June 13, 2016 by Terry
Today I thought I’d share with you some of the changes that have been happening around here. For quite some time now I have been wanting to create a space where I can photograph and store my pieces without having to haul them into the house and all over the place!
My dear sweet husband heard my cries and came to my rescue! Nobody, and I mean nobody hates hauling my furniture around more than my family! When I call … everyone scatters for fear that I am going to ask them to help me lift something! I can’t say as I blame them though, it is tough carrying pieces from the garage up the stairs into the house.
To solve this problem I dreamed up the idea that I would like our double garage transformed into two separate areas. One side would be my “work” side for painting and upholstering and the other side strictly for photoshoots and storing finished pieces waiting for their forever homes. I usually have my finished items sprinkled into our decor all over the house and I am constantly worried that one of the kids will scratch or stain something. This idea solves all the worries and inconvenience of moving furniture around.
Before my hubby officially left on contract with his airtanker crew he worked long hours to build me a beautiful wall between the two spaces. The wall will keep the dust and grossness of my workspace contained. I now have a icky side and a pretty side in my garage!
Here’s a peek… I hung one of my latest lighting finds in there temporarily but it looks so pretty with the rustic boards that I may just let it stay there. I painted it from what it was before and I will share that before photo in another post
Now I have a gorgeous backdrop of rustic deliciousness to photograph my pieces against. There is still much to do in the clean side and I haven’t decided if I will leave the walls raw or not … suggestions or opinions welcome! The other walls will be getting a fresh coat of paint as will the ceiling and floor. I’m very excited!
So here is the first photoshoot in this space! Some of my recent finds (okay within the past month;) )
The antique drawer I found at an antique store and the frames in it were sprinkled around at different thrift stores. I had one person ask me where I find such awesome stuff and I told her that it takes time to collect it and it doesn’t all happen at the same time for me. It takes a lot of looking just to find one good thing. These things were collected over a month or so but placed together in this photo they look like a pretty good haul! It’s worth the look when you’re out and about!
The guilded frame on the wall was actually a thrifted ugly brown frame that I bought to try out gold leafing on for the first time … that’s another story … tuns out I don’t have a knack for gold leafing … or the patience!
Thank you to all who joined in Making Broken Beautiful last week. If you missed it you can go check it out by clicking here. Making Broken Beautiful will not be posted this week but will be resting until next week. There are so many things happening here right now that need my attention but I will be back to party with you NEXT THURSDAY!
I hope you all have an amazing week!