Studio, wall 1

6 May 2009
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It's small, cramped and absolutely my favorite place on the planet- besides, perhaps, my backyard!


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on 6 May 2009 11:20 AM

Scissors, check. Heat gun, check. Paints, check. Window, check. You're ready to create!

on 6 May 2009 12:39 PM

I am envious of those drawer units!

on 6 May 2009 12:59 PM

Kelli: LOL my stepdad walked into the studio for the first time a few months ago and said, "It looks like a craft store in here!"

Sue: those were my big indulgence when I moved from my old garage studio last spring into the spare room. I LOVE them.

on 6 May 2009 4:06 PM

I'm with Sue, I'd love drawers like that.  They are so cool. 

Jody Johnson wrote
on 12 May 2009 3:35 PM

I love those drawer units too. I am a sucker for storage...somedays I think I should have become a professional organizer just so I could shop all the time for storage solutions!  I would also love to have a window like you do to sit in front of.

on 12 May 2009 5:31 PM

Sitting in front of that window has been both a blessing and a major challenge. My studio was, for years, in our window-less garage. For good light to paint by, I'd roll the door up, weather permitting. When I was lucky enough to move my studio indoors last spring, I zeroed in on the window as being a key element of my room design. The thing I didn't consider is it's southern view- working in the mornings with the blinds open is nearly impossible: the strength of the light is too intense and it washes out everything it falls on, on my desktop.The rest of the day is wonderful, though, in terms of natural light.

Come next spring, I'll be building a small garden under the window to invite the birds, squirrels and insect life right up to my window. :D

Caroberk wrote
on 16 May 2009 7:33 PM

I have a similar window. Can't do anything until the sun moves, so I am forced to clean, do laundry, etc in the morning. I have Roman blinds for the window on my to do list. 

Love your storage. I have storage envy. 

Maria Elkins wrote
on 3 Jun 2009 6:41 PM

What are the drawer units? They don't look like flat files. Do you have a brand name for them? I love them too!

on 3 Jun 2009 8:02 PM

Maria, the drawer units are not flat files, you're correct. :D They hold my carved stamps and the rest of the blank rubber blocks I have that have not yet been carved. They are from a company called French Envy and they can be found here: http://www.frenchenvy.com/frenchenvy/index.cfm?fuseaction=Featured.ProductDetails&ProductID=1

The gentleman I dealt with at French Envy was polite and professional and the pieces arrived in good working order without damage. I had to install the knobs myself but it was a labor of love. LOL I got two cubes rather than one larger unit because I knew at some point I'd want to split them up (they're made to stack three-high, if you like). Sure enough, after a few weeks of having them stacked, I rearranged my studio a bit and split them into two seperate units.