I’ve had a number of friends comment about how much they love my workspace, which always seemed to surprise me. To me, it was just my home office that I took over. Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely an upgrade from being squeezed into my bedroom sitting area, but I never really felt like it was “my space.” I am slowly taking ownership though by adding my own touches, and I do love the creative energy that I feel when I enter this room. I am so lucky to have this space, and I thought it would be fun to share some pictures to show how I’ve made it my own.
Right now I have a couple of 2′ x 4′ tables set-up in the center of the room, but I’m hoping to switch it out for our old counter height kitchen table. That table has already been beaten up by my kids (think forks being stabbed into the table over and over and over again) and hubby (spray painting without covering the table – really??), so I think it would be perfect for me. That way, I won’t have to worry about protecting the surface when I paint (which means less clean-up for me), because Lulu = lazy like that.
I picked up some 100+ year old windows and screens that I had planned to use for a display booth, but they turned out to be a little too short. I put the screen door on the desk to hold patterns and other materials (love it!), and use a window screen to hold a couple paper wall wreaths (1st photo).
Across from entrance
My brother-in-law- Ryan C. McGinley
– (who takes amazing photos
, including the one of me on the beach in my header and my profile pic) helped me set-up a table top photo booth. I have BIG dreams to set-up a photo studio in my basement whenever it gets finished… someday… somehow…
Makeshift photo booth
Storage, storage, and more storage!! There never seems to be enough (notice the piles creeping their way onto the floor). Storage in the corner…
Random secondhand storage shelves for materials
against the window… under the photo booth table…
Storage for products, display items and materials
under the center tables… Sheesh. Before long there won’t be room for me to walk!!
Art supplies and more materials!!
I spend the majority of my time in front of my sewing machine (which you can see in the 1st picture). I like to keep adding little meaningful things to my wall, all of which were given to me by friends.
In love with love
Angel cards have become very meaningful to me over the past few years. I received the top row at a one-day soul retreat with Bridgette
a mere 5 DAYS after my grandmother passed away. Notice the cards that I randomly drew – Comfort, Gentleness, Sensitivity, Hello from Heaven, Patience… it never ceases to amaze me. When I look at these cards I feel connected and, in a way, looked after.
Wall ‘o angel cards
And finally, a great quote about authenticity by Brene Brown, given to me by my friend, Erica.
It’s a little bit of a read, but so worth it.
So there it is! My wonderfully messy, jam packed, chaotically organized workspace. I love it!