I’ve decided to create myself a small, and by small I mean really small, art studio. For those of you who may have missed my earlier post about taking up the hobby of watercolor painting you can go back and see what I’ve created HERE. Below you’ll see the photo of how the space looked previously.
Hobbies are a great thing to have but if you’re like me they’re not done often enough if there’s not a designate spot always set up to do that said hobby. I love to sew too, but I keep my machine in a cupboard and wait until I have several things to alert, fix, or make from scratch before I drag out the machine and get to work.
Well I really love making my watercolors so I decided if I was going to keep at it on a regular basis I’d need to have everything in one place and ready to go. I purchased this two-drawer desk years ago for my office but It’s just to small for my needs; so I moved it to the living room over a year ago and placed it in the corner behind the sofa. I really like it there but it served no purpose but now it does.
One drawer holds my hobby items; watercolor paper, paint palette, and paints. I added the chicken wire organizer above the desk to clip my artwork too and the bins attached to the bottom hold my brushes. All I have to do to paint is fill a jar with water and I’m all set to go.
Go ahead and get a good laugh out of what I’m using as a paint palette. Yes you are seeing it correctly; it’s an egg tray. What can I say, I used what I had and it’s ceramic so the paint doesn’t separate like it does using plastic pallets. I now have my own little corner to paint in and when I put everything into the drawer it’s a good spot to do my Bible study.
I’d love a big craft room where I can keep all my things out at all times but I also like the tidiness of having things put away. Maybe some day when we no longer own the business I can turn the office into a craft space.