A ton of you have been asking what my new workspace is going to be like now that we no longer have our downtown studio since we’re moving everything into the new house.
We’re not quite there yet on being completely finished, but I wanted to give you peek inside my new studio and craft closet for now! I’m finally starting to get to the fun design portion of the project, which is super exciting. Unloading the storage Pod full of jam-packed boxes from the studio was NOT my idea of a good time though.
My current plan is to keep the room itself pretty minimal and open so that it’s a blank slate for photoshoots, and then have all of my craft supplies neatly tucked away in the studio walk in closet. Which is also currently the only pretty space as seen below. Ha!
Real talk though: I’ve never been MORE SATISFIED in cleaning anything in my life than I was with these new (no longer carpeted) floors so much in my life! The Swiffer WetJet Wood just glides across them like butter. I think I almost cried the first time because it felt so nice to have a space to be creative again!
Here’s what the room looked like before…
We added new windows, replaced the old scratched vinyl flooring with Stuga Studio Oak Alpine, removed the texture from the walls, and painted everything high-reflective white for photos.
This was the work in progress update…
Now it’s kind of a storage mess, but it’s on the up and up! I’m still deciding what to do for the fireplace since we’re changing it out for a wall-mounted rectangular version.
The floors are by far my favorite thing though! We had a similar color in the old studio and it was so nice for photos. It’s light enough to be neutral for photoshoots but has enough color variation that it doesn’t show every single speck like our old white floors did.
It’s a beautiful thing when your floors are super easy to clean. The Swiffer WetJet Wood is much safer to use on the floors than a traditional mop and bucket (that we were using on the old, painted studio floors!).
It’s an all-in-one system that cleans floors using cleaning solutions specially formulated to break up tough messes, while still being gentle on the wood. Plus we needed to have something that was safe for pets and kids since we’re working from home now.
Now, what I currently lack in general studio organization, I’ve made up for in my craft closet!
Home Studio & Craft Closet Organization
I repurposed most of our old studio storage in the new craft closet, and thankfully our tall ceilings allowed for me to cram quite a lot of storage in there.
These are a few of my favorite elements of the craft closet organization so far—
- We have color-coordinated balloons, y’all! There are cardboard rectangles hot glued into clear tubs to serve as dividers in between each color.
- I snagged a cute woven basket to hold small paper backdrops and gift wrap.
- Cardboard storage boxes to color coordinate ribbons and twine.
- I decided to leave out some of my colorful supplies like stacks of cardstock and felt sheets so they serve as fun decor while still being neatly tucked away.