I'm pretty thrilled to finally have this little area completed. With a home in transition with lots of redecorating and painting, it's nice to have some projects completed. (Thank-you Ethan for your power tool & painting help :-)
The original chalk drawing of this young girl I found on Etsy for $12. I consider it one of my favorite vintage pieces. I often wonder who the drawing is of and where she is now. It also makes me nostalgic for all of the drawing I did growing up. It makes me sad that that part of my life has really come to a stand still. I haven't drawn much at all since college, but I remember doing many, many drawings much like this one of various models in my figure drawing classes (which were always my favorites). I would love to start a collection of original portrait paintings and drawings. That would be a dream! The human face and figure was *always* my favorite thing to draw, from the time I was a child (well, aside from animals of course!) til the time I was studying art in college.
Margaret fits in quite well with her watermelony pink hair...
(sorry for the inconsistent color casts on these photos. I took them in the morning light and from every angle I shot, there was a different color cast going on. I do use photoshop actions to try to give them a consistent look, but that doesn't always happen. ;-) Thinking I might need to get my studio lights out for my interior shots since our home is pretty dark. I find them intimidating though!)
- Cabinets: IKEA covered in vintage wallpaper
- Desk: Target from a few years ago. Bottom drawer covered in vintage wallpaper.
- Chair: Liberty of London from Target
- Floral Baskets: Liberty of London from Target
- Wire basket: vintage
- Tin Camper: vintage
- Spool rack: Michaels, primed & spray-painted yellow
- Spool original art from: Michele Maule
- Vintage child's sewing machine
- Paper lanterns: Ebay
- Butterfly Wall Art: Vintage, with outer frame spray-painted yellow
- Young girl original art: Vintage