Last month we began the big move of my studio to the basement. Some people have been asking for pix, and I've finally got a few to share. For an hour or so in the mid afternoon there is a small ray of natural sunlight in my now downstairs studio. That's when the camera came out.
So, it's not finished yet, but sadly it has to be done in stages, ya know? Did lots of painting so far, which was time consuming. I bought this table several years ago for $50 at a garage sale. I think I cried when my hubby said I could get it, I was so excited! It was used in the laundry room for a few years. Later I painted it turquoise, pink black and white for FoofaLa, the store. Well now I've antiqued it. Still love it. The table and chairs sit in the middle of the room, and is a nice extra space for spreading out. So not even showing you my working table right now.
This is lampshade base hangs above the table.
It's bigger than it looks. Guess you'll just have to come over to see how big it is! In the background are the steps going downstairs. As I type this I am imagining my sister sitting there with her mouth wide open in awe. See, this space used to be the boys play room. Huge huge mess pretty much 24/7.
A vignette on an old dresser.
The lighting is really bad, sorry. Photoshop helped some though!
Mostly muted colors, antiquey colors mixed with my forever favorite black and creme.
Yup, black and creme forever.
And ever. Amen.
Close up of old steel shelves...
So these tall shelves had a plain pressboard backing. I covered them with old encyclopedia pages. My son got a few old encyclopedias at the end of the school year. The library was giving them away and he knows he will get extra cookies and milk if he brings me old books. He's a very smart kid.
The top of another dresser.
Above is the corner of a long row of shelves (the ones that were skirted a while back). Still love that doll made my by friend, Amanda. You have to click on that photo and check out her detail. Amanda is so talented and dear. Bellas near and far know this to be 100% true!
Okay that's all for now. The room is huge and I love it. It's been such fun decorating in there. It was really intimidating at first but finally started to develop a character all it's own. Not sure what to call the look in there though. Cape Cod partially finished basement gone antiquish frenchish, maybe.
All I know it the change of scenery is most inspiring and I love how I've managed to hide so much of the "stuff/supplies" behind curtains and in dresser drawers-which gives this cement floor space more softness. That's a striking combo...but then you'll just have to come over and see for yourself to know what I mean. Yes, I'm talking to you Sassy. My phone should be ringing any minute now...