It’s official! My ribbon cutting for LMB Visual Creations is complete, and I’m now a member of the Wayne Chamber of Commerce!
See, two pieces of ribbon. Cut. With giant gold scissors. Totally legit. Woohoo!
I’m excited to officially begin my business venture, and am very anxious to see my business take off.
Though my patience was limited as I prepared my studio for this grand opening, I can’t complain about the process. It was time consuming, yes, but exciting to see the fruits of my labor come together in bits and pieces.
I hope others agree that my studio has character. A homey but professional feel. And much of it was created through DIY projects with refurbished furniture and materials.
The reception area of my studio is a comfortable nook for guests to relax while waiting for a friend, son or daughter during their photo shoot. Both the chairs, which are incredibly cozy, and the coffee table were cleaned, and the wood stained a dark Bombay Mahogany. Much of my furniture was purchased at a local thrift/consignment store, Rustic Treasures, where I frequently visit and have great finds. The two plants are a lovely touch, courtesy of friends for my grand opening!
This open bookshelf was a great buy at Target. Its slanted orientation provides both a functional and stylish solution for some small paintings and items I wanted to display. I even put it together all by myself. 🙂 That’s a pretty big deal considering my abilities with hand tools, or lack thereof.
The quaint little desk in my office/presentation side of the studio was one my mom had used for sewing. Thanks, Mom, for passing it down to me! A quick coat of my go-to Bombay Mahogany stain and it looked as good as new! The chairs were another Rustic Treasures snag.
The wall display was a very fun and innovative project my fiancé helped me with. The wood boards for hanging were stained, painted, and then sanded to create a stressed look. We hung ten 8×10 metal photos with thin chain, which creates a very modern yet industrial look. This was our last project before the ribbon cutting.
This room is one of my favorite features of my studio. I created this to be a large dressing room and hang out room for clients during their photo shoot. They have complete privacy, a huge mirror, a rack to hang clothing, and a vintage floral couch to enjoy if they need a quick break. All the furniture in this room was found at Rustic Treasures. I kind of like that store. 🙂
I, of course, also have my shooting room, but I will keep that under wraps until you come for your photo shoot. 🙂
Thanks to Quality 1 Graphics and Signs and Heidesigns, I have an attractive storefront to entice walkers and drivers passing down 3rd Street. I couldn’t be happier with my big sign and door vinyl!
A great milestone has been accomplished, but I still have plans for studio updates and enhancement. After all, a successful business is never complacent!
Thanks for all your support so far!