Friday, June 29, 2012

~questions about my studio answered~

First of all, THANK YOU all so much for all the comments!
You really know how to make a girl feel loved!
I wanted to answer some of your questions about my studio, so here it goes.

Someone asked where I got my sewing table and if it was from West Elm.
Well, I am not sure, but I got it at Goodwill for $5.99.
It was going to be a temporary table, but it has worked out great so it is going to stay!

Someone else asked where I got my black swivel chair at my sewing table. 
I got that at a thrift store as well, I think it was $12.99. 
I don't think it's a Pottery Barn, looks vintage.

I also had to include a picture of my husband because he was such a big part of this project.
You guys were so sweet in the comments about him, and he read through every single one.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Someone asked if he was a builder.
 No, he isn't, he is self taught, just a handy dandy do it yourself kinda guy.

One thing that really surprised me was how many of you asked about the tools I use.
I think that is so cool!
I love my power tools, so here it goes....

My air nailer for small projects is this
{we have a bigger one too, but couldn't find it at the moment!}

The Bostitch Brad Nailer which can be found here.

I hook it up to a Dewalt air compressor. 
The whole thing is very portable, so I can take it outside or from room to room.


My saw is my baby. 
It is a Bosch hinge slide miter saw. 
You can find it here.

It sits on this:

The delta air filtration system can be found at Home Depot.


I have a couple other tools I use regularly.
I have a jigsaw and a palm sander that I can't live without. 
My biscuit joiner is a must have for frame making and I also have a built in router table that I didn't show, also for frame making.


This summer we are adding on front steps to the studio and 
I will be doing some planting around the outside. 
I will be sure to take photos and post them when it's done!
Have a great weekend! 
xoxo

8 comments:

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

This is a lovely studio! I just organized my creative space this week in an extra bedroom. However, in a few years, it will become my daughter's "big girl" room so I'll have to move...and I just asked my husband to build me a studio. Luckily he is handy too! Mine is a few years off but thank you for posting pictures and your tools!

Have a *fancy* weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering about your chair, I hope i can find one like it, 12.99 what a bargain. I have been reading your blog for quite awhile and enjoy it, it is marked in my favorites. Have a wonderful summer creating in that glorious space. Mickey

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog, you are a neat girl with some serious talent!
Pia

Anonymous said...

Melaine, FABulous doesn't even come close to describing your studio!! and you my dear are so stinkin' cute! I have a personal question I would like to ask... how do you do your hair color? I am assuming it is colored (sorry if that is rude) - I have dark blonde hair and have it highlighted and it looks nothing like yours - how often do you do it and exactly what do you do? :)

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I loved reading about what tools you use. That air filtration system is fabulous, and I love how you made a real work space look pretty too. I just can't get over the tool chest covered in beadboard….that is such a great detail! Enjoy your new space!

Melaine Thompson said...

Dear anonymous~{comment number 4}

I am cracking up over this! I am a natural red head. It's pretty orphan annie red, so my sister in law who does my hair, adds blonde highlights. I have no clue what she does actually! :) She's pretty amazing though! Hope that helped! xoxo

Things That Inspire said...

Great looking studio - I am looking to spruce up the arts and crafts room in our house, Goodwill is a great source I had not thought of for the tables and chairs and such we will need!

As always, your generous and sharing spirit shine through in this post.

- Holly

P.S. Isn't it great to have a husband who is handy? My husband can fix just about anything, and it is such a blessing!

Delia Abernathy said...

Hi Melaine! I love to see another woman who enjoys her power tools as much as I do. A lot of female DIYers that I've met feel the need to hide from that fairly masculine side of it but I love it. I have the exact same DeWalt Air Compressor, I just think they look so construction site in a house; real character.

Keep up the good work!

xx

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