I've been slowly spreading out from my office/studio space into our unused dining room for some time now. It started out with a few things piled on top of the table, then as I've begun doing local craft shows, my displays and extra inventory have been making their way there as well. The room was beginning to look like an indoor storage unit as you can see in the photo below.
Not a pretty sight...I know. So a few weeks ago I decided to make it official and make it a second studio space. Fortunately I have a husband that allows me to do ridiculous things in the house such as take over two complete rooms for my jewelry. (Love ya babe!) It is definitely a work in progress and I'm trying to decorate it as cheaply as possible so it is evolving a bit slower than I had hoped. I don't have it totally presentable yet, but as soon as I do I will be posting pictures.
For now, I wanted to share my latest addition to the room. While visiting our local church thrift shop, I found an unusual display shelf for $2. Yes, I know it wasn't the prettiest thing, but I saw potential in it. I couldn't figure out what its original purpose was...there were round indentions evenly spaced out on each shelf. After a little research I realized it was a display for golf balls...never would have guessed that one. I was hoping it was something a little more interesting, but oh well! :)
After cleaning it up a bit I removed the felt covered backing and spray painted it a cheerful blue color. I then covered the backing with a cute, whimsical fabric that I found on sale at Hobby Lobby for $4.20/yd. The fabric is made by Brother Sister Design Studio, but I'm not sure what the name of the print is. I loved the colors and bought extra fabric to re-cover my computer chair cushion also.
I haven't decided what I'm going to display on my new shelf yet...but I'm thinking maybe some small glass jars filled with beads and cabochons. I just adore it and the fact that the entire thing cost less than $5 has to make my husband happy too!