Did I mention it's a VERY LONG...LONG PROCESS? Ok, so not sure if you remember my earlier post about my bebe studio (here) that wants to grow up and be just like Dawn's of The Feathered Nest (You can see my inspiration by clicking on her Blog name) Well...I know that I have sooo many posts...as those of you that have been keeping up with my blog can surely attest too :) so to help you find it easier just clik on the bold (here) above. Well Dawn, my sweet wonderful friend, said that I should show pictures of it as it progresses and well...I forgot to show some before pictures of the maddness that I am about to show you... sorry (I love looking at before & after pictures...so this is just for you guys that like them too...your welcome) Like I said in that past post, my Ita (grandma) is having fits for sure :) I figure if she pulls on my toes or worse...my hair while I am sleepin...I can always tell her it was Dawn's idea :) (Dawn if you wake up suddenly, sorry :) Goodness I sound like my kids passin the buck... I guess now I know where they get it from... well nice to know I am passin on somethin worthwhile :)
Does it seem like I am stalling???.......It's cause I am....Is it workin?....NO?...Darn, I thought not...well alrighty then...without further adieu...
Welcome to my present maddness. Now mind you that just like I keep reminding myself that this maddness is just temporary...Look at the date of that last studio post....SMILE...Now in a month or so...remind me that this IS only TEMPORARY...Deal?
This first picture is what you see when you walk in from my livingroom into my Bebe studio....I know...I know...sorry, gives me the chills too...and not in a good way *wink lol All I can say is thank goodness for pocket doors!!! (see that armoire? It is soo neat. I want to replace the stained glass doors with regular glass and vintage curtains (thank goodness I have people) and if you look on the left side of the armoire you can see all those lil shelves... they are moveable and can pull out and the door pulls UP just like on a roll top desk :)
Picture #2 is facing the right, I actually get a whole top of the wall to hang pictures! I am soo excited. We have a 1916 house and well...wall space is practically nill and windows are too abundant :) Wait... I digress...Ok this is my one of my work tables, I will hopefully soon have the computer outta the studio... I know I will hate walking to another room to use it but well...it is takin up VALUABLE space. I love those 2 metal and glass display cases...they are a future project...I am going to paint them a beautiful antique aged bronze with either dark brown or cream colored velvet on the bases. (Did I mention I am the Queen of Unfinished Projects? Well, I am...Hey Mr. wonderful even bought me a banner to prove it...Smile...)
Picture #3 is to the left (what would you do if I didn't point that out? Hey unlike most people...my brain does not come with built in GPS, this is for any others out there like me, I got your back :) That is my Ita's sewing machine, I used to "help" her sew on that when I was lil...I wonder if that is why she was always so tired after we were "done." Hey I would push the treadle for her with my own two lil hands :) She used to make me the prettiest doll clothes, wonder whatever happend to them. That area will be a special space dedicated to her, with all my (our) vintage sewing things. The sewing machine says Princesa sewing machine company, I can't find any info on it :( But it is really gorgeous. You know of everything that I own...that is my most cherished possession. My stars I miss her...
The final picture is the left, back corner...oh my stars did you see? I actually have a lil bit of window peeking thru my stuffs...I might just get some natural sunlight after all and not feel like I am in a cave :) That apothecary chest on the other side of the filing cabinet, the pine colored one...that will be my future doll hospital... or as I call it Doll Central lol Now looking at all this stuff can you see why I keep feeling overwhelmed and always closing those pocket doors to forget what is on the other side? lol I know when it is done I will be beyond thrilled... I want my bebe studio to look like an old mercantile store/art studio/display for my junk (treasure...to those in the know, that's everyone...right?) Have you seen the new VICTORIA Sept/Oct issue? The article called Crown Jewels on page 76-81 is my dream studio style...one can wish....Blog gods, are you listening?
Now, I have a favor for you guys out there in blogland...please, please put in a good word for me with the blog gods....that I get this done in this lifetime, I sure would love to have somewhere to create :) Thank you, I would do the same for all of you wonderful friends in a heartbeat~
I still have to decide...chandelier or pretty ceiling fan...I mean...I know I can always run outside for some air when I start to feel light headed...but my lil chandelier has pink porcelain roses and lots of crystals...never mind...dilemma solved!! ( I have plenty of paper I can make pretty fans with :)
I just realized that my bebe studio looks worse now than in my first post about it lol. Sad thing is... this lil voice keeps telling me to "purge stuff" and in my defense as you can attest to by looking at these pictures...so far I have been pretty darn good at ignoring it!~
Right now the plan is just to get everything where I want it, put things away in a somewhat orderly fashion (hey I told all you that I left comments on your "Where you create" blog party that if my studio was 1 tenth as orderly as yours I would be thrilled...thrilled I tell ya! See I wasn't lyin :) Then once everything is somewhat where it should be, I will start taking storage pieces out and redoing them (painting, cleaning, restaining etc...) then repainting the room, redoing the hardwood floors etc...etc....See their is a master plan, really there is (actually as you more than likely already figured it out by the placement of my things...I am making it up as I go...feel free to borrow this method anytime....your welcome :)
Before I end this post...I thought I would share this little tidbit of truth with you...You know why it takes me sooo long to post something new?....Well it is cause I am ALWAYS visiting everyone else's Gorgeous Blogs and leaving comments (cause I want you guys to feel special too, like I do when I read the lovely comments you all leave me)....See passin the buck...you can borrow that lil bit of knowledge anytime...I told you, I got your back...and you got it...your welcome :)
My stars did you see....I have 26 lovely followers...When did that happen??? I am one lucky duck!
Until next time, dear friends....