Updating my studio – Day 269

I’ve been busy working on updating my ‘studio’ lately. It used to be a bedroom but I took it over a few years ago as an office/studio space and it’s had a few reworkings since then.

I had a large shelving unit over the desk area which was relocated out to the garage to hold stuff out there. We took the doors off the closet to open up that area and I repainted the whole room.

I was trying to figure out the best way to deal with my work in progress and my finished work that I wanted to display. I finally decided on a narrow ‘shelf’ to go on the wall above my work table and along the opposite wall that I could prop my paintings up on. My father-in-law figured out how to do it (he’s the logistics guy) and he got it installed last week.

This weekend John and I found some great track lighting on sale so we bought that and got it installed (again with my father-in-law’s help!). I love how the lighting illuminates my art work on the walls but the rest of the room isn’t very bright. I’ve been looking at options for lighting my desk and I think I may have come up with something that will work. You’ll have to stay tuned on that one!

The black blinds over the window are going to be replaced with some nice airy drapery panels which should help lighten things up too.

Here’s the closet area – I have canvases stored in the alcove on the left, along with packing materials. The book shelf holds smaller canvases and frames, all my paint, brushes and solvents and my photos for future paintings.


This is my workspace with the new shelf up above.



and this is the opposite wall.