Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Studio Gets a little Redo



Hello!

I'm sorry for such a long break in between posts, but I have had a project I needed to get done and my two younger kids were sick last week, as well.


While my husband was off of work between Christmas and New Year, I had him give my studio a fresh coat of white paint...



He also built me a basic shelving unit {entirely out of salvaged wood}, so that I would have some additional storage...


I wanted a place to hold all of my vintage crates, since I thought they would be great for storing supplies for my shop...









{This room gets amazing light all morning thanks to the large bay window}


I wanted this room to better serve as a photography studio, in addition to being the place that I pack all of my orders, so I brought the farm table from the family room that the kids were using for crafts in here {the family room is undergoing some changes too ~ more on that soon}.

I also reconfigured the garage doors to be together in the corner of the room, giving me a nice backdrop to photograph into.  I  flipped the doors around so that the "ickier" side was facing out, but I gave them a coat of grey paint and now I love them!


I had my husband nail a large branch to the top of one of the garage doors so that I could hang things from it.  He also helped me make small hanging votives out of small mason jars and wire.  I plan to add a few more branches, but right now the ground is covered in snow, so that will have to wait a bit :)





Simple but functional, what more could a girl ask for?!


:) Tracey

106 comments:

Ness Lockyer said...

Tracey it is beautiful!
Ness xx
Marley & Lockyer

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

simple, functional, and lovely.

the hanging flowers are wonderful!!! so is the light. i wish i had a light filled space like that to take my shop photos.

jolanda said...

Zbieram inspiracje, często zaglądam do Ciebie, bo wiele ich tu na blogu.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie z Polski

SueBee said...

Your studio is so pretty Tracey!
I love the branch nailed to the door. Good idea.
Life does get in the way of blogging sometimes...hehe

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What a great studio! Love the simplicity and beauty of it all (and the sunlight too). When we finished our basement that was were I had space for my studio... no sun light here. I sometimes so miss it! But I am very thankful for my little one that I have!

Have a great week.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your studio is just lovely! I envy the great natural light you have - such a wonderful spirit lifter. Enjoy

traci said...

oh tracey....it looks amazing. i always loved it before but i think this may be my favorite. gorgeous.

Kelly said...

Beautiful!

De tout, de rien said...

I love how you don't compromise your style, even when it comes to storage and your workspace.

It looks dreamy!

Lana said...

Wow, it looks beautiful. I love the old crates you have on the shelving, and the ladder with the vintage linens on it. The room looks like it gets wonderful light. What a nice place to work.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Such wonderful ideas and photos!! Simplistic beauty at its finest!! I absolutely love the contrast of the bright flowers with the muted backgrounds and the garage doors are a fantastic idea. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I, for one, could use a little motivation to get things done around my cottage. : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Sanne said...

Hallo tracy,

love your blog since a long time...today I have to smile and write you ...saw the old wooden box, with

" L. D Jung Wiesbaden "
on it...it´s not far away from where I live...but how did the box went to you ? If it could tell its story...

Have a nice day and best wishes from Germany,

Sanne

chateau chic said...

Your studio is fabulous as well as functional. I love it so much you'd never get me out of there. What a wonderful work space.
Mary Alice

Rhonda said...

Perfection - I love your studio space - j'adore!

andsewon said...

Beautiful! You must be a very structured person to clean up after every project.Sadly I am messy! Mine has batting, fabric and paper everywhere...well in enough places to make it right crazy! I work in a frenzy apparently!! haha! Wonderful ideas for storage!

Karena said...

Tracey how wonderful; the light, the shelving (great Hubby) the hanging branch!

A perfect work space!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sherri said...

Tracey, what a gorgeous studio you have! I love everything about it. You are one lucky girl!! ENJOY!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, i just want to come sit in that bright beautiful room, it looks incredible. It's so calm and orderly and peaceful. I can see how you could manifest beauty in a space like that, the simplicity and lack of "stuff" would send my mind off to a world of creative ideas!

Cindy

Pamela said...

It is all soooo beautiful!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks great T. I love the way the doors look there too.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Those Door are just FaB!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

serena said...

It's so beautiful!!
I love your home!

Serena

Leah C said...

Fabulous & gorgeous, Tracey!! It's any girl's dream studio...love every inch:) Drooling over your vintage crates and those sweet little mason jar votives!

Jill Elaine said...

Awesome! Absolutely awesome. Love what you've done to that room. Will be fun to see what you are doing now in the other room too.

Becky C said...

I have always loved your studio. It looks amazing in this new arrangement, too! The doors are fabulous together. And that big farm table is a great added work space.
Great new shelf your husband made...love the old crates for supplies. And the flowers are so pretty in the hanging jars :)
Stay warm

Kim said...

Your studio is gorgeous. So bright and I love the doors and your hanging flower pots.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Debby said...

Cozy and beautiful. Love the od ladder. I recently got one and my husband thinks I have lost my mind. Wish he could see yours.

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elvira

Linda said...

Tracey, what a beautiful room. One question, what color white paint did you use? I'm needing to repaint some rooms and there are so many different colors of white.
Thanks,
Linda
lindarubin@centurytel.net

Tracey said...

The paint color is called Distant Star and it is available at Home Depot under the Glidden brand {it used to be under the Freshaire brand which our Home Depot no longer carries, not sure if that is nation wide or not}. It's a great color and I have used it in several rooms in my home!

:) T

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Very sweet - light & airy!

Leslie said...

New follower! Your floors and colors are so similar to mine. Beautiful room! Thank you for sharing the wall color. So many variations to white. I am adding lots of gray and love it. Do you paint your ceilings white or the same color as the walls? I'm on the fence about that.. trying to decide on the perfect white for my ceiling.

AntiqueChase said...

My favorite work space EVER. I love all the elements and pinned many of your images to my "workspace" board... love. it. all. thank you for the inspiration!!!

oh and PS. I now have CRATE ENVY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Morning T said...

I'm salivating as usual! Just pinned a few of your images on pinterest. It looks amazing.
xo~
T

The Altered Bee said...

Love the music on the wall!

Svenja said...

AMAZING room, in every detail.. really inspiring!

have a nice week, svenja

http://traumzuhause.blogspot.com/

HillHouse said...

Your picture taking is so beautiful, the space is amazing and the pictures showcase it perfectly.

Sarah (my yellow house) said...

You did a gorgeous job in this room! I love all the rustic touches but the doors and the hanging votives are absolutely my favorite.

Makes me want to find a branch! :)

xo Sarah

Florence said...

Love your new space. The use of the branch on top of doors is so perfect for hanging those glass jar holders. Stay warm and enjoy the snow! Hugs! Florence

Anne said...

Looks great.You are lucky to have a husband so handy.

Michelle said...

Lucky girl! It's a beautiful room! This gets me motivated to start organizing my studio.

June said...

absolutely gorgeous Tracey!
hugs from here...

Katy Noelle said...

Tracey, everything is so beautiful! Just soooo pretty! and, yes, I'm still here and reading along.;) It just strikes me how very, very talented you are - creativity streaming out of your fingers, apparently. =] and I just thought that I should stop and tell you so.

and, I hope that you and your family have a very, very beautiful New Year, full of wonderful times!

Love,

Katy Noelle xo

It's me said...

This is so nice done Tracey...love from me...xxx..

Susan said...

I love your studio space - it's gorgeous!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Tracey! Those crates are exactly what I'm up to in my sunroom as well - I saw it in an inspirational picture on pinterest of course, and now with yours done, it is urging me even more to do it - I hope I can link back to you when mine are done?
the garage doors together are really great...great backdrop!

hope you stay well..and the kids - miss you!

adventuresindinner said...

What a gorgeous space, so glad that I found your blog. I've just added you to my daily reading list.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Its beautiful and definetly the kind of space I could create in. I keep my studio open, minimal, and uncluttered too.

Ashley said...

I love the room and I adore how you hung the flowers!! Xoxoxo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Tracey,
Such a lovely light filled room!
I love your doors arranged as they are and the branch hanging above is very clever and useful! Your photos are wonderful! :)

McMaster and Storm said...

this was a pick-me-up for today--love it tracey!!!
I need to organize & refreshen my room. found a great big cabinet with glass drawers from an old department store. I can't wait to go pick it up, but first must get my office ready for it. eeek

I love the pop of color--the flowers are great!
xo
kara

Wendy said...

Tracey~
Every detail is lovely. I can't stop looking at the pictures. Totally perfect. ♥

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Such a great space to work! I especially love the vintage crates!

Catalina Alvarez said...

OH! Tracey it is beautiful! and so inspiring!
Congratulations your place is perfect!
REgards from Tuscany
Cata

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

How divine, Tracey!
What a gorgeous and inviting space, perfecting for creating in.

XOXO,
Anne

Hampton said...

Tracey, a beautiful and very inspiring images.
kisses

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh it's ALL so beautiful! And lucky you that your hubby made you all the functional things that you needed! Thanks for the inspiration!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Tinas vita bo said...

Sooo beautiful and inspiring!!!

Hugs Tina

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey...it looks amazing,I love it! So glad your back,miss your posts when your away!! xo

Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful inspiring studio. Using the music sheets on the wall is very creative and I loved the colors that you used.



Love, Jody

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Beautiful as always~~
Hope you are having a great week:)
~Cheryl

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful redo! I love your branch idea and jars. A clean slate to create!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love this room! So light and airy. I love that your husband made you new shelves from old wood. I have been using my old crates as storage, too. So convenient and they look great! The branch over the doors with the hanging jars look beautiful!

~Shanon

Monica Hart said...

I would love to 'work' here...or simply hangout...
beautiful.
Monica

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Beautiful! I'm sure it makes a huge difference in productivity and creativity. Thanks for sharing because everything is beautiful!!

œuvres d'art originales said...

Glorious results with your studio, Tracey. It's gorgeous.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Your room is wonderful Tracie and I really like that it could be used in so many different ways, photo studio, craft room, dining room etc.
Great redo! Love al your woode boxes! Just had to pin some photos to my Pinterest inspiration boards! Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy week!
xoxo~ Carola

Boxwood Cottage said...

P.S. Oops I spelled your name wrong, sorry Tracey!

Malou said...

Tracey, this studio is a fabulous place to create and I love the fact that it is a total team work effort. What a great husband you have.
Malou

Skye (Skye Loves...) said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the fuschia against the muted creams and whites.

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Such a lovely studio to work in Tracey. Enjoy. Hope all is well with you, I've gotten so behind in visits, but plan to be back commenting in Blogland like I used to..at least that's the pla,...lol.
Have a marvelous day.
Mimi

Mark Norkaitis said...

Tracey looks amazing! A great room to work out of! your home always looks amazing!

Mark @ room363

summersoul said...

i love that room. i got two ideas from you. i love the shelving system for the crates. But also I have a huge stack on grain sacks and french linens. Right how I have them on a bistro chair in my bedroom. But I really like the idea of the ladder to hold them. Have a great day Tracey

MC

Robin said...

Your studio is a very inspiring space. I just love the sheet music on the walls and the garage doors in the corner. Lovely room.

buggin2stamp said...

I love this! The vintage crates are so cool! Thanks for sharing photos of your creative space. Found this via Pinterest!
Melissa

Passionate for White said...

I especially love your white pharmacy boxes!

found and sewn said...

your studio looks lovely. love your new shelves, just perfect!

Burlap Luxe said...

Peaceful, calm in a simple space to create what inspires the heart!

Just beautiful.
xx
Dore

Susan said...

Can your husband come over to show my husband how to do all of this? :)
It all looks fantastic, Tracey, and I'm sure it's super functional. Love those flowers hanging from the branches. Clever!
- Susan

Liz said...

stunning!

Laura said...

Such well chosen accessories, creative and inspiring!

beckylynne said...

Oh my goodness!! I love everything about it. Can you share the name of the color of grey you used on your doors?

Good Job...

Roshnee said...

love love love!

Dizzy Lizzie said...

There is a little shout out for you on my blog. :)

You can find it here.

http://ephemeralwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/ten-blogs.html

A Cottage Muse said...

It looks wonderful!
So bright yet warm and inviting!
Love the shelf of crates, great idea!

Kris Vogelsang said...

So bright and airy! Does it ever get messy??!! Your hubby did a nice job helping...sweet!

sharon said...

This room is stunning, I love everything you did!
Sharon

Carol Spinski said...

Just a little slice of heaven! Lovely as you:)
Hugs, Carol

tamyra crossley said...

Oh I love the new studio, so light, clean and beautiful. My art room tends to be a bit on the messy side, it seems I have to pull everything out when I create. I am new to blogging myself and just started my own blog but have found it keeps me accountable to create. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and for raising the bar so high.

Tamyra

Carole said...

You bring simplicity to a whole new level. I admire your ability to edit. Beautifully peaceful!

x
Carole

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great!!!

Melinda

Anna said...

Complimenti per il bellissimo blog! Anna

Bleu Chine said...

Hello fropm France ! I love the idea to hang flowers, it's nice and delicate.. Stéphanie

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Tracey.....what a fabulous place to create! It just oozes inspiration and magic! What color gray did you use on those doors? It's beautiful! :)

xoxo laurie

Peony and Thistle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Tracey! Your home is just beautiful! I love the inspiration for your boy's room. I have two boys, so I'm always curious to see how others decorate their {boys} rooms. Also, I was a the bookstore the other week and saw your layout in Somerset Studios Magazine...your home is absolutely gorgeous, no matter how many times I see it! :) Have a great day!


Hugs,
Jessie

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What an amazing room! Love those garage doors! Just fabulous!!

Hugs....
Melissa

Theresa said...

What a beautiful space, I would never want to leave! I have always loved the vintage pages around that beautiful mirror. Everything is just so lovely. t.xoxoxo

Lili said...

It is so satisfying to come here and just savor each one of your pictures. I find myself sighing a lot over here. xo ~Lili

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love your studio!

Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

lovely inspirations!!!!!!!
great blog

http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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So so beautiful...stopping in from Kim Klassen's bog and you had me at the header!

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