Hi friends! We’ve made it to the middle of the week – woohoo! It’s all downhill from here, right? 😛
Anyways, big news! I’m so excited to share that our house is being featured on the Handmade Home today. I’m so thrilled! It’s my favorite blog and I have a major, major house crush on them! Head over and check it out here – I shared the before and afters of the rooms in our home.
And if you have come here from the Handmade Home… Welcome! I’m so excited you are here! Pull up a chair and stay awhile ya’ll. You can connect with me on Instagram or my Facebook page. Let’s be friends!! 🙂
I’m so excited about the reveal I’m sharing with you all today! I’ve gotten to share bits and pieces, but here it is in ALL its glory… my studio!
Before we get into the details, let’s take a quick trip back down memory lane to see how far we’ve come my babyyyyyy (Shania Twain anyone?)!
Remember the off-white walls, the tweed curtains, the faux wood fan, the jack and jill bath door, the carpet… the ick of it all? No longer!
We sure were able to infuse a whole lot of style and function into this 12×12 room. You can find the source list at the bottom of this post.
Our Studio Remodel
The first thing we did was replace the carpet with laminate floor and paint the walls and ceilings white. Then, we added new curtains and lighting. Although the curtains I chose are no longer available, Anthropologie always has the most fun designs – like these!
On the opposite wall, you can see our “built in” bookshelves (part 1, part 2). Still my favorite wall in the house! It’s hard to believe there used to be an entrance to our dismantled jack-and-jill bath right there! Sweet memories. 🙂
We went with a standing-height table which is perfect for crafting. We added stools so we can sit if we want. Underneath the table is an industrial cart to add some additional storage.
I went back and forth on whether I wanted a rug for this room or not. I knew it would need to be something simple so it wouldn’t compete with the curtains, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted. When I stumbled upon this one, I knew it would be perfect for the space.
This rug is so nice and warm to stand on while I’m crafting versus the wood floor. Plus, there’s an added layer of comfort underneath with a nice and thick rug pad! Here’s a similar rug design that looks just the same!
Even the window sill is multipurpose. It grows plants and holds glitter. 🙂
Underneath the other window is a chest of drawers that will hold papers and other office supplies. On the top is a decorative tray that holds different things at different times – wine and glasses, a french press and cream, glittered feathers… you name it. 🙂 Directly to the left is my little art gallery wall with a reading chair.
So that’s our new studio/library/craft room/office/favorite space in our home. 🙂 What do you all think?
- Curtains: Mod Cloth (sold out – more fun options here)
- Table: Craigslist
- Pendant light: JC Penney (sold out – similar here)
- Bookshelves: Ikea, here (post with detailed information here and here)
- Craft storage system: Ikea, here (post with details here)
- Live Simply art, Vol 25, here
- Cabin art, original from Portugal
- Ampersand watercolor, mine
- Tray, West Elm, here
- Rug, Home Depot, similar here
- Rug pad, Rug Pads USA, here
Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like the source for. 🙂 It’s so fun to have a place to get creative, or read a book and enjoy all the finer things in life. 🙂