Basement Tour: My Backyard Art Studio

May 5, 2023


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Come inside my art studio and take a tour of the basement! I know… kind of crazy that it even has a basement, but it’s a pretty incredible creative space. Watch the video below for the full tour.


When we first moved in it was a hole in the floor with a piece of plywood over the top. It was dark, scary, and looked like a place to keep the dead bodies 🙈

Scary right???


During the office renovation, we added a trap door, and a ladder, sealed the walls, and added lighting! Now it serves as a place to store fabric, sew, and get MESSY.

trapdoor to basement

Much better!

craft room basement

My husband, CJ, built this incredible pegboard for fabric and wrapping paper storage. You can see the full post about this project here.

pegboard for fabric storage

Under the pegboard is my sewing desk 🙂

craft room storage solution for fabric and wrapping paper

The corner of the basement is filled with water pipes and the septic system. I added giant tissue paper flowers to make it a bit prettier to look at.

giant tissue paper flowers

Wire shelves create a great storage area with room to spare.

wire shelves for craft room storage

This glass and metal vintage cabinet is the perfect storage solution for my empty boxes and various shipping supplies.

Yellow vintage cabinet metal and glass
Yellow vintage storage cabinet

Storage cubbies store extra fabric and many craft supplies!

Ikea storage cubbies for craft room

I added a fun mirror to the space as well 🙂

craft room storage
Aqua painted mirror

The giant table in the center of the room is counter height so it’s perfect for cutting fabric and spreading out with larger projects.

cutting table and craft room storage

Other Art Studio Posts:

Happy creating!

xo, Tessie

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