The Finished Studio Back Entry

The Finished Studio Back Entry


The back entry of the studio is officially finished! I finished the second curtain panel earlier in the week, and then finished up the paint touchups last evening. Just don’t look too closely at the floor. 😀 It needs a good scrubbing, but I had a cold yesterday and was completely drained of energy, so I only gave it a half-hearted effort. The rest will have to wait. I also didn’t have the energy to get things organized in the carport, so you’ll have to see my tools and work tables through the doors. But other than that, it’s done!

This is the second time this back entry has been “done”, and I hope it’ll be the last for a good, long while. The first look was this Kelly green, black, and white look that I did back in 2019…

I liked that look, and it was fun to put together, but when I started working on the studio again last year, that back entry looked way too harsh to me. I wanted a softer, more feminine look to go with the new, larger floral mural and pink and gold cabinets on the other side of the room.

Here’s a side-by-side look at the previous look and the new look of the back entry.

For those of you who may be newer around here, let me take a minute and go way back to the very beginning. My studio used to be our garage, and the area that is currently the back entry, with the studio half bathroom on one side, and the storage closet on the other side, was originally this storage area through this doorway at the back of the garage.

Once you stepped through that doorway into the storage area, it looked like this to the left. That’s the area that is now the half bathroom. But you can also see how low the original ceiling was in this area. That back wall on the right, where the French doors are now, wasn’t even eight feet high.

So when the original framing was done to turn the garage into my studio, there were no plans to raise the roof in that area. I was prepared to deal with the low roof/ceiling that barely cleared the top of the French doors.

When we decided to add a carport to the back, that made it possible to raise the ceiling because of how the carport tied into the original roof. So now, the back entry has this wonderful, tall ceiling.

And then in 2019, the view of the side of the back entry with the half bathroom turned into this…

And now that view looks like this…

The other side, with the door to the storage closet, looked like this…

And now that view looks like this…

I love the softer and more feminine look of the “new” back entry! I liked the first one, but those harsh contrasts just didn’t work for the overall look I was going for in my studio. The new one is much more me.


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