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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Studio


It hasn't been this clean since I moved into it 3 years ago. I keep adding garage sale furniture and cabinet finds and I'm running out of floor space! It's truely organized chaos but I think I know where everything is. LOL! There's more but I haven't started tackling the other parts yet. I have the full basement of my house, since DH and I are empty nesters, we weren't using this space for anything, so I've claimed it as mine. Marked my territory and moved in!

14 comments:

Christy said...

This one half is more space than I have in my entire studio. I just love getting to see other artists spaces. I don't know why though LOL
Maybe I will get up the nerve soon to post my little space :) Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Christy-I feel very privileged to have as much space as I do, it's larger than some apartments I've lived in, but I started with just a desk and a corner of one small room. Being in a basement has it's disadvantages too, like inadequate lighting. I still work at the diningroom table most of the time. :-D

Altered Route said...

What a wonderful space...doesn't it feel good to have it all organized? Enjoy it because it won't last long...lol! I posted pictures a while back of my 1 bedroom studio with portable storage, I wish it still looked that way now.
Connie

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Connie-It's an inviting space to work and I love having everything I need to be creative all in one open area. I have to get into the habit of putting things away after every finished project, so it will stay this way. Wishful thinking! LOL!

Kim said...

Oh very nice! Cleaning and organizing a studio is so hard - I can appreciate what your brain is going through lol but it will be worth it!

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

I just started tackling the other side of this huge room. It's not only more cluttered than the other half before it got cleaned up, it's also dustier! Finding some wonderful, forgotten treasures and the ideas are flying like crazy! I keep wanting to stop cleaning so I can play. :-D

Sandy said...

Love your room, particularly all of the recycled items. Any artist would love to jump in there and start playing. Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. We do collect lots of "stuff" don't we?

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Sandy-One of my favorite storage solutions is using vintage picnic hampers! The kind with the wooden lids on hinges. What a wonderful surface to alter and the baskets hold yarns, ribbons, fabrics, snippets of this and that. I also love using those vintage dressers that have those wonderfully deep drawers. I have 4 of these in various rooms of the house, all different but all used for storage. They are works of art from another era of time.

AlyiceEdrich.com said...

Oh that's a HUGE studio. How cool is that, to have so much to choose from and so much space. Wonder how long it will stay clean and organized. :)

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

It didn't stay clean for very long! I made a mess during the embossed metal workshop and have yet to put everything away. Plus I was making tag ornaments for the Christmas gifts. It's a never ending battle, but so much fun!

Elizabeth Golden said...

love the studio pictures. The cart next to your work table brought back memories. My grandmother used carts like that in almost every room of her house to hole or move something. It was a nice memory.

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Elizabeth-I'm sure that is the reason I bought this metal cart! My Grandmother also used these, in her kitchen to hold some of her pots n' pans. She lived in a small bungalow and didn't have many kitchen cabinets.

Jennifer Williams aka Blueskysunburn said...

Wow! This is double (maybe more)the size of the room I have. How lucky you are!

I am completely eyeballing that paint holder in the left hand corner. Whereever did you find it?

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Jennifer-The paint rack you have admired was custom made for me about 15 years ago. It holds close to 100 bottles. I use to be a vendor in Redlands,CA every month for their Street Fair and the vendor next to me was a wood craftsman. He made the swivel paint stand as well as a beautiful manger for a ceramic navity set.