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I'm a communications specialist with a passion for vintage and I run an online vintage business called Vintage Baubles & Bits.

I consider myself a saver of beautiful items from the past and a repurposer of treasures!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My New Work Space

One of the most lovely things about moving into a new house is the ability to completely claim a new space. To implement new projects and to make something truly your own! When we selected our new home in KC one of the really nice things about it was the third bedroom in the basement. It was pretty large, had its own small half bath and a closet - perfect for storing all of my vintage gear and the items I use to promote and display my wares. A true, dedicated work space!

The Work Space Before
My super awesome boyfriend took all of my ideas and brought them to life! We built counter height workstations - a big L-shape made from unfinished doors. This gave me loads of room to put my photo box set up, my computer, shelves to hold crafting supplies and places to store tubs under the counters. I put my personal flair to work by decoupaging the counters with vintage clothing patterns!

Before Part 2
The clothing racks.
 We also bought the items to create a closet clothing rack, but instead of putting them in the closet, we created two clothing racks along one of the walls, giving me a way to easily display dresses, shirts, coats, skirts and more! Not only is it easy for me to see what I have, but it makes picking items for shows simple and quick!

We also put a shelf on the top rack, giving me additional storage for items that I don't use a lot, but wanted to keep! 

After everything dried and settled I organized all those lovely boxes you see in my "before" photos. Hung up loads of vintage clothes, put shelves on the counters, put in an area to house my computer and printer and set up my photo shooting locations - one corner for the clothing and an area on the counter for my photo box set up.

The vintage clothing patterns I used for the decoupage.
Getting it all done feels almost "magical" and hopefully will help me stay more organized and keep all my projects from creeping into the other rooms in the house!
The counter workspace before decoupaging.

A work in progress - applying the sewing patterns to the counters.

The counter as it dries and finishes.

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