Saturday, July 24, 2010

The New Studio

Dana's Old Bedroom and My Studio Before  : (

About a month ago, my daughter, Dana, suggested I move my art studio out of our little spare room and into her larger bedroom.  With both girls away at college and me working from home all day, it was just more practical that I move into a larger space.  I felt a little guilty about taking her childhood bedroom away for about a minute, but then jumped at the offer. 

It has been a lot of work reorganizing and going through years of stuff. 


 
My Studio After ...WoooHoo!


This is today!  The wall color is from Dunn Edwards- Newbury Port DE5881. The gallery shelves are from Ikea to display artwork, etc.  I brought a very ugly stained side cabinet home from my office job and painted it white. Hubby and I put wheels on the bottom so it was real easy to move out of the way to paint the wall.




I got these sweet Martha Stewart photo boxes on sale at Michael's for $1.66 ea.  What a deal!

Ikea $10 box frames
(Whenever I think of you I smile inside)



Next, window seat area needs work, because Tucker has worn out the fabric sitting there all day and looking out the window.  I'll save that for another day!

13 comments:

jasperandblue said...

What a very sweet selfless daughter to suggest that> I'm jealous I only have an art cave( nothing more than a closet.) also great job with the colourThe studo looks very inviting...

Sylvia Drown said...

Love the white furniture with the blue walls!! So sharp and organized!

Sylvia
http://baxtersmom1.blogspot.com

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love your studio makeover. Great color on the walls! Very brave choice and it looks incredible. I also love the shelves to display artwork and the photobox frames...Ikea here I come! It looks great. And you are fulfilling one of my guilty pleasures--seeing other artists' studios! I never get tired of seeing them, and they always make me so excited to create!

M2 said...

Diana, your space looks wonderful. It is so important to have "a room of one's own!"

http://onefeistystitch.blogspot.com/

Billie Crain said...

Diana, you studio looks wonderful! Now I have a bad case of studio envy.:(

Studio JRU said...

Wow... your studio is beautiful!! A bit of color made a huge difference! Looks fantastic! :)

~Jennifer

Robin Norgren said...

You have created for yourself a inspiring place to create-all the ducks are in a row now...

Kerry said...

You lucky doer Diana. Your studio looks wonderful. Lash out and show us the messy day! I really like the contrast of the blue on your feature wall.

MotorCityMystic said...

I love your studio space. Love it!!! Here's hoping you great some great work done in there.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Looks fabulous, love the color! Isn't it great to have your own place like that?

Michele said...

Beautiful! Now you have to get busy and mess it up!

Dale said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I like your makeover too! Isn't it amazing what a pop of color will do? Your animal portraits are beautiful. You seem to really catch the essence of their spirit.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh a really great studio Diana. Thanks for sharing your space, I always love seeing where artists I admire work. Hope your in there right this minute working away:D