Newborn Studio Makeover

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It’s finished!!!

All I wanted for Christmas this year was a makeover in my mini studio. My husband and I finished it up last weekend and I am thrilled.

Merry Christmas!!!

The studio space in my home is small and cozy – perfect for newborns, babies or toddlers.

A year ago it was our home’s office – an office that no one really used. Slowly, over the past 12 months, I have transformed it into a studio space.

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Here’s what things looked like a month ago. 

I’ve used it several times for newborn photos before the makeover and it has worked well, but I wanted something more clean, more fresh and more modern.

So we ditched the bookshelves, put up paneling and trim on the walls and I transformed the bifold closet doors into french doors.

Thank heavens for Pinterest. I couldn’t have done it without tutorials from a handful of online’s creative geniuses.

For the paneling we used this tutorial. My kids helped for a little while, but let’s be honest, they hate family projects. If I were to do it again I would space the boards farther apart. It was a nightmare trying to paint between the slats.

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For the square wall I used this tutorial. This wall was a lot easier than the faux shiplap wall.

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There were a bunch of door designs I thought about using for the closet, but I decided to use up all my scraps in this design. I used this blogpost as a guide for turning them into french doors. I still have to add handles to them, but I love how the doors turned out.

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I put down a couple of vinyl flooring remnants that I picked up from the local carpet store. I can move them around and use the different colors depending on what shot I’m doing.

It was more work than I think we imagined but I am so happy with how everything turned out. I still need to mount my backdrop roller but other than that it’s finished. Now I’m ready for all the babies!!!

If you know anyone who is expecting, I am giving away a free newborn session to celebrate my new space. Check out my Instagram this week for more information: https://www.instagram.com/neverland.photo/

Here are a few more pics of the space.

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