Last weekend was my last art show for 2014. I had a great year, but one thing that has bothered me is my art studio. We moved into our house August of 2013. I was so busy painting the main rooms and the kitchen cabinets my art studio was not really a priority to me. Until now.
Here is what my room looked like this past Friday. That's embarrassin'.
Before we moved in, this room was used as a little girl's room. The walls were a lilac color, there is a growth chart on the door, and the paint was peeling off at the baseboards. The room was stuffy and unorganized. The desk was too small and I had no space with that lamp and printer.
Here is my "organization" cart. Gross.
Basically, nothing was working for the room and it was impossible to stay organized. (See all the shipping supplies on the floor) Yikes!
I needed more storage, more desk space, and a more creative and inviting space. I needed a room that I would actually want to spend time in. So after a couple weeks of pinning I went to work.
So, the first thing I did was paint the walls a color that doesn't suck. I chose Light French Gray from Sherwin Williams. It's a great color for an art studio because it's a neutral color that won't reflect onto the artwork.
Next, I moved that old desk into another area of my house. I decided I needed an L-Shaped desk so I could have room to paint and have my laptop open. I bought two table tops from Modern Nash (Ikea) and two Closetmaid organizers from Lowes and I made my own desk. It was the only way to get what I really wanted without the high price tag. Finally I added some bracket shelving and some pops of color and this is what happened....
Pretty damn good right? I did all of this in two days, with the help of Tez of course. I can't believe I finally have a workable art room.
Check out these shelves. Other than not being able to get the freakin stickers off the brackets it's not so bad. I plan on covering all that with pretty washi tape. I love having all my paints out and accessible.
I still have a few things to hang up, but I have to say I'm pretty excited about all of this. It's a way better vibe and I am already feeling more creative.
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.