10/16/09

In My Studio



Awhile back, I found this cute little wicker
and wood shelf at the thrift store. I finally
got around to doing something with it.


I painted it pink (surprise!) and added
some vintage wallpaper to the back.


Totally loving the way it turned out.




I had fun pulling together sweet
little things to put in it.



Favorite Tools

Here is one of my favorite tools. In fact,
honestly, I couldn't live without it.
It's the Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator
by Tim Holtz.


Velcro on the bottom of the tool, holds
the little white felt pieces. It is designed
to use with the alcohol inks, but I use
it with my ink pads. I just rub it on the
pad and brush it around the edge of my
paper or whatever else I want to ink the edges of.


And this is another cool tool. I love these sweet
clothespin clips from Tinkered Treasures.

I use them to hold my papers together instead
of paper clips. They hold more paper
than a paper clip and they're alot cuter!



I'm having a good day today...
hope you'll have one too!


16 comments:

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello Debi,
Nice to visiting your OHhhh Soo Sweet blog! I can't recall form where and who i found your lovely blog but so happy to discovered such sweet blog:) You are so talented and the makeover turn out beautifully!

I live far far away Singapore! Hope to hear from you soon:)
Have a fabulous weekend!
XOXO
Zoe
http://dreamcometruelovekz.blogspot.com/

Lou Cinda said...

Debi: thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It led me to yours and it is beautiful! I LOVE your pink door!! And I adore millinery flowers!! I just love them!!

I am a follower and I will be back!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Debi, Those clothes pin are sooo cute. I make them with vintage sheet music on them and then magnetize them. I include them as a sweet give-away in The Vintage Nest packages.

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Debi,

I just love your idea of using the vintage wallpaper on the back of the wicker shelf. I have a shelf just like yours which I found earlier this summer and now you've inspired me to give it a little makeover. Sadly, I don't have any vintage wallpaper, but I'm sure I can find a small roll of new paper that will work just as well. Thanks for a great idea!!

Lisa said...

I love your studio! It was way too cute! I too have loads of Elyse's clothes pins I LOVE them! Your shelf is perfect!
Hugs, Lisa

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Debi! I have a shelf *just like* that and I got it from the thrift store! I LOVE what you did with yours. So pretty! I stuck mine in the bathroom until it was ready for a re-do and unfortunately, my kitty totally tore mine up! G-rrrrr! It evidently was a delightful scratching post for her! *I personally believe* ☺ that she was paying me back for having grounded her to the bathroom at night for being naughty in other parts of the house!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Debi: I love how you used the pink shelf. Is that your art room? What ever it is, it is so cute. I love all the pink. Blessings, Martha

Elyse said...

hello debi!

just call me smiley!

of course i am totally swooning over your shelf re-do -- it's perfect -- and i am just beaming over seeing that you are using and enjoying your "treasures."

have fun at the cabin ... your goodies await!!!

TEE HEE to the max!

xo
elyse

Julie Harward said...

hi Debi..You sure added some class to that little shelf, and the way you have it sitting is very cute. It sounds like a fun project, finding all the cute things to put on it too.
Come say hi :D

Karen said...

I had a wicker shelf just like that when I was growing up!!! Wow. I'd forgotten all about that. Now I'm going to keep my eyes open for one!!!

Isn't Elyse just too cute?

YAY! Karen

Werna Gail said...

This is my first time here, love what you did to the shelf. My mouth dropped open when I saw the tin...I have that whole canister set,I bought it on ebay,is that the only one you have?

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh, how cute, I love the way your shelf turned out and the whole display you set up with it. Your studio is so pretty with all the pink and vintage patina. I love Tim Holtz's stuff too. He creates such neat tools and stamps.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs!!
Sonia

Anonymous said...

where did you get your chandelier wall decor

Queenie said...

Oh Debi...girl your studio is gorgeous...such a very inspiring place to create!

Lynn said...

I always enjoy seeing your studio :) Love what you did with your shelf, the wallpaper just finishes it off perfectly.

She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am loving your cute blog. I've passed those shelves up so many times. That is a great makeover!