happy monday, everyone!
today is a happy day indeed for me because i get to finally share with you my new studio. this is an unconventional studio in that it sits smack dab in the middle of my condo, where the living is supposed to be. but i like it there and i made it pretty enough so that it wouldn't be an eyesore since it is the first room you see when you walk into my place.
before i show you the pictures (which can be clicked for full res) and explain a bit, you might want to take the full video tour by clicking in the window below.
my condo's color palette is very neutral because i want to decorate with big and colorful accents. all of the furniture in my studio is from Ikea with the exception of the stool which i've purchased at a local art store. i wanted to create a space that was highly functional without dwarfing the whole place. that is why i have kept the furniture on both sides of the room at almost the same height as the center islands. so by keeping everything else relatively low, it allows to have room to display my art work.
here is the view that i see when as i walk into my place. the far wall is all windows with a patio door that leads to a large balcony. in the summertime, i will have a nice table and comfy chairs for outside art-ing!
this is the view if i stand on the right side of the room:
my main work surface with the tools at the ready
some coloring tools on the left (rotating caddy from Michael's)
and basic tools on the right
here's the light boom that i use as a stand for my overhead camero to shoot tutorials.
under one of the islands, i store paints, pearls and blings, less-used sprays, panpastels, twinkling H2O's, copic markers, backup liquid and spray adhesives, sponges, ribbons and a sew mini sewing machine. the baskets are by rubbermaid bought at target. there are 3 different sizes and all of them come with collapsible dividers. there are also top trays you can add to the large and the medium size baskets.
this is my paper station for junk journaling and planner projects. it holds pieces of paper that i made for other projects, rub-ons, letters, tags, small-size pattern paper and old books for text paper. it's an ASKORG metal cart on wheels from Ikea. i also have 2 heat tools and a hot glue gun hung by "S" hooks up on the first tier. that makes them readily available since they are already plugged in and are right next to where i work.
the left wall has 3 Alex drawer units and holds a multitude of things: silks glazes, viva decor creams and paste and paint, and glitter, and embossing powders, and metal embellishments, and chipboard and... the list goes on.
my "candy" bar
these drawers make me happy!
i have lined each drawer with shelf and drawer liners and in some of them i made dividers out of foam core.
the last 2 drawers of each of the units hold my punches, separated by shapes and/or theme that make sense to me.
on the right side of the room sit 3 Kallax units by Ikea (the new version of their Expedit).
most of the media i use is hidden behind the 2 top doors. inside, i made steps out of foam core and a hot glue gun so that i can easily see what i have.
sprays and paints and adhesive in the drawers...
the top part of the kallax wall units is reserved for my paint brushes on a lazy susan and art work.
my studio makes me happy. i hope you've enjoyed this glimpse of my creative space.
have a wonderful and creative day!