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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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