When we bought our house in April, one of the selling points-at least for me-was the basement workshop.
It was certainly a little dirty, dusty and cobwebby and I knew the baby blue had to go. I picked out my colors early this summer based on this image I found on Print & Pattern.
I was so excited to pick out Feverish Pink, Zaney Pink, Gleeful, Gladiola and Noval Lilac at the paint store.
I have been posting photos of my progress to give you a taste of the revamp, and too prove that I was working on the studio. But to see all the photos together, check out the photos at our house website.
I have to say that even though I am presenting the studio as finished, there are still a few more details to attend to and with any workspace will evolve as I create in the space. I was really just too excited about the space to wait any longer in sharing.
Bear didn’t understand why I needed to paint the shelf and the wall under the work bench. First, I needed to get rid of all that blue and second, I aways get so excited to see the bright colors of my studio as I walk toward the room.
This shelf is the perfect place to keep my 1950’s encyclopedia’s, dictionaries and scrabble games.
I already had a set of four cork boards that I picked up at an art supply swap and over Labor Day weekend, I picked up 8 more at a yard sale for 50 cents. They were the perfect addition to my studio, especially because they covered an uneven paint job. AND, I’ve always wanted a wall covered in cork board.
The Gleeful green wall turned out even better than I could have hoped. I painted the blue cabinet white and used a left over sheet from another project to create a curtain to block the closet.
This would have to be my favorite picture of my studio. It is certainly the most “done” corner of the space. All summer I collected embroidery hoops from thrift stores. I have a hard time leaving most fabric shops with a fat quarter or two and the hoops were a perfect place for me to display my fabrics.
One of the best things that I inherited in the workshop was this magnetic strip. It is the perfect place to store my tools.
I will continue to add photos as I add more pieces of flair to my studio. Right now my challenge is creating a working space. Currently I have supplies stuffed in drawers and boxes. But as I start to work, I will find homes for all my supplies.
I hope to be posting new art soon now that I have this fabulous new space to create in.