Friday, July 10, 2015

Red Tin Inn bloggers create 2015

Welcome.
..I am so glad that you stopped by for the 2015 edition of
 Where bloggers Create....
I am a Lucky Gal...I have not one but two areas that are used for play....

The woman cave is a stand alone work shop with an air conditioner...and Heater....We are in 100+ deg days here with an humidity level at 87% so... its blessed hot here.   For mothers day and a birthday I asked that this building get insulated and at least air conditioned as well as a floor in the lean-too.   Mr. RTI delivered!  He even added a pergola.  This building measures 10 x 12 feet plus small  stoop and a 8 x 10 foot lean-too.



I try to keep as much floor space as possible while having ample storage.  There are two work benches that roll....The old butcher block top rack from the kitchen..that up grade is here...and a metal work bench that my husband gave to me...


The advantages of them rolling is I can actually roll them out if I need to make room for a large piece of furniture or large project.

I lucked up and found a map / blueprint file cabinet at a Goodwill store.  It was a bear to get into the cave even after we removed the drawers.  We needed to shift it to put the insulation and interior walls up..Mr. RTI used a rolling jack.

Two drawers were bent so I have them in storage and use the deeper space for the larger tools.  



The shallow drawers make great storage every thing spread out and easily located.


I also leave one empty it makes a great drying drawer for picture frames and smalls...




Furniture hardware any one??  


I had an old maple drop leaf table that had seen better days.   took it apart attached cleats to the wall then attached the table tops to the cleats.  It is very sturdy and half of it can be folded down it I need the space.  

The tables make a great area for storage and I have used it as a paint area.



I used the same technique with this book case cleats out of 2 x 4s and then attached the top and middle shelf to the cleats...Vintage books and papers that I use to finish drawers and the interior of suitcases. An antique rake head holds "stuff" you never know when you might need a large clamp and some chain.  The basket holds spray paint cans with a burst of paint left in them....I try to keep then separated from my almost full cans so that I will not assume I have spray paint...  

This metal rack also used to be in my kitchen.  It was removed when we added a coffe bar you can read about it here.........  It is very hard to not let this be a catch all.  
I have no idea of what I am going to do with that globe but I love it.  The pink table Is being converted to a activity desk it is a long project....





If you use a dremel even to buff you will need eye and face protection...it hangs from the ceiling for quick access....






Above the metal rolling work bench is a very eclectic madness..For instance the black hanging organizer has two jelly jars in it.  These hold the hardware to the project I am working on.  The blue ladle is holding trash bags..the sewing machine drawer buffing brushes ..and the chicken feeder base is holding metal embossing tools...You get the idea..Function is more important then Form in this case...


Vacuum ready to go...If you have noticed I am not that worried about cleaning the floors...and If I have to drag out a vac. and put it together  it may not get done at all.  I have attached a large table easel to the wall to hold the hose and attachments.  



Sometimes I need an  apron sometimes a tool belt....








The LEAN-To.

The lean-to  holds reclaimed lumber, an air compressor with long hose.(that is long enough to use in the cave).a tote of drop cloths, saw horses and over flow...




It has been a good day at the cave when these are drying under the eave.






The second area I have is an room add on that started out as a deck..then screen porch to enclosed room....This area is used for sewing, die cutting small stencil projects and storing what you need to do all of that...It also is a shared space with a freezer and extra fridge and eBay inventory.







It also has some wonderful toys in it...a Singer Feather weight that is in excellent working shape...you just cannot beat an old singer!



Knife magnetic holder works great for pliers....




Wireless printer, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut expressions..and space for the lap top...Do not judge the oija board blocks the early morning sun...I used what I had on hand some day I will change it...Maybe I need to ask....





a wonderful gift...you can read about it here...
It holds smalls like glitter...stamp pads..glue ..cutters punches and what ever will fit..it is loaded....




a Singer 15-91 that stays on the ready all the time with all of its extras....














I also use unique storage...the bottom drawer on this chest sticks so instead of selling it it is full of trims.. fabric and the such...


Who doesn't love stoneware....??


Cupcake tins make great organizers as well as a bread loaf pan......


Every inch is used....


Every once in a while you have to splurge and magazines and materials that lend inspiration are a must...I mean some times you just want to flip through pages of beautiful inspirations...





I Keep on of these for my own use...a chicken wire pin board...you can read about how to make one here...and the burlap caddy here....



Like any creative space it changes as interest change and as you find that perfect raw material and that is okay...Part of the creative process is change.......

Here are some interesting changes ......

You can read about the evolution of Red Tin Inn HERE

The changing Woman cave Here...
Here  and
here

Craft slash utility room...HERE

I thank you for stopping by and if you are looking to establish that crafting space just remember some times it takes time....and it is worth it....Hang in there it will happen.....
Sheryl

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62 comments:

  1. my word you have a lot of goodies i am so jealous xx

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    1. thank you ....It has taken years to build this area...and worth every penny pinch to afford it.....You take care and thank you again for stoppin in...

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  2. I do envy you all those supplies:-)
    Fantastic place to create:-)
    Greetings from Poland:-)

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    1. THank you from half way around the world...SO glad that you stopped by! and left wonderful comments...

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  3. Love your woman cave! I'd love one of those~

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  4. So much room for creativity and so many tools! I enjoyed all of the unique storage, especially the old map cabinet. I truly enjoyed my visit! Diane #26

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. and for the lovely comment...

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  5. Now those are true "working" spaces. A woman and her tools..I adore the map cabinet. Enjoy the party!

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    1. Thank you for comming by...and yes I love good tools..I have a few post on my blog concerning tools and why I like them...My hammer is impact resistant...whoda thunk...but it so makes a difference! I have a few more Ideas about tools I hope you find the time to read them...and go buy a tool of your own....Sheryl

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  6. Oh my! A woman cave! Just awesome. I have to poke around your blog now because I'm seriously curious what you make with those heavy duty tools. go you!

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    1. I hope you enjoy poking around my blog..I have two post on tools and what to look for when buying them..I hope you get inspired to buy some of your own! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I finally had time to come visit your space. I am so envious of all your tools and that you know how to use them. And I love the idea of a "woman cave." And thanks again for your kind comments about my studio. This party is fun!

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    1. You are so right...lots of fun..and great ideas ! The Hubby buys me tools and teaches me how to use them so that I will leave his alone..of course sitting on his work bench in his shop is the vintage wooden miter box that I purchased for my shop..I will take is a compliment that I also know what to look for in a tool if Hubby borrows them....I am so glad that you had time to visit...hope you make it back! Sheryl

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  8. I love your space! I am curious since your space is separate from your home as mine is, how do your inks and paints fair in the heat? I have a/c on mine but of course it isn't reasonable for me to run it unless I am in there. At the moment I am keeping anything that will dry up in the house and toting it out with me!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and the weather can be a downer with trying to be creative...luckily I have two work spaces..one in the house and one seperate..booth are have AC...When we purchased an air unit we paid a little extra for a energy saver feature.....I set the temp at 78 with energy saver on..it does not heat up....I also have two Delonghi Heaters that have setting that will not allow the temp to get below freezing...I can spend 7 hours at a time in my shop...I am a at home Mom that basically I make my "egg" money from my shop...so it was worth it to economically keep it at a certain temp. I thank you again for stopping by!

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    2. Thank you! I may need to do exactly what you are doing!

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  9. gorgeous space!
    love your chicken wire pin board.

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    1. Thank you and I was suprised I used that board more than I thought I would..You have a good one...

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  10. Very Cool indeed!!! Love that you have two places to art!!! Me too!!! and I dont feel guilty about it one bit:):) Thanks for sharing!!!...hugs!!

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    1. Me either...and it was a real blast to get this post together...actually cleaned up a little...so glad that you stopped by..hope to see you again....

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  11. You certainly do have a lot of space for all of your creations. It was fun to tour. Happy Creating, Cindy

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    1. So glad that you came by...and thank you for the lovely comment!

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  12. What great s0apces! Mr. RTI has done you proud! The map/blueprint file is Awesome, and clever you not be dauted by a couple of crooked drawers! And I love how you use the Ouija board to block the early morning sun ~
    Thanks for letting us look ~

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    1. You know I have grown accustomed to that Ouiga board as well..and thank you for stopping by..and for the lovely comments...

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  13. What a wonderful space to create. Lots of vintage finds, which I love. The stand with trays on it is fabulous, I'm also a Singer Fan, love the drawers and machines. Also love the Oija board.lol and magazines, I too have many of these. Thanks so much for the tour. Karen.x

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    1. We are Kindered spirits..nothing beats a good magazine....I thank you for stopping by!! and for the Lovely comments...You take care....

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  14. Wow! What a great space. I would love some large drawers for storing paper. I would also like to have some of the big tools - I could have some fun with those.

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    1. I say go get you some big tools...I love mine..on a lot of things I do not have to wait on Mr. RTI because I have my own tools...Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. Wow! What an unusual and wonderful space!

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    1. Unusual yes...lol...I thank you for stopping by and for the "wonderful" comment it is so appreciated!

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  16. Your studios are awesome ~ so full of creative energy! The little art house is precious. What fun to create in such a dynamic space with so many fabulous tools at hand. Thanks for the tour!

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  17. I'm a power tool gal, who also has an air compressor with lots of air tools. So of course, I was in hog heaven when I saw yours. How awesome! I also like all your creative spaces, and appreciate that you enjoy making or revamping lots of things most of us wouldn't. I also love your little house. I agree that I can't live without AC, either. What super spaces you've shared with us today.

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    1. Oh wow I blushed after reading your comment and thank you! I love pnumatic tools...and that compressor is outside because for it run in that little studio will deafen you ...Revamping I love, it is in my price range! I hope we bump in to each other again!

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  18. Hi Sheryl, what a sweet place! So spacious, just love your craftsy cottage, I never would come out, LoL!
    Thanks for sharing your adorable retreat!

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    1. Ms D I may not come out if I had a powerder room and somewhere to cook. I thank you for your lovely comments!!

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  19. How cool. What a great space. I enjoyed visiting. I am following you. I'll be back.

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    1. Thank you and hope I do run in to you again!

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  20. Fabulous work areas, especially the woman cave. You'd probably laugh at my pink tool box and the new breast cancer tool box my hubby bought me. It's cute but the little hammer is practically useless. LOL
    The red gifted cabinet is awesome, it holds so much.
    Happy Crafting.

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    1. All tool boxes rock...maybe we need to design a real womans tool box...lol..one that would make most men blush...I thank you for stopping by and for the lovely Comments!

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  21. Your creative areas are great and I am so happy for you that you got your insulation and air conditioner . . . best gifts ever, especially during our hot summer:)
    Thanks for the tour, it was fun peeking into your creative corner of the world:)
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you Sister for stopping by!!!! I am so glad you did...and thank you for the wonderful comments!

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  22. You have some great spaces. Must be awesome to have that much space. I love it. That's what I need is a separate refinishing furniture. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much! so glad that you came by and thank you for the wondeful comments....

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  23. Wow! You are organized! what a fun place! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Marlynne Snare Folk Artist

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  24. You have some great spaces to create in, Sheryl! I love your woman cave - such a great space to get away to and do some creating. I love the book pages you've used on the wall. It looks like you've thought of everything for out here, even down to the roll of paper towels! The lean-to looks like it would be a wonderful work space for those days when it is cool enough to work outside.

    Loving your sewing space. Such a great idea that little scrap bag is on the side. I'll have to think about making one of those for myself! {I have enough scrap fabric to pull it off, I think!}. Thanks for sharing your spaces! So much inspiration and you are so right, it is a good idea to treat yourself to those wonderful magazines.

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    1. Thank you so much....and I can get lost in both of those spaces...the caddy for scraps is pretty cool..I line it with cheap bread bags so it will dump out...you can check my tutorial out just search burlap caddy...it is so easy and so helpful I am so glad that you stopped by and thank you for your wonderful comments!

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  25. I would so love to have your wonderful space, it's amazing. You are so organized. Love Love Love it all. Thanks so much for sharing Lisa xx

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  26. How cool that you have not one but two creative spaces! Your book page wall are awesome and I love the old rake end holding your paint brushes, great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much...and I like my eclectic approach to storage..it keeps me thinking...you take care...

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  27. Oh how I love your woman cave!!! It would be wonderful to have a rustic space like that. Being a desert dweller, I am enamored by the beautiful wooded area surrounding your cave. Love it! Thank you so much for joining the party! You and your studios were a lovely addition!
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. We are very blessed that we have 2.5 acres of woods...the view very private..wonderful wild life...I thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comments!

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  28. Love your woman caves, you have some really interesting things in them. My favorite storage piece is the red drawer unit, Swoon! Thanks for sharing both your wonderful spaces with us!♥

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments and I love the red drawer unit as well......

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  29. What a great space. Love that you have room outside that you can work that is covered. Also, nothing stitches like an old Singer, huh?

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    1. Singers Rock! I have a fettish for them...WINK... Thank you for stopping by! Sheryl

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  30. Really loved your studio...ohhh.. those tools. It is an amazing place to create!! I really enjoyed seeing all your vintage goodies, too!

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  31. Tool heaven, I really like your spaces to work in and openness and being part of the forest. Lots of cool storage drawers but I must say the map drawer is brilliant for your tools. So much to see, and it was a treat to see where you do your work and creations.

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  32. Love that you have your own spearate space and filled with som many goodies that I would love to get my hands on and play with!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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