today we have a wonderful studio tour from Alli of hooray design! i love getting a peek into the world of a design/craft blogger. alli also runs a shop here (which is reopening soon!) hope you enjoy the tour she has been so kind to submit today, also stop by her twitter and facebook! thank you for sharing your sweet work space with us alli!
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My Studio Space
Hello! I'm Alli, a designer from Ann Arbor + the blogger from Hooray. I'm thrilled to be here today, and thought I'd share with you a glimpse of my studio, a space where I'm most inspired + creative. Over the winter I started feeling very blah about the space (never a good thing!), so I've recently finished giving it a little (read: cheap, simple) makeover, including a few quick DIY's. Below I've shared some of the process + results!
My main work space: 2 inexpensive Ikea tables, placed side by side to make more of an impact (I have a 3rd one across the room for my computer as well). They're easy to clean and to move around the room as necessary. Twine is strung across the wall so I can display my stash of magazine tears.
Chair DIY: Last fall we gave this chair (thrifted for $10) a face lift using fabric I had on hand. Above you can see my husband simply stapling the fabric over top the old vinyl covering on the seat, and then voila! Now it's a beautiful chair, and having this standout piece allows me to keep the rest of the furnishings simple.
Project/inspiration board DIY: I'm very visually inspired, so I wanted one wall completely dedicated to a giant inspiration board to use for projects. I glued a roll of cork to a 2' x 3' plyboard that was 1/4" inch thick, then hubby screwed it onto the wall (as seen in first photo). I opted not to place anything else in front of the wall so that I can easily access it and change pinups, fabric swatches, etc.
Two open storage units: the first is a tall black bookshelf that we've always had, so I tried to make it more exciting by putting my prettiest storage boxes + baskets on its shelves, openly storing stacks of magazine + binders on it as well. The second is a white cubby that holds lots of supplies and has utility bins (not pictured) along the bottom to hide various objects.
My favorite spot: as evident by these photos, my studio doesn't get much natural light, unfortunately. So, this spot next to the window (to the right) is where I spend the most time working. Overall, my studio is pretty basic, but I hope a few of these ideas will inspire some of you to make use of what you already have, and try out a few projects to personalize your space + make it more inspiring. Thanks for having me!