Monday, June 6, 2011

My pinboard project + studio update


It seems like an eternity ago that I decided to make a pin board for my studio.
Well, here it finally is!


This old piece of board was going to be tossed out at work so I saved it and took it home. I covered it in a very pale blue fabric by stapling it on the back. I love my electric staple gun - boy it has some kick in it!

 I bought some hardwood frame profile at the hardware store, measured it a million times (so Lyndon couldn't laugh at me when I got it wrong - measure twice, cut once he always says) and cut the angled joints on the drop saw (that thing is scary!).
Lyn them helped me nail it all together and I painted it with the left over turquoise paint from my old step ladder project.
I then put it all together thanks to the staple gun, attached a hanging wire and we got it up on the wall.
I'm really happy with the results.



There's still things to do in my studio room. I'm still sorting things, have curtains to make and hopefully add in a reading chair when the budget allows. I love the room though.

I don't think I ever showed you my rug. It's a Laura Ashley Malmaison design in French Blue, now discontinued I believe. I bought it from a German seller off ebay. It was less than half the retail price. She posted it and it seemed to go missing in transit. When I asked her to check it out for me it turns out there was a terrorist threat on one of the planes DHL used and so all the parcels were plonked on a boat. I decided to trust her story and sure enough, a few months later it arrived!
Initially I was thinking about bright rugs for this room, but I'm very happy with this one as it doesn't overpower the room. It's a timeless design that I'll be happy to use forever.


A piccy of my space :)
(must make a cover for my chair)


My desk is messy already. Too many little projects on the go.


As you can see, my shelving is well utilised! I just love it. For those of you who are newish to my blog, I'm very proud to say that Lyn and I built this shelving from scratch. It was a mammoth effort but I just love it.


A closeup of my pin board. Lots of flowers and bird inspiration. It will be full in no time!
Thanks for looking and wishing you all a great week.
Hugs xx

24 comments:

  1. It looks great !! have a nice week darling.....love Ria...xxx...

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  2. Oh it looks amazing Sarah! I love your storage space! Mine is so so messy at the moment..You've inspired me to get cracking! x

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  3. Oh wow Sararh! This room is a studio delight! Ha, I loved the bit about measuring your frame about a million times - totally understand that one:)

    Pretty handy couple aren't you?

    Pam x

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  4. Hi Sarah, this room is so gorgeous. The rug is stunning! Perfect colours. You must feel very inspired in your creative space.. Rachaelxx

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  5. You are so clever Sarah! Love the pinboard but your shelves are exactly what I have been looking for! xx

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  6. such a pretty room, an artwork in itself.

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  7. I love it!!! What a wonderful work space. The board turned out gorgeous!!!
    Have a great week

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  8. I'm so envious of your studio. It is so fresh and so much storage!! Your pinboard is fabulous too. xx

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  9. oh i love your pinboard...it looks fab, and yay so good to see your blog i've missed you all, have a wonderful monday lisa

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  10. I love everything about your studio Sarah. Everything! The shelves amaze me, and the rug is gorgeous and you are very clever to make your own pinboard. It looks like a great space to create:)

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  11. Sarah, your studio is lovely and you and Lyndon should be proud of it. That shelving is fantastic. I love all the little touches of blue you have added. ;-)

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  12. What an excellent room. That shelving is just wonderful! I have no doubt I would find myself just sitting in there and staring up in wonder! A job well done... gxo

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  13. Your studio looks like such a lovely place to potter away Sarah. I love all your shelving and your new pin board is a great addition to the room. What a funny journey your lovely new rug has had :)

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  14. it's a great workspace, love it!
    Have a great week Sarah
    Xo

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  15. Your studio is divine! Divine! A-M xx

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  16. What a lovely studio you have!All that storage space is great.
    Love the cheery pinboard, well done!
    The shelving you both built is fantastic - how talented are you both!

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  17. I've said it before, but I really adore your studio. The first visit I made to your blog was where you posted about your shelves and I immediately loved it. Nice to see a bit more of the room. That Laura Ashley rug is also gorgeous - I can't belive that Laura Ashley stuff is soo expensice in Australia - must remember to check out ebay!
    x

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  18. Your pinboard is fantastic! I love your studio, the floors are beautiful and the rug is perfect! What an exciting story about it's origin! X

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  19. What a lovely space, I've seen your earlier posts about its transformation, and it looks so wonderful, I love the rug, well worth the wait!

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  20. I love your little studio - it looks great and that blue color on the pinboard looks similar to my two bedside tables I painted recently...I used to work at Laura Ashley and I so loved the designs. In a past life, I got wallpaper that I used in a couple of rooms. The company has changed now, but the rug is very pretty and goes very well in the room! :))

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  21. Ah, Sarah, you clever girl. I love it all, especially the blue, of course. I think I'll be asking you for decorating tips for my *room of my own* very soon! J x

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  22. Hi Sarah, your pin board is fabulous. Love it.

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  23. A staple gun I'm fine with - but a drop saw? I'm very impressed Sarah. The pinboard, the shelving, the whole room - it is such a wonderful space. xx

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  24. Hi Sarah,
    What an amazing space to work in. I would love to have your cupboards and shelving - I am super impressed that you made them. I dream of having that much storage in my craft room!
    ~Sam

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