For those of you who know me in “real life” you know know that I have been SLOWLY renovating the most adorable downtown store front into my very own photography studio. It has been a process with pretty much my own two hands. I have had some help here and there from an electrician and my husband but for the most part it has been all me, with kids and dog in tow. I try to get there at least a few times a week to work on things and for a long time I was paying rent and doing nothing because I felt so defeated by the process. But, I have since put my big girl panties on and got to work!
Have you ever stood in front of a project so big that you just felt defeated by it? That is where I stood with my studio for about a year. I just didn’t know where or how to start. My husband works a million hours a week so I can’t rely on him for more than a few hours here and there. So I had to figure this out on my own. Now that I am knee deep into the project I have realized that it is very therapeutic and feels like a part of me is being reborn through all of this. It is something that I needed to happen and I am proud of myself for sticking it out.
The first thing I did was rip out the old flooring and lay down the new flooring. That turned out to be a very easy process, so easy it actually made me a little mad that I put it off for so long! Once the new floor was down it felt so much cleaner and more comfortable. The flooring a chose is from Walmart, it is a grey loose lat vinyl wood plank. It feels heavy and is backed with a treaded rubber. I love this flooring so much I want to buy more and put in down in our basement when we finish it.
The thing I love about this flooring is that it doesn’t need to be clicked together or glued down. I just laid out a few rolls of underlayment and placed the flooring on top of it. It stays nice and tight on the floor I’ve had no issues with it shifting or lifting up. I wanted to include it in my design board but I couldn’t find a direct link for it so I will link it here instead: click here to see the flooring.
The studio has been really coming together over the past few months that I have been steadily going and working on it. I have been sharing videos on my instagram feed and in my stories of my progress. If you want to check out the videos click here.