How to turn a garden shed into a photo studio
In addition to designing textiles for Made on 23rd, I love to style still-life photos. It all started with a 100 day project..... I challenged myself to style a photo every morning for 100 days and post it on Instagram. I refer to this as my "creative warm up" and called it The Good Morning Project. I enjoyed the project so much that I continued it after the 100 days were finished.
Over the past year I accumulated a few backdrops and props and needed a place to store them. So....I cleaned out a corner of our garden shed and we got to work transforming it into a "photo studio" which I now call "my own little corner".
I chose the corner with a window and a door so I could create a bit of a "cottage feel".
We started the transformation by applying cedar fence boards to the walls and around the window and door.
And when that was finished....we nailed a piece of trim in the corner to add a little design detail. Then my husband added a shelf in the window (which I LOVE!) and trimmed the window with a piece of wood we found at a salvage yard.
And then it was time to paint!!! What color you ask?....well....WHITE....of course!
I was prepared to apply two coats of paint but I liked the whitewash look of one coat....soooo....that was a happy accident and it saved a lot of time!
And....in typical fashion of my projects....saving time in one area means there's time for another project!
Behind the door was a perfect place to create storage. I didn't want to take up floor space so I opted to put shelves between the studs.
I painted the walls and studs white.....
Then we cut 36 braces and attached them to the studs.
Then it was time to add the shelves. We had a few extra cedar fence boards left over from the walls.....so....that's what we used.
The shelves were installed and I was so excited to "move in" that I decided to leave the shelves "all-natural". I may paint them white in the future.....or maybe I won't....
Look at all that storage!!!
And then it was finished!!! I can nail holes in the walls, move things around, and open or close the doors for different light affects. I have total freedom in "my own little corner" of the shed! Sharing is a wonderful thing....don't you think?
And then....the first photos in the new space!
I'm singing...."In my own little corner in my own little chair, I can be what ever I want to be!
I hope you have been inspired to find your "own little corner"!