Inspiration for the Studio Shelving

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Things are moving right along with the new studio space this week! I am using a very nice carpenter for our library shelves, some shiplap and a few art ledges we are hanging in the front of the shop. He did all the trim work on that restaurant we designed earlier this year and he is great. The poor man has been so sweet about getting all of this work done quickly for us, and while we are working in the space too! I am pretty sure he thinks I’m crazy for wanting everything white, but I just LOVE the way color pops on an all-white background.

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While he’s finishing up the shelving and trim work, I have been working on sourcing more furniture for our growing team. I’ve got an epic round up post going up tomorrow, so don’t miss that! There’s SO much pretty office furniture available right now! I grabbed a few extra desks at IKEA for us to use for the next few months at least. We might need desks with more storage in the future but the price was right! :)  I also really like how they have mix and match tops and legs. We did a mix of the wood legs and the trestle style legs here.

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I’m probably the most excited about the shelving design in the new space! I wanted to come up with a bracket design that was super sturdy (for holding up baskets and baskets of tile and fabric samples!), but also super affordable. I had drawn up an angled bracket design made from 2x4s that I liked but as I was parking to meet with my carpenter I had a vision of chunky exposed peg/dowel supports, making the whole 40′ wall of shelves totally adjustable!

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I felt like it was SUCH an original idea (cue eye roll)  and then Kayla reminded me of these shelves Urban Outfitters used to sell.  Ha! :)

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Just goes to show you that nothing is truly original! :) I’m still super excited about the shelves though. Our dowels and supports will be a lot thicker (which I think will better fit the scale of the space) and they’ll be white. We primed everything today in our dungeon/basement and hopefully Craig the carpenter will be able to install them tomorrow. HOORAY!!

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  2. Sarah

    This is so exciting! I keep missing your instastories somehow and I’m hungry for details!

    • Jenny

      They’re getting installed right this second! Getting ready to post more stories now! xo

  3. Whitney Brown

    I can’t wait to see the end result. Such a great idea. Do the shelves have to be secured to the dowels in any way? It seems like they wouldn’t be secure, but maybe the weight is enough to keep them in place.

    • Jenny

      The shelves are heavy and will stay put!

  4. JULIE

    WHERE DID YOU GET THE PEG BOARDS? I’VE NEVER SEEN THEM IN LOWES OR ANYTHING! AND HEY STILL THINK ITS A GREAT IDEA!! CANT WAIT TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT AND ALL THAT YOU ACCOMPLISH IN THIS SPACE!!

    • Jenny

      We are working with a carpenter to make our shelving!

  5. Its been to watch this space come together! And I’ve been loving the Insta stories. Its going to be stunning!

    • Jenny

      Thanks Ashley! We’re excited too!! :)

  6. Amy

    Space looks great. Love the ladder. Where did you find it?

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