Friday, July 27, 2012

The Studio {let the renovation begin!!}

Ok, art studio. We are finally starting to work on it.

Words can't adequately describe how excited I am about this. For real. I. AM. STOKED.

The space we are using is attached to our house. It is an efficiency apartment that we have been renting out for the past 4 or 5 years. It connects to our family room through a door that we had closed off. The apartment has been a great source of extra income, but it was time for us to use the space. 

It really is ideal for what I need. It has a small bathroom, a closet, and another closet with a sink that will be perfect for cleaning paint brushes.

Want a little tour? Here you go...

The other day husband knocked down the wall that separated the kitchen area from the bedroom area. Now it's all one big open space.

And here's what it looks like now...

Makes me kinda tired just thinking about all the work we'll be doing to get the space ready.

:: clean like crazy
:: paint ceiling & walls
:: paint floors and do a stencil treatment
:: paint cabinets
:: install new windows

I'll be keeping the kitchen cabinets and using them for storage for my supplies but moving the cabinets to go against the back wall. Husband will build me an island and some portable easels.

This room will also be a playroom for the kids, so I have some fun ideas in mind for that part of the space. And also a cozy seating area to hang out in.

I'll keep you updated as we do the renovations!

Another renovation is on tap for this weekend. I'm helping my sister Sara, along with my sister-in-laws and mom, re-do her coffee shop. Lots of painting in store for my immediate future!! Wish me luck!!


  1. Lucky you to have your own personal space for your craft. It will be awesome and am looking forward to seeing pictures!

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  3. i love your work & am happy for you to see the 'new & improved' place to work. can't wait to see the end results! Esther

    1. Thanks Esther! Was just on your blog yesterday thinking about how lovely it is! You do a great job with it!! :)

  4. I am so excited for you Aimee! I know it will turn out to be a beautiful work studio! You need it with all those beautiful signs you create! :) Have fun~Can't wait to see your new creative space.

  5. yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

    um. yes.

  6. Hi Aimee!
    Your studio is going to look so fabulous!! I can't wait to see photos when you are finished! How lovely to have a place designated for crafting and art.
    We are doing the same thing right now.. except on our whole house. I completely understand the "nasty carpet". If you have time and want to check out our "House to Home" blog, you can see our "nasty" carpet.. and a lot of other stuff! It all just had to go!

  7. This sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to read through your posts to see how it's coming along.


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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