Garage to art studio project. Almost there.

February 17, 2017

Hi everyone,

It all feels like it might be coming together after all!

Here is the progress over these last three days.

Chloe gave me a few hours on Wednesday, I drove my sports car out of the space and we put everything not needed into the rafters of the garage roof. That one afternoon made the biggest difference to the coming together of this studio.

Then yesterday I spent the afternoon organising. A few weeks ago I went on the search for an art table and found one in two pieces at the SPCA thrift store for not too much money. What I like about it is that it’s heavy and made from solid wood, stands waist high so I don’t have to bend down to my paints, and it would take a very hard knock to tip it over. There was a criss cross of duct tape under the top and I figured that might be holding the screws to pull the table back together again. I was right!

This art table was by far the easiest build in this project…lol.

I bought myself a very inexpensive Rapunzel ivy plant. It cost $12, about the price of a small bouquet of lilies but much longer lasting, and hung it on a convenient ring in the ceiling. It’s too far from where I want it, (which will be closer to the window so it can entangle itself in my light), but have to go find the stud in the ceiling and drill into it for a new hook, so for now it stays there.

That Value Village trip also resulted in these large and heavy cotton pillow shams which fit my father’s old cane chair and brighten up the space. Oh also, when I moved my car out, I moved it into a downpour and so gave it a good wash before moving it inside again and drying it off. Isn’t it beautifully shiny? I love this car.

And then I took an hour or so moving decorative pieces around and trying to work out the best visually pleasing decorations to have around me.

So there we are.
The studio is almost ready for me and for all of you to come visit.

Now to move the canvases back, make a book shelf for some books, bring in a radio for some CBC and some tunes, and maybe a tea kettle.

Yesterday I committed to the first nail in my freshly painted walls for these butterflies.

Now to bring back the canvases.

Thank you for sticking with me during this garage to art studio project.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Carole Reid February 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    It’s been fun watching your studio come alive.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Reply daryledelstein February 17, 2017 at 9:03 am

    looking very prepped …. i do wonder at that lovely rug, wont it get paint on it? it would if that were my studio
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  • Reply Barb February 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Veronica, Your new studio space is absolutely lovely! I look forward to seeing it in person during the North Shore Artist Crawl in a few weeks. Thanks so much for sharing the transformation process – it has inspired me to take a fresh look at the unfinished part of my basement to see what I can do to “charm” it up.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks February 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    It’s all coming together so beautifully!
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm February 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Oh V you are so clever! This space is beautiful and that table .. perfect! A clean shiny red sports car ..

    • Reply Veronica February 20, 2017 at 1:51 am

      Aw, thank you my dear. I’m really looking forward to painting in there today. 😀

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