This is my current hovel. And the day that this photo was taken it was actually pretty clean. I’m a little terrified to measure it but I think it is probably around 200sf. In the basement where it is cold, cold in the winter. I do have a small darkroom off to the side where I dye and pack the pieces, as well as a tiny display wall. All told, really, I think the entire thing is the size of a small bedroom.
But last month, my sweet, sweet, husband finally let me talk him in to this:
A 20’ by 30’ garage. Unfinished. In need of love and style, but absolutely huge. I think you could fit four cars in there. And I’m going to use it for my studio. HURRAY! The very day it was officially ours I went to the ReStore and found some used building materials to help it along. I’m going for an Industrial/Modern English Garden sort of look. Crazy? Sure, but I think if anyone can pull it off I can.
That’s the tub. A bathroom just doesn’t feel complete without one, and my studio needs a bathroom. I thought I’d go for a clawfoot or some sort of pedastal, but when I found this I fell in love with the lines. I think surrounded by some brightly colored tile it will be perfect.
And these are the cabinets, less the cardboard cut-out. They’re vintage metal cabinets, which is what I decided I wanted, and are in great condition. They’re clean and are all white, with a hideous countertop I plan on removing (more on that later).
This, although awesome, I didn’t buy because I just couldn’t justify finding a place for it. I love little drawers but find that I don’t use them. I really need to be able to see where things are, and I haven’t mastered the x-ray superpower yet. So I let it be. Besides, $250 seemed a little insane.
So that’s the current studio status. I’ve been planning, and planning, and planning what it is going to look like. I’m excited and totally anxious. I think I’ll be moving in spring!!