The move means I finally get a private little studio back after a gap of about 4yrs.. with a door so I can close out the world and create.. or just contemplate the silence.... hate open plan which is what I had in the mcmansion.. now I know how goldfish feel! lol
As the walls were a hideous yellow and bright blue a repaint was definitely in order.
|Getting ready to paint -|
true colour is more like what you see in the alcove
|Before the repaint|
I started with the walls, painted two coats on them on the first day
|Paint job done - Walpamur Crystal Creek|
|colour is all the same - just looks different due to the light|
Another stroke of the creative studio gods smiling on me....the table came as is, already painted up shabby as did the chairs. I had made the turntable a while ago as a project with Lucy and as I already knew I was going to be getting a new room I made it in cream and white because at that stage wasn't sure which colour scheme I was going to do.
We spray painted the turntable white as well as a collection of tins, added papers, buttons, twine etc., and it now sits/spins on the desk holding other handy at reach stuff. Lucy's can be seen on her blog Here
Paint rack is also by Colcraft and attached to back of door and holds 36 tubes of paint.
I have zoned the room in half and put all the papercraft stuff on one side of the desk and the jewelery stuff on the other.. so I will just sit at whatever side suits what I am making
Once I started putting things in there it all came together really well.. didn't realise how much white and turquoise stuff I had LOL. As you can see the room is small.. but I dont have a lot of art stuff.. have downsized massively over the last couple of years to where I only have what I use... the cubes are great for maximising space.. the baskets hold a lot and have meant I can do away with the stacked piles of plastic boxes I used to have.. Chandelier was an ebay find...
Paint: Walpamur Low Sheen Crystal Creek - 4lt $52
Paint Rack and desk storage unit came from Colcraft $150
Cubes at foot of table $39
Cubes in wardrobe $44
Fabric Baskets $10ea
Sml Wall cube units $19ea
Sml wall fabric baskets, $10 pack of 2
Sml bookcases - $30 ea
Shabby Chic Birdcage $10 (marked down to $6, dont know why its perfectly good)
Lavender bucket/waste paper bin $7
Glass Apothecary Jars: Lg $2.50, Med $2, Sml $1.50
Chandelier light fitting $5 (I kid you not!)
Words (Magic Happens $8ea)
Desk Lamp $16
Friends Blocks $15
Live, Laugh Love words $17
Bird cage and branches wall decal $4.55
Little drawer units, small door unit and desk unit are by Kaisercraft - they came raw and are covered in Kaisercraft papers.
Usually I have my computer in the art room and play my creative music on that while I work (Enya, Secret Garden etc) but due to the space, puter is in another room so I dragged out a stereo I have had for ages and it fits nice on the shelf
Other knicknacks are gifts from friends .... button frame and art doll in window by Barb Thomas large B tile with crown by Lucy Leatham
love my new space and look forward to