Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The New Bead Studio is Up & Running!

 I am so happy to participate in the 
BLOG HOP!!!
Beverly Gilbert http://beverlygilbert.blogspot.com/
Val Hebert http://valsartstudio.blogspot.com/
Jeannette Cook http://beadyeyedwomen.blogspot.com/
Carol Dean Sharp http://sandfibers.blogspot.com/
Marcia DeCoster http://www.maddesignsbeads.blogspot.com
Cynthia Deis http://shinylittlethings.blogspot.com/
Lori Anderson http://www.prettythingsblog.com/
When I locate my camera, I will take a photo of the special gift that will go to a randomly chosen person leaving a comment on my blog! The perils of moving even from room to studio is that things get lost! Two cameras are missing, so I know they must be in a box together. I hope they're having fun!

I've been M.I.A. from Beady Eyed Women® for an entire month with the construction. It is finished now! However, I still have lots of moving in to do.
It feels like my house has doubled in size. That is possible, actually. My house is really small and the garage is huge! The before picture below is after removing all the stuff from the garage and the construction guys have just arrived to begin work. See the water heater in the back right corner? It is still there, but the washer & dryer are no longer to the left of it but along the wall to the right. To the left is where the shower, then commode, then sink are now.  Hard to imagine at the beginning!
It's not perfect just yet. It is so amazing to look at the newly painted walls, and all my bead racks up and loaded with beads, work tables in place, I'm ready to fill orders. I have to tell myself,



 Wow, look what I have accomplished! It began as an idea and a need for another bathroom so I could rent the master bedroom along with a bathroom. I tapped into savings, which made me nervous at first. Then realized this investment is worth it! The rented room will generate much needed income. the new bathroom is really close to my bedroom and not across the entire house.
The water heater is hidden behind a white curtain. Much prettier.
A plus at night especially. The work involved was daunting and I needed to remind myself to take one step at a time, one day at a time. Now it is finished. Looking  back it seems funny. I can't even imagine the old space. The new one is so wonderful!
I took my first shower in the new bathroom just 4 days ago. It is a very pretty bathroom. White with chartreuse rugs and towels, chrome fixtures and black & white curtains and accessories. Very hip and modern with a bit of a MacKenzie Childs feel. My new washer and dryer, which reside in the bathroom, are really pretty! Back to the studio!!!

64 comments:

  1. I've been a fan for YEARS. Have worked several of your kits! I got here via Lori Anderson's blog but now I'm a subscriber. Thanks for doing this!

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  2. Oh I feel for you. I am in the process of remodeling my studio and I swear that I can't find a thing. Please enter me in your contest.

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  3. I love the idea of a blog hop as we get exposed to various artists and various ideas.

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  4. Brought here via blog hop (starting from Marcia's blog, which has brought me here at least once before). I read the part one of your remodelling, and have now gotten a little interior design program out of this too :) It's great you got your economy on track without having to lose your studio. (I'm from Finland, so if you want to keep your giveaway US-only, you can just leave this out of the lottery.)

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  5. Look at that studio!!! Thanks for the chance for a goodie!

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  6. I hopped over from Marcia's blog as I have several times before...I love how this blog network supports each other as Artists! And I always enjoy a good read!

    I love your renovation project! How exciting to have this great new studio space to work in! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Congrats to you in your new space! Renovations are very scary but worth it! Enjoy!

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  8. Congrats on the great new space! I can't wait to see what you are giving away!

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  9. Congratulations on your new studio. Looks great!

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  10. Congratulations on your new studio. Looks great!

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  11. Can't wait to see the surprise goodies!

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  12. Love the new studio and am turning green here ;)
    Red Rose
    redfirerose2@googlemail.com

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  13. Love your new space, very pretty. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop, I'm seeing new blogs and learning a lot.

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  14. OOOOh, love your new space too! It's always so much fun(after the pain) to redo a space and make it your own! Thanks for the chance to win whatever you pick!

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  15. Wow!! So much work, but you'll love the results.

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  16. what a great give away! would love to win!

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  17. I know what you mean by losing things when you move your studio, I move to a different room in my house 3 months ago and there are still some MIAs. Count me in in your giveaway,

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  18. Your new space looks great. Love the colors in the bathroom.

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  19. Wow, it looks like you've been busy. And the pics so far look great. Hope you find your camera's. :) Would love a chance to win. Got here via Lori at Pretty Things.

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  20. What a huge undertaking, but well worth it in the end. Good luck with all in the future. Thanks for being a part of the great giveaway.
    Happy Holidays to all!
    Chris

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  21. I am green eyed aver your new space!

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  22. Congrats on the new space and it looks great! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  23. Congratulations on that construction. We lived through it once and it was NOT fun. But you have a great space now -- so worth the mess, right? I'm excited to enter the drawing! And hopeful. Always hopeful! Thank you!

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  24. congrats on moving back in! The new space looks very nice.

    mollyatkippercatdotnet

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  25. What a great space! You will find the cameras and every other thing you didn't know you'd lost! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I am totally envious of your studio. Nice bathroom too.

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  27. love it! I love large open space to work in

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  28. Love the new studio. Lucky you. Merry Christmas, it would be wonderful present to win.

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  29. great to find a new artist (to me) blogging... your building work looks great

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  30. What a great reno...congratulations.
    Looking forward to seeing your goodies.

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  31. What a great reno...congratulations.
    Looking forward to seeing your goodies.

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  32. Wow, what an amazing space! Hopefully the master suite will attract a lovely lodger :)

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  33. congratulations on your new space! thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. Well with this Blog Hop will keep you busy too; always a big fan;hope I win!

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  35. Count me in on the giveaway! Wonderful idea. Your new studio looks fabulous. -Marlene arteveryday(at)msn.com

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  36. The studio looks colorful and inviting - congratulations!

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  37. Feliz Navidad from Puerto Rico!! Mucha paz, amor y properidad en este nuevo año! Todo va a salir bien. Tu entusiasmo y positivismo son el primer paso para lograrlo. Gracias mil por tu regalo de navidad para con nosotras tus seguidoras!

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  38. Congratulations on your new space! I have to admit that I'm a bit jealous! ;) Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the giveaways....How fun!

    Stephanie

    stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

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  39. Your studio is looking so good. I just know you are going to create beautiful things in there.

    I'd love to participate in your giveaway, too.

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  40. Your studio looks great, so much space!

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  41. What an amazing transformation. I'd love to just have a garage to create an additional space with. :) Glad you survived all the work. I guess I stopped by too early yesterday, I just now saw this post. Thanks for doing the giveaway in the midst of all you have going on!

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  42. Wow that is some construction! Love! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway~!

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  43. Glad your studio space is coming along! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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  44. Hi Jeanette,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a spectacular piece from you. I love what you've done with your Garage. It feels so good to have your own special place to get away from everyone and everything and to just be with your own thoughts and create. :) :) :)

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  45. The idea for this Bloghop is so exciting. Thank you all!

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  46. You guys rock! Love the look of your new space. Have been doing major cleaning at my house & getting ready to decorate for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend.

    Tycialk@aol.com

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  47. Following the Blog Hop. Congrats on your additional space, and yes it's a worthwhile investment.

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  48. Great idea this blog hop...Sue

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  49. Hello Jeannette,
    if there's something I LOVE is PEARLS... Hope to be lucky!
    Simonetta
    fumagalli.simonetta@tiscali.it

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  50. Wow what an undertaking!! love your new space. I was not able to take your class when you were here in Sarasota at the our bead society, but, love, love your choices in colors and design...sign me up!!! :)

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  51. I love all of your colors and designs.

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  52. I am fascinated by your work and would love to win.

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  53. Your new working space is going to be fabulous. Congratulations! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. :)Anna twilightblue30@yahoo.com

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  54. Have a wonderful time in your new studio, Jeannette! thanks for being part of the blog hop. your generosity is wonderful.
    Mary Alexander

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