The walls were medium blue that I honestly never really loved, but it was so hard to find a blue we liked that we just went with it. It was going to be a boy's room so it would be fine....until it became and office and those blue walls were starting to become a hassle at product photography time. I had been wanting to change the space for awhile, but given the fact that when we renovated the house, each room was totally stripped out, I was hesitant to paint walls with nice carpet in the room. Finally I decided it was time. Product development wasn't happening due to the anxiety creative block that was thrown my way, so I figured that sprucing up the space may kickstart my ambition.
Each photo below is the old space followed by one of the new space. I am so thrilled with it.
Do you love it??
The work table stayed in place, but I got a new shipping station, and let me tell you how awesome it is to have all that stuff- scale, tissue, labels, mailers, printer, and laptop on top when I need it- in one spot. The other filing cabinet went across the way, allowing me to get the mannequin off the floor. The two shelves scored at the dump were replaced with one new shelf from Home Depot, and then artwork was painstakingly and agonizingly hung up as slowly as humanly possible (more on that soon). I recovered the seat on my chair- another desperate situation (tutorial coming soon)- and my husband made me an awesome clock, which was always sorely missing up there. I got a full-sized ironing board and over-the-door hanger to keep it out of the way, sending my bowed, college-days mini tabletop ironing board to the exchange shack at the dump.
The room really makes me so happy every time I go in there. It turned out closer to what I envisioned than I actually thought I could do, and I love all the small touches and details that add some fun to the space. It's a room I want to spent time in, and I feel like I was a lot more thoughtful with how I set it up this time than the first time around. It's evolved to be more functional for my business and more enjoyable personally, so what more can you ask for?
I'd love to hear what you think, or if you're working on your own creative space, or if you are still dreaming of your own space.
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