I’ve been so excited to share with you the big reveal of our home studio space! You might
Here’s a little overview of this project (you can find
The biggest issue was the ceiling and flooring. It was concrete, which was fine and cool in its own way, but I really wanted everything to be white for the most light. This past spring,
The exposed rafters also makes it really easy to hang things, as you’ll see in some of the projects we’ve done. We kept it empty and white for a long time (see above). And it was a great place to work but we still ended up doing most of our crafting in the guest room down the hall. I really wanted to make the space completely useable for every part of our content creation.
The crafting area
Hooray for pegboards. It’s crazy how much they transform a room and can make you feel insta-organized. We used
My favorite part of this crafting area might be the hanging rods we hung from the rafters to hang our backdrop paper on. It makes an endless backdrop that much easier. Before, when we needed an endless backdrop (like for outfits of Halloween costumes), we had to set up two stands and a bar and then put the paper on there. Now, with rafters, we just hung some string from a couple hooks, bought a large dowel from Home Depot, and sawed in a couple notches to make the string stay in place.
I can’t get over how easy it it to pull that backdrop up or down when we need it!
Say Yes metal letters are from
The table is a piece of salvaged wood we added legs on. The white chair is a
The desk area
Opposite the crafting area is the desk area for computer work. Home Depot has this awesome
You can make a similar inspiration board with some pet fencing from Home Depot cut to size. We also hung some art and a vintage desk lamp.
Hanging this kraft paper for notes and lists was such an easy project that took only 5 minutes to make. I just got two screw in hooks from Home Depot, secured them into the wall, and added a dowel between them to hang the kraft paper. Perfect spot for sketched, supply lists, and daily reminders for the team.
Studio living room area
I call this a living room area, but it’s really just the back corner of the studio where we can sit and relax (and where we’re often found working on the computer too). It feels really private down here, I love it!
Marta made a really woven plant hanger. We got the rope from Home Depot and she found a simple tutorial on making one
Another simple project is making a studio swing (why not a swing in our studio??) from a piece of pinewood and some rope from Home Depot.
We drilled round holes with our electric drill and a round bit, then hung the rope from the exposed rafters (you can just as easily use hooks too like we do for the swings in our family room and on our front porch). Fun fact: this is the fourth swing in our house!
Then, you simply tie a knot on the other end of the hole to secure. It’s nice for an extra seat while we’re brainstorming and hanging out.
Plexiglass dry erase calendar
This was such an easy project. We got a piece of plexiglass from Home Depot (it was sold in this exact size), and then added office decal stickers on top for the days of the week. To hang it, we simply used those Command Strips from Home Depot that hang everything! I love how sleek it looks and so easy to write with dry erase markers when deadlines and schedules change.
Colorful lights around the calendar are from
Prop storage area
Lastly, we used this
Behind it and to the left of it is the perfect spot to store all of our surfaces, wood, and paper backdrops for shooting.
I can’t tell you how happy this new home studio space makes me! It’s the perfect spot for our team and also a nice private place to work (working at home is always tricky with kids running around, even with a sitter).