Well.. after being in my new studio space for almost 9 months, it is finally starting to feel more and more like me. Know what I mean?
I have tried so hard to keep it super minimal and streamlined.. but you know what? I am happy to admit that I like a little bit of clutter! I like texture. I like pretty. So, last week I set my sights on this little corner that holds my packaging station. One thing at a time, right? Don’t get me wrong, even though I am saying I like some clutter.. I am definitely not wanting to make a mess of things. Simple clutter. Is there such a thing?
How about pretty clutter? Yes, that sounds good.
I have had this Ikea kitchen island/cart for many many years now. Do you remember it?
It was wood when we found it second hand, then I painted it turquoise to use as an island in the kitchen of our previous house. Then it became a work table when I had my crafting space.. and now, it is at home as my packaging station in my photography studio.
I painted it “antique sky” from the Martha Stewart line of chalk paints.. found at Michael’s. I was kind of sad to see the turquoise go, but I am so glad to have given it this fresh new look. I love it!
Between coats of mint green paint, I made paper flowers.. many many paper flowers.
There is this little portion of wall that has been begging for me to have some fun with it.. these flowers definitely did the trick! So in love! Probably my favourite thing in here right now! Also love that it can double as a little photo backdrop from time to time. Do you remember the last time I went on a flower making binge? ha ha! I knew then that I would have some just for me one day.
Already I am am feeling more creative in this space. This little corner is definitely going to inspire the rest of the studio. Bring on the texture!
On top, I have my items that I use the most.. discs and their packaging, shredded paper, fabric strips, string/twine and business cards. In the containers on the right, I have stickers and tags.. smaller items like that. Most of my storage on top is from Target.. with the exception of the little white cartons in front, those are from Michael’s.
The bottom is home to things such as shipping boxes, bags, tissue paper, pre-printed information brochures and extra packaging/shipping supplies. In the future, I might hang a rod on the wall under the window, to hang tissue paper over for easier access. For now though, I filled the space with some favourite black and white images.
I love that this little area truly reflects my brand and the vision I have for my photography business. I am so excited to finally share a bit of my studio here on the blog! It has been a long time coming! Yay for pretty yet functional spaces!! hee!