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Deuce Cities Henhouse

My Basement Studio

A room in the basement next to the furnace
I wanted to take a minute and show you what I’ve been working on. I always appreciate seeing other peoples creative places, and now that I’ve gotten settled in my new house, I’d like to share mine with you.

Of course, my studio is located in the basement next to the furnace and near the cat box, but whatever. Jeff has his music studio upstairs in a light and airy room, (which he hardly uses), but I guess it comes down to who really wants to pay a piano mover to get a piano in the basement. All in all, I’m starting to enjoy my little space.

I am proud of the transformation I’ve made in this dank little room and I actually think it’s somewhat convenient, it’s located right next to the beer fridge and a bathroom. Who could ask for more?

Scoops and Colz Spots
I set the desk up in an “L” shaped arrangement. I also included a space for my friend Colz for when she comes over to cluck it up with me henhouse stylez. The good thing about a basement is the open ceilings. It’s easy to weave cords in and out of the cross beams, I was able to hang $10 Ikea lights to illuminate our workspaces.

THHP Shipping Department
For inspiration I hung a piece of yarn across two hooks on the wall and hung our most recent work. I also painted this one wall blue (leftover paint from Elsa’s room, which I adore) to try and make it feel like a real room and not a basement.

This is currently used as The Henhouse Press’ shipping department. Inventory, packing and mailers all in one tidy spot.

Our latest and Greatest: Displayed on a piece of yarn
Here’s a close up of my yarn card hanger. I heart this.

Envelopes and Stationery
I try and keep bringing in cut flowers from the garden in to make this studio feel less baementy. It most def works. Here I have a small vase of Zinnia’s that me and Finn have grown from seed.

Organization is the Key
I’ve had this book shelf for about 6 years now. It was first purchased to serve as a room divider in our first house, a 1000 sq foot one-room loft. It used to hold all of our records and books, and then last year when we moved to our rental house it served as a toy/book shelf in Finn’s room, and now, it finally makes it’s home in my basement organizing all of my supplies.

Jars full of good stuff
Here’s a photo of my baby jar collection. All my jars are full of the best little things, buttons, sequence, doo-dad’s and other odd’s and end.

This is where I Gocco lives
And lastly here is where our Gocco sleeps. All snug as a bug.

in Around the House, Furniture, My House, The Henhouse Press

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2 comments… add one
  • erin August 19, 2010

    I can't believe that's the same room! Can't wait to check it out in person. -roonz

  • We Blog Artists August 23, 2010

    LOVING your studio space!
    Mine needs a serious re-vamp!

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