Tuesday, June 5, 2012


cre·a·tiv·i·ty  -  the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.

 Boy that is a lot to think about!
Today is the first post on my 30 Day Creativity Challenge
sponsored by KristalNorton.com.

Kristal had this great idea to spend the next 30 days changing a daily grind into
a new found habit that was so part of your daily routine that you didn't
need to stop and think about it.

Wonderful idea and I took the challenge.

As you all know I am doing my very first Trunk Craft Show in
October and my life has gotten in the way of getting ready!

Between new grandbabies and redecorating and busy websites
and moving to a new office the crafting was just falling through
the cracks.  I needed a real kick in the pants and
even though Kristal is a sweetheart and would never
kick anyone, I am using this as a way to really
move ahead with my Craft Show products.

So, for the next 30 days I will endevor to do something creative every day.

Now after long thought I realized that isn't always going to be
making an item to sell, it might be something for a friend, or
something for myself.

It might also mean working on things for the craft show and
that brings me to the creative things I did on the first day of
this challenge.  Mr. MySpareTime and I have worked like
dogs all weekend in 90+ degree heat to finish the studio!

Boy did it turn out great!

This is the outside of the studio before the make-over

And after!

Now I think this was pretty CREATIVE!

Close up on the new shutters and the vintage black hardware

The bright red door {love that color}

My garage sale find, an antique mantal, my
company sign and some ceramic tiles added to
make a hearth.

We even added a candle holder to give it that
warm glow of candle light.

The opposite wall with a great little bookcase
remade with beadboard and a wooden top.
Added a few crates for even more display area.
{don't you just love the wall color, so fresh!}

The north side of the studio, a great black hutch,
another crate and the old walls out of my
craft show booth.  We hung them on the wall for
more display area and to add some interest.
{boy the stories these wall could tell!}

The other wall with our check out stand,
and a great hutch with lots of display area.

Here is a close up of the new painted
plywood floor.  I love the way it turned out.
It was cheap to do and really adds to the feel
of the place.  I know it will get scuffed and
worn but that only adds to the charm.

There are a few more things to do to finish this out,
Mr. MySpareTime will be installing the two ceiling fans
with lights and rehanging the blinds.  I have to make two
window valances and then I think we are good to go.

Stay tuned for more brain farts
as my husband calls my wild ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW Babette, that is beautiful...now I want one just like that lol Great job!

  2. Thanks for looking and the sweet comments.

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful new space! Love the results and especially the colors for the outside. We have tan siding, white trim and red doors on our house and I love it. I can't get enough "red" in my decor. Still waiting for hubs to re-hang my very large window box in front of the 8' window...... oh well we've been extremely busy and I know he'll get around to it one day ;-)

    Take care~

  4. What a great job you did...so cute!!!!

  5. What a great start to the challenge! Your studio looks absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see it all filled up!! :)

  6. Excellent job. I love it. You never cease to amaze me. If I didn't love you so much I would be jealous.


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