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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Studio Projects and Reveal

I've made great progress in the art studio. Just about everything is in it's place. You can read about how I started here. I've decided to go ahead and share what's done as it will be awhile before the closet is completely cleaned out for me to store supplies in. You'll have to excuse the mess from those items.

My small drafting table is working out really well. However, I wanted a place to keep paper towels handy, so I took an old mailbox newspaper holder, cleaned it up, and spray painted it purple. Then I stenciled "paper towels" on the side.  To attach it, I added a board I had painted to the side then screwed it in. Now I can always find my towels when I need them.



Above the drafting table is my inspiration wall. I also have the pencil and tool caddies hanging above the whiteboard calendar.


Next to it, I placed my shelf with fabric bins that hold various supplies.


My easel is behind the drafting table so I can take advantage of the light from the window.

my sewing area is behind the easel

My stool felt boring so I decided to give it a facelift - pulled out my trusty primer (Zinsser), painted the legs purple and top green, then when dry, I taped off squares and painted those purple. Ta da! All spiffed up.



For bigger projects, like my wood signs, I got a small folding table. It's been great already - it gives me extra space and then it folds up and stores so my space isn't cluttered. Nice!



Along the back wall, opposite of the shelf and drafting table is the beast shelf. It holds a lot - books, canvases, and more supplies.


Lastly, on the wall next to the door, I placed my low bookcase. It holds my printer, the magazines I keep for inspiration, and the chicken feeder where I place smaller items.

Excuse the mess in front of it...those items need to go in the closet.

Last up is to make labels for the bins and baskets so I know what's in each one without having to pull them down.

Let the painting and creating begin!

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20 comments:

  1. Looks good Cecilia! The paper towel holder is genius! Love the color scheme. What a fun place to create.

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. I saw someone's creative space once done in shades of white. It was beautiful. I thought about recreating that look but to be honest, I love color! Green is my favorite and I've paired it with several different colors over the years. I think the purple may be my favorite combo...at least for this room. :D

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  2. When I saw your paper towel holder I had I to do a double take. Your table reminds me of mine so much. I put two hooks on each of the sides and hang plastic bags where I put garbage in. I don't have paper towels in my craft room but I do have rags which I put in a large drawer.

    The stole is very cute and perfect for a creative space!

    xxx

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    1. Well, great minds think alike or have the same taste. Lol. Great idea on the hooks to hold a trash bag. I might have to add that on the other side!
      Xoxo

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  3. Hey your creative space is great! I love the stool -very fun! I'm in the process of getting mine ready to photograph...still tweaking it a little. :/ It's never ending-- Keeping the creative clutter in control. Love that paper towel holder!

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    1. Can't wait to see your stool! And yes, clutter control is constant...especially in the midst of creating. I'm loving having the paper towels right there...no more digging for them. :)
      Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  4. Cecilia, everything looks fabulous! My favorites are the repurposed mail box and funky little stool! Great place to get creative! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! They are my favs too. I plan on painting the beast bookshelf one day. He works for now though. :) oh! I'm in love with my folding table...it works perfectly for crafting AND it folds away when I'm all done. Less space clutter!
      :o)
      Cecilia

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  5. What an amazing place to create! I have a stool to paint and yours is really inspiring!

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    1. Thank you, Magali! I hope you'll share yours when done!

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  6. What a great idea to hold the paper towels!!!...and I love the color combination of green and purple!...You certainly have a great work space...Not too long ago, I purchased a vintage drafting table for my hubby's office...the same (manufacturer) drafting table he used in school...Love your painted stool !!

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    1. I bet your husband loves it!
      I'll never be Miss Neat Space but at least it's organized to suit me. I'm definitely having fun with my color scheme!

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  7. You are certainly organised! What a room of such goodies, I would not be able to leave it. I'd love to get my creative space together. Take care x

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    1. Chel, it is wonderful to have a space again. I am looking forward to things slowing down so I can get in there and work on all my projects. Whe n did I get so busy? Ack! It will be better in about five weeks!

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  8. would you believe it never dawned on me to use a folding table for projects? I make a contraption out of two folding sawhorses and scrounge for wood pieces...yeah, I'm buying a folding table today! so glad I read this post. Your stool is adorable.

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    1. I love my stool! As for the table, I got it at Target but I believe Home Depot or WalMart also has them. It's perfect!

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  9. Your stool is so adorable. I love the colors purple and yellow!

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