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Monday, August 6, 2012

Transforming the Apartment into my Work Space...

Coming up the stairs from the apartment patio I see Jane Cowell (hibiscus) poking through the rails.

Once up on the upper deck I see Painted Lady (hibiscus).. so nice after looking at 

THIS!
This is the bedroom of my work space. This is where most of the painting crafts will be done as there is a bathroom in this room and a walk in closet.

To take this photo looking into the bedroom.  I am standing in the living room, to the right is the kitchen.  To the left is a door that goes outside onto the patio which is under the upper deck. Standing on the patio, eye level is another deck where the above ground pool is housed.
That's our youngest.
My back is to the outside door that goes out to the patio I mentioned above.  In the very left of this photo is an outside door that goes to the driveway.  Turn your head to the left when outside, and up the hill is my big full sun garden. This is the living room.


This is our 17 year old
 The kitchen is to the left of the the outer down in the photo above. When I took the photo looking into the bedroom I was standing on the left side of the kitchen bar, about where the deer is standing.
  Below are some projects worked on this past Saturday.
Jewelry Chest


This t.v. stand

 Our youngest tackled this dresser.  This is her first piece from start to finish, she now has the painting bug!
I keep supplies in the drawers.

We rummaged around to find some things to place on the finished piece to see how it will look.
Let me clarify something here.  Our youngest did the dresser and the drawers.  The two shelves sitting on top  does not even go with the dresser.  Our 16 year old painted it and I decided to place it on the dressser.
 We are using some old wallpaper adhered with the spray on adhesive on top of all the furniture pieces, I love how the berber gives it a older quaint feel.

The walls in the bedroom (behind this dresser) are being finished up as I type. Hope to show you more changes in a day or two. 






18 comments:

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sharon said...

Love the green you picked...You are ingenious and practical too!!...

FlowerLady said...

Wow, Darla you all are going to town. How wonderful to have this space to do your work in.

FlowerLady

Patsy said...

Busy, busy and it will be so nice the have a place to work for all your fun art.

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Really nice blog. Good job of refinishing also.
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Becca's Dirt said...

Looks a great place to be creative. And some helpers to boot. Great job on the dresser with the shelving. It looks like it belongs to the dresser.

NanaDiana said...

Darla- It looks like you have been a busy gal. I think your daughter did a great job on her first project. I'll bet she is hooked for life now. Blessings to you- xo Diana

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

How nice to have a space to set up this way. You'll be super productive!

imac said...

Amazing place, all under control - I see.

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Princess Judy Palmer said...

You and the kiddos have been busying transforming your space! It is looking real good.

GRACE PETERSON said...

For some reason I had it in my mind that it was a single bedroom with a bath. But we're talking full kitchen, living room, etc. Wow. That is quite a bit of space. Looks great! How wonderful. Kudos to the daughters for helping.

ForbrukslÄn said...

Everything looks so pretty Darla. getting a little tired of this rain every day, but know your gardens love it!

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Your pendants are great! made some too for a crafts fair in November, but don't know how to price them. Do you use a formula when pricing?

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In the garden has been good arrangement and used in this garden also because many people are visiting in this garden and lovely flower seem is attractive also. When we go to in that place then visiting in this garden.

Becky said...

Your creativity rubs off on those around you. Everything looks great!
Can I come and hang with you awhile? Maybe some of that will rub off on me!

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