Hi all! Jen here today to share my own studio. No one wanted to be featured on Friday the 13th but it’s just another day to me so I decided to use my own studio as a fill in for today.
Here a bit of background on my studio. My brother is getting a divorce and needed somewhere to stay and get his life together so I recently gave up my larger back bedroom studio and moved into my 60′s era small dining room. It took some juggling and getting used to but now I’m happy in this space.
I live in one of those houses that the dining room and living room make an L shape, so my 1st worktable butts up against the back of my couch.
2 of my worktables are made from doors in the house that we took down so free for me. The 1st worktable sits on top of my old dining room table. It’s mostly being used as a catch-all space right now. I hope soon to get that all cleaned up! The dog bed is there. The purple bins are also storing catch-all things. Behind the purple bins are other bins that hold all my decorative yarn, random body parts and my patterned and embossed felt.
This is my second worktable and my main sewing station. One day I hope to paint the doors white and put trim around the edges but hey it works for now. This door sits on an old table base that was given to me for free. I love free! I store my yards of felt in these bins. My neighbor was throwing these bins away! I grabbed them and they are happy with me…and free!
The door behind the table can’t be used but leads into my kitchen.
These are the shelves above my sewing table. I’m currently re-working these to be more organized…lol, me organized?…too funny! I got those great photo boxes on a 50% off sale at Joann’s right after Christmas. They are fabulous! I have them currently labeled Easter, Halloween, Christmas and have trims, buttons an other holiday related items stored for easy access instead of digging through boxes and bins looking for things. Yay me! Look I am organized!
The top shelf is dedicated to art I’ve either collected of received in swap and giveaways from some awesome artists. It’s a bit bare cause I re-organizing there too.
In the corner is my shipping station. It’s a piece I had already. It holds boxes and envelopes and junk like that. Above that are what I used to use as display shelves for my finished work. Most everything has just been packed away. I needed the room for supplies.
The worktable below is my clay and paint table. It’s one of those folding party tables. I borrowed it from my mom and never gave it back..so free! Really it’s o.k. she gave it to me. It’s perfect cause it washes up so nicely, although you can see I haven’t done that recently!
My computer desk. Received the drawing table as a high school graduation gift…oh so very long ago!…and yep free again! I’ve carried it with me for years refusing to throw it out and wow am I glad I held on to it. Nothing else would have fit this space. A wooden shelf below holds my awesome photo printer. I slide it out when I need it. Yeah I snagged the shelf from the neighbor’s garbage too. I got the desk chair at a rummage sale.
This giant wire shelving unit was purchased for another business I used to own, so while it wasn’t free I already had it and it fits perfectly here. It holds my scanner/printer, fabrics, extra trims, inspiration books, my pattern binders and lots more. I’m reorganizing this right now too. The very last thing in my studio is my giant office filing cabinet. Yep it’s completely full of client files, taxes and other stuff. Saw it at a rummage sale and my mom, gosh I love my mom!, bought it for me. Oh and there is a hutch beyond the file cabinet. I plan to start using that for storage soon too.Here’s a shot of my studio from my living room so you can really see how small my space it. I literally roll my chair from table to table when working. It’s very compact but it works for me!
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