Me and my big ideas often end up in a lot of hours of sweat equity for my patient husband. But I must say I’m really pleased with the results of this massive undertaking.
Not only does the studio have a fresh coat of paint but I also managed to squeeze another 10 or so square feet out of the bright & cheery room.
Before / After
Where there was once two large dark brown IKEA storage units there is now a lot of empty space.
Where our ceiling was once encumbered by two large rolls of photography paper there are now five rolls tucked discreetly behind a bright curtain panel on the wall.
The toys, occupying two cupboards, were shipped downstairs to the playroom. Half the photo albums were moved to my office while the other half were moved to a lower shelf where the boys could reach them. Turns out they much prefer looking at photos than they doing being in them
Without the two big units the space feels brighter and I have more room for all my gear. This is of course an excellent excuse to acquire more gear, right?
The couch shifted over to make room for the remaining IKEA unit and the bench is waiting in the storage room until it’s needed, replaced by 1/4 of one of the IKEA units filled with newborn props.
The only thing missing from the photo? The baby swing, to the right of the couch, where my 3 month old assistant is known to hang out on occasion and watch the goings-on in the studio.
One of the reasons I love the space so much is all the natural light from the two huge windows. One of the reasons I loathe the space so much is there isn’t enough wall space for more photos and canvases! When I mentioned a larger studio space my husband scurried off to the garage with a haunted look in his eyes. I suppose I should wait until the paint dries before I bring up the idea of yet another project.