Having a workspace that inspires creativity and keeps all your craft supplies organized can really make your crafting and art making time efficient and fun.
I made this large worktable out of a piece of plywood and Plexiglass with squares of Fairfield Oly Fun Craft Material in between for a modern color block look. The layers are all held together with office supply binder clips.
The center support of the worktable is a stack of recycled books! The coordinating desk accessories were embellished with all different types of paint and foil.
The stemware glass balls were painted with Testors paint.
The glasses were painted with Design Master Tint It Transparent Dye Spray Paints.
The jewelry box was given a new look with Plaid Ceramcoat Chalk paint.
The little square plates were embellished with Silver Therm-o-web Deco foil scissors.
The little plastic animals were colored silver with the Testors Enamel paint marker.
And since I plan on spending a lot of time at my new craft table coloring in books like Leisure Arts' Art of Coloring Mandalas I sewed a new cushion for the vintage stool and embellished it with a Simplicity applique.
I am eager to try this technique on all sorts of recycled surfaces.
The next color blocked item on my craft desk was this piece of stemware that features little ball shapes. I painted each one with a color of Testors paint.
A project I see on Pinterest a lot is upcycling little toy animals by painting them with metallic paint. The Testors Enamel paint marker worked great for this!
In keeping with my color blocking theme I thought it would be fun to upcycle this jewelry box by painting each drawer a different color within the same color family.
I used a variety of blues, greens and grays of the Plaid Ceramcoat Chalk paint. I used a bit of painter's tape to hold the drawer pulls out of the way while painting. I also took the glass out and scraped the floral image off with a razor blade.
I love my vintage step stool but I thought it could use a bit more padding. The easiest way is to make a tie on cushion. I had a slipcover pillow that I could easily make a new coordinating slipcover for.
All I did was fold a piece of fabric over itself right sides facing with about a 4 inch overlap. Before stitching the sides I pined ribbons in each corner facing in.
When turned right sides out I placed ta Simplicity applique on the new pillow cover.
I am so excited about creating all sorts of things in my new creative space.