Bee Sweet Studio


Studio Space

inside look, interior decoratingAmberleigh AdoffComment

So to start off 2016 I thought I would share a little about my studio.  I have been working hard to create a space that consists of more organized chaos as well as surrounding myself with inspiration to help get me excited about this spring and new creations.  It is by no way perfect but just the act of going through, organizing, and purging has helped create a space that has my creative juices flowing.  I am so excited about filling up my Etsy store with new creations this spring!

Check it out . . 

As you can see, it really is organized chaos, but trust me it makes sense!

I finally am able to keep my sewing machine on my desk!  I also just added some newly planted succulents, my favorite!  Hopefully inspiration for some fun felt cacti.

My handy brick bookend along with some great books for easy access. 

I found these handy washi tape dispensers at Michael's, I keep my favorite ones out so I don't have to dig for them when I need them.

I've kept up my clothesline to attach my current ideas, it's messy but I like having it right there to switch out when I need.

A small floating shelf for small items, I usually store my felt cactus projects here.

My husband and I love to collect artwork from current artists so I finally hung a bunch of it up.  I also added some of my geometric mobiles and an illustration I did a while ago.

I found this cute hanging cube from Michael's and of course hung the cork board I fixed up earlier.  The create sign I created a while ago using photographs I took down in Old Town, Orange.  They have awesome vintage signs and cool typography down in that area.

I was going for a gallery wall look made up of collected art, the cardboard deer left over from New Years, and my most recent weaving.

I bought these cool cubes on Amazon, you can get different ones and stack them together.  I might get a few more, they work great for storing all different kinds of things.

I love these carts, I found this one at Michael's on sale but have another one from Ikea.  They work great for storing items that you can roll out later when you need.

This was my most recent addition, a mail rack that I thought would be perfect for storing my sketches and my cute cards I get from my Happy Mail subscription.  I love mail and if you do too check this out: 

I am excited about what 2016 brings and I am looking forward to sharing my creations.

Laundry Room Makeover

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Let me start by saying I am so thankful that I have a laundry room. That being said . . . i hated my laundry room!  I hated it because it was packed full of random things, it was crowded and hot.  My laundry room is actually located off the patio so you have to go outside to get to it.  Also, the  door doesn't really close all the way so it always gets dusty in there.  So I decided to spend some time on it to make it actually bearable.

Before:                                                                After:


So the first thing I did was paint the one wall behind the washer and dryer a pale blue leaving the white shelving.  I had cleared out the shelves and then replaced some items in some cute bins I picked up from target.  I had an adorable water jug that the top broke on so I used it to hold the Oxy Clean and then added the liquid detergent to the shelf.  I switched to a small mason jar to measure the detergent and placed it on a coaster made by putting furniture protectors on the bottom of a white tile (check out my tile tutorial for more info).

Next, I moved the washer and dryer against the side walls so I could have some space in between to put some storage.  I would like to eventually put a cabinet there but for now I found this bathroom organizer that fits right into the space.

I also spray painted a tub I had lying around the house to hold my husband's stinky gym stuff and hung a car trashcan on the wall with "lint" painted on it for all that lint you pull out of the dryer.

I replaced my janky drying rack with this slightly nicer ikea wire rack that folds down so I can save some space.

Lastly, I added a few hand painted wooden signs, check out my tutorial on how to create your own signs: in a previous blog post.

and a few laundry reference pictures I bought at a Patchwork festival.  Here are some you can get off Etsy: Letteredandlined

I also added a vase with fake flowers from Home Goods and spray painted a can to hold some doggie bags.

I have to say I now smile every time i go into my laundry room!  I still have some more work to do such as switch out the over head light and put a new door on the room but I no longer dread being in there.  Please share any ideas or photos of your laundry room!