My New Creation Station / Art Studio is just about done.
A few pieces of art need framed for the walls and some fabric is needed for a window treatment, but besides splashes of paint and scraps of paper on the floor, we are about done.
Hubby has been working so hard this past month transforming a 22′ x 13′ bonus space we had in our home into a usable space for a few of my “creative life in between” hobbies.
Duct work had to be moved for the air flow of heat and air conditioning.
A cold air return had to be added.
Recessed lighting and a ceiling fan were installed.
Walls were painted.
Flooring was laid. (And I’m so grateful to my son, Nick, for pitching in last Saturday to help Hubby with the underlayment, padding and laminate flooring. They did it all in a day!)
Trim was stained and cut and nailed in.
And then I got to start filling it with my painting and stamping and crafting and sewing and photography supplies. The weekend was spent cleaning out a walk-in-closet that could not be walked in anymore and an office that doubled as a craft room.
Our large garbage receptacle was filled. The office is now streamlined and breathable. The walk-in-closet can now be walked in.
It was cleansing and fulfilling and back-aching and tiring work, but so wonderful to accomplish.
And one of the best parts about it all is the only new things furnishing my art studio (besides lighting and fan and flooring) are the Husky Adjustable Wood Work Table and Chrome Shelving Hubby bought me for Valentine’s Day and the fabric organization boxes I bought to organize things in.
Leftover cans of paint from other home projects were used to paint the walls and ceiling.
A very old 8′ folding table that was stashed in the basement, as well as a small four-drawer wooden baby dresser, got a fresh new look with a coat of Tuscan red chalk paint.
I’m keeping one tall wall clear and open for possible photography use. I received the reflector and Genaray light for Christmas. Another little spot houses my light box for photographing smaller things.
Another corner is reserved for sewing.
A very special corner is set aside for grandies and other children that may visit with a small child’s art desk that holds a roll of paper (gifted to use by some very special peeps), plastic drawers filled with wooden stamps and a carousel of crayons and markers.
It’s been fun organizing paints and supplies. I even created a long-needed paint chart for my watercolors and am trying to decide which 20 colors to add to a new palette.
Enjoy this little 30-second Hyperlapse visit of my new little Creation Station. Can’t wait to splash it up!
Cheers & Hugs,
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