Do you remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey? Sadly he passed away in 2009. But I always enjoyed his broadcasts and especially his The Rest of the Story segments. Well, I promised you more studio pictures and so here is the
"Rest of my Studio" Remember if you want a closer look right click on a picture. Then most of you should also be able to hover over that image and get a magnifying glass icon to see it even one more step closer.
My shabby screen door serves two purposes. It saves room without a big wood door standing open inside the room that I didn't like to shut because of claustrophobia. 1 Screen door = 2 problems alleviated. So let's go on inside!
Once through the screen door, immediately to our right is my wonderful 9 foot looong work table. I removed the chair to get a better shot. I have two rolling tall carts of drawers beneath the table to the right of where I usually sit.
I have wonderful light in this room. Sometimes to much! I often have to leave the Roman shades down to cut the sun glare on my worktable, and taking pictures can be tough. Plus I have 4 sets of 2 flourescent lights hanging from the ceiling in strategic spots. The picture below is with the light off and shades open (see my glare problem), while the one below that is with the light on and shades pulled.
I am standing across the room looking back at the screen door wall to take this picture. I laid a quilters 2 sided ironing/cutting board on top of the small chest of drawers and it saves me having to find room to set up an irong board....plus I can just swivel in my chair to iron. I use this little spot all the time for pressing fabrics for projects.
The drawers of the chest hold my laces and such, so I have quick access to them when working on a project. I really like things convenient when I am in the throes of creating.
Which is why I set up this corner to house tools, mediums and embellishments I use the most.
Don't we all love our bling?
This is the opposite end of the table. (where I was standing to take the picture of the screen door wall above). Once a closet, we removed the doors, added shelving plus another worktable to give me wonderful L shape.
Inside the closet left...
and right. The shelves of fabric were once a really tall single shelving unit that Mr Shabby built for me last year. We simply cut it in half and it fit perfeclty on the side walls of the closet.
No that is not a computer screen but a tv/dvd player . ;-)
Immediately to the left outside of the closet Mr Shabby built me a freestanding paint table area and I love it as I can keep the wet messy stuff away from the other work areas.
Well, most time anyway. :-) And as you can see everything is close and handy between all 3 work areas!
Drawers...gotta love 'em!!!
Orienting the paint table the way we did created a small faux wall and I saw a tiny room within a room, happening here. The fabric on the side of my paint table is one of my vintage window valances I had left over...I've had them waiting for years to be used and the colors were perfect here! Which proves my belief that as long as you buy what you love you will always find a place for it.
I placed two storage cabinets out from the other door that leads to a hall to create a second wall and moved two dressers within that little space. This is where I store a lot of the "other stuff" that I don't need to have handy all the time.
I have a different, bigger dresser in mind for this "faux" room next year as soon as it is stopped being used elsewhere. Then I plan to label all the drawers so I know where things are since they are hidden.
Where these two dressers meet left me a hole in the corner that is perfect for anything tall that needs rolled. I placed a basket and a box on the floor back there to hold the rolled items.
So that's pretty much the room. It's about 12' x 9'. I'm lucky that I have 10' ceilings because that allows me to "go up" on the walls, when I can't "go out" on the floor.
So my lovely, lovely blogging friends that is the "rest of the story".
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed good times, good food and good fun with friends and family. We worked our space to get ready for the Dec. 4th open house at the Corner Nest (yes they are open 365 days so we were there Thursday). But my sweet hubby took me out to dinner Thanksgiving night and since I'm not a big turkery eater my steak dinner and Margarita were sublime. :-)