The day has come you guys! The construction on the new studio has ended and I have a brand new 700 sqft studio in the backyard! I can’t believe it! I can’t wait to slowly work on moving all my props and craft supplies out to the new space over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, I couldn’t help but jump in feet first to set up and decorate one small space in the new studio to share with you all! I partnered with True Value to use their EasyCare Ultra-Premium Paint to bring a pop of color into my studio. Most of the studio will be white walls so that I can makeover the space for any holiday and photoshoot. But I really wanted to to paint one of the walls in the studio so that I could fully embrace my love of color. Luckily EasyCare Paint had everything I needed to not only paint the focal wall, but also remake my old credenza to better fit the space too!
Just look at that gorgeous pop of color! I am obsessed! This space is centered between the studio bathroom (the door to the right) and what will be the new prop area (to the left). It’s not big enough for much, but it’s the perfect spot for my credenza, a plant, and a chair.
To make the space pop and hold its own in the large open space, I knew I wanted to go bold with the color on the wall. After a trip to my local True Value Store, I immediately was drawn to the color Stowaway. It was rich, deep, and the perfect blue/green teal color. One gallon of EasyCare Paint in flat finish gave me enough for 2 coats to completely cover the white walls with extra for a future furniture project!
Knowing that I’d spend a lot of time in my new, beautiful studio I was so pleased to find out that EasyCare Paint is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). This means that the paint helps minimize irritants and pollutants in the air, helping to create a healthier indoor environment – especially useful to ensure my daughter can spend time with me and help me out in the studio and I don’t have to worry about allergies or irritants in the air.
When I start painting a wall, I like to use a short handled angled paint brush to cut in around the trim and outlet covers. As I did that I had a little helper start rolling the walls. Once I finished cutting in, I finished the first coat on the wall with the roller. Then after 2-3 hours I came back and did a second coat of paint. The paint gave such great coverage, that I was done with just two coats! And it looks so rich and saturated with the flat finish on the smooth walls. I can’t tell you how glad I am that I had them do smooth walls in the studio (most houses in Texas have knock down or orange peel textured walls).
Once the wall was painted, I knew I wanted to add a pop of light pink to coordinate with the teal walls. So I went with EasyCare Paint Solo in the Semi Gloss sheen. The perfect light pink color!
To make sure the paint covered the laminate surface of the credenza, I first cleaned the piece, then gave it a once over with a coat of primer. Once the primer was dry, I used a roller and the angled paint brush to give it a coat of the EasyCare Paint Solo in the Semi Gloss sheen. I let the first coat dry for two hours, then came back and added a second coat. Then I let the piece dry for 24 hours before putting anything on it. Once it had time to dry and cure, I set up my new studio focal wall.
I can’t even tell you how exciting it was for me to finally be able to create in my new studio! I just kept sitting there staring at it once it was set up marveling that my new space is finally done and ready for me to move in!
Be sure to check back over the next few weeks as I move into the space more and share a full studio reveal with you!
While this post was sponsored by EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint and True Value, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own.