Saturday, September 12, 2009

Studio Makeover

I haven't done much creating in the last few months and part of that was because my studio was such a wreck I didn't want to be in it. I'd done some cleaning up but I needed serious help. So Jason offered to help with some permanent features.

This fabric on top is what I'm going to cover my chairs with. I bought it from a LQS when she still carried home dec fabric (which is long since gone). The middle photo is the valence I made for the window. Now on to the big reveal.

The first photo is the before and then the after. Jason put in permanent couter top and wire shelving that is primarily used for closets. There is a high counter and then a lower counter where I can put a second machine.

Again the top is before and then after. Notice my helper on the table.

I didn't do a before of this area, but I can tell you it was very messy. I had very little walking area. You can see it in the above before photo. My machine is in the back and then there is a great stainless steel table (someone was throwing away) that can be used for anything.

Here is the last set of photos. This area was particularly cluttered. Now there is a second stainless table. There is a cube system across from it that I can now get to. This will be a paper area.

I still have some work to do but I am happy to say I can at least get to it and it doesn't make me depressed when I think about going in there. Maybe once the valence is up I'll take some close-ups. I just couldn't contain my excitement any longer!



Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

That's great, Michele! It is amazing how much of a difference it makes when you have a neat, organized, inspiring space.

norma said...

NIce job, Michele. I know that I have to clean up periodically. I make a mess when I work, but want a relatively clean space when I start a new project.

Patti said...

Your studio looks great and alot of storage which I know you needed. Glad it is organized for you now.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Enjoy creating in your NEW studio.

Melinda said...

Hey Michele, looks FAB! I remember the 'before' shots from when I came to visit that summer. It'll be easy to keep tidy now that it's all organised. I'm inspired to post piccies of my studio now.

margaret said...

What a great result - very inspiring!

delanequilts said...

Looks great, Michele. Makes a huge difference to have a dedicated, organized place to play!

elizabeth said...

I know that when you walk into the studio you have a great feeling of relief. Happy Art Time.