Tuesday, 22 February 2011

My New Studio - A Tour..


Welcome to my little studio.. which once was our little cottage's original 'outside bathroom'.  We had been using it for storage and the occasional bath, until one evening whilst staring at the beautiful condition of the original Murray pine floor boards, I realised it would make the perfect little studio hideout.


Before - with original sink and bath.. 

Every wall was painted teal, which I liked, but it made the already tiny space very dark.  So I decided to paint two walls white and leave the feature wall with the bath the lovely teal.  With a little clever thinking, we turned the bath into a day bed which is also ideal for storage and I got to keep the quirky taps on the wall.  


After - My Little Studio - complete with thrifted desk and new day bed.


View from the day bed.. I love the little windows and just had to turn my recently thrifted scarf into a sweet curtain. Without any shelving, boxes and crates made the perfect storage solution. 


The little reading nook and original sink.. Perfect for an afternoon cup of tea and an adventure to Wonderland.


The little details on my desk.. 

After a full weekend's work, three coats of paint, a morning of thrifting, and an afternoon of decorating, I can now start creating.  And I can't wait, I honestly feel like I did when I was six years old and my Dad built me my very own tree house.  Virgina Woolf was right, a woman really does need a room of her own.  Pop by on Thursday to check out my little studio secrets, including the crazy bath/day bed storage system.  

Much Love
xxx

39 comments:

  1. Fantastic, you lucky girl. I am lucky to get a bit of dining table and a seat on the sofa that's not covered in lego.

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  2. Oh, it's gorgeous. Clever you! Can't wait to see what creations come from this.

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  3. How beautiful! You did a great job. Looks so peaceful and perfect for a creative space. And I love the teal color!

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  4. gosh - that is brilliant! I love the bath / daybed arrangement...

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  5. wow, i'm so jealous!:)...that is truly an adorable little space!...it belongs in a decor magazine:)-- too cute! love all your pretty touches!

    xoxo, krista

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  6. That is incredibly clever and so cute... Genius. Megan xx

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  7. Such a clever makeover and so resourceful. Wonderful that you don't have to lose your bathroom but at the same time have a creative space - inspired! Love your vintage treasures and typewriter. xx

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  8. Inspiring! Such clever use of space... very cute and cosy too!

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  9. It looks stunning! Lucky you - such an inspiring space! Enjoy & be excited! :)

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  10. Wow it looks gorgeous! I just love the teal and the beautiful styling with all your vintage finds.

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  11. That's a lovely little space. Well done B&S. Enjoy it.

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  12. This is adorable. So much creativity will flow from this space, for sure! I zoomed my screen in... is that The Magic Faraway Tree I spotted? My childhood favourite. I actually have my Enid Blyton books out at the moment as I have been photographing family history items. Such good memories of curling up in bed as a child to read those books over and over.

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  13. What a witty and clever recycling artist you are! I bet you are going to love having this reclaimed space.

    Just turning the tub into the day bed made me smile, and when I saw the taps above the cushions, I laughed out loud.

    Enjoy your special room. Cheers!

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  14. Oh I love this! Well done you !

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  15. Very cute! I love what you've done!

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  16. super jealous!... just love it, it's perfect!

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  17. I would stay lost in there for days...it is gorgeous

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  18. Very cute! It looks like the perfect little hideaway. Enjoy!

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  19. oh Sophie! it is just wonderful... well done you!

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  20. looks fabulous so cosy and I love the washroom fittings. That is very clever the idea of bathtub as daybed. With the plug in it would make great storage. You could also make a sink top (a wooden on that would sit o top but could be removed if you needed to use the sink) to if you needed extra surface. I would love to sit there. You might need to get a transistor radio or a portable record player.

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  21. oooh it is just fantastic, good on you Sophie.

    x

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  22. this is magical! enjoy creating in your very own hideaway!! x

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  23. I totally agree with Virgina Wolf...now just to move into a bigger place and convince husband! :) looks lovely Sophie, you will have so many adventures in there!

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  24. Oh Boy!! This is totally genius!! I really love your space and could lose hours in there myself, infact I would probably never leave :)

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  25. oh what a happy space. just so lovely!

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  26. This is brilliant! I'm kinda jealous :)

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  27. What a beautiful job you've done here. The room looks wonderful and I'm sure you'll come up with lovely lovely things here. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

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  28. wow, I absolutely adore your idea for the bathtub - so clever! And my next favourite thing is your sweet little curtain. happy creating!!
    love
    yaga

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  29. beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful! that teal colour is just amazing. the little sink and day bed make that space perfection, enjoy!

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  30. How lovely your new studio is. I agree; the teal is pretty, but less of it is just right. Oh, and leaving the sink in? Great idea! As soon as I saw the photo, I thought that.

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  31. Absolutely dreamy! The white does make the room feel more open- you made the right choice there. Hopefully the tub still works? In case you need an inspiring mid-day bath?

    Enjoy your beautiful space!

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  32. woah! nice work on the little studio! Except, careful not to turn on the taps in your sleep. :-)

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  33. That is too cute -- the daybed over the bathtub was such a great idea! And I love that you have running water in your studio!

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  34. That's a great transformation. What a perfect little creative getaway you have now. Taps are totally the NEW dreamcatchers!

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  35. This is such a beautiful workroom, I am immensely jealous! I love all the little thrifed bits and pieces, and the wall colour is grand. My creative space is three shelves and a 1950s cabinet in the corner of the hallway - you've given me something to aspire to! Lovely!

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ I just love receiving your comments! I'll be sure to pop by your place too. Much love ~ Sophie x