Monday, February 6, 2012

Pinked


I try really hard not to back myself in a corner with any one color.  It forces me to feel too matchy.  When I painted the studio a clean shade of white I felt the pressure to match all things release. The addition of the wall paper helps keep me reigned in.


Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White mixed with Scandinavian Pink created this beautiful shade of powder pink.


Our old harvest kitchen table has been recently harvested for my studio. It was a yellow pine color in desperate need of some TLC.


Polka dot oil cloth makes cleaning the top easier.


It is my happy place.


A new little shelf on the end helps hide cords and clean clutter.  The buckets are for supplies and color.  (I added a few things for the picture).


Just a peek at a few stitches...


24 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such a lovely shade of pink. Of course, you would create the perfect color. The oil cloth cover is the ultimate touch on your new table. I want to play hooky from work and create. Your special studio always inspires.

Scrap for Joy said...

Your room is so dreamy. I'm inspired by everyone using oilcloth on their tables. After just washing a vintage tablecloth that SOMEONE got spagetti sauce on tonight...a wipe off surface makes a lot of sense. Your little bookcase is adorable. You've done a great job Renee!
xoxo
Joyce

donna said...

Your room is so super cute. Love all your colors they are so cheerful. I am so looking forward to seeing what you are creating.
Hugs
donna

Betsy said...

I have been in a pink state of mind lately. I love how your table turned out. My surfaces are covered in red oilcloth with white polka-dots. I love how oilcloth looks and how functional it is. I love the wallpaper--so bright and cheerful!

Betsy

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I want to come over... I know my Momma will say yes... :)So VERY cute!!!

Shoregirl said...

It looks like a very happy place! Love everything about it - wallpaper, pinks, and polka-dot table top! So pretty!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

it's my happy place too! so pretty! i do believe that is Cath Kidston wallpaper...am i right? if so, was it pretty easy to hang and what paste did you use or is it pre-pasted? i am thinking of buying some...

GardenofDaisies said...

Your studio just gets more and more amazing with each passing week! Love the polkadot oil cloth table top!!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely sewing/craft room!!Love the color of your table!

chris

Valarie said...

Ah, this is so beautiful. Pink is my favorite color. My craft table needs a makeover, and I love the oilcloth. I may have to copy you!! Valarie

Kathy said...

Renee, your "girl cave" is perfect. That is what your art room should be - your perfect happy place! I love it.

busymartha said...

Pretty craft cave Renee! Very cheerful and bright! Will inspire great things I know, Enjoy, Marilynl

delia hornbook said...

Its gorgeous and so pretty no wonder its your happy place. Bet it inspires you no end. Beautiful paper and coloured furniture. dee x

Barbara said...

Just beautiful! I love that wallpaper pattern - so many favorite colors all in one place.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hello Renne! Love the pink! Love the table! I'm partial to farm tables in any color and I want one to be our big computer table. I found directions online for adding a pull out tray to one for the key board.

I'm loving the oil cloth on my hutch and would like it on my utility/craft table as well. It was a nubby type of surface that is sooo hard to wipe clean. You have pets in the house, right? does the pet hair cling to your oil cloth? I have 3 pets that visit my craft room and I've wondered about that. ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I love your craft room! The wall paper is awesome! I'm pretty much at a stand still with mine.
Warmly,
deb

Cindy said...

"Pink is my signature color." (I will have to tell you sometime the eerie parallel between myself and the character of Shelby in "Steel Magnolias.")

I am in awe of your beautiful craft room, and really it would be perfect in any color! (But, I am glad you did it in pink!) I wish that I had more space, but I am thankful for what I have. Please share your wonderful space as often as you can, so that the rest of us can dream...

Many hugs,
Cindy

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❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I agree...your sewing/craft room is, indeed, a happy place. Who wouldn't love working in such a cheerful looking room?
Do you get your oilcloth at the fabric store? I've never looked for it.

Into Vintage said...

This is defintitely a happy place! I saw the Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink in person this weekend and it's really a beautiful shade of pink.

retrorevival.biz said...

Ooooh, I can't stand it! Is that an apron? Made from a vintage pillow case? Do tell!

~Cindy

Bohemian said...

So bright and cheerful this room is! The Wallpaper has a Cath Kidston Style to the print that I love.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Candy said...

I just ran across your blog. WHAT FUN!!! Love your workroom. Inspires me to make mine look like less of a work room and make it pretty like yours. Im new to blogland.......2 weeks in. COME VISIT ME!!!

Candy said...

I just ran across your blog. WHAT FUN!!! Love your workroom. Inspires me to make mine look like less of a work room and make it pretty like yours. Im new to blogland.......2 weeks in. COME VISIT ME!!!