My house was built in 1975 and is very typical of houses built in the United States at that time. Luckily, it had a finished playroom in the basement.
What started out with a mishmash of stuff, like an old couch, book shelves, just odd furniture. When painting became more and more a part of my life, the room was gradually taken over. Finally, about three years ago, we ripped up the carpet, got rid of all the furniture and took everything out of the room that was not art related.
Above, you can see the art table that was built – it is 6 x 4 ft. with a shelf under neath.
This table was built in the studio – it would have to be taken apart to get it out! It is staying there as long as I’m here!
As you see, there is an exterior door in my studio. We built a small “drying patio” outside – and I hope to expand upon it eventually. Plant some flowers, get some garden furniture, make it a meditative garden!
I installed a metal strip to hang works up works in progress (with magnets), or place them on the shelf below.
The flat file came from a gallery that was going out of business. The book shelves were cleaned out of everything but collage material.
You may notice there are several chairs around the studio. I am in a book club for artists that meets here monthly. I’m also in a critique group that meets here periodically too!
I love the space – I believe the room is around 25×15 ft. But, there are things on my wish list. As I mentioned above, I’d like to make a meditative garden outside. AND – someday I’m going to put a sink down there!!!
If you are ever in Atlanta, let me know – I love to have guests!