Friday, June 18, 2010

Where This Blogger Creates

In a house as little as ours I consider myself so blessed to have an entire room of my own. It's my blogging, journaling, art, sewing, and creating room as well as bill paying room.  It's even easier to pay bills in here.  Above is my assistant, Rascal, who has his own little matching bed which he has to use to rest and think a lot. 
 
The most fun of my room is being able to do it as inexpensively and yet as pretty and creative as I
can.  I guess you could say I'm a creative tightwad. 
This is the sewing area and above it is an inspiration board which contains a metal lid which holds
some of my favorite business cards. 
I found the little robin's egg blue stool at a used furniture store and for $14.00 I couldn't pass it up. 
Most everything except the computer and printer were cheap, cheap.  I love to
find things or make them instead of buying new. 
My workbench is a door and file cabinets from Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $20.00 all together.
My desk with holding the computer is one I brought home from our store and repainted. 
I just couldn't not have it. 

Thank you so much for visiting my space - it's been so much
fun participating in the Where Bloggers Create party.
                     DIANE

40 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Diane! I love your creative space. It is sooooo organized and pretty. But I think you need to turn today's date upside down. The party is on the 19th. :) Your blog looks great too. So many changes. You've been busy. Best wishes always, Tammy

Zuzu said...

Good morning, Diane!
Love your "creative tightwad" space - as it is my philosophy as well. :)
Your inspiration board is gorgeous, and all your goodies are stored so neat and pretty. Thank you for letting us take a peek inside your creative world - it's lovely!
Enjoy the day, my friend!
Zuzu

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Aren't furry assistants great to have in the studio?

Kathy said...

I love the blue desk! And I keep meaning to check out the rehabitat store - maybe this will motivate me!?
Great space.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Diane, I love seeing your 'creative space'.... It's MUCH neater and more organized than my so-called 'creative' space... Maybe that's why I'm not as creative as you are... ha ha

LOVE it---there's a spot for everything... Neat-Neat-neat..
Hugs,
Betsy

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a cute room and what a CUTE Rascal! He is precious! Love your room...

The French Bear said...

Diane, I just love your creative space and especially your assistant "Rascal". He is a sweetie!!!! Look how organized you are,love the blue stool and your inspiration wall!! Thanks for showing everyone our studio, it has been so much fun....seeing where everyone creates!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Amber Leilani said...

lovely space, diane. and rascal is waaay cute. how lucky you are to have such a precious assistant! :)

Laurie said...

Your studio is wonderful Diane. I wish mine were as organized! Well I guess it would be if I did it. I love what you've done, and your furnishings make it so comfortable and homey! Great space Diane!

mudderbear said...

You're an inspiration. Everything is so pretty and so organized. I'm so glad to have discovered you and your creating place.

Whimsey Creations said...

Very pretty Diane. I love the sheet music inspiration board over your sewing table! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Nice to meet you.

June said...

Diane I can't tell you how happy I am to catch a glimpse into the way you live. I LOVE to see how my dearest freinds live and enjoy their lives. Your creative space is just like you, lovely in every way. I LOVE your inspiration board. I have always wanted to create one of my own. I love to hear how you repurpose things. I love taking old and making them new again. Giving something a new purpose. I'm so glad that you joined in the fun, because it was such a joy to see how my Diane lives and creates.
I loved your bliss post! I can so relate! I haven't ever had the desire to have manicures...I would just be wasting my money.
hugs

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey again Diane, I love yesterday's post with little Rascal peeping over the table. So sweet! I made peace with my dad not speaking to me a long time ago. It's a long story, but I know that it is all him (and his wife) and nothing to do with me. She is manipulating and controlling him and if that's the way he wants to live his life, then so be it. I did call him some months back, thinking enough was enough, but he is in a dark place and the things he was talking about, what he was saying, really turned me off. I realized he is not the person I used to know and I don't reall need or want him in my life at this point. There's a reason for everything. Hope you are having a super Sunday. Best wishes, Tammy

Karen Burns said...

Great Space! Looks like you are very organized and have lots to play with :-) Thank yo for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice note. This is great fun.

zandra said...

What a great creative space. Definitely, my goal to get an inspiration board next time. ;o)
So, enjoyed my visit with you. enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

What a great creative space! Great inspiration board!
Queen Bee Studio

Pondside said...

I enjoyed my look at your creative space - it's so interesting to see where people create!

Angela said...

I KNEW we were kindred spirits...I'm a creative tightwad too!!
Angela

Tania said...

You look really organized! Thanks for sharing your space and visiting mine.

Liz said...

I love your inspiration board! Very nice place to create!

~Liz

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE tat blue desk and the inspiration board...it is all very cute!
THANK YOU for *all* of your sweet words!
Rene

Theresa said...

Love your turquoise computer desk and that cute little teapot lamp! Your furry baby is adorable and looks quite comfy! The inspiration boards are GREAT and your organization skills really shine. Hoping your daughter is OK...pretty amazing about the car!

Claudia said...

You have a wonderful creative space and it is great that you did it on a budget!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Love how you used your finds to create your space. Love your assistant too!

kluless said...

Creative tightwad - I love that and it describes me, as well! Looks to me like you have built yourself a wonderful little nest to create in. Thank you for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like your blue desk AND that adorable tea/coffee pot lamp base...so cute! Thank you for inviting us to visit.

Michelle May said...

Hi Diane!
Nice to meet you. I love your creative space and yes, I think bill paying would be much easier in there!
Rascal...oh my gosh!!! How cute! I can hardly stand how much cuteness!
Hugs to you!

TinyBear said...

Your creative space is wonderful - love your inspiration board.
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place too.
~ Tina

Terri said...

Great work space and storage...and wall displays...so nice to have a space dedicated to creating. TFS.

Terri said...

Great work space and storage...and wall displays...so nice to have a space dedicated to creating. TFS.

donnaj said...

nice space you've created-love the term "creative tightwad!"
thanks for sharing

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Diane! You have a lovely room! I especially like your inspiration board. It is one of the prettiest I have seen. One of these days I will get around to creating mine. Thank you so much for joining the party. I really enjoyed the tour!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Halle said...

The blue desk is wonderful...we have the same monitor too!

Miss Sandy said...

I love your inspiration board and what a sweet studio to create in. I too am a believer in using what you have or being frugal with decor, there are so many good cast off items that are still usable. You did a great job! Thank you for sharing.

Lynnae said...

The old sheet music makes such a pretty background! Great space. I love decorating on the cheap too. (I would probably like decorating on the 'expensive' if I had the cash, LOL)
Well, thanks for sharing your space!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Nice of you to share your space with Rascal who, I would imagine, pays you back with love. I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your creative place in this world. Thank you so much for sharing. Connie

Abby's Garden said...

Hi Diane, thanks so much for stopping by my creative space...and so glad you did because I've found yours! Yours is so special, love the inspiration board, and I can see you're surrounded by special treasures everywhere. BTW, love your garden...wish mine were half as pretty as yours!

Renee said...

You have a great space. Very organized. I love seeing all the different pieces everyone brings together to make a space theirs.

Janet said...

Your space looks cozy and very functional. You have everything so organized. I love that you re-purpose things and don't have everything brand new and shiny. Your inspiration board is beautiful, and I'm sure your assistant helps at every opportunity!

marnie said...

LOL - Rascal looks all comfy cozy in his bed!

Love seeing you are an "optomistic romantic"! So cool that you concentrate on the joy (something I enjoy doing as well).

You are very clever with your great buys and making them work so well in your space. That blue desk is quite a find. :D