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Friday, April 25, 2014

Penny's Vintage Studio...Part 2


I wanted to show you the progress that has been made in organizing  the studio.   There are still four more area's that need to be organized........this may be an all summer project...lol!
In the before photo you can see that I had three vintage school lockers on the wall.     Two of them were moved to another area....and I did a make over on the remaining one.    What happened to the big head and foot board?   H is using them in a porch project that he is working on!
I had two vintage hymnals that were alike,  so I decided to use one of them to "paper" the locker.     I did some research on the internet and I decided to use spray adhesive to adhere the sheets to the locker.   Some used double sided tape....some used wallpaper paste,  but they said the sheets tended to wrinkle real bad.   I was very pleased with the method I used....3M spray on adhesive.
I then printed off some pretty images from the internet and glued them on top of my sheet music.   It took me about 2 hours for this project     The locker was $3 at a yard sale....book was .25...and I printed the roses photos from the internet!  Less than $5 in the total project!
The original color of the locker was blue and someone had tried to spray paint the front doors and there were big ugly runs down the front....sorry I didn't get a photo of that!

  I use this locker to store Easter decor.

You may recognize this pretty can can that is stapled around the desk....you last saw it as a tree skirt at Christmas!    If I want to use it again at Christmas,  the staples can easily be removed .
To the right side of the desk,  is a unit that I bought at the auction a couple of years ago.   I use it to organize all the magazines and decorating books that I have accumulated over the years.  
On top of the unit,  I have what is left of an old sewing machine.   I bought these three pieces at a yard sale a long time ago....all that was left of the machine was these four draws and the lid ( the lid is on top of the drawers)  
I use the sewing machine drawers to organize thread.
I have bought all of my decorating books at yard sales and I try never to pay over $1 for them.
The vintage steamer trunk in the corner is where I store fabric...the steamer trunk  is setting on a large trunk that I use to store Fall decor.     The trunk in front of the window is also full of fall decor and I have made it into a little settee for the bunnies to set on til next Easter.
I had a tote of greenery that wasn't in use, so I decided to  tuck it in between the collection of enamel ware that is on the shelf above the french doors.
                            You can still see the enamel ware but the greenery and geraniums dress it up a bit!

Old steamer trunks make great storage units.   We were at an estate sale a few years ago and all the trunks were $5 each....I bought 2 steamer trunks and 4 large lidded trunks.   
I don't keep a lot of fabric around .....mostly just small pieces that I use in vignettes.

Here is a peek at Part 1 of the organization process going on in the studio....if you want to see that post click here......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2014/04/vintage-desk-with-pull-out-dining-table.html
              I can't wait to show you Part 3 ....it involves using vintage wedding dresses in a unique way!                                                                                 See you soon!

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29 comments:

  1. Penny,
    You have really been going to town in organizing the Studio! It looks great! love what you did with the lockers! Great Idea!! I wish I had a big space like this to craft and play in.......

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Wow...love your space...HPS Michelle

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  3. Penny penny penny...you are so amazing!!!! Those steamer trunks are the best!!!
    HPS
    Tami♥

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  4. Wow- You have got a lot done out there, Penny! Amazing how much stuff you have organized now. I LOVE that piece of that old sewing machine. Love the color and what a perfect use for it- xo Diana

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  5. I love your DIY "Before" and "After" - Thanks for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty - have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Adoro i tuoi ambienti meravigliosamente decorati!!!

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  7. I look at your pictures and want to yell "PERFECT!" every now and then..so..I do! PH always calls in to see what I am hollaring about! :)
    Your studio looks better than my house! LOL

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  8. Enchanting and inspirational. HPS to you, Dru

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  9. Love the little oval table in the foreground with wire stand on top of it. What did you do with it??? I so enjoy seeing your creative projects!

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  10. Beautiful organizing. Thanks so much for bringing this to Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  11. Sweet Penny this room is so feminine. That tutu table skirt is so pretty. Big hugs and thank you for sharing at the hop. . P.S> your new header is lovely ♥

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  12. Oh..Penny...just amazing! Your progress is fantastic. I love the oval desk with the gorgeous Christmas tree skirt.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. What an inspiring, creative space! :)
    Susan

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  14. So feminine and pretty! I love the wall with all of the vintage clothing and the lockers covered with sheet music!

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  15. Gorgeous , When can I move in? LOL
    Hugs Lynn

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  16. It looks like you're making good progress. And the space is sooo much prettier! I'm visiting from Metamorphosis Monday. Pop by and see my porch makeover if you get a chance.

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  17. What a cozy place you must love being in there, Love looking.

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  18. I love the can-can idea! Enjoy your new space. :-)

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  19. Penny,
    me again! Still trying to see if your email will accept my email with comments to your blog.....

    Deb

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  20. Penny,
    Trying one more time to see if you are getting emails from my blog.....

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  21. What a lovely creative haven you have created for all of your creative projects. Sorry about the overuse of 'creative'. Joking aside, it is so lovely. I am so excited for you to be able to work in this space! Thank for sharing.

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  22. What a fun space. Glad you love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade :)

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  23. Looks like the perfect space to get creative! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  24. I enjoyed the before and after shots. I am truly impressed with what you did with the old locker, very creative.

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  25. I see that you too have Orphaned Sewing Machine Vintage Drawers Upcycled for Storage... they're always so Unique and Pretty... and just the perfect size for Mixed Media Smalls. I too have a lot of Projects on 'Hold' right now in the ongoing Studio Make-Over because it simply has gotten too Hot for much manual labor! And I don't wanna drop dead trying! *LOL* Thank you for taking us on the Grand Tour of your Creative Sanctuary... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  26. Oh to have a can-can slip table... I LOVE that... Your room is just toooo delish!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  27. If I came over to be creative with you, I would accomplish nothing because I would be looking at every single little detail.

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