Inspired by Klinger/

smickerdoodleJune 17, 2009

I was inspired by Klinger's gigantic project! I have had a studio for a couple of years now. The problem with it is the set up of it invites the kids to use it as a storage dump. The shelves don't function well since they were built the size needed to store the big rubbermaid bins of stuff rather than glass and art supplies. Needless to say it is always a mess and I have to clear off my work spaces before I can use them. I also wasn't able to finish the insulation and beaded board so it is ugly and cold in there. The only electric has been the use of an extension cord run from the house.

My ex husband is coming over tomorrow night to run an actual electric line from the breaker box. After that is done I plan to tear out all of the existing shelves and finish the insulation and walls. Then I intend to build all new shelves using found objects. Not only am I trying to keep the cost down but I also love the look of the shabby chic/cottage style. I plan to build shallow cabinets out of 1x6 boards and old windows that I have been collecting for a while. I also intend to build a potting bench out of an old waterbed frame and put a sink out of an old camper into it. I will make it drain out the back of the studio and run a hose in to have running water. I won't be able to use it in the winter because it will freeze. But the rest of the year it will be nice. On the outside I want to mosaic the walls with bunnies like we see in the yard and flowers and such.

I can't wait til it is all finished. It will be a much more inspiring place to work and I am sure that I will get a lot more work done in it. Not only will it be a wonderful place to work but it will also use a lot of the collected objects that I have saved for years from the junk pile just knowing that I would use them someday.

I only have one pic right now of part of the outside of the studio. I will be sure to take more as I go along. Thank you Cindy for inspiring me to get busy and make it like I have always wanted it to be. How is your's coming along?

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Great start and your plans sound like sure to use lots of color. When I did my shelves I did most of them to accomadate a lg mason jar and towards the bottom they are further apart for taller vessels. Good luck and keep us posted

    Bookmark   June 17, 2009 at 9:41PM
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You go girl. Sounds like something I would do. A big project but look at the end results......finally a place you can go a do what you love the most. In my dreams, this would be a lot of work but fun and rewarding.


    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 6:58AM
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WAY TO GOOOOOO! Know you're excited, and your front porch looks like such a happy little spot to sit/rest w/a glass of tea to plan your next move. Congrats on your inspiration.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 7:58AM
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WhooHoo!!! When I got my Art Room in the house(by tearing down a wall and making a 21x11room) I tore apart my shelving and goodies in my shed...and Never got around to putting it all back now we have a non-profit charity group storing stuff in there...but I NEED to get in there and do the same...especially since we adopted a feral kitten last winter(she adopted us) and so would like to clean up/(hopefully insulate) and hang out in there more, to spend time with Kitty. I fixed it all up once already, found tons of free paint and had built shelves added a big picture now to tidy up all the "stuff/treasures I've hauled home and dumped in there!!! YES!!! Let's go!!!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 10:47AM
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