Doesn’t the word “studio” bring up ideas of a light filled large space where a person can create their works of art without having to pack it all away at the end of the day? I have neither the space nor the need for a place like that but I do want a place to explore different creative activities without having to pack it all away at the end of the day.
So we decided to use a spare room to create that space for me. It was our spare room/sewing/craft storage room. We moved the queen size bed out, which opened up the room so much! As you can see in these photos, it took up much of the room. Of course, I didn’t think to take photos until I had already started tearing the room apart.
The paint colour in the room was “milk jug white” by Home Hardware. It is my favorite colour of white in light filled spaces. But in a more shadowy room, I discovered it looks kind of blah. I decided to use “True Taupewood”, also by Home Hardware, this time around. I used it in our hallway a year or two ago and really like how it looks in a space without much for natural light.
The plan is to paint and add a quarter round to the baseboards to finish them off. Then I will add a table for a work surface for whatever project/s that I may be working on. The craft storage will stay as will the desk for my sewing machine and the dresser I painted last year. I will also move my fabric curtains for my photography onto a wall in this room. Though I don’t use them often, I would like to have the option available.
I am really looking forward to using this room in this new way. I am hoping it will be inspiring and become a place where I can pursue whatever creative endeavor comes next.
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