Studio Corner Re-Do

It was finally time to make over the last corner of my studio. It is the workhorse corner and so I have put it off for years. But I could no longer stand, not only losing old things, but trying to figure out where in the world I was going to put new things.

Here was the initial problem

Before

To many disparate "shelves". Over the years I have screwed and nailed to this wall in every manner possible to squeeeeze  yet another spare inch. And while I liked all the different items I found to use as shelving, they added to the space issue.

I thought about it for a long time, knowing the only way out of my predicament was custom shelving. So, as I always do, I first drew up my ideas, and then turned to Mr. Shabby. And of course the first thing he has me do is clear the table and walls!

Why oh why did I think they would clear by magic!

During1

During1a

So I started here on the opposite end of my much loved worktable.

During 2

And as is always the case I ran out of room, so had to move to the other side of the studio. How in the sam hill did I get all that "stuff" in that little corner of the room?! And that's not even a picture of all the other stuff that ended up on this side of the room after this photo was snapped. lol

Then the shelves went up.  And fresh clean paper over the table.

Bareshelves

Bareshelves1b

Ahhh.

It felt like suddenly the clouds parted, the sun came out, and  a great weight lifted from my shoulders.

Alas still no magic...so I had to put everything back the hard way.

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 Look ma...room to grow!

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 Of course now I will have to figure out where I put every thing. lol

Oveall

 So nice and neat looking.

Oveall2

 Table space to work on.

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Closet

 Even a spot to keep my soldering station when not in use.

Overall

 Looks wonderful doesn't it! 

After

But you really didn't expect it to stay that way now didya?

After all this is a working studio. :)

Mr. Shabby is happy because I am out now out of walls to call in his services.

Thanks for taking the little tour with me. I know I am always fascinated to see how other artists work and organize their spaces.

Have a great weekend my friends. I shall be in the studio working!

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo

 

 




14 Responses

Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 12, 2018

Thansk Suzy! And yes now I’m like…“where did I put that?!” lol

suzy
suzy

May 12, 2018

Oh Wow Gail how up market and organized are YOU! Everything now in your corner there is looking so streamlined with the wonderful new shelving. Now it is just gonna take a little time getting used to where everything now lives in its new little space. Lucky indeed. Have fun there and enjoy your days creating.
Love and hugs,
Suzy

donna joy
donna joy

May 12, 2018

great space! (and new shelving) i’m trying to re-organize/purge my art room these days. a long process but then maybe i can actually make something again. :)

Sandy
Sandy

May 12, 2018

Love your studio!!! Mr Shabby did a great job on those shelves. Hope this inspires mroe creativity for you, thanks for a peek.

ianke- Ladie
ianke- Ladie

May 12, 2018

Your studio looks awesome and so easy to work within. I also love to see how other artist/ jewelry makers space and rooms look like. Thank you for sharing.
I am jealous too, you have Mr.Shabby to make your new shelves.

Linda
Linda

May 12, 2018

Lucky lady Gail, Your space looks fantastic. I hope to have a special space one day soon. Hugs, Linda

Pat May
Pat May

May 12, 2018

What a difference in that corner!! I love your new shelves!!

Mocki
Mocki

May 12, 2018

Looks great Gail, fab job, happy creating!

jann Tague
jann Tague

May 12, 2018

Looks great Gail .. Thank you for sharing your corner

vickie
vickie

May 12, 2018

Haha, I half cleaned up my craft room a couple of months ago and now I can’t find something. I know it’s there, but I just can’t find it.

Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 12, 2018

I know Robin…if I didn’t have him I wouldn’t have half as nice a studio. :) Thanks for stopping by!

robin howes
robin howes

May 12, 2018

Wow Gail it’s amazing how the same amount of space looks so much bigger after you’ve organized it and Mr. shabby made new shelves! You are very lucky to have a handy man in the house!

Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 12, 2018

I feel your pain Ne! Having a dedicated place top work just makes things easier. No cleaning up before serving a holiday meal! :) xxoo

Ne Cultice
Ne Cultice

May 12, 2018

It looks awesome Gail, I am a so happy for you but at the same time a wee bit jealous. I have all my stuff right now on my dining room table and work from a tv table, but when the holidays roll around I host all the family meals…so that should be fun LOL Great job and enjoy your newly organized space~! xXx

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Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

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Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.