Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pretty...Then Poof !!

I always do a major work room clean up in January. It starts my year off right and January 2008 was no exception. In addition to cleaning up, I go thru my space and look at how the "set up" of it is or isn't working for me. This year I got rid of a table that was up against the wall that...when I brought it into the space...I had grand plans for. Well it ended up being a dumping ground so out it went. I then moved this table into the center of the room. I got some bed risers and put the table up on them so the table is now counter height. I also added some small shelving under the table (a girl can never have too much storage space) and wrapped the table in the skirt. The skirt is attached to the table with velcro so when I am working...it is easy to get to the shelves under the table.




Is it this clean and tidy all the time you ask??? Absolutely...NOT!
That is the "poof" part...It was pretty and clean and then I started a new project. It was great while it lasted!!

To see more pictures of my space, pop on over to the side bar and click on the link.

35 comments:

Theresa said...

What a lovely working space.... so many beautiful things all in one room. I wish my work space looked like this!!!

Hugs,

Theresa

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful workspace. I wish my space was that big. Love all the vintage pieces....so you!!

Have a wonderful week. We really need to catch up.

xoxo
Lonnie

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a lovely space, Colleen! I wish mine looked like that. It started out so pretty, like yours. Then...well, you KNOW!:)
xo Lidy

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Collen,
What a wonderful work room! I just have the poof part right now I am in the process of moving into my new space and still find I do not have enough room...Who wouldn't be inspired to work in such a lovely place...love the chandlier Pinkie Denise
I enjoyed your visit please stop by again

Nancy said...

Oh Colleen...your workspace is so lovely. The little touches with glass, laces, the chandelier...everything is just charming. Beautiful!

Have a great week creating!
Hugs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

COLLEEN, SO GLAD YOU SHARED
THIS PEEK INTO YOUR STUDIO...

AND I DID CHECK THE OTHERS AS WELL--IT'S ALL BEAUTIFUL.
WHAT A LUCKy GIRL TO be MAKING
WHAT YOU LOVE IN A PLACE THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS--EVEN MESSED UP!
... the silver pot holding your brushes still a fave.
~cgs

LW said...

What a wonderful place to work...

beautiful!!!!


Louise

Victorian Lady said...

So beautiful Colleen! To have a chandelier in your craft room! That's brillant! :)

Mere

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh Colleen!!! What I would give for a beautiful (and organized) workspace like yours... c'est magnifique! How pleasant it must be to sit and work on something creative in such a pretty and (I'm guessing) peaceful space. I am inspired to fluff up and re-do mine... just one problem. Where do you put all the 'stuff' you don't have room for?! Ha! I need a backhoe I'm afraid...
Lovely pictures!
xoxo
Karen

Carolee said...

Colleen, your studio is absolutely gorgeous! I'm pea green with envy here, lol....

~ Carolee

vintagepaletteart said...

OMG Colleen! I can't believe we didn't get a tour of this studio while we were out there! It's absolutely gorgeous!! And you DO have a beautiful chandelier to create under! =D Love it, love it, love it!

You are a very lucky girl!

Hugs! Nana

Sandra Evertson said...

Oooo, this is just Gorgeous! I'm drooling over it!
Sandra Evertson

Donna O. said...

Your studio IS even more incredible in person!And I'm with Connie on the paint brushes in the silver container- love that.
D.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Miss Colleen, what a magical place you have!!! It is so beautiful, I can't even tell you!! I just went to your other blogs too, magic!! You are a magical fairy princess!!!

michelle sylvia said...

Your workspace is to DIE for!!! OMG!! Thanks for sharing pics....It has given me a little inspiration for the studio that my husband is building for me!

Blessings,
Michelle

Iva's Creations said...

Just lovely, as is the rest of your beautiful home. So many supplies tucked away so nicely. Wish I had a stash like yours to choose from!
~ Iva

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey cutie!
your room is gorgeous!
i would never want to leave.
so fab. a fridge filled with diet pop, and a flatsceen and you would never see again!
haha.
Have a great weekend.
oxoox,
jessi

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, my, drooling here too! That is so lovely!

Melissa

Couture de Papier said...

Wow stunning studio..I would never leave!

MORNA AT BITTERSWEET said...

Your studio is gorgeous! Mine is more at the POOF phase - and then some. Actually, and then a lot!

I like your table idea - very clever. :)

Designs by CK said...

Colleen ~ WOW...what a beautiful space...I would get nothing done in there...too busy looking at all the eye candy!

Thanks on mine tonight as well! What a treat!!! :)

PS: I will leave a bread crumb on mine to find my way back here. '-)

CK

dede warren said...

This my dear is FaBuLouS... clean or not!!!

Johanna Parker said...

Oh Colleen, your studio space is just gorgeous! And even when it is untidy, I can imagine it's still dripping in magic and inspiration....... I love it! Thanks for sharing.....

~ Johanna

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh wow wow wow! Your studio is really stunning! No wonder all of your work is gorgeous, lovely artist, lovely studio, lovely work!

Christine LeFever said...

OMG! Too beautiful to be a work space, replete with a crystal chandelier, sigh. I LOVE your idea of raising the table to counter height, and I love ALL of the pictures. My work space is a fun place for me, but not nearly as serene and coordinated as yours. Call mine a hodge-podge and yours a sanctuary!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

OK girl...now I have Colleen Moody's studio envy! What an amazing and magical wonderland of creativity! Proud of ya girl! (patting ya on the back) I believe you have arrived! I'm with Nana Lori though...why wasn't this gorgeous place on our Pfatt Pfest itinerary? Shoot girl...I would've even paid admission to see it up close and personal! Although, your darling silver paintbrush holder might've come up missing after my visit! LOL!

Oh...and those drawers filled with jewels, gems, rhinestones and pearls...Mmmmm mmm mmm! You were so right when you said "A girl has to have options"!

You did a great job...now you can come over and pretty mine up!

Miss ya!
xoxo,
Joycee

donna o. said...

Thought I'd stop by again- it is just so, pretty! Now you need to show everyone what's under your skirt. (I mean table-skirt).
D.

Lori said...

Colleen, your studio space is SO gorgeous!!!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh my goodness Colleen! Your studio is just stunning! I would not want to leave the studio if it was mine! I can see why your dolls are so beautiful, there is so much inspiration there!
~Cerri xo

~dani~ said...

Gorgeous work space....Just want to pop over and have a go!!

Spooky CK said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend! :)

CK

mary said...

Thank you for adding the poof part! I was just feeling bad about my work space. Fabric, paint and parts everywhere. It was pretty a few months ago. Maybe I should take a day, okay let's be honest, a week, and get it back again to a place where a door may be left open! I love your blog!
Mary
Pinksupply and Pinkflamingo61........etsy

Doreen said...

Colleen, your work room is stunning...just stunning..how wonderful and inspiring it much be to work in such surroundings.

Best wishes,
Doreen

Anonymous said...

Holy crap sista! That is the cleanest I have ever seen it. I live for the holidays when I can look at everything while I am there. Love you! ~~K~~

Lana said...

Colleen ~ you inspire me!!! I finally have my workroom... but no storage! I want to eventually have lots of cabinet space, but still look like a room with furniture. Yours is beautiful!

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