Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial

For the past few months, I’ve been working on and off on my new studio space. Today I thought I would share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial. Yes, I painted the carpet. It cost a lot less than replacing the flooring. And I think it looks awesome.

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Video Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

This space, many years ago was a home, then a bakery, then an Insurance Agency and Gun store. Now half of the building is my husband’s embroidery business. WeEmbroider was started back in 1999. Henry took a break from the embroidery business to focus on the insurance agency and a couple of years ago he decided to get it going again.

Since we own the building it was perfect for us to use for our business. And Henry said, I could have half of the building to create a workshop/studio where I can have workshops.

The carpet was a mess in there. With so many people coming through, foot traffic, spills and what not. But the cost of replacing the carpet was too high. So Henry and I brainstormed and came up with the idea to paint the floor.

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I did all of the work myself. Henry helped me move furniture but I did all the painting. It took 4 coats and 10 gallons of paint to get the floor ready to decorate.

After the floor was painted white I painted flowers and dragonflies. Using craft paint, Acrylic paint and even some Glam from Tattered Angels.

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Then I started moving items into this space. Jewelry making supplies have a corner, the Stamps have almost a whole wall. The hat making area is also in this space.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Hercules has found a spot on the table to watch what I’m doing. Looking at the stamp shelves and the hat making supplies. I even made a curtain to the little closet that holds most of my fabric.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of the greeting cards and the mask I made for a challenge with Canvas Corp Brands. Currently, those photo boxes are empty. waiting for me to decide what should be stored in them.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of my wood mounted stamps. I still have a lot more to move and figure out how I want them stored and displayed.

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This is my sewing space. I use this area when I’m working on alterations or creating items for customers. Making quilts has been something I’ve enjoyed for a few years now as well. Oreo is taking a snooze on my cutting desk. The chair is there so he can jump up there. Oreo loves to look out the window.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Looking out from my sewing space I can see the front door and worktables. Before I filled the stamp shelves. See all those boxes on the shelves. Still more to move!

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Decided to paint the carpet in this area to help tie things together. The carpet under the desk and cabinets was okay so I didn’t move everything out of this area to paint.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Carpet is done and the Ironing station is back in place.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1The Pairs themed canvas started because I purchased a small portable ironing board. The fabric was so pretty I decided to cover the worktops and make covers for the chair and sewing machines.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Most of the stamps moved into place. It is hard to see in this photo but I also have a camera mount so I can do videos in the workshop.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1A few of the hats I made.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Tea cart belonged to my grandmother and I got it when my mother passed in Sept 2017. The sides fold out and it makes a really nice table. Some of my altered domino necklaces, bottle cap necklaces and more.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1See how cute the floor looks? Everyone comments on the floor when they visit the shop. I’m glad that I decided to document the process so I could share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Out in the entryway is a long narrow room. Henry had his shop logo but said I could add my finished items for sale out there.

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I hope to have my first workshop in this space soon. Some of the workshop ideas will be some of the following.

  • Hat making
  • Jewelry making
  • Greeting Cards
  • Junk Journals
  • Sewing
  • Painting

I will also have private classes for those that want to have a couple of friends or one on one to get help with a project. Make sure to follow my Facebook Page to get updates on workshops. And feel free to contact me about doing a workshop.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see the Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.