Monday, January 12, 2015

An Organized Workroom Part 1

workroom organization, the altered past blog

Well, I finally got my workroom organized!  Nothing like posting those ugly before photos (see the post here) to make me get my tail in gear.  I should try this tactic more often.

After I got everything cleaned up, organized, and photographed, I realized I had about a bazillion pics to share.   So, instead of being that person that pulls out the slide projector and subjects you to a ton of vacation pictures, I'm breaking this up into two posts.

Before we jump into my newly organized workroom, I thought I'd share a little about it.  When we moved to the country almost 10 years ago, I decided the shed that was on the property would be a great place for my art studio.

I painted the walls inside, bought a little woodburning stove to heat it during the winter, bought a really l-o-n-g vintage cast iron sink to use for washing paint brushes (and the occasional dirty dog).  I bought cute curtains and dreamed of planting an herb garden outside the front door.  It was coming right along until...


nashville flood 2010, the altered past blog

nashville flood 2010, the altered past blog

nashville flood 2010, the altered past blog

Yeah, in my own little world, this was somewhat devastating but compared in real life to those that lost much, much more from that flood.  It's was just an inconvenience.  We ended up burning practically everything that was in the shed.  And, quickly decided the shed was not a safe place for my art studio.

So now, I have a little 10 x 10 room that my husband built me in our basement garage.  It's actually cozy and now it's organized!  Come on in!

workroom art studio, organization, the altered past blog
fabric scraps, vintage shopping cart (for the Country Living Fair and other shows), fall floral decor

workroom art studio, organization, the altered past blog
my version of the old woodburing stove (electric heater), old door turned mantel, vintage bistro chairs

workroom art studio, organization, the altered past blog
vintage china cabinet turned storage cabinet and my many, many jars of junk :)

workroom art studio, organization, the altered past blog
an old board covered with batting and cloth is used to hold inspiration pieces and projects

workroom art studio, organization, the altered past blog
my work table made from an old dismantled desk and a hodge pode of other containers for art supplies
Well, whaddya think?  Much better than the before photos ;)  Be sure to check back tomorrow as I'm sharing more of what's in all those jars as well as some secret storage areas that my husband so ingeniously created!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

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8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Angie, this space is wonderful! I was saddened to hear about your previous space and can only imagine how you felt. Sometimes greatness is born from desperation and I think you new workroom is just that! You have so many creative ideas - I love the fabric scraps displayed on the soda crate. Don't even get me started on the chalkboard silhouettes! You have done a marvelous job my friend!

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    1. Thank you Vicki! And, you're right. Sometimes things don't work out like we have pictured. They're even better :)

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  2. Angie, you've been working so hard! Your progress looks great as does your work room. I know some fantastic things are going to come out of this space!

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    1. Thanks Coco! It does make me want to get in there and create now!

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  3. You inspire me Angie.... Maybe this will be the year I really organize and purge... It would be nice to actually work in the studio.... I love your space....The cupboard is my favorite and my inspiration...Organized and pretty too. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Brooke! Glad you were inspired :)

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  4. Angie, this is so strange, I swore I left a comment yesterday but I don't see it here. I love your new work space and it would be so fun to be crafty there. Looks organized and inspiring. xo Lisa

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    1. Hmm, that is strange but I never know with all this techy stuff. Thanks for your comment(s!) Always appreciate your stopping by! Hugs!

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