Welcome to my new studio! Come on in . . .
All set up at last, my sweet new workroom turned out way better than I imagined. We gutted a tiny closet-sized office and a full bathroom/laundry room to create this space. It ended up at 13x13 feet, larger than I expected. Plus, vaulting the ceiling and popping in a skylight makes it feel open and bright.
My new studio is exactly half the size of my old one, which also had a large closet. No room for a closet here. Having less space to stash has made me purge extraneous stuff and get more creative with storage. Paring down is a good thing and I now feel much more organized.
If the wall color looks familiar, that's because it is the same color as our new kitchen (and the same as my old studio): Benjamin Moore's Turquoise Mist #695. Being someone who loves green, it truly is the perfect shade.
Not surprising, my new space is filled with all of my favorite collections from my former workroom: my picnic tins, planters, cottage stitchery pictures, vintage soap powder dispensers, toy sewing machines, refurbished vegetable bin, jars of buttons, tablecloths and more. And it has a few things that haven't been in my studio before — like a 1950s kitchen table, my beloved Hoosier cabinet, and an exterior store sign from my tearoom.
As you know, I love having a home studio. (I think everyone should have one.) Having a place to work/create that is fun, whimsical, inspiring, and makes me smile is very important to me.
Have you enjoyed this first look at my new studio? If so, please let me know. And stay tuned for additional posts where I'll share it with you in more detail.
Have a lovely weekend!