|Welcome to Full Circle Creations Studio and Shop|
It all started last July when I changed my living room from the addition to the original living room of the farmhouse and created my studio. I shared a little of it with you but I never shared an after picture. By the time I finished it I was busy getting ready for fair season so I went directly into production mode without ever taking an after picture. When I shared it with my parents, it was the same weekend my brother, his family and my Marine nephew and his fiance were here. But I was never happy with the fact that the front door opened directly into the living room and then you had to walk into the studio. And my mom and I had talked about having open houses in the studio.
|Looking from the front door, through the store and into the studio.|
Fast forward to December when I was thinking about transforming the detached garage into a store. It's directly in front of the big red barn so it would be like having a barn sale without moving out all the hay or equipment. I started cleaning out the garage which was built in 1939 and has a small loft in it. And as I was cleaning it out, I took a good look around and there was more work to do to it than I was anticipating. I still plan on transforming it but it will take a while. So the push to try to get it done by spring is gone...I can take my time.
|The Studio as it was today. There's some organizing that needs to be done!|
So in the mean time, what to do. After a day of thinking....I decided why not transform the living room (or what my grandparents called the front room) into shop space. This farmhouse was built in the 1880's and had an open concept floor plan. In the original house there are three archways. Two that are smaller and one that spans the length of the small room that the front room and kitchen are connected to and that leads to the bathroom which was added in the mid 60's. I moved the living room to that small room and closed off two of those archways.
|Archway doors that lead to the kitchen.|
|Faux doors. The living room is on the other side.|
|Sales Counter with doors and drawers on the other side.|