Studio Space

June 27th, 2012     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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As you enter my studio you will see my business sign that I take to shows and store on the wall of my studio in between shows. It was created from a 4 pain re purposed window, linen, black paint, stencils and foam core board.  Below the sign is my printer, and the cabinet it sits on was once a sewing machine cabinet and I re purposed it into a printer stand/paper/office supply storage area.
My desk was once used as a farm table, my stool was once used in a post office for workers sorting mail, my suitcases store supplies I need for shows and for mailing jewelry to customers, and the brass railing holding chains was once part of a crib rail.
A better photo of the suitcases, brass railing element, and paper flowers.  I use the paper flowers at my shows as well and a local artist created them a couple of years ago.  Love these flowers, and I store them on my Studio wall as well in between shows.
Another area that I can work from in my Studio and currently it is holding an oversized bakery muffin tin that Im using for elements that I take to and from my Vintage Jewlery Redesign Classes that I am teaching.  It just fits perfect on this table.
Love my stools that I found for $2.49 at a local thrift store.  They even are the perfect wood tones and aqua that I love.  
A wonderful repurposing of an industrial muffin tin.
My main design area in my Studio.
Some of my treasures I use to corral some of my design elements.
Muffin tins abound and help organize my working studio.
A view of my shelving unit, bamboo storage and one of the areas that stores my elements to design with.
I create jewelry with found elements, vintage finds, gemstones and other unique treasures.
An example of one of my Mimi-Torias Designs that I create in this space.
As you enter my studio you will see my business sign that I take to shows and store on the wall of my studio in between shows. It was created from a 4 pain re purposed window, linen, black paint, stencils and foam core board.  Below the sign is my printer, and the cabinet it sits on was once a sewing machine cabinet and I re purposed it into a printer stand/paper/office supply storage area.

As you enter my studio you will see my business sign that I take to shows and store on the wall of my studio in between shows. It was created from a 4 pain re purposed window, linen, black paint, stencils and foam core board.  Below the sign is my printer, and the cabinet it sits on was once a sewing machine cabinet and I re purposed it into a printer stand/paper/office supply storage area.


Have you always wanted a space to call your own?  To create in?  To just have that precious little space all your own that you can dream in and display things that make you happy?  Well this is what I'm sharing with you today. My personal space which is my jewelry studio.  I hope it inspires you to carve out a space for yourself.


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Comments (11)

junkistah writes: great studio, love your pieces...
Posted: 1:38 am on October 15th
kellyd writes: I love your studio...I've been working on mine,and with limited space, it is a challenge to get it organized.
Thank you for sharing! Posted: 11:35 am on July 23rd
G writes: A studio indeed! I could ponder for hours in there..and hopefully I would create a few things! What fun...the room is a beauty!!! Dream and Create away!

Geneen Posted: 6:04 pm on July 6th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I dream of having a space such as this! I have totes and a work table with a few smaller bins to use for current projects right now, and they get me by, but other than that, things are out of sight, and out of mind. A lot of my stuff is in bags or just loose, but I try to categorize it into wood, glass, metal, etc. I have a ton of collected junk items that will go together to make projects in my head, but would love to have the set up to just go pick them out and get going on them :) ~Mary~ Posted: 10:13 am on July 1st
MimiToria writes: Thank you ladies. It took years of designing literally all over our house, to convince my dh to turn our small main floor bedroom into my studio. So handy to have a main floor studio to work in now and to store my supplies.
My favorite studio though is at our cabin, as we have a wonderful covered area outdoors that I love to work at and a huge inside surface for designing that is incredibly perfect. I am indeed blessed...
It took 15 years of designing to get this place, so am enjoying it.
Gretchen Posted: 7:16 am on June 29th
sassycass writes: This is such a beautiful work space Gretchen. . .so important to create somewhere that is inspiring to you - this is wonderful! Posted: 7:04 pm on June 28th
annebell writes: What an incredible space! It's just gorgeous! Posted: 12:27 pm on June 28th
LucysBaby writes: I love seeing "your creative space" Posted: 2:24 pm on June 27th
NebraskaJunker writes: Such a beautiful space to create in! love it Gretchen! Posted: 8:24 am on June 27th
suewhitney writes: So beautiful, Gretchen....thanks so much for sharing!

Big Hugs,
Sue Posted: 8:14 pm on June 26th
ninnarae writes: This is lovely, Gretchen...such a creative space! Posted: 6:05 pm on June 26th
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