Finally got my studio somewhat functional. I originally got over-excited and was ready to pour much more time and effort into building furniture, but realized that I’m not exactly sure how long I will be in this space and should probably wait for a more permanent location before I start looking into custom desks :) So, instead, I went the cheap but very effective route and invested in these fine $15 bookcases and threw some Ikea table tops on them. This solved my need for A LOT of storage, since I now have 4 shelving units that are doubling as my desk legs. It also allowed or extra, more temporary storage for my clunky book press and basket full of paper rolls that I have yet to figure out how to store. I also have this temporary plastic storage thing hanging out until I figure out what to do there. I may just replace it with a wider version, but it’s good for now.
Next, I have a storage cabinet and a bookshelf transformed into a paper…shelf? The storage cabinet holds snacks and my tea/coffee collections at the top, both of which are very essential, of course. Often when I come into the studio, I come in the morning and don’t leave until late night and this allows me to function :) The bookshelf transformed into a paper shelf storage system holds all my paper pads, my portfolio, some smaller sheets of paper, my screenprinting screens and anything else that is large and flat and needs a home. I’m not liking that color, so I’ll have to think of someway to make it more visually appealing, but I’m saving that for a later date :)
Lastly, I have a more comfy chair, for when someone comes visits me or I need to take a break, read, or eat. I’ll probably look into a little side table for this guy. Behind the door, I hang all my bags and my intended-for-grilling-but-used-for-art apron, as well as my rulers, cutting mat and drawing board. The least exciting part of this studio is the lack of natural light… so when it’s light outside, I try to get at least a little bit from the windows right outside my door.