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Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Soap Kitchen Studio....

This is my old soap kitchen that was in a carriage house
my younger son had built on our property. This photo was taken in the middle of preparing for my older son's May 2008 wedding we had hosted

This weekend, we have begun the process of building out our new two car garage into my studio (Okay the garage is NOT new, but new to us!). When we made a permanent move into our beach home (September of 09)- we "whited-out" the entire interior of the garage to make it "wedding ready" for our younger son's September wedding ~ Visit Kirk's 2009 wedding we hosted . Along with several white tents, we used the inside of the garage to serve the buffet...

BUT FINALLY ~ we have time to start our build out for my Under the Willow soap business. Although I have been using this space for business purposes ~ it just wasn't working out as I had hoped ~ so with some planning (lots!) ~ we have begun. The process should take about 3 weeks to complete...


Backside of the studio area ~ first thing we did was add a window...
This is why we added a window ~ not a bad view while
working creating soap, etc...
First cabinet is being assembled...
One of our dogs "Bella" was very interested in the process...

Here are some of our old cabinets that were removed ~ I have plans to "incorporate" them somewhere in my studio...So for now I'm holding on to them.
I will be posting more "build-out" as we progress our construction...

We have been very blessing to host both our sons wedding. Our older son (who lives near the water) had chosen our "more land" home, while our son who doesn't live near the water ~ had chosen our waterfront home. Either way ~ the wedding are cherished memories on our home fronts...








9 comments:

TeresaR said...

Woohoo! What a wonderful, wonderful work space you're going to have! It will make work not seem like work at all. ;) Bella is a great "help," isn't she? Can't wait to see the finished space.

Suds to Love said...

So lucky about your new work space! I was also very happy that Miss Bella has taken an interest in helping out, labradors are wonderful helpers, aren't they!

Michelle said...

You've created such beautiful memories having your kids weddings at your homes :)

Looks like things are busy around your place. You will have a wonderful new spot for your soap supplies and to work you business. That is great! I can't wait to see pix of it all finished.

Together We Save said...

How wonderful you are adding extra work space!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~~It is going to be so beautiful! The window is perfect what a gorgeous view. Your old soap kitchen was beautiful too. I loved all the thing in it. I'm so excited for you:)
Hugs,
Ginger

Anne-Marie said...

Oh boy! I can't wait to see the final pictures. You're going to get so much done in your new work space!

Zuzu said...

How exciting!!! And your view from the studio is gorgeous! :)

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Can't wait to see it. Is that hubby of yours wearing a Shepherd College shirt? No way that is my alma mater...
tammy

Under the Willow said...

Tammy- Actually my nephew went to Sheperd- Captain of football- won their division- it was so exciting....

Such a beautiful College....

My husband wears that t-shirt EVERY darn weekend--it's so comfortable.