This is the "art side" of my studio/office. The bamboo rug on the floor is to cover up as much carpet as possible. I hate carpet but this apartment has it in the 2 bedrooms (thankfully there are wood floors in the living room). So this is the next best thing! Even though there's lots of natural light, I still have my 3 Ott Lites. Love the pink one! The cork board I got a few years ago from Ballard Design. The table (really 2 folding tables together) is covered with a giant sheet of the Ranger non-Stick Craft Sheet that I was lucky enough to get from them. I love it in this giant size, I can scrape away all my mess at the end of each project!
Close-up view of the giant bulletin board above my art table. I can't use thumb tacks in the cork because Stanley takes them down and tries to eat them. So that's why there are all those pieces of tape on there!
I love plastic bins. These ones fit in great in this cheap shelving I got from Service Merchandise about 10 years ago. Does Service Merchandise even exist anymore?
This is the "office side" of the studio with the computer and my favorite copying machine (Canon PC940) on the left. This copier was carried resting on pillows in our Honda all the way up from FL because I would be so sad if anything happened to it.
I'm really proud of this part! This is a closet in the studio that I turned into my packing and shipping area. So now I have a space for all my shipping supplies + a table to pack the boxes on and my workshop suitcases fit in too. I used to do all my packing and shipping on our dining table, but now we don't have that anymore so this works out even better!
Toby relaxing on the carpet! He's the one member of the family who really likes the carpet!
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Glad you are settling in. I love the bamboo rug idea! We are renting and have carpet too, yuck! I might have to do this in my studio! :)
It certainly looks like Toby has found himself a comfy spot on the carpet..too cute!
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I am glad to see that you are finally established in your new studio. It looks fantastic! You seem to be a very well organized lady.
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Isn't DC the best?? My grandmother lived there and I grew up going there for holidays and summer trips...she lived in Georgetown and I have such fond memories. My dad was born and raised there.
so glad you are settling in and finding your way.
catching up on your blog - looks like you've had a lot going on! so hello and i'm going to get back to reading now :)
I don't think that Service Merchandice exists any more. We bought our wedding rings there many moons ago. Also isn't it amazing the little things we give up for our beloved pets? No thumbtacks.....The hardest thing for me to give up for our cats was tinsel on the Christmas tree.
stop by and say hello!
If I can ever be of help to you now that you are nearby, just let me know.
p.s. - I was showing off my poppet puppet from the Inspired class to friends the other day. I truly enjoyed your class.
My husband and I have lived in a home that is 750 sq. ft. for over 20 years now...we raised two boys and now it's just us (well, us and my craft supplies!) It's amazing to me that my supplies take up more space than my two children did! Anyway, I admire your efficient and clever use of your 700 sq. ft. I really love the whimsical style of your place...very cool!
Good luck settling in! I know a new, unfamiliar place can leave you feeling a bit disoriented!