Before and After


Usually "Before and Afters" show improvement but improvement can be different things to different people.
My studio was once a lovely sun room.  It was my refuge, a "room of my own", where I could surround myself with my favorite things and indulge my obsession with Tiki.  The Christmas that my husband gave me my encaustic setup, I was so excited and couldn't wait to set it up.  I carved out a small corner by the window so I would have good ventilation and started to play.  
Well, a couple years later, I am completely hooked and my room has been transformed into a full time studio.
Just last week, I finally got around to moving out the remaining furniture and setting up some real work stations using tables that I was hanging onto (our old kitchen table and one from our photo studio).  I have been using folding tables to lay things out and plastic storage bins - not the most attractive, but someday I'll invest in esthetically pleasing cabinets.  The most important thing is that it is now a functioning space.  I no longer have to walk around the house mumbling to myself about where I left my scissors or ruler or...
I loved my old sun room and it was a lovely place to spend time, but I spend even more time in my studio and it's value is immeasurable.

10 comments:

Christine Marie said...

I'm impressed! It's nice when everything has a "place." The amount of light in the room is great!

Lucie Wicker Photography said...

I am beyond jealous. What a lovely room to spend time and create in!

THE HOLE THING ® said...

Way to go! Love the light too.

babycheeks said...

I am having craft room envy! Awesome!

Stonehouse Studio said...

Good job!! It's great and looks so functional. Great light, too!gor

mimi k said...

looks like great light! I think I'm going to throw a party when I get my studio finish- you're invited :-)

knack said...

How awesome!!

Kerry Hawkins said...

just terrific, the light, ahhhh

BurkoDesign said...

Can you come over and re-do my studio? Actually, can you re-do my whole everything!!?? Really beautiful space Amy! Thanks for sharing it.

Amy Stoner said...

That first photo looked like it was from a magazine spread! Gorgeous! But not even that can win me over in regards to the studio space! Love all the light you have there and that stainless steel table is fabulous! I am having a serious case of studio envy right now...so beautiful!