Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My New Office Space

When we moved into this house 3 years ago I set the formal living room aside to be used as my portrait studio.  It has served me well over the years, but I have outgrown it and no longer shoot in there.  It has become a room to house the collection of props I pick up here and there and am very tired of it looking like a storage room.


Over this past weekend Dennis built some shelves for me in my prop closet.
I moved the rest of my "stuff" in there to make room for a new desk and turn the "studio" into an office.

I found this cute little desk at WalMart and assembled it in no time.

I had the perfect little bench prop to use for clients to sit on.

I have a real chair that I picked up at a garage sale for $2, but it is in refurbish mode right now and not ready for the office just yet.  So until then I am sitting on another prop, a cute little leopard seat.  
Soon it will retire to the prop closet as well.

 So here is a peek of the office as you look in from the entry way.
 This is a view of it looking down from the stairs
 I moved the buffet across the room again.
Beside it is an old farm house window that I hope to hang on the wall and use as a way to display photos.
 Love this big red chair.  It belonged to my friend Stephanie's grandmother.  Stephanie used to sit in it as a little girl when she visited her grandmother.  Her family blessed me with it last year to use as a prop.
In the chair, check out my new camera bag!

 My photo wall.  Photos of my clients.
We just added the shelf and I'm starting to fill it with old cameras.
The camera on the right is my first SLR film camera.

  Just another view of the buffet.  This is where I store all of my business paperwork and such.

Feels great to have an office.
I feel like this is just the bones of it.
I really need some help jazzing it up with some decorations.
Decorating is not my calling.

Anyway, wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.
Be blessed!


duchess said...

Looks nice. Wish I could see it in person.
Have a great Thanksgiving.

On Crooked Creek said...

oh~h~h... I am excited to see the beginings of a camera collection! Sure to become a fasinating conversation piece. Thank you for stopping by today. As I was shooting the beginning of "The Invasion of the Gingerbreads". . .my memory card said FULL! HA! Most places closed tomorrow. .. so, guess it's time for a break!Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Katie said...

it looks good!

Faye said...

Even though you might have outgrown shooting, it's good that you kept the props in a safe place. So by the time you have a sudden surge of inspiration, you'll be able to set it up again. Other than that, the changes to the room over the years look better and better.

-Faye Acklin