Come on in...I am meeting with my handyman tomorrow to discuss shelving for my studio closet of dreams, but I did promise you a peek last week, didn't I? So come hither and let's get a feel for what's been going on.
Old Victorian front door, pulled out of a neighbor's dumpster pressed into service as my closet door (after MUCH restoration by DH I must add). A pretty lacey stencil added to maintain a little visual screen...and I already had the stencil on hand from a project from 10 or 12 years ago. YES!
I am SO pleased with how it turned out, even though it isn't "perfect". Neither am I, so we go together!
Dare I say it? An ORGANIZATIONAL system is in place on one side of the closet for my pretty papers and other altered art supplies. I dream that it will stay organized. Time will tell I'm sure!
Functional display pieces FINALLY serving the purpose I intended oh-so-long-ago when I began collecting them. I think I'm in love...
Pretty storage up close and personal.
The back wall which will have shelves. I love it. Getting my inspiration here led to the relentless pursuit of vintage wallpapers for a few years. ("inspiration" might be a bit of a stretch-I copy-catted plain and simple. Pam Garrison, you rock and just remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). Just between you and me, I MIGHT have gotten a little carried away collecting the papers as I think I could completely paper several closets
.Insert sheepish Judy grin here. Luckily, I have discovered that doing mixed media projects with old wallpapers is WAY fun! Yes, you are correct, much of the pretty papers will be blocked, but the goal is to have what's sitting on the shelves be pretty too. I have some awesome storage containers waiting.
Love the very functional plug in the middle of the wall. I have a reason for putting it there which you will just have to wait to see. I tried to pretty it up as much as possible. If it bothers me, I may cover it with wallpaper too! I'm just afraid I might not be able to find it again! LOL!
Well, that's all you get for now. Cross your fingers that the handyman can start this week on those shelves and then I'll do a full reveal of the finished project as soon as possible.
Until next time,