Thursday, October 28, 2010

Studio space clean up....





So it again became time to clean my studio, this seems to be a reoccurring project because I have trouble keeping it that way. I always have a project spread out on every flat surface, new supplies needing a spot, things I know I will use some day (she said with a smirk) (those are hubbies favorite words, not) and just general mayhem. So it had turned into a hurricane size of a clean up, space for walking was getting limited. Recently hubby had to give up his office so we could separate our two girls that were sharing a room, it just wasn't going to continue to work for them or us. Since hubby had to do the sacrificing of the room, I offered to redo my studio to fit him in and I offered to do all the work of redoing the rooms, which I did. I revamped furniture to make it work for my daughter, I painted a mural for her, moved all her furniture in and presto she had a beautiful little girls room. Then I set out to rearrange my studio, we got a small desk and moved hubby in. He was never happy with it though, never really felt his and he was right. We tried and had good intentions, we moved in some of his decorations, the desk, computer, his curio cabinet with his tin toys but he never moved in himself. So it all sat and collected piles, the computer was never hooked up and he never sat at the desk (plus he has a laptop, explains some of that). I had all these high hopes of sitting side by side working on our projects together but it was never going to happen. So he said take it all out and I have. I gave him a shelf to store all his office things, the computer, printer and desk will go. We did though compromise and move his curio cabinet with vintage tin toys to our bedroom, for now a piece of him is staying and he is happy and it actually looks ok in there, not my first choice of decor for the bedroom but because I love him, it looks great and now I smile when I see that piece of him there. (good thing our bedroom is eclectic vintage, kind of traveled look) So anyway this is where the story ends, with his things out of the studio again, I was able to do a major overall. I moved furniture and I cut lumber and made shelves. I did not spend a dime, I used things in my garage (back to the statement "No, I am not throwing that out I may need it someday) and I did. So now the studio and I have made it past the hurricane, past the initial clean up and now we will strive to maintain and clean out as needed (there are still little things to be organized). I am spending a lot more creative and happy time in here and wanted to show you the progress. Here are a couple shots of two spaces along one wall, my small easel main painting space, big easel and printer, paper cutter, storage space. More pictures to come....

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