We may have gone over budget and over our time frame, but the studio renovation is complete and we are so thrilled with the way it turned out! If you've followed us since the beginning you know that we started Bannor Toys in our basement. In the last 6 years we have moved the shop only 3 times. The first was out to a 300 sq ft out building at our home, the second was to a 2400 sq ft warehouse in the east village of Des Moines. This last move was, we hope, the final move for both our business and our family.
Bannor Toys is now officially split into 2 buildings, Jesse has the shop and equipment out in a 4000 sq ft Morton building, while my studio is separate. When we bought this property the studio was an unfinished small 250 sq ft space, which we made work for shipping and finishing toys this past year. Bannor Toys is growing so fast that we knew shortly after moving in that we would need a studio remodel at some point though. So in April we moved all the inventory, laser, shipping and finishing supplies to a temporary location while Jesse ripped apart the studio to remodel it. The studio is now a finished space that is nearly 1000 sq ft, all dedicated to inventory, shipping, finishing toys, product photography, and the kids even have a space to come hang out while we work.
We're so excited about how it turned out we want to pass the goodness on to you! Make sure you check in on Instagram this week as we will be hosting 2 HUGE giveaways on Tuesday and again on Thursday where you can win the majority of the items that decorate the shop!
All photos by the amazingly talented Sarah Davis of Lucky Soda Photography!