Thursday, August 16, 2012

Creating Space---Turning Our Guest Room into a Studio

A few months back I decided to repaint and spruce up our home office.  It is a space that my whole family shares.  My husband uses it when he works from home, my four kids utilize it for playing computer games homework and I squeak in time to edit photos, work on my various photography projects and do my social media consulting.

Well, I've decided that I want my OWN space.  I'm tired of stepping over lunch boxes, binders, and backpacks.  I want a place where I can edit photos without having to kick kids off the computer and I want a peaceful spot full of my own clutter where I can work and create.

So our guest room is becoming my studio (don't worry mom and dad, we still have space for you when you visit).  And I have decided to paint it white.  I was inspired (once again) by Kim Klassen and her all white studio and also by some great office spaces I saw on Pinterest.

You'd think picking out white paint would be easy but let me tell you it is not.  There are so many shades out there.  I didn't want a white with grey, pink, or yellow undertones.  And I didn't want a builder's grade looking shade either.  So I opted for Benjamin Moore's Mascarpone.  It is a white with a hint of cream....not too creamy.  It seems just right.

I've enlisted my four kids to help me paint my new space and we are almost done.  Unfortunately, I ran out of paint last night (who knew that one gallon wouldn't cover this small room?).   So stay tuned....I'll be posting pics soon of my new studio.  I'm so excited!!

Work in progress
Do you have a space to call your own?  If so, we'd love to see photos of it.


  1. I love watching a work in progress...especially when someone else is doing the work. ;)

  2. How cool! I love how you've gotten the whole family to help. Yay for you!!!


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