Now, if you're like most artists, much of the furniture in the studio has been re-purposed, and you've spent your money on easels, paints, and tools. That's exactly how my studio was, and how parts of it still are. But something had to be done, and while sitting in my computer room looking at my shelves of Cd's and DVDs it hit me - IKEA!
|My new storage shelves|
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The tall skinny Ikea CD units, on the other hand, are about 8 inches wide, 6 inches deep, about 7 feet tall, and with many adjustable shelves. I could separate my mediums, they fit 2 deep (so are easy to find), and all my brushes and palette knives are right there!
I bought 3, my son gave me a fourth, and my 6 year old grandson Jade and I built the shelves and installed them in about 3 hours. Heaven!
|new tables and paper drawer|
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And bonus - my old Ikea paper drawer fits perfectly underneath one table!
I am in heaven. I now have room to walk around, room to stand at my 2 easels, to step back about 5 ft when I need to, or sit at my drafting table.
Now for the final 1/3 of my studio - where the reference bookshelves are, and the canvas storage - it's behind the tables (so I don't see it when I'm painting, smart move eh?) - but I'll work on that next month.
It was a good weekend - I'm itching to start painting again.