Skip to main content

Sneak Peek At The Studio

The Studio is just about done! I've been planning out where I'm putting things and finishing the painting.

I'm happy to say I did get all the trim painted and the floor is all stained!

Bruce and our neighbor moved the lockers into the studio for me. I cleaned them up then Bruce reattached the side that was loose. The patina on these are great!

One side has turquoise paint under the red

 And the other side has yellow

There were 3-4 of these tables left at the farm that we found in the barn and shop. I snagged one to use in the studio. It will hold my palette next to the easel. It's the perfect height and size.

 This one needed a new top so Bruce cut one out of a scrap of plywood. I still need to sand it. The chippy paint is perfection!

I'll be moving this shelf unit and this small drafting table from the city house. (Sorry about the bad pictures - they are from 4 years ago). They will be getting a makeover!

After reading this post, I had a great idea for using one of my crib pieces.

Can't wait to see if it will actually work.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Then I actually came up with a brilliant idea for the other 2 rails! Even Bruce was impressed! I'll share more of that at a later date.

It's so fun to finally be at this stage. Soon I'll be blissfully painting and creating  in my beautiful, light-filled studio!


  1. I can't wait to see it all come together. It has been a labor of love for you and hubby and it will be great to see all those ideas finally realized. Have fun!! xo Diana

  2. I can feel your excitement in this post, Cecilia! Everything is coming along ideally with your new studio and it looks amazing! I would love to have a place like this for my crafts! Can we share? Lol!

  3. oooh, a hook ! can't wait for the reveal of the unmentioned surprises!

  4. Oh Cecilia this is all coming together so nicely. I love all the chippy pieces with such artistic personality.
    This is going to be such a great creative space for you. Light flowing and all your great fun pieces. Such inspiration will just flow. This is so exciting.

  5. Looking GOOD! I love those lockers and your chippy table--exciting!

  6. Oh I love it! It is so bright and an awesome creative space! All the pieces you are adding are going to make it that much better. Those lockers are so cool! I'm home sick today so I thought I would use this time to catch up with all my blog friends. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

    Hugs, Vicky

  7. LOVE IT!!! I’m so happy for you! I know you’re going to spend many happy hours in your fabulous space :).


  8. Cecilia, one day soon you'll look around, surrounded by paints and easels, and you'll know that you and your loved ones created that great space!

  9. Love it Cecilia ... the green table is so perfect and the lockers too. So anxious to see what you do with the crib pieces. So happy for you ... lovely studio. I know you will be inspired and paint some beautiful artwork.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Cecilia,
    Everything is coming together so perfectly, so much detail and inspiration. I love seeing your dream come true!

  11. That green patina is so chippy perfect! It would be so wonderful to have a room to myself in which to create anything I wanted. I'll be following along with you and cheering your progress.

    1. Thank you! I painted my first piece of furniture in there today! So nice I didn't have to worry about paint on the floor or moving things, etc. Whoopie! This is going to be great!


Post a Comment

I am so glad you stopped by. Your comments make my day! I am now responding via email so if you are no reply blogger, I will respond in the same post as the comment.

Popular posts from this blog

Farm Laundry Room Wall

This weekend I got the laundry room painted - walls, trim, and shelves. Yay!! It looks fresh and bright.

And because I got all the painting done, I was able to get the accent wall done ( thanks to my husband for his help!). When I began planning, I wanted to do something to the walls that would give it some interest. I thought of beadboard or a rough plaster texture but I wanted a more rustic look. Rough wood planks (as in old fence pickets) or what I really, really wanted was rusty tin. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough old fence pickets or somewhere to get rusty tin for either option.

I had just about decided to go with beadboard when I just happened to mention the rusty tin idea to one of my sisters. She said she knew where she could get some, so how much did I need? Yes! I quickly measured, told her, and in a few weeks had some tin panels. Perfect...only they weren't rusty. She told me the rusty ones were too far gone so she decided to bring me these. Ok, I can rust them…

Thanksgiving sign

I can't stand it...I was going to post this next week but I'm dying to show it off! I know, I know, now I will have to come up with a new post for next week. That's ok. I'm having fun with this and so enjoy it. You make it so much more so! So thanks for reading and leaving comments. I am thankful for you! Anyway, here's my farm mantel post:

My mantel needed help. Everything I placed there got lost against the brick. Painting it isn't an option - that was voted down very emphatically! However, I painted the trim around the fireplace to match the surrounding walls and ah, that looks better - blends instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

 Also, it doesn't quite line up with the fireplace. Or the fireplace isn't centered on the wall. Who designed this anyway?! I can't tell you how many quirky things we've found in this house. I think it's  called character! ha.

To help it look better, I decided it needed a wooden sign. I picked a favorite sc…

Cozy Christmas Farmhouse at The B Farm

Hello my friends! Today I'm sharing The B Farm all cozied up for Christmas as part of the Cozy At Christmas Blog Tour. It's five days of Christmas goodness - I hope you will pop over and visit the other ladies. I'll share the links at the bottom of my post.

This year, I'm crazy about plaid! What? You too? To me, it just says "cozy" and "homey".

To begin, I dressed the table with red plaid placemats and red napkins from Audrey of Timeless Treasures. The plaid stockings are actually silverware holders my friend Susan gave me a couple of years ago. So cute!
The red pillows on the bench were wrapped with red and white plaid ribbon. They remind me of presents! The green plates with pinecone motif were a Good Will find many years ago.

Then in the kitchen window, I hung some crocheted lace also from Audrey. It's not plaid but it says farmhouse cozy to me!

Isn't it pretty?

The cute red and white checked apron (another wonderful item from Audrey) han…