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Studio Makeover

Inspirational idea turns into studio design

Inspirational idea turns into studio design

My office/studio makeover is coming along.  So many pictures to show you.  I love the idea of calling it a studio because it sounds like I am doing way cooler stuff in there than just office stuff.  You know the typical typing, phone calling, filing, getting the bosses coffee, etc.  No, in the studio I will be blogging (not typing), facetiming (not phone calling), scanning receipts (not filing) and having wine (not getting coffee for the boss)!  Plus I will be doing sewing projects, crafting and day dreaming of blogging ideas.  See, not an office at all…actually I think it is all semantics so a studio it is!

Punkin has made me a 10 foot desk out of rough sawn cedar that I picked out.  You will see a pic below of it leaning against the wall.

I then purchased two two-drawer file cabinets from a used office furniture store, only $65 each and they are Steelcase, really good ones.  I may cover them with fabric at some point, kind of a file cabinet cozy or wallpaper the fronts with some great pulls.  Everything looks good with new pulls of some type.  Thank you Anthropologie!

Punkin has primed and repainted the room from turquoise to cream and I painted one wall black.  Once the black wall was painted I knew it wasn’t enough.  I needed architectural details as it is such a plain room.  Soooooooooooo I smartly planted the seed as soon as the desk was done.  Punkin loves to doing wood working and he is a real perfectionist…my favorite!  I showed him a picture of a room I looooovved with a chair rail and picture frames underneath which make it look like raised panels.  I have always wanted this and hoped he would be onboard. Well, a short shot of Crown Royal and promises of sexual favors worked miracles! Can you say, devilish?  Woot woot!  He has now gotten three walls done with the chair rail and has one more wall to go and then the picture frame boxes underneath.  I am still debating on repainting the upper portions the same Black Fox color, but I am not going to tell Punkin that after he primed and painted all my walls from turquoise to cream…sexual favors only go so far you know.  I may have to paint them myself.  Ugh, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

I just remade two bulletin boards that I bought cheap from Hobby Lobby with a gorgeous fabric that I have been drooling on.  The fabric was a splurge, but it had every color I wanted in the room and was instrumental in selecting the wall colors, rug and chaise I ordered. Here are some quick directions and pics:

1. Purchase a 4-pk of square cork pieces, I needed 3 packs.

2. Cut cork pieces to fit snuggly within original frame (I cut about 1/8′ shorter to accommodate the fabric when wrapped)

Cut to fit into existing frame about 1/8" less to accommodate fabric

Cut to fit into existing frame about 1/8″ less to accommodate fabric

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3. Spray back of cork pieces and secure to back of fabric selected

Wrap fabric around cork using spray adhesive. I ended up cutting fabric about 1" larger than cork.

Wrap fabric around cork using spray adhesive. I ended up cutting fabric about 1″ larger than cork.

4. Spray more adhesive around edges to wrap cork with fabric, tack at corners until dry

Tack corners while adhesive dries, just a minute or so.

Tack corners while adhesive dries, just a minute or so.

5. Spray more adhesive on original corkboard and pop newly wrapped cork into place

Wrapped cork, spray adhesive on back and pop into existing black and white frame

Wrapped cork, spray adhesive on back and pop into existing black and white frame

Two finished cork boards, love them!

Two finished cork boards, love them!

For an added decorative detail I am using two Anthropologie doorknobs and some type of ribbon to hang the boards from.  Lovely, perfect for a “studio makeover”.

Oh, of course, here is Punkin’s beautiful chair rail happening and desk leaning against wall.

Great chair rail. Notice long desk that Punkin made...gorgeous!

Great chair rail. Notice long desk that Punkin made…gorgeous!

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Janet TiminskyI love being a decorator & coming up with ideas and "embellishments" for my client's homes. Style should be what makes you smile, comfortable,livable & honest. Just remember, sometimes when you change the doorbell you end up changing the roof. ~Janet Timinsky
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