Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heart of a Cowgirl Studio

We've been trying to figure out where (and how) to build a little studio/workshop for me. I have definitely outgrown the corner of the dining room where I do my creating! Time to step up to a space I can call my own. This little travel trailer was my project a few winters ago. We bought it knowing that it needed a serious facelift on the inside. 1970s green had to go...
I spent many nights out here sewing new curtains in a cool vintage cowgirl print, painting over the hideous green flower print wallpaper and reupholstering the matching green seat cushions in faux tooled red leather...
My dad made the much improved wooden table top. (Thanks Dad!)So, here was this little Cowgirl Casita, just sitting out back behind our house. We rarely go anywhere for more than a day (too many critters to leave behind), so I decided that this will be my new studio! No building to do, no weekends spent hammering away, no smashed thumbs... And hey, it even has running water and a bathroom! I officially now have my own studio. Just need to get moved in now and get to work!

8 comments:

Angie Kelly Designs said...

Wow! Bridget, I am officially jealous! I'm still in the corner of the dining room and its getting a little crowded. Wow. That is the coolest idea! And you did a magnificent job remodeling. It looks great!! Congratulations!

ctatcat2 said...

Oh this is awesome! My sister actually has done the SAME thing. She has an esty shop too, but she makes pottery.... she even tows hers around to all the craft fairs she goes too. This looks GREAT!

Rocki said...

I'm truly happy for you and like many others can relate to wanting/needing their own space. I was elated when I finally turned a spare room into my studio. I love it in there, my own little space!

Congrats on having your own studio - you did a fabulous redecorating job :)

ARTISANNE said...

Absolute heaven!! I am so green with envy, I still work in a 'corner', lol!!

Paris Cowgirl said...

What a great job you did on your little studio! Can you put it where you can open the windows and doors and see your animals while you work? Sheer heaven!

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh, that's fabulous! It's bigger than my tiny shed, and MUCH cuter! ctatcat2 's idea of taking it to craft shows is a brilliant one!

blackfeatherfarm said...

Really neat idea, I love it ! Super blog, have added you to my favorites. I didn't know you had a thing for bunnies too ! I used to have a house trained mini lop. They make the most adorable pets. I'll have to do a blog post on him and some of his antics. Your art jewelry is wonderful, so glad you found me, so I could find you !

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a wonderful place for a studio! Love your work and blog :)