Before I show you the final photos, here's a little reminder of what it used to look like (how I got anything done in this awful room, I will never know):
And now, may I present the brightly colored, completely redone (all on our own!) Virginia studio:
I am completely in love, and so thankful to my beyond-amazing husband who did so much of this work himself! He designed the whole desk/pegboard area, using reclaimed closet doors (yay for upcycling!), built all the shelves, hand cut and stained the floor trim, and helped me paint, clean and do a lot of heavy lifting. This room wouldn't have been possible without him and his endless patience for me as I browsed for the perfect light/rug/table/etc. Having someone who not only supports your dreams, but does everything in his power to make them happen is the key to a fulfilling life (in my humble opinion). I love you, Q!
For everything in the room, all the paint, wood, etc. we spent less than $550. This included all new flooring, paint, trim, two industrial rolling racks, shelving, pegboard, furniture, and almost all the accessories. Of course, the cost of labor was $0 since this was most definitely a labor of love.
I am still waiting to purchase some wall hooks/hangers for the vintage purses in the studio, which will go on the back wall where the single purse is hanging--we are hoping to do vintage hooks or vintage doorknobs. I'll post an update once it's really, really done.
I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! My new space has already made me way more productive and happy, and I hope I can spread that on to you. :)