The Studio: An Update
Back in April I showed you my studio and explained my plans. A few weeks after I wrote that post, I made the trek to Charlotte. The first day I hung out with Susannah and explored the things to do in NoDa. The second day I got to adventure around Ikea with Maya. I'm surprised I managed to fit all of that in my tiny little car.
After that - before taking the time to set up the furniture, which wasn't as awful as I had expected - I painted the floors in the studio.
The new desks are phenomenal. I love the size, the heft, the slide-out panel. They're fantastic. One of my better purchasing choices.
The storage unit was slightly too small for my computer tower (it was exactly the right size... except I forgot to give extra room for the wires to come out of the back of the tower), so instead it holds my TiVo Mini, post-its, and miscellaneous paper. Not the intended use, but it works.
The desk on the left is specifically for crafting. The boxes underneath have all sorts of supplies. The slide out panel has an inexpensive plastic placemat from Target so I don't have to worry about getting anything on the desk. The corkboard is for color schemes that I like.
The cable situation is pretty bonkers at the moment. The second monitor, my tablet monitor, isn't set up just yet - I'm actually getting the necessary cables this week, so we'll tidy everything up then.
I bought the base for the drafting table off of someone who had lost the top to it. Chris and I built a simple top, and I painted everything with an oil-based paint. My bulletin boards are filled with inspiration from my favorite artists. My paints hang from binder clips and simple screw hooks.
I added a shelf above the windows when we moved it. I like it! My ever-growing vintage camera collection sits there.
The shelves will eventually have false backs to cover the wood paneling, and one day I would like to replace the wood paneled cabinet doors. The shelves are currently pretty bare, but I don't think that will be an issue to fix.
A lot of progress made, a lot of work to do. Very excited!
What are your current summer projects? I need to finish cleaning up the yard again. It just keeps growing and making a mess of itself!