Studio Redo

We have had frigid temps here in Michigan. We've have mountains of snow. And, a couple weeks ago, because it actually got above freezing, I had a fountain in my office!

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Yeah, that's right. That's a steady stream of water coming out of a light fixture in my ceiling! Sigh.

Luckily there's a polar vortex and the temps went back down and everything froze again so the water stopped (for now). Good to know what I have to look forward to if spring ever really does come again. ;)

While it was raining (on the inside) I schlepped all of my stuff to other rooms in the house. And because my studio was empty, I decided to paint. The walls were green from previous owners and they had a faux texture on them. I went with Agreeable Gray (not shocking for anyone who knows me). Here's the before...

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And, ta da, the afters...

I'm loving the new space even though I'd like to replace the rug someday. I think I can finally call it my studio now instead of an office. Feels much more arty these days. :) It's a space I actually want to spend time in.

I'm loving the new space even though I'd like to replace the rug someday. I think I can finally call it my studio now instead of an office. Feels much more arty these days. :) It's a space I actually want to spend time in.

Another view... the shelves are not exactly "styled" yet but that will come eventually. I want them to function as well as look good so I plan to take my time.

Another view... the shelves are not exactly "styled" yet but that will come eventually. I want them to function as well as look good so I plan to take my time.

I did get the top of the shelf done which I love! I mean, who doesn't love books arranged by spine color?

I did get the top of the shelf done which I love! I mean, who doesn't love books arranged by spine color?

The kids' space. I'll probably paint that bulletin board this summer. I love having an old folding table in here that can be colored and painted and spilled on.

The kids' space. I'll probably paint that bulletin board this summer. I love having an old folding table in here that can be colored and painted and spilled on.

My current view. I really love looking out a window as I sit at my desk now.

My current view. I really love looking out a window as I sit at my desk now.

The brother's painting. Of course, little brother had to take his shirt off like big brother.

The brother's painting. Of course, little brother had to take his shirt off like big brother.

More art hopefully will be coming soon!