My studio is a new addition to our house that was just completed this June. I LOVE this space!! It’s on the far end of the house, so I’m isolated with no ‘house noises’ to distract me. I use my studio for all types of crafts and photography.
The Embellishment Center is where I keep all my paper crafting goodies. The shelves hold paint, ribbons, inks and odd-n-ends I might use. On the counter I have my Cuttlebug, Dremel tool, Beeswax pot and a bin with glues and embossing powders. The work center is a kitchen cart that I purchased at Lowes. It’s great because I can roll it out of the way or where ever I need it. I also store supplies that I use often in the cart. The stamp storage cabinet was originally built for a local artist to hold her paper. It’s perfect for laying out all my stamps. On the top I store my Xyron, heat gun and a container or Michael Strong stamps. The easel holds by watercolor material. In the photography area, I shoot pictures of people or the items I make (it’s set up for photographing jewelry right now). The back drop is a simple curtain rod with a black sheet (way cheaper than commercial backdrops). I have sheets of other colors if I choose to change it.
Looking from the photography area out, I have a media area that has my laptop, printer, and surround sound system. The tables are temporary until counters are built. The work surface also holds my Cricut…so it’s near the laptop for use. The clay and glass station does roll, although I rarely move it. I do metal and polymer clay here, as well as glass fusing and making glass beads. I have paper punches on the back of the door…because that’s were it fit. I have an old recliner (it was my grandfather-in-law’s) that just fits the little alcove perfectly. I store my books on a built-in shelf above the recliner. Just out of site in that area is the door to the garage.
This is a view from the recliner area. In the photography area, I have a large storage cabinet. The white of the cabinet acts as a great reflector for my photos, and I have an additional black sheet that I can use to cover it if I don’t what the light reflected.
I still need to build the shelf in the Media Area to move the printer and surround sound up off the counter area. The trim around the window and doors still needs to be finished and a permanent counter needs built, but otherwise, it’s a great space that I truly enjoy.