before and after

before & after: garage studio

by Kate Pruitt

Our final Before & After today is a cleverly renovated garage space from photographer Natalie Wright. To create a space with plenty of light and room, as well as a healthy dose of personality, Natalie coated the walls in a crisp, reflective coat of white paint and turned salvaged materials like chicken wire, old doors and found milk crates into storage pieces. I love that she’s also added quirky elements like artwork and wall decor to warm up the studio. Nice work, Natalie! — Kate

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Time: About a week

Cost: $300

Basic Steps: My vision for the space was a place that inspired me creatively but was also very photography friendly. Most of the furniture is easy to move around. I also wanted table surfaces that could be used as props to photograph things on. I write for a few sites online and am always photographing products that I review. Just about everything on the walls and floors has been used in my photography.

Advice for others? Patience! I try to go out at least once a week to an antique store, surplus sale or yard sale. I have taken many friends with me to yard sales and antique stores. They burn out after a few weeks of only finding one or two things. It takes time to find a treasure, and it takes even more time to find one that is the right price! When scrounging for vintage or antique items, enjoy your outing just for the opportunity of getting out and trying something new. If you are looking to fill a certain space or need, the right piece will eventually come along. — Natalie

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