It's the Second Annual Where Bloggers Create Party, with over 450 bloggers participating!! Welcome to my workspace! I consider myself to be very blessed to have a master suite as a workroom in my newest home here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Formerly my grandson's nursery, I was thrilled to have inherited the soft mocha and cream striped walls, as well as the wonderfully high ceilings, a ginormous ledge for display, and the large window that lets in so much light.
The room is still very much a work in progress, as I only began to figure out what to put where and how to arrange things about four weeks ago, when I decided I wanted to enter the Where Bloggers Create Contest. (I only moved into my newest home in December, and to say life has been a bit crazy is an understatement. That, and I am...um...on the slightly disorganized side. Creative minds are seldom tidy and all that, you know.)
My computer desk is actually a vintage dressing table (Don't look too closely! You will see I haven't put the knobs on yet...I am painting them up this weekend...) and I am using my various clipboards as organizational tools for sorting receipts, to-do lists, my calendar, and works in progress things. My bulletin board over the dressing table is an ever changing inspiration board.
A basic small farm table works as a center island for me, and is the perfect spot for me to do assembly work. I like to work standing, and I can look out the window while I work. The book cases house all sorts of things....vintage bicycle baskets hold oodles and toodles of idea folders.....
..which are just about my favorite form of inspiration. I pull out folders sometimes at night and crawl into bed to flip through the pictures (all set up by category...such as Kitchens, fireplaces, entertaining, etc.) for ideas.
The long skirted table between the bookcases is actually a very old hutch bottom that I have had for at least 12 years...it has been in my dining room, office, my patio, my deck...and now...my workroom! The piece above the long table is an old vintage baby crib mattress spring...perfect for showcasing memorabilia.
An old weathered metal rack is the perfect solution for housing my many rolls of ribbon. The chalkboard up above is perfect for putting a quote of the week to add more inspiration.
An old weathered and chippied bench sits under the window and holds my stack of vintage dictionaries, which I love to use when making banners and flags.
As I said, the room is still a work in progress, and will be fully completed in the next couple of weeks...and I'll be sharing ore details...including the fully organized walk in closet with a window.
Thank you Karen, and Jo, and everyone at Where Women Create, for hosting such a fun, fabulous contest and party!