Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where Ella Creates

I have been working on organizing my studio for the two years I have been in this house. It is created from a tandem garage. My dear hubby (MDH) built a temporary wall with a door for access. The builder put a vent in this area, so I have heat and cooling!

I found an old door for $5.00
and it sat in the garage for months before I was at the point to have MDH make a work table with clear Plexiglas on top. I didn't have him fasten it to the door because I want to be able to slip bits and pieces in the door panels to see and enjoy while I am working.

I always want to see inside everyone's drawers or closets.

Door Knob Bob would be proud of this collection...

I love these wire baskets. I can pull them out and sit them on the table as needed.

I have a whole wall full of boxes and bins. If there is not a label on it, it is empty and ready to be filled.

Below the shelves of boxes and bins are two tall rolling wire cabinets.

Included in these baskets are items to be priced or repurposed.

I needed a place to corral my architectural pieces, so I turned an old bench upside down.

(The bench was made by MDH from old shutters that had been on our old house built in 1940 by my third grade teacher and her husband. We lived there from 1997-2003.)

Here is another work table that I keep my small Ella-ments in magnetic containers. I have two metal topped tables these stick on while I am working. This keeps me from knocking tiny beads on the floor ...

I bought this sign from Roxanne at the Quaint Market last Fall. Guess what? We are going to have the Market again this next October!!! Mark your calendars.

Remember my shabby chic shelf I bought a few months ago? It is now on the wall and I am having the best time filling each little cubby.

Between the jars I had and Ikea, it is turning out to store a ton of tiny Ella embellishments.

You probably didn't notice there was a whole wall NOT pictured in this post. I am still getting it ready for a photo shoot. Meanwhile, I need to get creating...


molly said...

Wow that work space looks great - a fun place to create all your fun stuff. I would love to create right along beside you. It was great seeing you last week at Quaint old homes. CAn't wait till October and the marketplace!!!

mary said...

What a dream space. I am in the process of oganizing, too, so you've inspired me. I'm realizing that the longer I do this (make things) and the more stuff I gather, organizing is imperative. Plus, it looks great! Wish we could come to your house for spqoh.

bunnytrails said...

Hi Friend! Looking good! I would love to create in an area like that. I saw your comment on my blog...I was afraid you might be mad when you found out I was "just down the road" in Addison. Honestly, Emily ran me ragged, but we had a great time. I promise I will come see you and we will have lots of fun! See you next week at SPQOH ?????????

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Hi Ella,
I found you from Margo's blog..... Gosh your studio is amazing...... organized so prettily...... makes me want to run out of mine screaming lol