My Studio

Last year a long-awaited dream came true–I added a studio onto my little cabin. I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

This is the space that I envisioned being turned into a studio. It was a covered deck. (Its not as long as it looks–weird camera angle.) The space is about 11 feet by 20 feet.

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The beginning of construction. Here everything has been removed except the roof.

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Pretty soon walls with spaces for window and doors were added!

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And here is the finished studio. I found this small schoolteacher’s desk that is just the right height, and so nice and flat and sturdy. It is a perfect cutting surface for me.

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I followed directions I found online and made a large ironing surface for the same desk.

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This case is where I keep most of my stash. It was an old case that belonged to my grandfather. I am so happy to have it and to be able to re-use it. It is sitting on a case made by Ikea. The baskets are handy for holding things that aren’t quite finished yet.

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Several years before I got the studio, I bought this heavy-duty table that my Janome machine will set into. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to sew like this.

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And a long view of the room from the front door. To the left is a walk in closet that holds a LOT of stuff. I put two large commercial steel shelf/racks that I got at Costco in there. And bought lots of clear tubs to hold STUFF. I love the lighting I chose for the room. Three of the lights are LED lights, and the fourth is halogen track lighting. I like that I can direct that lighting at the design wall.

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And of course, the big comfy chair. I do enjoy sitting here, either to do some hand-stitching, or when I need to get some inspiration. Of course, there are plenty of comfy dog beds scattered around the studio.

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This picture shows the small pull-out ironing board from that piece of furniture. That is a multi-purpose piece that I found at a quilt show. The top is a light box, and both sides fold up so it is quite a large work surface if you need it. There are four small drawers that hold all my threads, and the ironing board that pulls out.

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And, lastly, I thought you’d like to see a picture of the studio as it actually looks when I am working in it 🙂

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