Di Russell-Horn Creates Art from the Heart, Creativity for the Soul, and Tranquility for the Mind.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Part 2 Storage for "Short on Studio Space", Incorporating art supplies into your home decor

I simply fell in LOVE with this wrought iron mannequin, finished in a shabby chic soft green, while I was at Art Is...2010 (http://www.art-is-you.com/)  for info on this years FABULOUS Retreat) in Danbury Ct.  Sunday mornings there is The Elephant Trunk Flea Market nearby and what a host of treasures there are to be found!  I was on the last row of the flea market, when I happened upon this beauty and just had to bring her home with me.  I named her Sara Rose Mannie after my wonderful niece and off she came to upstate NY.

Not one to let any storage opportunity go by, I decided to use her as a jewelry display.  I put my favorite pieces of jewelry that I wear most often on her, and since she is right outside of my bedroom, it is easy to grab a piece as I'm heading out the door to work.
She has more room for earrings, necklaces and bracelets, but I"m careful not to overload her and take away from her nature beauty.

Next to Sara Rose Mannie, is yet another bookcase filled with books, storage boxes, shells and treasures that I love.  You may notice the 3 Clementine Boxes? 

Clementines are the new favorite citrus in our house (Brian will eat 3 or 4 at a time) and they come in these wonderful wood crates.  Now, after recycling dozens of crates, I decided to incorporate them in my storage. They now house my pickled and hand dyed fabrics.
  Beautiful to look at, and it keeps my fabric within arm's reach.
Stay tuned for more "Short on Studio Space" Storage ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Diane. The blog looks great....very colorful and inviting! In time maybe you will show some of your beautiful jewelry with photos of different techniques. As an artist I am always searching for eye candy candy to inspire and information to learn.......