Art Studio Refresh: DIY Storage + Full Tour

June 20, 2017

Several months ago, I came to the realization that my art studio was lacking in the storage department—big time. You'd never know it by looking at photos on Instagram or the blog because I'm one of those "let's shove all the junk in a corner behind the camera so no one knows how crazy-disorganized I really am" kinds of people. *face palm*

 

But something needed to change. So I started planning and dropping not-so-subtle hints to the hubby that I sure could use some storage in my studio. I finally drew up a rough sketch of what I was envisioning, and Reuben worked his magic. After a whole lot of planning (on his part) and way too many trips to Home Depot, it's finally finished. And it's beautiful.

 

 

The Process

 

Reuben loves any excuse to tackle a new project and "play" in his workshop. And let me tell you, I'm so impressed with his talent.

 

Using a Ridgid Miter Saw to cut legs.

 

Putting in some pocket holes with the Kreg Jig and Ridgid drill.

 

The greatest invention of all time—the Sawstop table saw. Search "Sawstop saw" on YouTube and be amazed.

 

 Festool track saw for the win!

 

 Pretty dovetail joints on the drawers.

 

Making some good progress.

 

 

The Finished Product

 

Now for the really fun part—seeing the finished product! 

 

 

 Isn't she lovely?

 

 I love including pieces that inspire me and get the creative juices flowing. The drawing above the printer is one of my favorites. It's from local Virginia artist Barclay Sheaks. 

 

Every studio needs a cozy corner.

 

 This side of the room still needs some attention, but we'll get there eventually. Baby steps.

 

 It's all about the details. Love this oak bow tie spline.

 

 

*Sigh*

 

Sources:

 

Paint color - Behr Natural Gray

Brass drawer pulls - Amazon

Metal stool - Ross Dress for Less

Fiddle leaf stems - TJMaxx

Framed art - The Secret Zebra

Throw blanket - Target

Small metal frames - H&M

Deer candlestick holders - Brass Attics

 

[The post is not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned.]

 

 

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