Hi Everyone! Today, I’m going to share my studio space with you. It’s the third bedroom in our house and is on the second level, therefore quite private. It’s always been a work in progress, never the top priority as far as decor goes. Since it’s a fully functioning workspace, it’s typically a mess! Over the years, I’ve picked up lots of inexpensive vintage pieces to use for storage. The only furniture in the room that I would consider investment pieces are the desk and the blue/green storage piece with shelving, otherwise everything was on the cheap!
I just purchased the vintage French desk at Junk Bonanza and I’m happy with how it’s working out. Any time I purchase something new for a room that needs to be really functional, it makes me a little nervous. The desk that I had before was in my studio space for over 12 years and it worked well, so I wondered how this one would be functionally. So far, so good!
The drawers were the biggest surprise for me. They look so small, but they’re super deep, so they hold much more than I thought they would.
The thing that is nice is that it’s all contained. In the past, I’ve used a desk with a shelf and no drawers.
I store my paints in a little scruffy vintage suitcase. Perfect!
My washi tape is in a vintage bowl. I’ve had to upsize the bowl three times! I also have a bowl with the remotes (although I never watch tv in this room anymore...now it’s always netflix on my ipad) and lots of little silhouette shapes that I cut and then didn’t use.
One of my favorite things about my studio is this storage piece. I’m not sure what it was built for? The opposite side is really fun too, it has about fifty cubbies! But it takes too much space in this small room to have both sides exposed.
My photo storage is pretty lame, but it is doing the job for now. I have an old metal file system that i used to use for photos, but I sort of like having my photos loose.
I like to have things in my room that inspire me. Gifts that my friends have made for me inspire me the most. Everything on my art wall is either made by me or by friends or family members. In the second photo from the top, I have artwork from my sister and from KL (Kerry Lynn Yeary!) My sister did the framed lemon sketch and KL made me the awesome shadowbox. Sometimes while I’m letting an idea formulate in my head, I just look around and smile.
One thing I should probably mention is that across from my desk is a closet with shelves loaded with ugly plastic 12x12 containers filled with product. It’s not pretty, but it works! I didn’t take a photo because that was one area that I didn’t get tidied up! It’s not horrible, but it’s strictly functional. The best part is that the closet has bifold doors that shut!
Here’s another view of the room. I really need to buy a wide-angle lens, don’t you think?
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments! -Becky