Studio Revamp in Progress! (Part One)

DIY Artist Studio Office Makeover REvamp Redecorating Style Girl Boss

When you spend your entire day, every day, alone in a studio or office, you want to make sure that it is a bright, cheery, inspiring place to work! 

My office was not any of those things, guys.

So hubby and I got together and started planning the office. I spent (ahem, wasted) a lot of time on Pinterest gathering tips, tricks, decorating ideas, and DIY inspiration. I wanted a light, airy feel, but lots of texture and detail. And of course, I wanted to incorporate a lot of art and interesting decor! A small budget meant we had to get creative with DIY projects, and a busy schedule meant doing the project in stages.

Our first project was a desk. I knew I wanted more space to work, and with such a small space (~8'x8') I knew we would have to get creative and build something custom to maximize our space. 

 

 When I was looking online, I found this image from  craftingismylife.org  on Pinterest. I have a bit of an obsession with cubby storage, and so it was love at first sight! I also knew that since we were building the desk ourselves, we would prefer to have the top sit on something as opposed to having to figure out legs.

When I was looking online, I found this image from craftingismylife.org on Pinterest. I have a bit of an obsession with cubby storage, and so it was love at first sight! I also knew that since we were building the desk ourselves, we would prefer to have the top sit on something as opposed to having to figure out legs.

 

I love the rustic look that has been trending, and it just so happens we live on a farm where there are a lot of great old boards laying around in out-buildings! So we used some of those to build the tops, and got shelving from Walmart to hold it up! Very cheap, and pretty easy as well. All we had to buy were the shelves and some screws and brackets from the hardware store! We made it an "L" shape so that hubby could still have space to work. I promise I will get some pictures taken of the finished product once all of my art supplies get organized and aren't sitting in heaps on top of it anymore (lol). Stay tuned for more progress updates!

I realize not everyone is so incredibly lucky as to have access to reclaimed lumber, but if you are interested in that look you can check out the vinegar and steel wool aging method on Pinterest. Distress the surface of the wood a little, then add the aging mixture, and voila! 

Check out my Pinterest board for office and studio ideas HERE. I am working on adding all kinds of interesting DIY projects to it, so make sure to follow me! 


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