Studio Wreck

Studio Wreck

I’ve been a bit absent from the internet, not to mention the art world, since about mid-December, but with very good reason.  Hubby and I decided to embark on a BIG remodel journey approximately two weeks before Christmas.  We probably need to have our noggins examined for taking on such a big project at that particular time of year, but here we are at the end and I couldn’t be happier.

Below is the studio space pre-reno – it was about 12′ x 12′ (~140 sq feet) and PACKED wall-to-wall with cabinets…

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On the other side of that far wall was my office – photo below is the room after we’d emptied it, but it was also packed with bookcases and storage cubbies; this room was also about 140 sq ft…

officebefore

All of my furniture, tools, supplies and other art-creating goodness got stored in a spare bedroom – that was just about impenetrable…

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The whole process took about a month and, while I know this certainly falls into the realm of “first world problems” – it was a gigantic MESS!!  Dust and glue odors and not being able to work – but, let me tell you, the finished result makes it all worthwhile.  Join me below for a little video walk-thru…

Here are details for some of my favorite components…

Here are a few photos of the finished space…

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I have to say that a reno like this is not for the faint of heart!  This little art gal surely suffered during (in my own first world way), but my heart is mended and ready to soar now that the end is in sight.  If you have a scary reno in mind, talk to a contractor and see if your dream is possible (and most things are usually possible), you might be surprised and you’ll certainly be delighted with your dream come true!

12 Comments

  1. Wow, amazing. Nice space and great work. You deserve it!

  2. I can assure you it was worth all the blood, sweat and tears, your crafting suite is amazing. What a great place to be inspired and to create. Have the greatest of times in there 🙂

  3. Kelley, your new studio space is wonderful. I know you’ll be very happy in your new space. I know what it’s been like for you since I went through similar upheaval a couple of years ago. But believe me, it was worth it. And I’m sure you’ll think so too.

    1. Kelley Walker
      Author

      I definitely hasn’t been an easy transition, but you’re right – totally worth it! I love every single square inch!!! 🙂

  4. What a wonderful space, Kelley ! So happy for you ! May you have many many happy creative moments in your new studio !

  5. Kelley, I love your studio. You did a fantastic job. Enjoy it tremendously. Isn’t IKEA the best for crafting and quilting studios?

    1. Kelley Walker
      Author

      I’m totally loving the space – thanks Helen! You’re right, Ikea is the best – wish there was one closer to me!!

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