I’ve been a little slacking in the art department because my husband and I had been concentrating on going on our trip to look for a place to live when we move this summer. We were very fortunate to not only find a house we really like but to also have the sellers accept our offer. We have a few more bits to take care of before we can officially call it ours but everything looks great so far. Right now all I want to share is the art room haha.
First lets remind ourselves of the current space.
This is the room before I filled it with everything
I have always enjoyed the windows but have also disliked them for the fact that you cannot really put anything in front of them and you certainly cannot hang anything there. One of the other walls is solid concrete and we are not allowed to put in any wall anchors. It also has two doors, one to enter the room and one to access the bathroom at the other side. In addition to all of that, the ceiling is slanted and prevents things being stacked above a certain height.
These are my two Ikea shelves where I store my fabric bins. I wanted two of the same height but they discontinued the taller one before I could get there and buy one, go figure lol. The white drawer unit also contains fabric but it is broken down into individual projects. I may or may not keep this drawer unit. Additionally I have my sewing machine still in its travel case because I have nowhere to put it.
Directly opposite from the fabric corner is my main workspace. I have my desk in the corner with my shoebox organizing system stacked on top as high as the slanted ceiling will allow. This ceiling has been a pain in the rear due to its many leaks. And yes, some of my things have become water damaged because of it. Sure it is “just” paper and stickers etc but I paid money for those things and I should not have to worry about my stuff getting ruined inside my home. Going in an L from that desk is my plastic folding table where I have my computer and access to my Cameo and Cricket. At the end of that table is the six cube shelf system where I store many books and journals. This creates a large U where my office chair resides that I can spin around in. Off the picture to the right is the big desk where my daughter does her school work. It takes up a quarter of the room and I am getting rid of that desk for sure.
Turning towards your left I have my rolling storage. Two are black drawer units and one is the divided shelves. When you cannot go horizontal, you go vertical, hence the stacked things on top.
At the end of that is my white storage cabinet that contains my extras and back up supplies of tapes and additionally supplies for projects I don’t do as often. You can also see the bathroom door.
At the side of the white cabinet I later added this small shelf. It is a media shelf for dvds or cd’s but we bought a new system for the living room so I brought this upstairs since it fit so nice in this small spot. It holds my tubes of paints. There is another shelf that is wider that I want to add into the new room too, there is not a space for it in this room.
Also not shown is my Raskog cart and my Sam’s club version of the cart.
Here is the new room (seller is still in the home for a few more weeks)
This room is about 2 feet longer and wider than my current space and has a small walk in closet. Not sure yet how I want to arrange everything but I’m going to enjoy not having carpet anymore, (easier clean-up) and I can roll my two carts around where they are needed without struggling with them on the carpet.
Excited to get this move done so I can set up my new space. I’ll probably do some video of it too.