Friday, January 11, 2013

Adding More Touches to the Studio

I made a little lamp to sit on my child~size hutch.
Just call me the queen of the little lamps.   Can never get
enough of them :-)

I love to challenge myself by using whatever I have on hand
to create something.  This time it was a little candle stick lamp.
 I used a soup can that I painted and covered with paper, some  
ribbons and buttons and there you have it.  A new little lamp.

I added this vintage doll quilt I found at an antique shop recently.
When I bought it, I was not quite sure what to do with it, but
I thought it was so sweet.  I put it in a drawer and that was that.
Now it has a home.

One of our carpenters built this crate for me.  I painted it
and decoupaged a graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  Now I
am using it to store inspirational books and magazines for 
easy reference.

I have lots more projects in store for my studio.  I want to make
a slipcover for a salvaged office desk which is currently very ugly.
I am adding a skirt to a seven foot trestle desk and more and more.
I will keep adding pics as I go along and then I am thinking I will
make a video of the completed project.  Maybe Bentley should host
the film.  He knows all about what I am doing because he has been
with me every step of the way!

Happily joining ~

When we film the studio Bentley, be sure to show off your
bed and toys too!

Susan and Bentley


  1. How creative!! Your little lamp is just darling. Doesn't it make you feel good to make something cute with stuff you already have?

    I'm trying real hard this new year to use up alot of what I have. (And I do have alot)


  2. Hubs took me out to lunch at Applebees and I knew I wouldn't be first, sugar, but I'm glad it's a sister Idahoan who is. LOL. I'd love to see your office. And I do the same thing with lamps—buy new shades and froufrou them up. They are darling when I finish.

  3. What pretty things you're showing off...I especially love the doll quilt! So pretty! I'm excited to see your video. Hope you have a great weekend!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  4. You are a very talented and special lady. You can take anything and it turns out lovely.

  5. Hi Susan and Bentley, the studio is looking cuter by the day. I love all things "little" so your lamp is just perfect and so is the quilt. Can't wait to see more and to see your toys and bed Bentley..Happy Friday..Judy

  6. Very pretty, Susan...I love the soft colors. Your studio is coming along nicely. Fun to do during these cold drab months!


  7. Susan love your little lamp and how your studio is coming along ! Bet Bentley is a good helper. Wynona loves to help me.

  8. So pretty ! What a cute lamp . Everything looks so lovely . Have a good day !

  9. I love how you enbellished the lampshade. All your pink touches are so perfect for your room. I too have always loved the graphic on your crate. It's been saved on my computer, waiting for the perfect thing for me to put it on. Wish I could hop over to your house and get creative in your pretty "new" room! Have a great weekend.

  10. Love your pretty lamp! The buttons are super cute! HPS!

  11. Great idea for a lamp. Do you wire them yourself? I wish I had a craft room but no room for me. I make do but one can wish. All of your plans sound wonderful.
    xo, Jeanne

  12. Ooooh more cuteness and inspiration - I glance around my "office" and wonder can I ? Will I? Sure enough have the inspiration . . . thanks. Happy Pink Saturday! Jenn

  13. Love that little lamp that you created. Love the colours. You are inspiring me to cute up my little office. Have a wonderful day. Bentley, you are such a good helper. I think you should host your mommy's video too ;-)

  14. So darling sweetie!! xoxo

  15. You and Bentley are having so much fun and being so creative. I love that little doll quilt.

  16. I love to challenge myself to use different things. Love your lamp and the decoupaged box too.

  17. Hi Susan,

    I can't wait to see your finished studio! Your lamp is so cute; I would never have thought to use a soup can for a shade -- very creative. My favorite things are the pink and white polka dot trim on the lampshade and the button embellishments. Great job!

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays; I hope you and Bentley have a great weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  18. That little lamp is very inspiring! I think that I have some things around my house to put one together.

    Thanks for the idea & Happy Pink Saturday to you and Bentley!


  19. Your little lamp is such a cute idea and it looks like you found the perfect place for the doll quilt. I laughed when I read how Bentley followed and watched everything you did. Do you think he wanted the doll quilt for a little nest of his own? My little pom, Fuzzy, follows and watches everything I do around here, too. Anytime I am making or painting anything, his eyes are following every move. Apparently, he finds me fascinating (or that somehow food is going to be the outcome).

  20. The little doll quilt is precious! I am so in love with all of your special touches! I'm trying to figure out if I have enough things to make a shelf of sweet things!

  21. That is very cute! Trying to catch up with Pink Saturday entries.

    My PINK
    Have a great week ahead.

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  23. i love the crate. i suddenly miss my dad who dabbles in carpentry during his spare time. he makes some of those. nice touch on the crate. visiting here for Pink Saturday :)

  24. What a cute little lamp! I'm thinking I need one! Thanks for your inspiration.

  25. I love the idea of putting buttons on the lampshade. So cute!


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