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Two years ago, I began working for myself full time as a working artist, creating mini, modern paintings of your pets. In 2010, The Pet Shop, a tiny division of Yellow Brick Home, was born (a job made possible by the overwhelming support of our readers!), and since then, I've spent my days working from home.
Because the business grew rapidly, Scott and I knew we needed to transform our second bedroom/bike storage/office into my very own painting studio. The challenge? The room is 8'x10', with only an 8' square of useable space.
Like most storage solutions in our home, we needed to think vertically. Our home was overwhelmed with paint supplies, shipping boxes and the like, and we'd need a practical place to house those items. At the same time, I wanted the space to be beautiful - girly, even - since I would be spending every working hour in this room.
Pulling images from around the web on my Stu-stu-studio Pinterest board, I quickly realized that I craved pink! Well, pink, white and gold - and bold patterns mixed in. With that in mind, we started with a pale pink base on the walls (Olympic's Diana) and moved forward from there.
Over the course of 6 months, we carefully selected art for the walls, repurposed a shoe bin as paint/media storage, built a floating credenza (with knobs brass knobs pulled from MBG!), DIY-ed a wall of shelves and added in an inherited chair, a patterned FLOR rug and a gold-dipped painting table.
(Get the whole rundown on all those projects right here.) Not only do I feel so lucky to work from this space, but I'm incredibly honored that so many people share their pets with me every day.
Desk: Target (painted)
Office Chair: Wayfair
Floating task station: self made
Framed Art: entire list -> right here
Mirrors: flea market & Vintage Bazaar
Rug: Sophistikat by Flor