Yes, I am much happier with this version of the studio makeover. I think this comment over at The DIY Club captures it...
Cassie at Primitive & Proper said, "Looks great, amy! much more rustic and much more whisperwood i think."
I agree with you, Cassie! It is much more WhisperWood Cottage!
SueAnn had a question. She asked, "What is that object on the wall behind the couch? It is fabulous!!"
Well, SueAnn, it is a vintage "Shore Station" manual boat hoist/lift. You drive your boat into the lift and spin the big wheel to lift your boat out of the water. I'm not sure if that is the correct terminology, but that is the gist of it. I remember using one like this as a child when we would visit my grandparents in the summer. I love the combination of white, blue, and rust on this piece. Such character!
Close up photos of the hoist.
Photos of the other side of the room.