Monday, July 23, 2012

Moving in New Art Studio

This seems as though it's the slowest process ever. Moving things from my top floor tiny art studio to my new basement studio. Packing and moving, packing and moving. Using the same 3 or 4 plastic tubs and unpacking as I can. But it's coming together! After getting a cortisone shot in my hip, my bursitis is feeling better and the steps are not agony like before. I'm even more excited and can't wait to actually create something in there, but it's not quite ready yet. I still have more to move down. But here's what I've accomplished so far.

bit by bit

I need to start using the shelves and putting away now!

another work station with the blue table in the back
This was an old oak TV cabinet that we were going to donate. I decided I could use it for storage.  A coat of a white paint for a nice white wash effect. Not so clunky looking now and overpowering. This held a 35" TV in the big hole.

Add another shelf

Fill 'er up!
Holy Cow! How did I have this all in my tiny studio upstairs?!
OH check out my $20 find! Cheapcycle on Yahoo Groups... love it!

It unfolds to this unbelievable computer desk!

I will use it for my laptop, printer and pack it full of other things too.

It all fits! Still a bit more though! yikes!!
I still have to bring down my drawing table and another bookcase. First I have to unpack the bookcase : /   and then re-pack it! Oh well, it is still fun going through everything. I've got a lot of junk!

I have 5 stations planned down here. That way I can leave something in progress if I need to move on to something else while it waits for me. One drafting/drawing table, three large flat tables and the computer station. 

Thanks for looking :)
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  1. WHOA...this is an awesome accomplishment, Jaime!! So excited for you to have your own space, such perfect space and I LOVE YOUR DEAL...that hidden desk. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you only paid $20 for that. I never find deals like that - well, yes, I do...when I don't have a penny to spend.

    YAY :) Enjoy putting it all together, you'll be using it up soon enough.

  2. How fun Jaime. I am very happy for you and I know you are going to just so enjoy yourself in that room. ::hugs:: Life is great!! Nice finds by the way.

  3. Hey I was thinking, you want to be my pen pal? We could write to each other a little or a lot about our every day stuff, a page or two once a month. I've been wanting a pen pal for quite some time. If you are interested, let me know and I'll write the first letter. In any event, have a wonderful day.

  4. It's coming along! Yeah! Awesome space.

  5. Wow! You must be so proud and happy to have all that space, all that storage, and wonderful big windows, too! I really should get busy and get my stuff organized. I have "junk" as you say, on three different floor and can never find anything! Thank you for stopping by to comment on my latest painting. Have a wonderful day looking through all your things as you organize.

  6. Oh wow.. this is awesome.. lucky you... I am all over the place here.. no one place to call home.. amazing how much stuff we find hey? lol

  7. How exciting! And doing it slowly will mean that everything is JUST RIGHT. I'm in the middle of re-doing my studio space and am realizing just how disorganized everything is right now. And trying to keep creating while testing out paint samples on the walls is probably not the best idea, but I'll get it right eventually!

    Can't wait to see how your space turns out! It will be wonderful to be able to work on different projects all at the same time and have space to do it!

  8. What an amazing space you are going to have! And all that great storage ! Awesome !
    Go slow to go fast, as my Momma says !
    Hugs !

  9. How wonderful Jaime!! It looks like a great space in which to let loose your creativity!! Look forward to seeing the finished masterpiece!

  10. Oh I know you can't wait to get creating in there! So many amazing spaces- I'm so happy for you AND a gorgeous view of your garden!

  11. Such great ideas! Love the recycled cabinets.

  12. Jaime, What a great large and light space!! Wow! And that computer desk bargain. I almost died when you said you were going to give that entertainment center away. I thought - NOOO, but read on that you whitewashed it and will use it. Love, Love, Love your space. I am so envious! Since I work in so many different mediums I'm always moving stuff off my work table. Would love to have 5 stations!!


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