Monday, December 31, 2012

Beautiful & Functional- Just like me!

Back to the studio- let us remember the ugly, non-functional, but secretive beginnings of this project.


Read the full thought process here for our studio project. I've even had the opportunity to play in the new space! I am completely infatuated with it. Since we did the whole decorating schpeal last week, without further adieu, here she is!


And the side by side:


Granted, this beautiful image is before I added all my cool toys, so it is looking slightly more cluttered now.


It's beautiful, and organized, and it makes me happy.


We threw up a coat of white over the beige in the hallway to give it a crisp, clean look- though since I'm not a big fan of white...especially since I have 3 dirty, wall rubbing dogs- but it will do for now. We also need to cover the wallpaper, but that is out of the budget right now, but it will look even better then.

I've been having fun looking through my old stuff and reopening my etsy shop. It is truly amazing what a clean, new, space does to your creativity.

What do you guys do to unwind?

15 comments:

  1. I love the design so much. But I think my favorite part is that you took a space that wasn't being used for anything, other than a dumping ground, and turned it into a functional working space. That is effectiveness at its finest! And you didn't have to dedicate/sacrifice an entire bedroom to your studio. I love it.

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    1. Thank you! I'm absolutely loving it for those exact reasons. No room sacrificed, just one gained. :)

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    2. agreed--- the best part is that you made a whole room out of a corner! and it is a snazzy ass room!

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  2. It's so pretty and peaceful looking. I can't wait to see the masterpieces that come out of this room!

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  3. Nice! I love a useful top of the stairs nook :). I want to come hang out there....but you shouldn't let me make any jewelry; it would not be pretty.

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    1. Oh please, I am sure we could make beautiful jewelry together.

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  4. Oh, also....just noticed the post title. I have a t-shirt (from college, which hasn't fit me in years, but which I can't get rid of) that reads, in lovely, glittery letters, "I know I'm efficient; now tell me I'm beautiful." Yes. Random. Just thought of it.

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  5. Love it!!! So much more functional and bright. happy New Years to you and your Family!!!!

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  6. I'm in lust with that chair! You don't happen to remember where it came from do you? At any rate, have an awesome New Years!

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    1. Thanks, you as well! It's the URBAN chair from IKEA- http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80067789/

      We got ours, and the rug, in the scratch and dent section. I think we ended up paying $15 for the chair because it was dirty.

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  7. I have multiple areas in my house that need this kind of attention! The space looks great and super functional! Great job!

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