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From a depressing spare room to a bright and happy home photo studio!

This room use to be my enemy. It use to house a very depressing, messy basement office I detested being in.The light was great, but the darkness in the surroundings seem to take it away regardless.
I decided to take advantage of those AMAZING windows, and morph the room into a light, bright and happy home photo studio instead! I now get to play (work?) bathed in natural light, and create the prettiest pictures from sun up to sun down.
It's so hard to take pictures in the rest of my house, so this room most certainly did it for me.
Here's how I did it...
Click to see how the curtains and pipe rods were made... with VIDEO
Time: 7 Days Cost: $60 Difficulty: Medium
This south facing room was the perfect candidate for a home photo studio!
The room use to house one messy depressing dark office. No wonder I never felt like being in this room.
Homemade curtains and brackets were created from cheap sheets and pipes. Cheap is better, so they help diffuse the light, vs take them away. I got them for about $3 at Ikea.
The ceiling was covered in pine tongue and groove for some added brightness and character.

To see more: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/06/my-home-photo-studio-reveal.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    Tammy@Deja Vue Designs Amherst, TX
    on Jan 6, 2013

    WOW!!! It's amazing what paint will do! I love your industrial curtain rods too. I have GOT to get it together and cull through some of my plants so that I can use my sunroom. Nice job...it's AWESOME!!!

  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    on Jan 6, 2013

    Donna, what a gorgous renovation! I love all the light.... wish I had a spot in my home with that much of it coming in. I love the pipes turned curtain brackets.

  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Jan 6, 2013

    lol Donna, because the messy desk picture looks just like mine. Great transormation, and maybe if I would clean up my desk, and do something wonderful w/ that room, I would actually use it to work at!

  • Carol S
    Carol S Warwick, RI
    on Jan 6, 2013

    Plenty of room for large to add color and oxygen - When winter rolls around just ad clear shower curtain to keep out cold air and drafts. Do you have plan for your desk area as well?

  • Marilee H
    Marilee H
    on Jan 6, 2013

    Love the room, and especially the window treatments. Can I guess on the string? Mop string, maybe?

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