Studio Decor. {Giveaway}

It's been my goal to give my office a warm, comfortable feel, mixing storage and organization with attractive decor, both handmade and vintage.   And while I love the pieces I've been collecting, I was never completely happy with how everything was laid out in the room, with stuff jumbled together wherever there was space.  Now that the whole room has been redone and reorganized, with an actual plan for all the wall art and other tchotchkes, it looks so much more cohesive, and every corner of the room makes me happy.
 
Custom made wood block on the door by bubblewrapp'd.

Prints from Flourish Cafe (top) and Hairbrained Schemes (bottom)

My first completed large cross stitch (circa 1998).

Large quilting hoops with sewing-related designs and my Benzie felt charts

Vintage yardsticks turned into a clock made by my creative husband.
All the rulers are from Connecticut companies, which I thought added a nice touch.
I'm sorry to anyone cringing over the fact that we chopped up these yardsticks.
I love this clock.

Thread spools on the wall over the sewing machine.

 These hoops from Stitch Culture are going up over the sewing machine, too.

On the large shelf over my work table, mason jars filled with vintage spools, bobbins, and threads. 

One of my favorite cross stitch designs and a postcard from exploratory.

Calendar by Admire Design, print by Flourish Cafe.

Vintage scissors and sewing books.

I really love the overall look of this shelf, and I had fun following the vintage sewing theme.  I'd like to find some vintage fabric sewing rulers, some more yardsticks, and some other notions I can put in jars.

Print from Pen and Paint.

Print from Pen and Paint.

Print from Pen and Paint.

Print from Pen and Paint.


I love Pen and Paint, and Lindsay is one of the sweetest, nicest, and most generous people on the Internet.  Her work has been picked up by the likes of Papyrus, and she's often helping out with a charitable cause.  I was really thrilled to finally order these three smaller prints from Lindsay's shop after pining after them for years, knowing they would finally have a spot on my office wall, and I think they look fantastic right over my jar shelf.  (I already have her work in the kitchen, the dining room, and the mudroom in the fall, too.)  Both inspirational and whimsical, Lindsay's work is sure to resonate with most of you.  And lucky you, we have some Pen and Paint to give away today!

When I ordered my prints, I ordered an extra 5 x 7 Live a Creative Life print to send to one of you.  When I talked to Lindsay about this, she generously offered up a $20 credit to her shop!  The Rafflecopters are below- there will be two winners!  (Today also happens to be Lindsay's 5-year Etsy anniversary!  Check it out!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments

  1. I love the patterns on those hoops and your sign on the door is so cute! I should do that too, except people might think "My Hideaway" is my woman cave or something, which I guess it is lol. :)

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  2. Paige @ Little NostalgiaMay 27, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    I'm laughing really hard at the gangsta hoop art. That's so fun, and I kind of want to get one for myself. AND you know I love the yardstick clock. If vintage yardsticks weren't so hard to find, I'd probably have 10 projects that involve them by now.

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  3. I love that hoop! I actually sent Devin that fabric in a scrap pack she ordered, and I mentioned the phrase at one point, so when she made it, I HAD to have it. It was my Mother's Day present this year. :) I need to find more yardsticks, but it is a challenge!

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  4. Woman cave! I like that. I think I'm going to call my office that from now on LOL!!!!

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  5. Fun redo! I need to do an office/workspace overhaul too. It's super cluttered right now.

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  6. I just love ALL of this. The fact that your studio is filled with handmade art from so many other shops is fabulous! And, I love Pen & Paint also, how can you not? So much pretty! Oh and the yardstick clock?! Awesome!

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  7. To live a creative life I create. Simple as that, if I keep on creating I find that I find even more creativity within myself!

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  8. Your space looks great! I live a creative life by making a living doing what i love, which is sewing and creasing eco friendly kitchen items.

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  9. I love how you have all your thread set up! The colors!! And I definitely have no problem with you cutting up those yardsticks-- such an awesome clock. I feel as though having as much art and such on the walls as you have helps keep a creative energy going as well. I have a few pieces in my studio, but am slowly adding. Once I get a few more of the foil prints going I want to add those and I have a few prints on Etsy in my shopping cart that I think I'll eventually get too.

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  10. What an inspiring room to be in, love it! I just love all of art you surround yourself with, very cool! :)

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  11. Your space is so fabulous! I love all of the little details, and the light paint color makes a world of difference. Thanks for hosting the giveaways!

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  12. There is so much to love in here, I don't know where to start! From the tea and happy things print to the vintage bobbin touches and the rest - but I especially love the yardstick wall clock! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. swooning over this studio Kristen!!!! In the process of setting mine up- getting a lot of inspiration from you :) I also love love love that mason jar shelf- hoping to make something for myself along those lines- belts from savers, fab idea! I'm at savers almost every other day! Re-doing my room/studio will keep me staying creative for now, until I am onto my next project! Start Talking Vintage also keeps me on my toes!

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  14. Thank you so much for including my hoops - I'm honored that they're going to be amongst such amazingness.

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  15. Thank you! I love that print- it was one of the first ones I picked out! :)

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  16. You know I love my hoops! And they're actually really funny together, which makes it even better.

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  17. Thanks, Jessica! I just had to make myself do it- we had just painted the room not that long ago, so repainting it was the worst- and I just love how it came out!

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  18. Thank you! I love being able to look around and see things everywhere that make me really happy. It's exactly the type of space I was hoping to create.

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  19. Thank you so much!! The lighter paint definitely was the trick!

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  20. My favorite part? Your jar of scissors, because I can never find my freaking scissors. Love all the art and shelving!

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  21. Phew so much work! Bet that feels good to walk into everyday! It looks awesome!! Now you can come do mine. LOL

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  22. memoriesforlifescrapbooksMay 28, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    Your new studio looks amazing! I'm still getting all the shelving and organizing done, but hope to start decorating my new space soon!

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  23. memoriesforlifescrapbooksMay 28, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    Oh...and I live a creative life by being creative on a daily basis. I love that I make so many different things so I can mix it up.

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  24. Thanks! I need more jars of things- I love having those mini collections!

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  25. I absolutely ADORE what you've done with your space. Also, Lindsay is so talented, I regularly go to her Etsy shop just to drool. This is a very exciting giveaway!! Thanks to the both of you <3

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  26. I encourage my kids creativity & decorate creatively.

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  27. I'm learning to carve out more "white space" in my life, leaving moments of time wide open so I have time to think...and create...

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  28. I love to draw and paint with my girls!

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  29. i have babies! they are more inspiring than my art degree! i learn new ways of thinking every day.. we're always creating something new!

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  30. Thank you! It's so great to have a creative outlet, isn't it?

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  31. Thanks! I hoard things in my shopping cart, too. Once you get your space the way you want it, you should definitely show it off!

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  32. Thanks! I've had so much fun picking out the pieces, it's nice to finally see things in places where they actually make me happy. I agree too, about never stopping learning. That is so important and definitely helps the mind. :)

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  33. What a stunning space! My camera is my creative outlet, but I have been picking up a few DIY projects, too!

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  34. Just ordered 2 of the prints I wanted yesterday! Woot! Decluttering and getting rid of some things is still in progress. I'm making headway though, so hopefully it'll get there soon. :)

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  35. Thanks! It's been fun collecting it, and I'm so happy to finally have it all on display!

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  36. Ha! You'd know I'd love to! But your space looks great!!

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  37. Thanks! Isn't having an organized space amazing?? I find the more I go along, the more I realize just what I need in the room, and I feel like I have a good setup going now. I'm sure it will change in the future as my shop changes, but I'm happy with the bones of it!

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  38. What a Amazingly Decorating Studio you have, Great job Organizing too!

    What do you do to live a creative life? Photograph!

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  39. Kristina_JoyfullySmittenJune 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I love your studio wall decor!

    I live a creative life by painting for myself or getting behind the lens of my d3200 but also coming up with creative crafts and activities to do with my daughter - we have lots of creative fun!

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  40. I get creative with my kids and have my own Etsy shop!

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