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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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!