and this is what my new craft space looked like up until Thursday of last week:
We have been planning on moving for over a year and finally found a house that made the move worth while. Since we are a few months away from being nearly empty nesters, we decided to convert a bedroom into a girly cave for me ;0 Scott insisted on building me a custom desk to create on. The top was a piece of "naked" planked walnut which was delivered via a freight truck. Scott treated the wood with a Danish oil then once we had the desk built, Scott, Tina and I muscled the 200 pound piece in it's final resting place:
This is the biggest project that we have built and everyone had a hand in it! Here is what the cabinets looked like when we started:
here's the decorative trim, soaking up the stain:
here's several of the decorative korbels that were leftover from the kitchen construction so we put them to good use :)
After I painted everything, dear Angie sanded the doors, drawers and korbels:
Scott found this beautiful piece of imported Italian furniture on Craig's list which was quite the bargain! I think the owner wanted to get rid of it because it is so incredibly heavy!!! Once again, Scott, my dear sister, Tina and I muscled those pieces into a UHAUL truck and brought them home :)
Here it is in it's final resting place, painted and waxed using Annie Sloan products:
Here's another piece of furniture that Scott bought for me nearly a year ago! I don't have an original photo handy but it was a "naked" plain / unfinished Birch wood which I also gave a facelift to using Annie Sloan products. This cabinet is quite large and amazing! It was originally used in the local State University School of Architecture where blueprints were stored.
So that's what I've been spending all my free time doing now I can finally start to create again as I start to get my life unboxed :) Today I have a page in my art journal to share featuring beautiful ColourArte products:
More than a year ago, I took an online face painting course offered by the crazy talented Andrea Gomoll. If you've ever wanted to paint faces, I highly recommend her courses as they are worth EVERY penny! I have no desire to paint portraits by any means but I'm loving the creative process and for me, that's worth it's weight in gold :)
I started painting this page on our road trip home from Los Angeles where we spent the weekend at Connor's college track meet. It was Scott's turn to drive, so I pulled out a few supplies and started to create :)
I added lots of design to the background using various stamps and stencils:
I finished the page off with a Tim Holtz sticker:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the colour me colour challenge: #2 inspiration board.
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great Sunday!
Be Sweet ;)
ColourArte products used:
Twinkling H20s: Golden Monarch, Blushing Caramel, Terracotta Rose, Almond Beige, Fire & Ice, Bronze Medallion, Summer Breeze, Blue Zircon, Bashful Blue, Nutmeg, Chestnut, Stargazer
Silks Acrylic Glaze: Oyster, Black Ice, Teal Zircon, Watermelon Mist