Extreme Studio Makeover-Sheri Gaynor

Inspiration: Extreme Studio Makeover

It must be spring, I could feel the urge to clear my home and freshen things up. I tend to be like the birds, I nest in spring. After our cold dark winters, it's time to wipe of the red dust, throw open the shades, and open the doors wide!

I knew it was coming, I would look around my place and it felt like we were living in a college dorm. Papers were scattered everywhere, winter boots, coats and skis still lurked in the hallway needing some TLC. Mind you, I am not a clean freak, but I get to a certain point, where it just feels overwhelming and claustrophobic, so when my hubby left on Monday for a 3 week Grand Canyon trip-can you say jealous-I decided it was time for EXTREME HOUSE and STUDIO MAKEOVER.

The real inspiration came when I received a notice thatInterweave Press-Cloth, Paper Scissor, STUDIO Magazine was having a sale…3 STUDIOS for $20.00. Oooooh la, la…the time spent on the trip out and back to L.A. was filled with hours of drooling, dreaming and sketching in my journal. What I loved about the editions, was that it featured all kinds of studios, from tiny closets, to gorgeous custom two story dream studios. 

Our mission? To convert 3 separate working areas into one functional 165 sq ft space for me, my clients and teaching small workshops. Our budget? Re-use, reduce, recycle and spend only where it will enhance space and functionality. 

I want to thank the following people for their help. Kathy Beckwith for moral support and the ability to "see space!" Ken Beckwith who came to the rescue putting together the kitchen cart which was designed as a torture device and Terry McShane who rescued me when I realized that 6-ft of drywall really does weigh more than I do! 

I will share  my budget with you in part two. 


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