A studio! An office! It’s real.

The Wonder Jam HQ

It happened rather quickly but The Wonder Jam has offices. And a photo studio! And our neighbors make the best ice cream EVER. I tried to document our weekend progress from the same spot but you can’t see our little reception area to the left (empty), another office that’s closed off, a kitchen, a bathroom and a warehouse!

Right now we’re focusing on this large area (I’m standing right where my new desk will be) and the office. As you can see from the photo on Thursday, there was dark greenish blue carpet installed, green walls and beige trim. Adam and my brother ripped everything out on Friday night and Adam’s dad came to our rescue on Saturday.

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Danielle of Food Typography (and her awesome husband) helped us dominate with paint rollers on Sunday afternoon. By that night, David joined the guys and they installed our wood laminate floors. These guys are seriously my heroes.

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Oh and did I mention that while all of that was going on, Tim from The Micro Harvest was building us a 3.5 x 7 ft wood table with the scraps that Kevin donated? Or that I discovered that our new neighbors are hairpinlegs.com? I mean, really. I’m spoiled.

I linked to everyone in this post because by Sunday night…I sat in bed thinking about how really blessed we are. We’re surrounded by such talented people (who we get to call friends/family) and this past weekend couldn’t have happened without them all.

We tried to cram so much into a weekend because as a small business, we really can’t afford to take a week off to make this all happen. In between meetings and a photoshoot today, I’ll probably be staining our new table or researching trim…

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28 Comments
  • Amy
    Posted at 08:09h, 03 March Reply

    So exciting! :) I look forward to seeing it all done!

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:13h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Amy! So excited too!!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 09:51h, 03 March Reply

    This is amazing! Congrats to you for making things happen (and for hitting the friend/neighbor jackpot!). :)

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:13h, 03 March Reply

      Right? Best neighbors ever.

  • Danielle E
    Posted at 10:10h, 03 March Reply

    Bwah, this is so cool! We were happy to help, always. I’m chomping at the bit to see the end result.

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:13h, 03 March Reply

      YAY! Couldn’t have finished those white walls without you!

  • Dani
    Posted at 11:51h, 03 March Reply

    Congrats you guys! This is awesome. I can’t wait to see the final product!

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:14h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Dani!! Can’t wait to share!

  • Sarahmia
    Posted at 13:28h, 03 March Reply

    I love seeing in progress shots of DIY (it makes me feel so much better about the state a lot of our rooms stayed in for a lot longer than a weekend, ha!)

    Yay for ice-cream, yay for hairpin legs, double yay for a photo studio and office space! You guys must be stoked :)

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:37h, 03 March Reply

      Well my next few updates will make you feel a lot better because we’re trying not to spend more than the amount of extra cash in our pockets so we’ll be adding the trim slowly, and the hairpin legs, and any art on the walls!

      I often get discouraged by DIY makeovers on blogs sometimes because it seems like they have so much money to throw down!!

  • Deb
    Posted at 13:30h, 03 March Reply

    Amazing! Congratulations to you both, you’ve totally earned it.

    • Allison
      Posted at 13:38h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Deb :) that means a lot

  • Morgan E. Dominique
    Posted at 14:35h, 03 March Reply

    Congrats! You seem to be growing like crazy. So exciting!

    • Allison
      Posted at 16:28h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Morgan! It’s a great feeling!!

  • Alyssa
    Posted at 16:22h, 03 March Reply

    Congrats!! How exciting and fancy! Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

    • Allison
      Posted at 16:28h, 03 March Reply

      I’ll be sure to show progress!! :)

  • Blaine Hogan
    Posted at 16:27h, 03 March Reply

    Crazy! Makes me want to move to Columbus!

    • Allison
      Posted at 16:28h, 03 March Reply

      If not move…at least visit! We’d love to co-work for a day or two :)

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 17:44h, 03 March Reply

    This is so exciting, congrats! The progress looks phenomenal. Can’t wait to see it all finished :)

    • Allison
      Posted at 19:01h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks lady!!! :D Can’t wait to show ya!

  • Lynn
    Posted at 06:41h, 04 March Reply

    So exciting! I’m thinking a roadtrip to Columbus may be on our agenda this spring/summer. You two and your biz amaze and inspire me!

    • Allison
      Posted at 10:32h, 04 March Reply

      I would looooove that! And you’re so sweet :) Love you!

  • Chloe
    Posted at 02:22h, 06 March Reply

    Yay! This is exciting! Congrats on all you’ve accomplished so far. I can’t wait to see what happens next (& more office pics, of course.) Sending good vibes & happy thoughts your way. I see a bright future for The Wonder Jam :)

    • Allison
      Posted at 02:28h, 10 March Reply

      Thanks Chloe!! You’re such a sweetheart – can’t wait to keep sharing!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 21:36h, 06 March Reply

    Congratulations on the studio! Sounds like you’ve got some great helpers AND neighbors. I would seriously be in trouble if I was next to Jeni’s day in and day out. Good luck with that willpower!

    • Allison
      Posted at 02:28h, 10 March Reply

      Thanks Melissa! Haha and so right on the neighbors. It’s their office, though, so while they definitely have ice cream around it’s not like a shop…or I’d gain like 20 lbs!

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