Happy hump day everyone!
As you know I’ve recently moved into a new house and have been slowly but surely putting a home together. For the first time, I have a whole room dedicated to be my studio. Yay! The only problem is all my tools and supplies are in boxes and hidden using my previous storage containers. Below is a picture I Instagramed recently of most of my art supplies. It’s a mess isn’t it?
Previously, all my art supplies needed to be tucked away neatly since they were all stored in the guest room. The goal wasn’t for them to be easily accessible, but to be easily hidden in case we had guests over. Now that I have a space to lay them all out, I am having a hard time deciding what I want to do. It would be ideal to have them all displayed in an organized fashion, but how? So naturally I turned to Pinterest. So here is some eye candy of some art spaces that I want to emulate.
I have 3 full walls to utilize. The first one has a window and my drafting table will be placed right under it. I can set lights on the sides during the winter (it gets very dark here in Fairbanks) and move it out to the center of the room during summer when I have light.
The wall on its right side is where I want a wide table against the wall similar to Lexis Krieg’s space in the image above. The table will ideally fill the whole wall for maximum working and storage space. Under the table, I plan on having shelves on one side: half wide and shallow so I can lay drawings and other paper flat and have easy access to them, and the other half taller shelves to store baskets and other larger tools. The other side under the table will be left clear for larger storage boxes or to make leg space for when I sit down.
It would also be awesome to have a curtain built in under this wide table similar to this laundry room in the picture above (from Pretty Organized Palace). Who says I can’t mix and match different room organization ideas, right? This way, when I want to de-clutter my room, I have the option of closing the curtain! Plus, the room isn’t that big, so not having to worry about space for opening a door would be great. I thought that was pretty clever, don’t you?
On the table, I would love to have a wide array of containers to store drawing pencils, color pencils, paint brushes and other tools I use often. I especially love this custom made paintbrush container from Design Sponge.
We are still on this same wall! So above the table, I want to hang my two giant cork boards while also having similar ledges between the cork boards and the table. These cork boards will serve as inspiration boards and will also give me space to pin up sketches and drawings. The ledges will help store and display little tools and nicknacks. In the picture above from Art Craft Thrift, I do love the idea of displaying rubber stamps on a ledge. I have lots of card making supplies and a huge chunk of them are rubber stamps. They are pretty so why tuck them away?
The table, shelving and little storage items on this wall will be custom made by my husband. And I can’t wait!
The third wall is to the right of this last wall. It is also across from the wall with the window. On this wall, I will put the little shelving unit that I currently have. It will store most of my craft stuff such as card making supplies, sewing tools, extra supplies and so on. It will take only small amount of space and will look pretty awkward on its own. So I plan on getting another unit the same depth and height to fill more space. In the meanwhile, I will fill all the empty wall space on this side of the room with drawings and paintings. It is going to look awesome for video backgrounds!
It’s all just ideas for now and will take some time (and money) for this room to be set up and I am so excited! I want my room to be perfect and reflect me, so I am willing to not rush it.
I’ll keep y’all posted on this rooms progress. Whatcha think? Obviously I have no experience in things like this so please share your insight! Have you done a DIY room for yourself before? What are your ideas on how to streamline this? Or even tips and tricks for a kickass room?