Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Art Studio Chair Reveal


 I finally finished the chair for the art room! I love how it turned out and it's so much better than the one I was using.

But before I can share the chair, I have to clean the art room...
I don't know about you, but I can happily create and make messes but then something happens and I've reached a tipping point! It's no longer a creative mess but becomes a jumbled mess that saps creativity.
This week was my tipping point. I had this pretty recovered chair to share and YIKES!! There.was.no.room!! I couldn't take a nice picture of the chair in the studio, or find the parts of a project I needed, there were stacks of unorganized stuff everywhere, and the mess was threatening to swallow me whole.

So I started at the door and worked my way around the room, including the closet. The mess always gets worse before it gets better. Stacks and stacks of stuff:
Finally, with some rearranging, purging and putting away, the art room is once again a peaceful place to create (with a clean closet to boot!!):
 Yes, there are still stacks of things but now it's organized and I know where it all is.

The easel is in a better place too where the light is more even. I'm so glad my easel has wheels!
And now I can share my chair! It went from this when I found it at GW,
$6 treasure
to a slipcovered version that started shedding its original cover in bits and pieces,
to finally completely redone. I plumped up the seat then reupholstered it. Voila!

haha, can you see Herbie's head sticking out? - somehow I missed that
when I took this picture. 
Now I not only have a comfortable and pretty chair, I have a clean art studio as well. Hurray!

9 comments:

  1. I love the chair's new look, Cecilia! You selected a beautiful pattern and color that I truly adore! As for your once cluttered artroom - cleaning it up and organizing it looks great! I know exactly what you mean about not being able to find anything before. I find myself thinking of things to make only to say - if I could just find this or that somewhere! I really need to clean up my mess,too!

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  2. I didn't see Herbie, but I did notice Kitty and other paws in the bottom right of the photo. :-) Love the chair, Cecilia, you did a good job. Wish my room looked half that good (even when yours was messy)--I'd take that!

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    1. haha, those were Buddy's paws. If you look at Pippin's (kitty) shoulder, you can see Herbie's nose just past that. Love my chair too! Thanks!

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  3. The chair looks so good, nice and comfy for creating! And the room looks much better... I make huge messes too. I recently did a HUGE purge of my craft studio and rearranged it though so I'm trying really hard to keep it looking nice and organized. So far so good!

    Tania

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  4. I envy you and your new CLEAN CRAFT ROOM!
    Cute chair! It's nice when we give ourselves little gifts... a comfy chair and a peaceful place to paint.Little gifts to yourself!
    Now I need to work on my own space!

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  5. My office/craft room is horrible right now. Love a great GW find. The chair turned out beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I love to find a bargain too. :) And make it beautiful!

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  6. I don't have a Craft Room, but I sure have a messy office. I feel inspired to do some Spring cleaning, but just can't get around to all the areas that need organized. Love your choice of fabric for your chair. You did a great job on it and I bet it is comfortable.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  7. Whoa! You really whipped that into shape Cecilia! Love the chair too, but I knew you'd kill it.

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