Monday, August 31, 2015

Organizing my Studio

Every good artist or quilter gets to this stage sooner or later.  Organizing the studio space!

It's not like I have nothing else to do.  But the weather has finally cooperated, we're home for a 3 week stretch, and I still have the unfinished spring cleaning check list staring at me from the bulletin board.

The first thing I decided to tackle was something I have wanted to do for quite a while: paint my drafting table in a pretty color.  I've had this old engineering drafting table for a long time and I love it because of its size and height and because it holds so many of my supplies.    Sanding and painting have been fun, but it's made quite a wreck of my studio (and my husband's well organized garage too).  I used a great color from Sherwin Williams, called cooled blue, #6759.  It's really a light teal color and reminds me a lot of the bluish-green color from some depression pottery.    Here is how the painting project looked the first week:

Painted legs of the drafting table

Well, getting organized is all about getting rid of clutter, so you have to haul it out to get it sorted out.  What you see in these photos is mostly the stuff that was stored inside the drafting table, and underneath it.  Some of it has to get donated or tossed.  Want some of it?

1 comment:

  1. Organizing is difficult. Kudos to you Joanne for sticking with it. Funny, I can sort someone else's treasures; but sure do have a difficult time sorting my own! So far, I've just been making baby steps; but, I have been making a little progress. Thanks for keeping me inspired on my own organizing journey!