I have one of those rooms that many just dream about.  A Studio.

That’s what I call it.  Most would call it a craft room.

A tiny 9×9 room in my house that is totally dedicated to my love of papercrafting.

I have dropped hints that I might show it to you.  Some time.

And all these months later…I’m pretty certain that you wondered if I even had a craft room.  Um.  Studio.

So without further ado….

Welcome to my Studio!  Ahem.  Craft Room.


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May I offer you a glass of ice water, lemonade, or lightly  sweetened tea?


Let’s begin our tour of this modest room.

This is your view as you step into the doorway.

Better yet, sit down with your cool beverage…we’re going to be here a while.  [wink]


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This is not your perfectly coiffed craft room.

It’s filled with leftovers, things I love, things that need a home, like my giant file drawer in the corner, mementos of travels, gifts, and of course lots of crafty goodness.  It’s eclectic and random and whimsical and fun.

It’s vintage and shabby and not.   And I love it.


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There’s even stuff I made…like this recipe book shelf with drawer I made for my mom back in my woodworking days.

And baskets.  Lots of Longaberger Baskets.  They sure make ‘stuff’ look good and hold the odd essential like 12×12 scrapbooking paper, which doesn’t fit anywhere.


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This was an old fallen apart mirror that I snatched up, re-glued, and painted.

Looking through its aged face we see a glimpse of the other side of the room.

And a fancy cake and a special cover I created for it that I need to tell you about some time.

If  you’re interested.


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Oh…this is the corner of which you only got a glimpse.

Isn’t it fun?

Most everything at my fingertips.


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A friend of mine back in New York is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  She’s creative, and fun, and had these fun gatherings at her house where we would make the cutest cards, and such.  And the gals who attended would take turns being the hostess and well…you know the rest of the story….cause it’s all here.  I’m a gal who loves her tools.  Um.  You noticed, right?

Stamp pads will dry out.  Their handy little cases aren’t air tight.  And because I don’t like re-inking the pads, I store my ink pads in shoe box-sized plastic containers.  And keep them all organized by their color families.  Haha!  No!  Do you do that?

And because there’s lots of paper scraps when paper crafting, I organize all the scraps by colors in file folders, in a Longaberger Small Gathering Basket, on my worktable.  I also have files for partially completed cards, extra stamped or embossed images, and scraps of fancy paper, too.  These aren’t color-coordinated folders with Washi tape and scrapbook paper covers labeled with a p-Touch.  That would be soooo cute!!  Maybe someday I’ll get fancy like that.   And if I do…I’ll be sure to show you.


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Isn’t this just the best shelving?  The people who lived in our home previously left this potting stand in the garage.  It was rough finished wood that I cleaned up and painted with the same paint that graces the walls.  It works hard and doesn’t stand out in the room because the color makes it blend in nicely.

I love how the bottom shelf holds a large bin for all my fabric projects in the works, and the convenience of having all my stamp sets easily accessible on the middle shelf.   Pretty slick, huh?


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Way up on top is a Bakery Basket on the left with completed cards.  My supply is dwindling with several empty categories.  I need to get to work on that.  Haha!  You’ll recognize the 3-D heart from a post here.  A jar for ribbon scraps, and a Spring Basket filled to overflowing with glitter and embossing powders and tools.

The next shelf holds most of my ribbons and strings and jute and my handy dandy Cuttlebug Machine.  My favorite thing is to use it for embossing cardstock.  L.O.V.E. it!!!

And then the main level shelf holds another basket (surprise!) or two of punches, and then there’s the basket filled with hardware embellishments, and a vintage blue jar filled with ink refills.


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Another storage solution is the cafe curtain rod that was cut down a used to hang ribbon.  It isn’t as handy as being lined up in a basket, but it sure is cute there.

Did you notice that huge scissors hanging there?  I am not sure.  But my father’s father was a tailor.  A really good one.  He made suits and coats for the lumber barons of my home town with names like Hackley and Hume.   That scissors was always in one of the drawers at our house growing up and I’m pretty sure it was my grandfather’s.   You have cool stories like this to tell when your dad get married late in life.  Having an older dad was not cool when I was a kid.  I didn’t like being asked if he was with my grandfather.  Not at all.


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You may recognize the bird banner I wrote a tutorial for here and used to grace my vintage window here.

The large print is one we picked up at Epcot a number of years ago and slipped into an inexpensive frame.  I love art that reminds me of travels and good memories.

One of the handiest storage items for me is this Wrought Iron Bread Basket Rack from Longaberger.  It’s now retired from the line, but it is terrific for holding baskets of small things at hand and is a terrific space saver too!


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Another glimpse into the mirror shows you the opposite side of the craft room.

The shelf behind the ‘cake’ is filled with books from which I steal pages for papercrafting.

And the shelf above perfectly holds all my colorful cardstock.  I love that.


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This old Hoosier cabinet was in the back of my parents’ garage in my growing up years.  I lived in the same house that my dad was born in and so I have a few really old things.  This was used as storage for paint cans and such until one day I took it away and had it ‘dipped’ to remove all the old paint and gunk.  The down side of that, the side panels are veneer and they got all warped and crazy, so it lives in it’s stripped state.  I’ve used it in a kitchen in Indiana that was a bit shy on cabinets, and for displaying my cocoa tin collection in the family rooms of two others, and now it works great for storage and display in my studio.  Craft room.  Ahem.

Notice the glow on the top of the Hoosier?  I’ll tell you more about that.  Just be patient. [wink]


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You get a better look of just how small the room is here.  And a view on the Hoosier’s top shelf of a few fun papercrafting projects.  The next shelf hold some fun bee things, because I love the reminder that bees…especially bumblers…are anything but ordinary.  They remind me to (wait for it!)

BEE Extraordinary!!


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It was completely by accident that I discovered how helpful it was to have the extra light cast by a shoplight in my studio.  When I was painting the room this gorgeous shade of blue….which I have had a dreadful time photographing acurately without the benefit of much daylight….I found that when placed on its back the light really illuminated the room well.  And we all know good light is important for crafters.

Here’s a view of the jars with the light off.  It was virtually impossible to take these pictures with the lights on.  The camera and the eye do NOT see things the same and this was made very clear to me as I tried many different possibilities.

This is one of my favorite things in the studio.  It’s fun and whimsical and who would guess that this would look so amazing.

Of course you have to trust me that it looks amazing since the photos are so, so.


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I neglected to mention that my vintage Blue Ball Mason jars were the inspiration for the room’s color.

You may have noticed the color theme of the blue with accents of white and yellow and a bit of red thrown in there for good measure.

And one more story to finish with.  If you scroll back up to the first second photo, you’ll see the upper shelves.  Do you see the sewing machine?  It is electric and when I was a little girl my mom bought it for me.  She was a pretty handy crafter in her own right and reupholstered a lot of our furniture.  One day we were at this crazy, over-stuffed upholstery store where she got her supplies when we spied this sewing machine.  I still can’t believe that we walked out with it.  My parents didn’t gift through the year…everything came at Christmas…including my back to school clothes.  The funny thing….I never remember sewing on it.  But obviously I did learn to sew.


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Have you been noticing this huge work table?  It’s one of those folding banquet tables.  Which is a good thing, because I don’t know how it would have gotten in the room otherwise.  For the longest time I used it plain and bare.  And gray.  While the room was looking pretty the table was… Just. There.  So…I started dreaming of what I could do and decided that I would take two old twin bed sheets and make a table skirt.  This is not perfection.  Okay…I am not perfect.  And remember, The Nester says, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”  I’d like to say I had fun creating this.  Well, maybe I did have some fun, but that cool ruffled top row which was inspired by Gussy Sews was a challenge.  And somewhere along the line, even though I measured, the ruffle went up hill and then down hill while I sewed it.  Even though I had a ton of pins.  It looks super easy to do, but it wasn’t.  Gosh, it’s cute though!

Of course, I stamp and paper craft on this table, why would I want a white cloth table covering?  Am I crazy?

Don’t answer that.

In my stash of cool things I had a roll of clear heavy duty plastic…you can buy this kind of thing….but I found it at my parent’s house and thought I could use it and finally I did.  (And in case you think I’m a hoarder…my friends will testify that I’m not….but I sure have a lot of interesting things…thank you Mom & Dad.)  It is perfect for covering the top of the table and I can wipe it clean and it’s super easy to scrape off the scraps too.


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Whew!  I think that’s the most words I have written on this blog since it’s humble beginning.  I warned you we’d be here a while.  Who knew there would be so much to talk about in one humble 9 by 9 studio?  Um. Craft room.  [wink]

If you want to see more places Where Bloggers Create, click on the link graphic above.  The lovely Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage has created this fabulous gathering of blogging creatives willing to open their studios and craft rooms and workshops to you.  What fun awaits!

Thanks for being an Extraordinary friend and sticking with me through to the end.  You deserve a prize, for sure!!


What’s your favorite part of my studio?

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What does your dream craft room look like?


Wishing you Extraordinary crafting….


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  1. Your studio/craft room just got on my list of “100 Places to See Before I Die”! :O) It is GORGEOUS!!!

    • Diane says

      LuAnn, you just put the biggest smile on my face. 😀
      Thank you for such fabulous encouragement.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  2. Mariana Mill says

    Unbelievably cozy… if I may say so. Thank you for a peek into your craft studio. I should be so lucky. I have gotten some ideas from your layout. I am in ceramics (plaster molds) & my studio is shelves of bisque ready to be painted. I am working on refining the layout; it’s a work in progress with all the paints, ribbons, and other goodies… but I’m sure it will come along in time. It’s a 20 x13 room off the kitchen; was suppose to be a family room and has a fireplace with ceiling to floor shelves on either side. Off of that is my patio which was made into a room in which I store a lot of crafty items; Perhaps if it was smaller I wouldn’t be so perplexed with it. Thanks again. Off course, Mariana

    • Diane says

      Mariana….what a pretty name…you are so sweet and kind. Thank you for sharing a little about your creative space too. I’m not sure given the nature of your craft that smaller would be better. [wink] But, how delightful to have your space right next to the hub of the house and enjoy a fireplace there too. I do think that studio spaces are organic and change as we change and grow in our craft and creativity. Yours will no doubt become even more functional and lovely over time.
      Happy Creating!!

  3. Cathy says

    Great room! I really love your lighting idea with the jars. Functional, but oh so pretty! I’m loving this tour and finding inspiration for my room. Thank you!

    Cathy ♥

    • Diane says

      Thank you Cathy!! I’m thrilled to know someone else likes my lighting idea too.
      You are so sweet to take time to leave your sweet thoughts.

  4. Very nice room and I love the color. I live in Arizona where it’s really hot and that color instantly cooled me off…;o)


    • Diane says

      Awww….I bet it is hot in AZ right now.
      Thanks Meri for stopping by with your kind thoughts.
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  5. Carly Congilosi says

    Hey, Miss Diane! I love this room! I love making cards and such but it seems I never have time! Do you remember when we had that “girl’s night” at the church and you had a bunch of elementary school girls come to where the elementary kids’ service used to be and we made cards? Well, you put a sticker or something under one of our seats and it happened to be under mine! I got the “prize,” which was a container of different stamps. I use those stamps on a lot of the cards I make! They say, “happy birthday,” “thank you,” “just for you,” “congratulations,” etc. I LOVE them! Your kindness years ago really encouraged my love of making cards and scrapbooking!

    • Diane says

      Hi Carly!
      I do remember that! That was so fun! I had such a good time with all of you…what a great small group, too. 🙂
      Wow! That was a long time ago. And you still are enjoying and using those stamps! That is amazing!!
      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and relive that sweet time again.
      Wish you weren’t so far away….it would be fun to get together and create. 🙂
      [hugs] –

  6. Dona says

    Oh, what a lovely room! If mine were only half that neat and tidy! But I’d like to say….YES! I want to hear about the “cake”. I noticed it on your table a few posts back when you were showing your ‘mess’ from creating something, and I almost commented about it then. Of course, THEN I thought it was real and would have totally embarrassed myself! So please, tell us about it! Thanks! Dona

    • Diane says

      Oh Dona….believe me it gets messy. I think I need to show a photo or two I took when the bomb went off! Haha!!
      Ah the cake!! Yes…that was a fun serendipitous project. I should share it. And we won’t tell anyone that it was calling your name! [wink]
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  7. Jackie says

    Hey there!!! This is that friend from New York!!! Your crafting room looks awesome !!! Decorated with love for sure!!!
    Hope all is well with you!! My stampers are dwindling…may be the end of my club!!! Makes me sad…lots of good times and fun projects!

    • Diane says

      Hi Jackie!
      What a great surprise! I didn’t know you were a reader. I almost sent you the link. 🙂
      And thanks! I don’t know that it holds a candle to your stamping room….but it does the job.
      I do miss out stamping times with you and the gals. Fun. Fun. Fun.
      It would be terrific to catch up. We might not be here too much longer….maybe an overnighter to this cute town is in order. [wink]

  8. Oh, Diane, it’s wonderful!!!! I love the table cover the most, even though it was a challenge. A close second is the lighted collection of blue Mason jars. Your organization skills are impeccable! I wish you many years of happy crafting in your studio!
    His blessings,

    • Diane says

      The table cover?!!! Now, Kim, it isn’t perfect and I know that everything you sew is….. [wink]
      You just said the nicest things….I hope I don’t go and get a big head now. 🙂

  9. Mel says

    LOL. Seriously?! THIS is where you create and craft?! Oh dearheart, I WISH I had a 9×9 space anywhere in this house that had just a hint of that ‘neatness’ and ‘organization’! What I have is “stuff” shoved into two tubs that I haul to wherever there’s a flat space to spread out. (Yes, that makes for some interesting moments!) Sometimes we take our coffee in the livingroom, or hurriedly shove things back into tubs so we HAVE a coffee table when a visitor arrives….and sometimes, depending on what’s being created, there’s no livingroom floor. LOL. This bit of space is just AWESOME. LOL. And go figure it’s neat. And blue. And has mason jars and cool things blended in that touch your heart.
    I want one!!

    • Diane says

      Haha! Mel…it’s neat…TODAY! And for a few days or weeks and then an explosion of creativity occurs and it looks like a bomb went off. I have a post coming up to show one of those occurrences. I promise! 🙂 And somewhere in the post I needed to say that my whole house is my creative space. But…I think you already knew that. Besides…a few times a year it’s good to get the space all organized the way I like it. It feels good. Then again…we took the door off my studio (because it make it feel crowded), so that means if someone comes…I’ve got to make it look presentable. And since I invited you in…well…of course I didn’t want to scare you off. [wink]
      Blessings my friend!

  10. Laura says

    Pretty! Love the jars!!

  11. Lavender Cottage says

    Nicely organized studio. I attend a monthly Stampin Up workshop and enjoy creating cards.

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Thank you!
      Aren’t the Stampin’ Up gatherings so much fun? I love getting to know ladies through the time. Of course it helps to have an incredible demonstrator, too!

  12. Your studio is wonderful. I love how it is organized, but that you have left spaces to show off some of your favorite beautiful things. It is a very pretty space. I’m having such a good time visiting studios and seeing how everyone gets creative. Please come over and visit my little studio. I’m having a Give-A-Way of a $25 Amazon.com gift card to anyone that follows my blog and leaves a comment.
    Come join the fun.
    Your blogging sister, Connie 🙂
    P.S. i love, love, love that Hoosier cabinet. that is so special 🙂

    • Diane says

      Hi Connie!
      You just put a big smile on my face with your encouraging thoughts. 🙂 Thank you sooo much!!
      Hope your day is blessed in every ways!

  13. Love Love Love those mason jars! They are my happy color (well . . . those, and the color Red . . . and anything with both blue and red in makes me so happy, I could almost explode!! truly!) I’m loving your space. Smart, orderly (is it always like that?) and so lovely. I’m so happy for the opportunity to meet you and peek at your studio . . . having such a lovely time during my visit here, for sure!

    • Diane says

      Oh Leanne….blue Ball jars make me smile too! Along with red and yellow. 😉
      Thanks for your kind remarks.
      Haha!! No it isn’t always so orderly. Sometimes it looks like a bomb went off. [wink]
      Thanks for popping by!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  14. Maureen says

    I have a bit of an obsession for Hoosier cabinets, you are so lucky to own one, especially with so much family history to it. Your space is beautiful and perfect, just like you 🙂

    • Diane says

      Yes Maureen, I do feel blessed to have the cabinet. 🙂
      Thank you for your sweet remarks!!

  15. Great space! I love all the work top room you have and all the storage space!

    • Diane says

      Thank Kathy!
      I truly feel blessed to have this area.
      Thanks for popping by and for your sweet words!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  16. Judi says

    Ahh, so this is where those success/failure projects are taking place! Everything so neatly organized and stored, at the ready when the creative thoughts emerge! Funny too with your studio/craft room terms ~ I too say the same thing. Whatever it’s called, I say it’s wonderful. So much to look at but I have to say, I really like how you stored your punches on the basket edges, you can see what it is without having to dig around ~ clever! Thanks for sharing your … space 🙂 Judi

    • Diane says

      Haha! Yes…and…no. 😉 I am known to get carried away and spread out on the dining room table too. Which is what I did with the patriotic window.
      Thanks for your for noticing the little things, Judi. That storage idea for the punches has really worked well for me. But…there is no room for more….guess I’ll just have to be creative with what I have. 😉 [wink]

  17. Judy says

    Diane, I can’t believe I didn’t see this room when I visited. We must have been too engrossed in other things. It’s beautiful!

    • Diane says

      I can’t believe it, either Judy!!
      Your visit was sort of fast and furious. Yes?
      Thanks for appreciating my little space. 🙂
      Hope your week is extraordinary….and ‘cool’ too!

  18. The first thing I saw was the table cover … where did she buy that? I wondered and wondered, until the end of the post you revealed all. Great holding of suspense. Thanks for sharing your space!

    • Diane says

      Okay Leanne….I did not purposely attempt to keep you in suspense….I actually almost forgot to share about it. 🙂 Can you believe it!? After all the time I put into creating it. Crazy!!
      Thanks for popping by and for your lovely remarks!

  19. Helen says

    love your space! it’s so warm & inviting, I have a collection of the antique mason jars in my bedroom, there’s just something about them that you can’t have enough lol!

    • Diane says

      I guess I have ‘enough’ as my (gifted) collection is quite large. But….I must say I really love the very old ones especially! Thank you Helen for your warm words.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  20. Oh my, love it, I’m a wee bit envious of your lovely space and organization! Perhaps when I get done with my bath renov., then the M. bedroom renov, and oh yes, the mud room , THEN maybe I can concentrate on revamping my craft room – right now it’s half ROOM and half Craft Room 😉 Plus I LOVE your mirror!

    • Diane says

      Oh JoAnn…I can’t wait until you get to make your craft room everything you want it to be. But, in the mean time…you have a lot of fabulous ‘revamping’ going on. And that’s a lot of goodness. 🙂

  21. Erin says

    Hi Diane,

    Oh my goodness – I think you have the most organized studio that I have visited so far – everything is so pretty, neat and organized with a place for everything in your beautiful Longaberge baskets. My favorite thing is the shelf with drawers that you made for your Mother – it is beautiful and so well made – how special that you are using it in your fabulous studio.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Erin. I do like to have some semblance of organization and Longaberger has always been a fabulous way for me to keep things orderly in fancy dress. 🙂 Thanks for noticing the shelf. I designed it and made it completely from rough lumber. It was sad when the shop was closed and we weren’t able to continue our woodworking times. My friend and I made a lot of projects and considering we had no idea what we were doing when we started it was a huge deal for us.
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  22. I think I love that you love your room so much. I can see how organized you are. Love that you rescued the mirror.
    I have a very nice space to work in, i would like a bigger one of course,
    I dream about having a dedicated building like some of the posts.
    But for the greater part I am a spoilt happy crafter.

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet! I think maybe we are both soiled!! 😉

  23. There was more here then I thought at first. I love anyone who build things. Loved you receipt box, good job.
    Thanks for the visit.


    • Diane says

      Awww….thanks Cindy!! Those were fun days. I was so sorry to see the woodshop close. It was the perfect combination of great equipment and a wonderful man running it.
      Thanks too for stopping by….

  24. Lori says

    I just LOVE your room! The color is so relaxing. There’s so much that I like that I can’t name just one. Love those baskets and how well organized everything is. I need to come back when I have more time to take a closer look at your wonderful room. TFS!

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet to say all those kind things, Lori!!
      Thank you so much! I am crazy about the color of the room. Generally I’m not a fan of blue walls. But, this shade just makes me happy. 🙂
      Happy Crafting!!

  25. rita says

    What a gorgeous room! Something I can only dream about! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-16.html

    • Diane says

      Dreams are good Rita!!
      I dreamt for a long time before I had this space. 🙂
      Thanks, too for the lovely invitation.
      ~ Diane

  26. Love your blue jars and the little drawers you made yourself! Those would go perfectly in MY studio! 😉

    Thank you for the tour of your pretty, organized and so tidy studio!

    • Diane says

      How nice of you to say that Maureen!
      Haha! You can’t have my drawers [wink] 😀
      Thanks for popping by with your kind words.
      Happy creating!

  27. You have a beautiful craft room, I love the colour you’ve painted the walls in. I also like your clever idea of the strip light behind the glass jars to bring in more light. As my room is at the top of the house and only has a dormer window natural light is at a premium, so I might pinch this idea rather than using the overhead spotlights I have now.
    I love all of those baskets that your have I’m going to have to pop over to their website for a look see. You are very organised too, much more than I am. I’m also a tad jealous of your collection of punches, I only have one at the moment :-(. I’m sure you must spend a lot of happy times crafting in your room.
    Thank you for showing me around your delightful room.
    Happy making 🙂

    • Diane says

      Oh Louise….I am totally in love with my ‘accidental’ lighting. If you love it…you must “pinch” it!! I’m amazed at how much it brightens the room. And you can get those bulbs in full spectrum or daylight, too.
      Thank you for your thoughtful remarks and for stopping by. 🙂
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  28. Jenna says

    Hi Diane, I have spent a lot of time in your studio today, I am fascinated to see where others create. Your room speaks volumes about you and what you love~it is wonderful that it is a room full of memories as well as a special, well organized place to create! I am going to pop over to see some of the others at My Desert Cottage. My studio is the breakfast nook off my kitchen which means it has to stay neat when I’m not working…that’s a challenge! Thanks for the tour,

    • Diane says

      That is so sweet of you, Jenna! Thank you!
      You made my day with your thoughtful comments.
      In the past, my ‘studio’ was either the dining room table or a card table in the family room. I know that challenge. 😉

      Happy Creating!!

  29. I enjoyed the tour through your craft studio – it truly is a studio. I like how you used so many vintage pieces from your family. You are very organized! Thanks for sharing.

    • Diane says

      Awwww…thanks so much Jennifer!! 🙂
      You are so kind to pop over and leave such encouraging words!

  30. Your craft room is so organized! My office looks like a tornado hit it!

    • Diane says

      Haha!! I snapped these pics on a good day, Tammy!! Sometime I’ll have to share a pic from one of those times when the tornado hit here too! 🙂

  31. Your studio is precious and SO organized and neat!! I’ve been wanting to repaint the walls of mine a light blue, and now I’m inspired by yours. Love those blue jars with the lights!

    • Diane says

      I’m in love with the color. For a blue it has a warm tone and it gives off such a happy vibe.
      I purchased my paint at Lowe’s… it was called Fountain Mist.
      Thanks for popping by Maggie and leaving your warm and encouraging remarks!!
      Happy Creating!

  32. Theresa says

    I love your craft room. Great organization. I like your use of baskets.

    • Diane says

      Awwww….thank you so much Theresa!!!

  33. WOW!! How well organized you are!! Love the color of your room!! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!


    • Diane says

      Well, today, I’m organized!! You know how things can get quite out of hand when one is in the middle of a project!! Haha!!

      Thanks for popping by Debbie with your encouraging words!!

  34. Susan says

    You studio looks so bright and clean and cheery. I choose similar colors for similar reasons. I went with a light blue paint too – Benjamin Moore’s ‘Wave Crest.’ and love how red pops against it. I also have a collection of canning jars and love how you backlit yours. I also love the high shelf . If I implement any of your inspirations I’ll be sure to let you know – and give you the credit! Hope you’re enjoying ‘Where Bloggers Create’

    • Diane says

      I’ll have to check out BM’s color, ‘Wave Crest’ that sounds like it might have a similar tone. And I love that you selected your colors ‘for similar reasons.’ 🙂 You are right, the red does pop with it. It’s really a happy shade and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling every time I walk in the room.
      Feel free to ‘copy’ ~ I’d love to see how you make it yours. 🙂
      Thanks, Susan!
      Happy Creating!!
      p.s. I just went to check out your color and the BM website doesn’t show it. 🙁

  35. What a nicely organized space for wonderful creativity! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Marilou of Lulu’sLovlies

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Marilou!
      You just put a big smile on my face!

  36. Love your studio. So nice to have a place to create your craft.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

    • Diane says

      Awwww….thank you sooo much!!
      I am blessed!

  37. Laura G.Turcotte says

    ….*sigh!*…So pretty! I could live in this beautiful room! I love the baskets! Love the shabby chic look! Love it all! I would love to have a room like yours…my space is just a little corner in my bedroom, which I shar with my creative 3.5, which also makes it very difficult to keep tidy..grr! lol But one day! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful room!

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Laura! 🙂
      I love that you are blessed with a little corner…even if you have to share it a wee one.
      Happy Creating! 🙂

  38. Janet Greer says

    Diane, I love your little 9 x 9 craft room. I love how organized you are. I am going to work on that. My favorite is the Hoosier cabinet and I am interested in how you made the Cake plate. That is sort of a niche of mine, cake plates.
    Happy crafting!

    • Diane says

      Awww…you are soooo sweet Janet! Thank you for your lovely thoughts. 🙂
      The cake plate itself is from Longaberger. The cake and the “cover” are my own invention. Which…I think I must share in an upcoming post because it was so fun and easy.
      Thanks for popping by and leaving your warm words.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  39. Diane, I love bright, lovely work spaces, they are so energizing to me. Yours is perfect, surrounding you with things you love for comfort and inspiration. I’m so glad you have this wonderful space!
    It is a studio, you know, for you are an artist, dreaming and working and creating there. I know we will be blessed as you share more of your gift with all of us.

    • Diane says

      What lovely words of affirmation, Elaine! Thank you!!
      I’m glad I finished my space and snapped photos of it for the blog, as we just learned that our house is being sold and have until the end of August here. It’s good to listen to those nudges….otherwise….I doubt it would have gotten done.
      Hope your new week is Extraordinary!

  40. Aloha,
    I may not be participating in WBC this year, but I’m still have fun visiting everyone. Your studio is very charming and so organized! I totally agree that is so special to have a space of our own to create that we can call our “studio”.
    Thanks for the tour!

    • Diane says

      Aloha to you too!!
      This was my first time to participate in WBC and it has been so much fun seeing what everyone does with their creatives spaces. Thank you so much for taking time to leave your sweet words and putting a smile on my face.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  41. Frankie Ann says

    Loved your room! My sewing/craft/grandkids room is a similar color. I also have mine filled with Longaberger. I really love my Longaberger! I used one of those tables for a few years with dreams of covering it, then I found this really long desk with great drawers for 30.00 at a thrift shop. I painted it white and it is perfect for my needs. Really enjoyed seeing what you do with your baskets. Thanks for the tour!

    • Diane says

      Awwww…Frankie Ann…you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words. We must be a kindred spirits. 😉

  42. What a fantastic creative space! I am in love with that Hoosier cabinet and that beautiful mirror. Wish I had a dedicated space for crafting! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get Your DIY On party!! XO

    • Diane says

      Thanks Christy! It is fun to have some really old pieces. Then again, the room is made up of odds and ends. It might not be as put together as some we see, but it’s a fun space in which to be creative.

      Hope your week gets off to an extraordinary start!


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