Feb 25, 2010

Studio Renovation Peek & Giveaway


I always dreamed of being an artist...
I have been asked for a peek into the studio renovation. It's my creative space I am blessed to call it my own, although children are continuously in and out after school hours and often designing right by my side, which I love.
We are fortunate to have this space toward the back of the house and it's about 225 square feet with high ceilings and great lighting. It's cold though because the original floors are concrete, so I have a space heater at my feet in the winter. It was likely a patio which was later enclosed.
The new floors look like slate but are 18x18 sticker tiles from Lowes. Yes, peel and stick... and fairly easy to work with. The hardest part was cutting the outer wall edges to make a clean look. It looks like slate and shows no dirt, which is great because it's a high traffic area at times. My studio leads to our outside patio and also to the garage and looks on to the back yard. It's especially great in the summer time because I can have the doors open and watch the children playing in the yard and still work. I am so fortunate to do this from home. I can show up in pajamas, I can flit easily between laundry and e-mails, and cooking and painting. It works for our family. The only negative is that it's right here. And because I do not view what I do as work, but rather my passion, hobby, and love, I sometimes have a hard time staying out of the studio. Those of you who work from home and juggle, juggle like this know what I mean. The shelves shown here hold former Multiple Blessings' stationery products and also some of the new licensed products I am designing for the manufacturers I am working with.Love my Ikea tables...one rounded used as the computer desk...

and the other is a drafting table with a glass insert with a spotlight underneath for extra lighting. To see more studio shots click here.

Ok, so sweet, pretty, and talented Emily A. Clark, who is an amazing interior designer here in Charlotte, featured my work space on her blog. Go check it out HERE between now and Monday because we're also doing a giveaway over there. You'll certainly love her inspirational ideas for home decor and you'll love our giveaway! Head on over to read the giveaway details on her blog.
I am thankful for your sweet comments and would love to hear from you! Remember to subscribe by e-mail or click the Follower gadget to follow that way. Good luck! Emily will draw TWO random winners on Monday!
Have a Thankful Thursday!
Blessings,
Caroline

5 comments:

  1. just found your blog thru emily's. i would love to win the clips. going right to your etsy shop.
    btw....so jealous of your studio. saving the pic as inspiration when i redo my bonus room later this year. my daughter will love it!
    courtneyaharrison@hotmail.com

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  2. Thanks Courtney! No Etsy shop...just visit the shop page on my website at www.multipleblessings.net. Glad you like the studio...it's a fun place full of color. Thanks for stopping by!
    Blessings,
    Caroline

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  3. Beautiful ... not surprised. Thanks for always putting some INSPIRATION into my day. I love your blog and plan to create a blog of my own in the near future. Happy day to you C. :)

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  4. Your studio is lovely. I work from home also and know it's a blessing! I caption live television and it's not as wonderful as being an artist, I do believe. I also craft where I work so sometimes there's a battle between glitter and work equipment going on in my space, ha,ha! I am a follower of your blog and I will pop over for your generous giveaway link! Suzie

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  5. Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments about the studio!

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