Garage-to-Studio Conversion D-O-N-E

When we moved into our tiny 1940s cottage two years ago, I had a vision of converting the detached garage into a dream studio space. However, we knew we had to tackle the kitchen first!

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With that task done, we were able to move on to the studio conversion! We began working on it in September. It began as this:

We removed the old garage door and installed french doors:

Painted the floor with some really toxic cement sealant tinted a blue/grey:

Insulated, installed drywall, painted, added wiring, installed a plank ceiling, and then I moved in!

before... window installed

...really really after

Ceiling before...

...ceiling after

drywall up

The view from outside…


Then everything in it’s place…

This is a store fixture than came into our shop a few months ago. I knew it would be the perfect fabric storage/cutting table solution because it is on wheels so when I need to baste a quilt, I can wheel it out of the way and use the whole floor.

Here are some detail shots of the inside…

I still have one or two areas I need to clean up, and with all that furniture in there it is a lot smaller now, but I officially started sewing in there last week so I call that D-O-N-E!

About Susanne

I am a small business owner, a mother, a crafter and the Editorial Director at a craft book publisher. Opinions and thoughts are mine alone. If you would like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you at susannewoods at hotmail dot com.
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10 Responses to Garage-to-Studio Conversion D-O-N-E

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  4. Krista says:

    I’m so jealous! It’s lovely. Must feel wonderful to sneak in there. Especially on days you can keep the French doors open to let the breeze in. Heaven!

  5. It’s a silly thing, but I love that you can baste a quilt on your floor.
    And that awesome lightbulb lamp! It’s going to be so hard to say goodbye to this.

  6. Sherri says:

    Love the sewing space…and love the kitchen remodel, too!

  7. Sherri says:

    Love it! And the kitchen remodel…love that too!

  8. Jodie says:

    It must be the season for new craft spaces.I just moved into a new one as well. no renovations for me but moving all the stuff took forever. where does all that stuff come from?

  9. Love your new space… every crafty girl needs a spot to call her own. :) It looks great! Love your kitchen remodel too.

  10. I want to come sew with you there! It looks like such a great space!

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