When I managed to get an art corner to myself in our dungeon (basement) it was a huge step up from having to drag boxes and bins out from closets and shelves every time I wanted to create. But soon the dark, damp, dusty corner in the basement wasn't enough. Now I can whine no longer, for I have an art room/studio that I have dreamt of for years. Lately I have found myself walking in there just look around, in awe of how warm and welcoming it feels! I hope you like it, too! *PS Please stay tuned for a couple of blog giveaways I will be posting next week. My art corner was becoming so disorganized and crowded, that at times I would rather re-purchase something I KNEW I already had, just to avoid having to search high and low for it in all the clutter! And now I need to purge and clear out!
|Antique drafting table as my work space. My son painted the bee on the old drafting chair.|
Old light pink armoire has oodles of storage space inside.
Ribbon holder, courtesy of hubby. The room has such severe pitched ceilings I had to figure out a way to utilize the space.
Old table/ turned desk. Stamps tucked neat and tidy in a small storage shelf. I need to find a source for old typewriter ribbon!
New shoe cubbie from Bed Bath & Beyond, covered in old dictionary pages = fabric storage~
The window seat that hubby built many moons ago, The only window in the room meant a need for good artificial lighting. I was able to keep the little garden poem that so many of you convinced me to save. Hubby needs to build a chippy white frame around it yet.
I already had so many of the pieces/rug/do-dad's that I used in the room. It was fun pulling it all together.
Old drafting table. The wood on this is so pretty. Durable, useful and utilitarian!
I use this Victorian sheet music cabinet for all of my 12 x 12 papers. It has 6 separate shelves inside. Perfect fit!
I fell in love with this old dresser. Nancy Maxwell James made the storage box on top. Inside I store old velvet leaves.
Hubby's Grandfather made this old drawer unit perhaps 50 years ago.
Some of the tags I have gotten in tag swaps with online art friends
Old books I use in collages, etc.
My vow is to keep my workspace organized and attractive!!
Old dog doorstop under a cloche. I've got a large antique dog collection.... this is just a sampling.
One of my favorite purchases for this room is a birdcage shaped photo organizer. It's large and stores lot's of old photos for later use.
Courtesy of Nancy Maxwell James. My goal is to get a small collection of art work from online art friends.
I found this awesome tutorial online here at Shabby Chic Inspired Blog to make a white desk organizer from tin cans!
My obsession.... old lace. And old locker baskets.
More old lace. Can never have too much of a good thing!
Jewelry organizer for some of my new creations.
Vintage Buttons, tart tins and tattered ribbon. Love the colors!
Close up of grandfather-in- laws creation.
I was given this little storage shelf and jars by a good friend. Perfect for paper flowers and leaves.