Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Makeover

Ah, my soap studio.  It should be a haven of creativity, but for the last few months it's been a center of farmer's market chaos and the everlasting soap scraps.  Y'know, the little ends and bits that I want to test but I can only test so many at a time so they're all lined up. 

I decided to do a mini-makeover--painting.  Sometimes just a little thing like that can make a load of difference.

Here is the before picture. (I purposely left a mess for a more dramatic contrast!)  The picture doesn't show it well, but the walls were a pinkish-peach color with metallic gold stencil trim.  Not bad, but it was old and needed a new look--one that was more "me."

And ta-da!  The after picture.  No shock to anyone who knows me that it's green.  And I sorted through every little thing, got rid of what I didn't use, and streamlined my supplies and equipment so I'm more efficient and stress-free.  Nice thought, anyway. And look, the color even matches my scale (on the shelfby the radio)!
And what do you do with a clean kitchen?  Make a huge mess, of course.

9 comments:

  1. So nice! What an awesome space!

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  2. How great that you have your own little soaping space!!! I'm still in my kitchen, and dining room, and breakfast area, and basement, and...oh yes, the living room too. :) Love the new look!! I hope it stirs much creativity and happiness. :)

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  3. Love it, it's nice and tidy and I like the green colour. Your inspiring me to do some cleaning now. Oh how I know the joys of market chaos where you are making new product and then scrambling to get it all packaging and packed up and find your workshop looks like a disaster zone.

    Michelle

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  4. How great to have your own space...looks great and I'm with you on the color green. I would have every room in my house green if I could!

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  5. Yep, same as Amy W., I'm in my study room, kitchen, garage, living room & my bed room. It'd be a dream to have everything in ONE room... well, just keep going & dreaming hard :)

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  6. It's always nice to have your very own space. I love the new look you gave it, it's very stylish!

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  7. I totally love it!! And I'm totally jealous! I wish I had a space just for soaping. What heaven that would be. Maybe someday. Heck I,d be happy to get it in one room..lol. Until then I will admire the space of others :) I really like the green. I have been thinking of that color when we remodel the main bathroom.

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  8. I had no idea that so many of you talented soapers don't have rooms set aside for all your "stuff"....how do you do it?!?! My room is actually bigger--this is just one side of it. It's hard enough to contain everything, even with a specified room!!!

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  9. That is such a beautiful green! So calming and so inspiring too. I love it! Some day I will have my own space! ha!

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