My room began as a bedroom 17 years ago and evolved into the room you see today. My studio was originally published in 2010 which you can see HERE and video tour HERE. As does everything, my studio also has evolved over time. It recently was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Paper Cloth Scissors Studio magazine. My needs are ever changing and so I have adapted some changes to my studio. One example of this change was is that I decided to remove my thread racks from the north wall. Although they were a beautiful splash of color, I felt that the air, humidity and my other art supplies were not doing them any good and decided that they would be better stored in a closet. I am now better utilizing that space by creating one area for all of my "messy" artwork. i.e. paints, inks, etc. Everything is within reach and able to be quickly cleaned up.
My studio is not big, only 13' X 15'. I made the most of every inch with the custom made cabinets purchased at Home Depot, they are KraftMaid brand topped with the beautiful granite counter tops. Can you find my mini fridge? It blends in seamlessly with the cabinets and is stocked with water bottles to keep me hydrated while I work. I also love my big Wacom monitor and my LCD TV that when I am facing away from it reflects in the mirror across the room so I can still watch what's going on. Clever, huh? Since most of the walls were going to be covered with cabinets and windows I decided to add texture and interest by adding wallpaper to the ceiling (you can see this in the video). It is a textured wallpaper and we painted it white, it looks like a pressed tin ceiling. My handy father & husband helped install the cabinets and the crown molding and I made the curtains. Voila!