Monday, April 23, 2012

A place of her own - Serendipity Studio

A magical place to create and play and learn for my sweet Haileybelle. We started with a nice, deep countertop with plenty of storage underneath.
A fabric skirt with chenille ball trim
         and some vintage pillowcases
 keep clutter hidden and add a touch of charm!

We surrounded the counter with floor to ceiling shelving on both sides.  A piece of scalloped wood trim painted white encloses her space and gives it that special touch.  

I happily realized that I have found the perfect place - across the top - to showcase my vintage children's books.  More serendipity!
She has her own bulletin board which she can decorate however she chooses. Check out the blue and red ribbons from county fair two years ago.  I'm so proud.  She was only 7 when she got those! 

She has already raided my sewing room and completely filled her shelves underneath with fabric and trims.  

I think the crowning touch is the Hello Kitty sewing machine.  So sweet.  She has her beginner sewing and quilt books and is ready to learn.  She already grabbed a doll body from my basket and used her scraps to dress her.  
She found a box of scrapbooking items and was off to make something to hang on her bulletin board.  With her and her brother running around both talking to me at the same time and trying to  visit with my daughter and son-in-law I never got a chance to look at it.  After they left I came down to shut off all the lights and read what it said.  I love it.  I love her.  I am so blessed.  

Sunday, April 1, 2012


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!