your art quiltie and the piece you have hanging above the dresser too. They're beautiful! ... Your cheery studio looks like such a great place...I think I'd lock myself in and throw away the key! ;) xoxo Paulette

Creative Potential said...

wow...the day you did this I had labeled my new chest of drawers too!

very inspirational

Sara said...

that dresser is absolutely fabulous. and i love the little tags you used to organize it. i've always been dreaming of a cute little ribbon holder like that..but there's no good space for it in my craft room...yet :)

Wezz said...

I love all the neat storage solutions you have! Now all I need is a craft room... LOL

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