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Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Tax Day Everyone, From My Art Room!

Yesterday I emptied most of this room in order to receive that smashing black and white checked linoleum that I found in a shop nearby. It was a remnant and I had to have it, because my floors have begun to yield an occasional sliver. Just the floors in that room.

I just finished putting everything back. It was so lovely while empty, but I need all of my supplies, and this isn't even all of them, since some are squished into that little closet and some are also in the basement.

I love that glitter WITCH sign that was gifted to me from my dear friend, Stacy French.  We did a show in Pleasanton, CA that year and it was such fun! Recently I finished hooking the witches rug. I was inspired by the design from an old woodblock image from the 1600's.

Greg and I watch TV in this room, hence the two Queen Anne chairs (that I picked up at estate sales), and I even painted black his, because I didn't like the original upholstery of red, white and blue plaid. 

Pictured below is this corner near where I sit and paint and do so much of my work. It shows my serger. I almost never use it. I don't know why I had to have one, but I cannot part with it, because one never knows.

That lamp was a gift Greg and I bought for each other many years ago, and then one day, our dear grandson, Alexander, accidentally broke it and it shattered into many pieces. I just glued it all back together and let it reside in this room for sentimental reasons. I did not get angry with Alex. Accidents simply do happen.

There is my next Hannah doll waiting for her attire.

Ah, there it is again, the witchy goblin hooked rug.

Below, do note the ironing board. It is draped in that silver type of fabric that most ironing board covers are made of. I had to buy some, because my ironing board by Rowenta, is now discontinued and there are no more covers being made to fit it. So I've kept the last one and will simply make a cover with this stuff from now on. Bummer about "planned obsolescence", but hey, one must use one's ingenuity. The name of my ironing board is "Precision".  I mention this in case some of you have the same one. I even contacted Rowenta themselves, and they verified that it is no longer being made.

What a messy cupboard. No matter how hard I work at it, it gets messy. Fabrics! And the top shelf is my soldering supplies. See that closet through there. Some day I might redecorate it. It has the same red and white wallpaper that was there when we moved in. I think it was probably put there in the 1960's.

There it is, below, our home entertainment center. Yep, that's all we have and all we want on that order.

Greg is the kind of man who would send it back were I ever to grace him with a recliner. I am so grateful for that! He simply cannot stand them. Yay! See where I put myself on TV.

I love my table. It was created in southern, Ohio by the great Sally and Donnie Whims. I believe you can ONLY buy their wares from Olde Glory which is owned by Bea Sparrow in beautiful Waynesville, OH. Her name is so cute ~ like the birds and the bees! I bought that table when I wanted to be solely primitive in my decor. Since then, we bought a lovely Victorian house and I do not want to make it all primitive, so I just use that wonderful table for my art projects.

Note the teflon nonstick sheets that are taped to the table top. I have three brand new ones there. I LOVE THOSE THINGS! You can spill anything on it and it comes right off. They are indispensable to a crafter/artist. Of course, my trusty Costco box of rubber gloves is right there on the floor.

I had better fill those cubby holes up! It won't take long. You can see my crown adjacent to this little cupboard. I had to place my name right near it.

I hope you've enjoyed today's tour of my Art Room. It is my favorite place to be. And, I do have the TV on as long as there are some very entertaining programs to keep me company as I paint, solder, sew, cut paper, decoupage, dream and play dolls.


  1. I love seeing the pictures of your work room - which I have already seen in person. Your new floor is very nice. I need a new floor in my sewing room and after seeing your room, maybe someday I'll take pictures of mine too. It is a work room, like yours, with lots of stuff in it. I also have a serger, which I never would have bought, but I do use it a lot. I actually won it in a drawing!

  2. I love to see others studios and art rooms. Yours is such a wonderful mix and piles of splendid things! My Mom also had an ironing board from yesteryear and has bought something called miracle cover for it. Have a great weekend!

  3. What a magical place! Love the floor and the witch rug! With that view of the trees out the tall windows, it must feel like you are in a tree house! Thanks for the tour!

  4. How can you not create when you have such a unique studio.All your precious dolls,furniture and supplies just call out this is where an artist lives! Cheri

  5. I love your new floor. That's what I was looking for to put in my kitchen when I purchased my home. I didn't find it, obviously!

  6. Hello Christine...So sorry I haven't visited for awhile. I have kept up with your posts...just not the comments. I adore your room...so eclectic! You have so many unique pieces in there.
    Hope you are enjoying your day.
    Talk soon,
    Hugs, Nancy

  7. Love peeking in from your pictures of your work room. It's almost like being there with you. Wonderful, fun creative spot!!! Thanks for sharing all your fun corners of your world, Christine!

    Carolyn :)

  8. What a wonderful place! I love to see others art rooms. Yours is divine! Love all the amazing dolls and supplies in it. Lucky you!

    Have a lovely week!

    Hugs, Gaby

  9. I love your new floor! It's my favorite combination...so much so...that even our wedding was black and white!