The studio is located in the basement of our new house. What it lacks in natural lighting it makes up for in size, as it's more than TWICE the amount of space my last studio occupied.
There's ample room for Barbie storage, that's for sure.
When you walk down the stairs, past the Barbie bins, straight ahead is what I call my "sorting & cutting area" this is where the dolls are sorted and organized and the station where I'll eventually be cutting out the various doll parts I need (once I get a stool tall enough to sit here that is.)
And to the right of that area is my soldering station. (my bulletin/inspiration board is a little empty at the moment, but that will change)
You can't tell from this photo, but there's a basement window to the left of this area which is where I'll be setting up the new fume exhaust unit I just purchased. Hooray for finally having a proper ventilation system!
Looking back towards the stairs again, this countertop area is a sort-of "miscellaneous task zone" right now. It has my tumbler, my ultrasonic and various storage items.
Just to the right of that, sits my antique pharmacists cabinet. This beauty has 96 drawers in it and the whole unit rotates!
I can't even begin to express my love for this piece. It was my grandfathers who was a pharmacist in Lake George, NY where it served him and his pharmacy for decades until eventually making it's way to my parents basement where it sat in storage for years.
It was promised to me a while back and I'm thrilled to finally have the space for it! It's the heaviest thing ever and admittedly was a huge pain in the a** to move from my parents house to here but will be SO worth it once it's all cleaned up and usable again.
I'm also fortunate to have a slop sink downstairs which is HUGELY convenient (situated right between the washer and dryer so I can get laundry done while I work… bonus!)
This new space will be great and I'm certain will serve me well for a few years at the very least. However, one of the biggest perks in buying this house is sitting detached from the house just outside our backyard…
…a HUGE 3 car garage! Someday (soon-ish we hope) it will be converted into "My Dream Studio!" The studio I've been fantasizing about, scheming and planning for since I graduated college. Two of the three bays will be converted into my studio, and the third will be kept as a regular garage door for our car/storage (we're a one-car family anyway so it's perfect.) It will be insulated/heated, with lots of windows and maybe even a skylight or two! We have some other house projects that will need to come first, but this will truly be a dream come true for me when it happens.
So that's the tour! I'm hoping to get back to a more regular posting schedule here on the blog now that we're settling in so stay tuned. I have lots of custom orders underway right now… I'll share images of those soon!