Friday, November 16, 2012

Studio Tour!

My family and I have been in this house for over 10 years now.
My primary Studio space has been what would be considered the family room,
adjoining the kitchen.  

It made sense as we used the living room as a family room, eating all of our meals together at the dining table...watching movies together.

When my husband passed, I got the garage too and have used that space for messy metal/woodwork and even taught some classes out there.

But over these years, two sons flew the coop.  The one son remaining is a full time college student and Starbucks employee, mix that with his working out and he is rarely home.

My honey has a funky schedule and sees many clients in the evening, which some times
leave just my daughter and I home with the pack of dogs.  So we end up eating
dinner at the kitchen counter.

Houses have lives, just like people, rooms evolve and I like it that way.
So, it was time for the living room to be utilized differently.
It is double the size of the family room.

It took a few weeks to get the rooms totally flip flopped and dialed in, but boy, have I NEVER been happier.  The living room has large windows, with light flooding in.
This is a destination room whereas the family room was always a pass thorough room to get to the kitchen or back yard.

My work table now is smack dab in the middle of the room, Emily typically sits on one side and me the other after school, where she does her homework and chats with me as I work.
I am so incredibly happy with this setup!!!

PLEASE excuse the messy rooms, I am getting ready for 2 Holiday this was as clean as it was gonna get!!

Still need to patch holes in walls and touch up, but, hey...that will take some time to get to.

I have to give a shout out about the above console.
It was a custom piece made in 1960, signed by the artist.  This piece is 12 ft long with
cool old casters.  The door panels are gorgeous laser cut pieces and the hardware is perfectly suited.
I snagged this amazing piece for $60...yes 60 buck!
At the Habitat for Humanity Restore. 

The leather sofa also.  It is a $500 Ikea leather sofa that I paid $75 for,

Ah, I love a good deal!

Hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. This is great Lisa! I always say, once the kids leave, I'm taking over the rest of the house.

    1. GO FOR IT Lisa!!! No empty nest syndrome here!! LOL

  2. Very cool
    Lisa :)
    I love how much room you have!! awesome:))
    A lot of creativity can flow in this space!

    Happy creating artful friend,

    Kay Ellen

  3. WOW You just simply amaze me girl. Your house looks just like you! I can't tell you how many people have walked into my house and said,"where are you in this house?" The answer of course is my studio! You have given me some ideas and I'll show you when I'm finished.......maybe by Christmas! I love what you've done, I can't wait to see what you create next!!xoxo-cindy

    1. poor boyfriend. He is the one who you can't see in this house. But he is a good man and says, "if it makes you happy, I am happy". Plus he says this house is the contents of my brain splattered everywhere...LOL. Plus I am trying to get more of my stuff out of the garage and let him have a man cave out there...but he still has to share the power tools with me! Looking forward to seeing your studio space.

  4. Simply said, I. . .LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your home and the beauty within! Thanks for sharing it ;0)

    Take care,

  5. What a great reinvention of space! I love that your studio is now the destination :)

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