Sunday, April 1, 2012

OVER THE MOON!!!

Yes, I am over the moon.  You will see why in a minute.  I was going to post next on Hailey's sewing area, but last night we put the finishing touches on the side of my new Serendipity Studio dedicated to painting and paper mache and glitter, and I am so excited about it I had to share.  
Originally I painted all 4 walls pink, but then decided it was just too much pink and kinda boring.  I thought about how I would love to have this studio on the first floor with windows and a beautiful view, so I decided to make my own.  
I painted the wall blue with a cheery sun and dreamy clouds. . . 
                    Added some flowers . . .
               some sweet little bluebirds . . . 
  a clothesline with vintage aprons hanging . . . and yes, of course, I will be painting those clothespins and adding polka dots . . . 
We added a countertop  with tons of storage underneath, which by the way I have COMPLETELY filled with just art supplies. . .
I made a fabric skirt to cover all the supplies, and we put up a sweet little picket fence to give it more dimension . . . 
 I wanted it to look like I had a window view of a pretty yard in the country with a picket fence and aprons drying on the clothesline. . . my version of Heaven.


Now that I have a space dedicated to painting, there will be no more of this . . .
paint and brushes and body parts all over the kitchen table for days at a time.  My family will be so happy.


Now I have this!!!
Like I said, I am over the moon.  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!  Thanks for visiting.  I still have lots more to share with you.  I'll see you then! 
  

51 comments:

  1. Oh my word Julie, your room is amazing!!! What a delightful place to create :-)

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    1. Your room is just delightful. I am completely smitten with your aprons. Just fabulous.

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  2. Oh my, that is sooooo cute! I love it! So cheery and fun. What a great place to craft in.

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  3. Just lovely! I heart your beautiful blue birds!
    Have a Suneday! Carly

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  4. This looks a place you would have to drag me out of....I would never leave. So well done. You lucky girl. SMiles...Renee

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  5. HI Julie! I LOVE your new studio. Its so perfectly you.. sweet and cheerful! YOu are very lucky. MY little craft room is seriously closing in on me... sooo crowded. but even still, like you I'm thankful that I'm not sitting at the kitchen table!
    so.. what will your first project be?
    xoxo
    vivian

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  6. My oh My what a delightful wall and storage area!!!
    Love your vintage aprons--I have a suitcase full--
    but no place to display them!!!
    Happy crafting!!!
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie

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  7. That little wall will be so inspirational! You can use the line for paper tags to hang or a garland in between the cute aprons! I especially love the vine of pink posies! Great idea!

    Tammy

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  8. Just beautiful!! You are the luckiest girl in the world!! Wow! Enjoy!

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  9. Oh, your room is amazing!! I love the flowers, sweet blue birds, and how cute is the clothesline!! What fun you will have in your beautiful craft room when it's all finished!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  10. Your room is wonderful, what a great wall....so creative! I would love to walk in that room every day and get busy! Thank you for sharing it with us! :) Sandy

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  11. Oh this is so inspiring! I'm happy for you that you've got your dream space to "create"!
    Have fun in your new room!
    Erica :)

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  12. Julie, you are soooo lucky to have a beautiful room to craft in, so inspiring! Love what you did with the blue wall, absolutely adorable! Love your aprons, it's such a cheery atmosphere! Take care and enjoy, Marilyn.

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  13. Oh wow, how fabulous. Love the little bluebirds and the clothesline is just adorable. Lucky, lucky you - I see why you are over the moon! Have a beautiful day x

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  14. Wowzy wow wow! I just love your mural! I wanted to do this some years back, when my daughter was younger in her room. Now I don't know if she would go for it! I will have to show her your post! It sure looks great and opens up the room for sure! I am loving it! You are a very talented artist!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  15. I would be over the moon too with a room like yours! I love what you did with the aprons--so clever and cute. I just adore the mural as well.

    Tresa

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  16. p.s. Thank you for visiting my blog and for following me. Such a pleasant surprise! :)

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  17. Julie I love your room. You are doing a GREAT job. The flowers have the sweetest faces. I can see why you are over the moon.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. My bags are packed, I'm on vacation and ready to come play at your studio! I love it and am completely charmed by your painting and the fabrics and EVERYTHING! How can anything not be absolutely adorable that is created there?

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  19. Such a darling creative space, Julie! Love the aprons hanging!

    ~Cindy

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  20. Wow Julie you are so talented in so many different crafts. Your studio just keeps getting better and better and looks such a lovely place to be in. Will you be having a craft studio party to celebrate when it is finished?

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  21. I would be over the moon, too! Love the bluebirds!

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  22. o HOW WONDERFULLY PRETTY AND REFRESHING I WISH I HAD A STUDIO...LOVE THE TINY FLOWERS WITH FACES AND OF COURSE I ALWAYS LOVE BIRDS...IT'S JUST GREAT...I SURELY SEE WHY YOUR OVER THE MOON...ENJOY...WITH LOVE JANICE

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  23. Wow this is fantastic - enjoy!!

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  24. Hello! How are you?
    My name is Luciana, I'm from Brazil and I see his comments on some blogs I frequent. So I came, and I'm like his follower. Ok?
    Pleasure.
    Congratulations! Your blog is beautiful and has everything I like.
    Hugs.
    Luciana

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  25. Lucy,
    I LOVE IT! It suits you to a T.
    I can't wait to see the beauties that will come from your new space.
    Love,
    Ethel

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  26. Your room is so darling...I love it, would be fun to craft all day in there.
    I love bird's....way too cute.
    Love,Debbie

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  27. WOW how cool is that! Glad you won't have body parts on the dining room table any longer. LOL

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  28. Hi Julie,
    That is so so LOVELY, how I would love that! your painting is simply brilliant, there are no other words to describe it. You will get so much work done and I agree with you about no more moaning about brushes, glue etc all over the kitchen table!! , I too was like that until I got my shop!
    Happy painting Julie and I look forward to more pictures and Happy Easter to you too,
    Andrea x

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  29. awww amazing post :)
    I really love it!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love how your new studio is progressing! The wall you have hand painted is so beautiful...and so sweet. What a joy just to have something like that to look at everyday! Looking forward to seeing it completely completed...will you be joining the linky WOYWW party hosted at Stamping-Ground.blogspot.com? So we can see how messy you make it while creating? It's reaaaaally fun...:)

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  31. Hi Lucy!
    I would appreciate your visit on my blog, would be an honor for me!
    Hugs and blessings.
    Luciana

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  32. Julie, thank you for visiting my blog and for Following me. It was a great gift to me. You are very loving ...
    Thank you.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    hugs
    Luciana

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  33. You're so blessed! Ha! I know what it's like to work in the dining room. That's the room I took over too.

    It's absolutely gorgeous and inspiring.

    Love your photo. I've used that several times in my journals. My dad was a paratrooper so it's close to my heart. : )

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  34. Hi Julie,

    No wonder you are over the moon--your room is just adorable! I love the aprons on the clothesline. That's my idea of the perfect view too. I'm so happy it's all coming together for you. You'll enjoy many wonderful hours crafting in this room.

    Betsy

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  35. I do not think that I have ever seen a more adorable room. It is just so much fun, I would want to be working in their all the time. Forget housework and not cooking meals makes you slim?????? It is such a delight and I love every details especially the birds and aprons. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. You are so creative. I love the birds on there, and that clothesline is so darling. You did a wonderful job!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  37. I just had to let you know my mom thinks you are cleverest and most creative person ever! She loves your room and we're all looking forward to seeing more! You are amazing!

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  38. Hi Julie,
    Thank you for following Red Rose Alley. I have already followed you a long time ago as you can see on your list of followers (the red rose). I came back to visit with you, but for awhile you didn't post anything. I thought you may be taking a break. Thank you for your advice for Jess in her teaching field. Your blog is so sweet, and I am a polka dot girl too.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  39. Love it and I'm so happy for you! Isn't it exciting having your little "space"?

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  40. What a delightful place to create! So happy and sassy! I am a new follower!
    Yvonne

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  41. Seriously? This is the absolute, most sweetest, creative space I have ever seen. Your precious little bluebirds to your beautiful skirt!! Oh my. :o) I would never leave this room!! :o)

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  42. Serendipity Studio...Oh, how incredibly sweet! You have created a magical place!! Your adorable pink blossomed tree with it's little birdies is so charming...and, so full of wonder! Thank you for sharing your darling studio with all of us!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn..."Chenille Cottage" (My new blog)

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  43. Oh Julie, what a phenomenal job you did....it's absolutely awesome. I did not realize how extremely talented you are, wow, it put's me to shame! I hope to be showing my re-decorated studio soon, but man is it a process, especially when doing it all alone and handicapped!

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  44. OMG I have just happened upon your blog and it is lovely-what a great room to be crafty in :) you are very talented!

    Tanesha x
    tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. so ADORABLE - you have a great style and imagination!

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  46. I just love your mural! The bluebirds and sweet aprons just make me smile. How sweet your hubby is to create this special place for you. Happy crafting!

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