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The Studio is OPEN!

studioafter4Come on in and take a look!  The studio is open and has already hosted 2 events!!!

studioafter2Welcome to the entry…and the “wash up” station!

I found this triple bar sink at an Antique Mall and paid $195 for it…I contemplated trying to do the plumbing myself.  I even watched a few You Tube videos, etc.  Something did not feel right about it and I ended up calling a plumber…pretty glad I did…it ended up actually being a complicated install, and the most expensive part of the studio.  If you look closely you can see that I had to raise the sink height to accommodate the new trap.  I bought some decorative wooden legs for $5.00 each at Home Depot and painted them to match the stainless steel!  I also purchased from Home Depot some faux tin panels to fashion the sink back splash. Just glued them right to the wall…super easy!  Now I have the perfect station for washing brushes, stencils and hands!!

studioafterI love my office nook!

studioafter3I spray painted an old brass chandelier with oil rubbed bronze spray paint, hung it, and then stapled draped burlap for the “ceiling”.  I painted the floor with Graphite Chalk Paint®, stenciled it using the Large Moorish Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio, and Old White Chalk Paint®.  I sealed the floor with Annie Sloan Lacquer.

I scored the rusty base of the desk from one of my favorite places, Shoppes on Patterson, in Greensboro, NC, and the perfect barn door from Simply Janelle Designs in Summerfield, NC.

This space is perfect for meeting with clients, and looking over sample boards!

studionightschalkboardI made a chalk board wall here….

wine + furniture+paint= Studio Nights

The next Studio Nights is February 27th from 6:30-8:30…or later….because who wants to go home that early after a night of FUN?!?!

studioafter6I’ve got a great food and beverage station and a fab refrigerator I painted with Provence Chalk Paint® and stenciled with the French Menu Lettering Stencil from Royal Design Studio using Old White Chalk Paint® and sealed with a Clear Finish from Artisan Enhancements.

studionightsHere are some photos from last months Studio Nights!

studionights2If you want in for the next one sign up ASAP!

It is designed for anyone who wants to have fun!  It is incredibly therapeutic!  Come learn, be inspired and find your inner creativity!

31 Days of ASCP, Day 27…Your Work Zone

Well, here it is…my glorious “studio”!  
The Garage
A source of marital contention
A place where no 4 wheeled vehicles have seen the light of day
An episode of Hoarders
I could go on and on…..
Note that in this photo there are 3 MAJOR violations taking place.  Our garage is divided into 4 quadrants.  I am allowed to spread myself out in 3 of them.  The fourth one {the one the Harley lives in) is OFF LIMITS!  Here I see that the brand new, was still in the box, fire pit I scored at Goodwill has traveled into the penalty box, along with the desk stool to my french provencal set and 2 cans of paint.  
As you can see I’ve got some in progress work going on and several more that need to get started!  My goal is to get this under control and most of it out before the winter sets in.  Oh how I hate to get in a cold car.  I hope to have my van back in the garage in a few weeks!  
Where do you paint???  We’d love to hear about your “studio”!

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