A Nest for All Seasons A Nest for All Seasons: BEFORE & AFTER Photography Studio...AHEM...I mean shed.....

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23 February 2012

BEFORE & AFTER Photography Studio...AHEM...I mean shed.....

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Remember how I told you this "after" picture was really a "before" picture? 
After organizing the shed, I took all of my girly fabric scraps, a can of spray paint
and half a can of latex interior white and made this plain old shed my girly getaway. 

With easy views of the garden and the kids fort, it is the perfect space for working with plants,
potting, photographing product and relaxing in a space that is completely, fully girlalicious.

The main piece of furniture in the space is this giant hutch.  Found for $15 at my local thrift store,
it works perfectly as a storage piece for china (girly picnics, you know!), pots and other gardening and crafting supplies. 
Covering the file boxes with fabric and the addition of a little bunting was all it took to girlify the piece!

That little rocker in the corner started out life as a dirty old $2 auction find.  (See its transformation HERE!)
After sanding and painting the frame, I added coke bottles in a matte blue to the back and my little Red bebe collected "flowers" for a little more whimsy. 

That bunting spans the entire back wall of the shed, and joins magazine cutouts, a vintage suitcase,
 various yarns and thread and garden tools and hats -- all in shades of pink, white and natural brown.


Where did all of this stuff come from?  Well, I have a problem of collecting items that don't go with anything in my house.  Everytime I see an incredible deal on an item that I love, it is hard for me to pass it up.  Therefore, I had thrift store curtains, a book full of magazine prints, hoards of pink and purple thread and yarn and just a ridiculous amount of super girly fabric.  Shifting my focus to the shed allowed me to create a space that welcomed all my girly stuuuuuuuf with open arms.  The paint was all leftover paint sitting in the garage and not a single thing was taken out of the shed.  It was all just rearranged and added to.

Why is everything all white?  2 reasons.  I have been wanting to do an all white room for awhile now, but I like the paint colors in our home right now, so it would be foolish to paint just for the sake of painting.  The shed however, greatly benefited from a wash of white.  It went from practical and utilitarian to light, bright and inviting.  The second reason is to provide a backdrop for photography.  White is a favorite background of mine, and I designed the vignettes in this space specifically for photographing product.  (More on this to come!!)

 So, go enjoy your day and this gorgeous spring weather...
I'm going to go hang out in my girlific shed ;)

Want to see all of the shed transformation posts?
  1. Getting Things Organized 
  2. The BEFORE & AFTER Reveal
  3. The Rocker Facelift
  4. How to Make Curvy Bunting (mini-tut)


Nessa Bixler Thursday, February 23, 2012  

Oh my goodness... it is an adult sized club house! How wonderful.

jess Thursday, February 23, 2012  

oh my goodness...i was going to say the EXACT same thing ^^^she^^^said! It's a clubhouse and i want one! i love it.

i have a new armoire in my bedroom that im lookng forward to girlifying on the inside. if i didn't have a husband who actually cared about the interior of his house, we would totally be shabby chic cottage white with rosebuds all over this house. since he DOES care, i'm doin' it to my armoire! great job on your shed. it's fabulous. :-)

Chicago Web Designer Thursday, February 23, 2012  

I want a shed...this is wonderful!

Amy Peca Thursday, February 23, 2012  

no way, no way, no way!!! This is too cute and I am totally in love!! We have 2 sheds like you---I have got to find a corner for me and girly stuff! well done crafty friend!

Amy Renea Thursday, February 23, 2012  

YOu are all RIGHT! It's totally a clubhouse...wanna come over and have tea and scones adn checker games??

Laura Thursday, February 23, 2012  

LOVE THIS. It could totally be in a magazine. You amaze me. I'm off to see the fort next.

loves2spin Thursday, February 23, 2012  

How wonderful! I wish you lived next door and could give me suggestions for my nest. :)

Andrea Thursday, February 23, 2012  

Wow you're so organized, i hope i have sometime to do that too. The photos are great as well.

Amy Renea Thursday, February 23, 2012  

Andrea - you should see the basement!!!

meg Monday, March 05, 2012  

amy! this is seriously AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! you did a fabulous job! how fun to decorate a girly space for yourself!! love, love, love it!!!!

Inspire Me Heather Thursday, August 09, 2012  

That looks so much better in all white, really lightens up the place! Your photos are so pretty too Amy, nice job!

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