If you guessed busy making art you would be wrong! Actually I'm busy dismantling my studio!! But don't worry I'm going to put it back together in a better design.
A few days ago HB and I were talking and I mentioned that when I re-did the studio a couple of years ago it worked great for what I was doing at the time but now it isn't working so good. In case you're interested in what it looked like after that re-do you can check it out here. Just scroll down past all the silliness at the top.
My biggest problem was the work table. It's only 24" deep and then I have pencils and all sorts of supplies along the back edge so that cuts it down to 18" - 20" of workable space. Just not enough!
Well, HB came up with a brilliant idea and this morning I began the tear down...
Above is looking in from the doorway. I've actually started taking things off shelves and bookcases and I have this chaos going on!
This is the other side of the room. I took an "after" photo but it came out all blurry so I can't show you my progress until maybe tomorrow.
When we did the studio back in 2010 it was just moved into what used to be an office and I didn't take the time to re-paint the walls or even paint all the new shelves that HB installed. This time I'm doing all of that. I'm going to paint the walls, the shelves and all of the bookcases...and I'll be getting a much bigger work space. One where I can walk around three sides of it!
The wall shown in the picture above will become a wall of storage with all three of my bookcases, and extra shelving to cover the rest of the wall. I have two of those 3-drawer units like the one under the work table and I plan to stack them together. I'm excited about how it will all look when I finish but I'm not excited about doing this project when it's so hot!! Over the next week it's going to be at least 100º every day and many days it will be over that. Even with cooling I still get hot...does that mean I'm a hot chick?? Maybe in my younger days but not any more!!
So wish me luck and a strong back. I'll try to post pictures of the progress but if you don't see me here for a few days you'll know I've collapsed from exhaustion!
PS - some of you have been letting me know that you can't access my blog! I'm not sure what's going on. I checked all my settings and nothing has changed. I had HB use his computer and he was able to access it okay so I'm not sure what the problem is. I hope it fixes itself because I don't know what to do.