I did have everything in one post- but with about 60+ photos – It never would have loaded on your machine! So I have split it up into 4 posts – and have posted them all today! Yeah! No waiting around!

Our adventure today starts with the past.

Before I could really move into my now basement studio – it needed a little work. (and still does, OY, that floor kills me and don’t even get me started on the duct work!).

I thought it would be fun to show you the before and after shots of certain areas… Here we go!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Just a little different!

This is the view from the ‘landing’ at the bottom of the stairs. (You walk down stairs – to a square landing – then turn right and go down 1 more step).

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

The fabric shelves are against that back wall, pictured above.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

The fabric shelves from a different angle.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

The area did not become the rubber stamping nook. Instead, it became the only part of the basement that this display (that I bought from a shoe store going out of business and is on wheels thank goodness) would fit! Originally, I wanted it under ‘Big Blue’ as the massive vent in the room became known as – but this unit is too tall.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

 

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

So the ‘library’ turned into less than I had originally thought… I had pictured a chaise lounge where I could tuck in with a quilt and a book – but in reality.. I don’t have a chaise lounge. And I have no time to tuck in with anything except 6-year-olds!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Believe it or not – the 2 black shelving units along with the wooden shelves off to the right were the only storage I had back in Berkeley. Oh My Grandma–you’re teeth have grown…

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

I love the magazine folders that appear in Targets’ Dollar Spot every so often. I still need to sort these into topics. But at least it looks pretty. And I should add that there are more books upstairs.. this ain’t it folks!

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

I do love little baskets and containers…Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Confirmed – moon sand is a huge bloody mess.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

I decided against having the fabric on this side of the room.  The two poles that help hold us the house (I will point them out later) became the best spot to fit my biggest work table and a natural ‘divide’.. So the kids have ‘their side’ (really a quarter side – with Big Blue serving as the other divide.

Their ‘before’ corner is the photo above.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Big Blue before…
Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Big Blue After!
Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

You can see the ‘1 more step’ coming down the stairs in this photo. I still plan to paint everything that is left to paint white, white.

Allison Rosen Within A Quarter Inch Studio Shots

Kids carpet, cubbies, bins, and blankets, pillows, etc. And Big Blue serving as the divide!

OK – this marks the point in the tour where I stop showing the before photo’s and get into more detail regarding the ‘after’. I will be repeating ‘after’ photos for this purpose.

See you in Studio Tour – Part 2 of 4