An easy photography background – cheater board and batten

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A blogger’s busy season is about to fire up with Christmas straight ahead. Remember 12 Days of Christmas last year? That’s happening again! So I’m mulling over 12, easy junk styled Christmas tutorials to whip up. And being that my home is generally a dark cave this time of year, it’s nice to be able to […]

Junk Santa and cat elves in full swing

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We’ve had a little change of plans this Christmas.  Plan A was all about escaping to the tropics! It’s so hard to get away without my son missing out on school, so we either had Christmas, spring break, or summer to choose from.  Well, I waited too long for the Christmas time slot. I started […]

How to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video

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How to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video Hey everyone! Remember my photo studio in part 1?   Here’s the promised tutorial on how to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video! If you love industrial with a dash of beach, you’ll love this look. These pipe rod cheap sheet […]

My home photo studio reveal

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At long last, I can finally use this little spare room as a real live photo studio! before This area resides under our back patio that was closed in to create an extra room. With loads of windows, it had great bones but just needed to find a useful existence rather than a messy office. […]

How to build easy baseboards

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How to build easy baseboards There’s a little room downstairs with tall windows that I call my photo studio. It’s being revamped with fresh wall paint, funky pipe curtain rods and sheet curtains (see HERE) to come! However, today I tackled some easy baseboards… which this room has never had. I wanted something easy though, […]

A Week of Change – Part 2: A picture perfect room

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Pin It Welcome to A Week of Change.  This is a short series on encouraging you make those New Year resolutions a reality!  The intro and all parts to A Week of Change can be viewed HERE Intro Part 1 – A New Focus Part 2 – A picture perfect room – this entry I have to […]

The all new photo BUILDING studio gameplan

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It’s said that one shouldn’t take on renos in December. I do believe there’s some truth to that if you wish to maintain your sanity this time of year. However, with a hovering deadline to build something by Jan 15th for FOLK, I’m in dire need for a new place to build. My garage is […]

The day my cat removed the carpet (photo studio update)

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Hey! I’m Teddy and I’m going to be takin’ over the blog post this round. My human is upstairs chanting something about boring weather patterns ruining her ability to be excited about this room and is inhaling a big tub of peanut butter, so let’s just not go there ok? I think her deal was […]

The oh so many boring stages of a project

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There are many stages I travel through when I work on a project. Here, let’s use my current project, the photo studio as a fine example. Starting stage I’m all excited to start something fresh and new!  Creativity is at an all time high and I just wanna MOVE. Full speed ahead! I giggle and […]

From ugly office to photo studio, phase 2 – and a celebration

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  My house is really difficult to photograph in. The day has to be juuuuust right with plenty of sunshine. And anyone who resides on the Wet Coast of BC Canada knows that just isn’t happening this year yet at all. So rather than just whine about it, I’m doing something about it. Remember this […]