Greetings dear friends on this fine late afternoon in August! We are finally getting some summer weather here in the north land of Wisconsin! The AC is running as I type. Even with the air on I have been working up a sweat the last few days redoing some areas in my studio. One area that has always bugged me is the little nook where I have my cash register and check out counter. It seems dark and kind of blah. The cork board I put up is handy there but always gives me the feeling I'm in a poorly designed office space.
My studio may seem spacious to some, especially those of you who would give your eye teeth for such a space to create and do hand-work. But anyone who is in the rug hooking/wool business will tell you that any size space tends to fill up quickly with supplies and the hoards of wool we need to create our rugs.
Clutter and darkness are my two worst enemies when it comes to the decor around here. So here's what I did to lighten up that corner a bit and add some storage space.
I painted an older taller cupboard that was located just around the corner from this area, and swapped out the smaller cupboard for the taller one. I also gave the cork board on the wall a coat of the same off white paint I used on the cupboard. I applied some antique toner to the cupboard to make it appear older and fit in with the chippy white of the other cabinet. The addition of a lamp on top of the cupboard gave much needed light in that dark corner. I still like the primitive look but sometimes the all dark wood and primitive colors are not doing it for me.
So what do you think? Should I hang out a shingle and become an interior designer? LOL! Just kidding! I need to get back to my design work as a rug hooker! I can hear Lisa and others in the background saying "YES Cathy G! We are waiting for a new design to hook!"
Well, I need my area around me to be neat and organized so new designs have space to take root! And sometimes while doing other projects a design will all of a sudden pop into my head.
There may be a small hint of a design in there somewhere, but now I have to get ready for a class I'm teaching here next week. There are 5 lovely ladies and possibly a couple more who are waiting in the wings to learn our fine craft! I am super excited to have them come and get those hooks in their hands!
I will be back to share some projects with you soon!
Have a lovely week and enjoy every moment of this fast moving month!