Wanted: Access to Design Walls and a Storage Room
While I was able to create small work during that time, my space was rather sub-optimal. There was simply too much stuff in the room and I didn’t have access to large design wall space with all the clutter.
This week my major focus has been remedying the problems and this afternoon I finished the job. My studio is now set up and fully functional.
To solve the storage problem for by myself and kiwi guy (who also works from home), we decided to turn our guest bedroom into a storage room. An awesome studio vs a nice place for guests to sleep. Yep – studio wins.
First a reminder – this is what I had to work with:
The room before I moved in – dark paneling and lovely wall paper
All the stuff that needed to fit
Here are the results of 10 days of sorting and cleaning and finishing design walls (and covering as much of the hideous wall paper as possible):
Floor space in front of design walls! Yay!
Sewing table #1
Sewing Table #2 – canvases and bolts of fabric and my 5 spare sewing machines are stored under the table.
Not a great photo due to the glare. This table is for painting my canvases before attaching the textile paintings. The thin strips of wall around the windows is about the only place I can still see the wall paper.
Took a while but I finally figured out how to attached the thread racks to the walls without putting holes in the wall. They are screwed into wooden slats and then into 2″ thick styrofoam.
Cutting Table – very little stored under this table now – I feel like I can breath. And no more wall paper – which means almost every thing is pin-able wall space
This studio is less than half the size of my studio in Denver. I am definitely missing the high ceilings and all the open floor space.
And it is perfect, for now. Let the sewing begin!