How is your day going thus far? It’s cloudy & humid here in nw Ohio & I am so over summer & so ready for fall. BUT…before autumn rushes through with fresh breezes, pumpkin spice coffees, & colorful leaves dropping, I need to transform what previously was what I called my “space” into a family room/studio. So let me tell you about. . .
As every home I’ve ever lived in…it rests on a corner & is painted a deep red with cream trim. It began as a gun shop, maybe in the 1930s, when tiny villages were vibrant places with businesses & even a small school. It belonged to a couple who I cared deeply for & they are the ones who transformed the space into a charming little house for 2. My daughter, grandson, & I moved in 7 years ago & now it’s Winston, Miss Adventure & me makes three.
The house is indeed small, but the couple were forward thinking adding pull-outs in the 1970s to double the cupboard space in the tiny kitchen. An entire wall in the living room is a bookcase with adjustable shelves.
A very simple rough layout of my home to give you an idea of the space that needs a transformation. . .
It’s an L-shape with NINE windows inside deep sills that I absolutely love, love, love. So much natural light bathes the room & it is my favorite place in the house. I can sit at my computer & look out the window any time of year & see squirrels chasing each other across thick branches & birds arguing over daily events. Spring brings the most heavenly fragrance from a lilac growing against one of the windows. From these windows watching it snow becomes a soft & magical time. This is so close to an ideal room except….how to blend a studio with a family room.
I didn’t do a very good job blending bedroom & studio but I’d like to do a better job with family room & studio. Any ideas?
As you can see…I’m something of a plain jane with white woodwork & a beige sort of wall painted in Dried Hydrangea (BTW…this color is the color I am using throughout the house cuz I like it…ALOT!) I am so open to suggestions on how to make this room work. Oh & yes that is an old, beautiful sewing machine sitting in the back corner. I have loads of old things from glass apothecary jars to canning jars to pretty dishes. A Hoosier cabinet from the turn of the century sits against another wall. I did not take a photo of it because…well…it’s a mess. What do you think of storing craft supplies in the old cupboard? It could use some TLC. Pops of color are sorely needed, but I have a deep greenish/brown, super comfy little sofa that’s not going anywhere.
I need a crafting corner or spot where I can assemble printbles & take fantastic photos to use with listings & social media posts but still have room for entertaining on occasion. I’m thinking of holding classes here, too. There must be room for lots of paperie pieces, accessories for printables, props for photographing printables, & places to keep business & personal type stuff.
Am I asking too much of this L-shaped space? Please comment on your thoughts…I so need some input in how to transform this wonderful room.
Studio on the Corner is into Halloween even though it’s hot & humid. A fun pack of papers, Fright Night, will soon be listed along with tags, & more papers & labels for creating apothecary packages for decorating your home in a haunted, Victorian way.
Here’s a peek at the dozen papers soon to be listed…
Always high-quality, 300 dpi, 8.5 inches x 11 inches so you can print at home, if you want. Wondering what to do with digital papers? Here’s a quick list:
- Use for digital scrapbooking
- Use for paper scrapbooking
- Add a background to a social media banner
- Create cupcake toppers &/or wrappers
- Use for card making
- Wrap a small gift
- Cover a light switch
- Make paper bows
- Use with your Cricut or whatever cut-out crafting machine you have
- Add a cover to metal tags
- Fold & add as a page in an art or junk journal
- Use your vibrant imagination!
Well there it is. . . what’s going on here on the corner. I sure hope I hear from you ‘cuz I really need some input on that room. Have a most wonderful August day!