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Garage into an art studio project update…they’ll be lots of these…lol

Hi everyone,
Here’s a brief update of the garage into an art studio project.
Outside the big melt is happening.

And inside we’re sweeping away the cobwebs, standing on ladders and work benches…

Listening to tunes…(notice how that side of the garage has all the stuff piled against it.)

…and painting.

Lots and lots and lots of painting. (The mundane kind, not the fun kind)

But this is where I am with this transformation.
I’ve painted the raw wood shelves with two coats of a special Bher paint which is nice and thick, and has an undercoat in it. I chose the colour Palais White. It’s a very clean white. No obvious pink or blue or green shade, and for the walls I chose Ralph Lauren’s Artist’s Studio…because…art studio! I’ve used it before on my studio walls and really love how it bounced the light around. Both are satin, although it looks a bit gloss for being wet.

And I made a one of a kind chandelier using a couple antique shelf? brackets and a bit of curtain rod.
I love how it turned out.
Still a bit of fiddling with it to get it just right, but it’ll have to wait.

So one half of the building is finished. I kept the old barn cupboard in place and the ginger jar lamp Kerstie gave me, and Chloe thought to put the old filing cabinets on top of the cupboard. I think they look great there.

There’s also a few of those lovely IKEA carts under the main work bench ready for supplies. I chose the red colour because they’re beside my dad’s old Craftsman tool box mom gave me and Robbie helped me recondition. I also like how they all seem to disappear under the bench into a nice, organised row.

On the drop cloth…which never gets used for anything to do with actual painting, lol…is another bunch of just washed and very odd shelving? brackets. I’m trying to think of how I want to use these in the space…or even if I want to use them.

So there we are. I’m definitely getting closer to my art studio being a reality.

Only 22 days to the studio open…and counting!

Oh look! The sun came out for two seconds together! What a treat. 😀

Comments: 7

  • February 9, 2017

    Love the way you put this together.

  • February 10, 2017

    Looking good! Those IKEA carts for art supplies are a great idea.

  • February 10, 2017

    Coming along beautifully.

  • February 10, 2017

    I am envious!

  • Susan

    February 10, 2017

    Great progress! Your paint selections look superb. Clean and fresh, and will complement your art. Love the red carts and your father’s matching red tool chest for storage of supplies. The large cupboard and files above add nicely to the decor. Looking forward to seeing your chandelier inspiration. 22 days and counting to the grand opening. Very exciting…

  • February 15, 2017

    nicely coming together, i think the rolling carts are fabulous ….

  • February 18, 2017

    Fab! I love those carts .. and so good having them under the bench! your bouquet looks special in the sun 😀

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