Sunday, 11 October 2009

Studio Makeover The Upcycling Way

Regular readers will know that I have been in the process of rearranging my studio workspace for, oh, months now. So to prove that I am actually making a little headway with it I wanted to share this very useful - and cheap - idea that Vincent came up with.

He found a whole load of pine slats, of the type which are used in wooden beds to support the mattress, thrown out with someone's rubbish. They were earmarked for burning in the stove but, after hearing me gripe about adequate storage for all my art supplies, he thought again. Each slat is about 5ft long by 6" wide, making them a great length for above my big work table and just the right width for storing pots of brushes, glues, gels and all those other things which I want to have within easy reach when I'm working. He also attached a row of wooden clothes pegs along one shelf which come in very handy for holding stencils, drying painted card and paper or just hanging odds and ends from. And there you have it, space for all the necessities as well as room for favourite displays!

Pride of place goes to, as always, my beautiful Japanese Neko or lucky cat who was a gift from Thea a few years ago and never fails to make me smile with his happy face! Click on the picture if you'd like to have a closer look at what else is there.


  1. i heart vincent! looks great, love x

  2. looks awesome! where is this in relation to the spaces that i was in?

  3. Thanks lovelies!
    Stace, this is the room directly above the living room, facing the street.

  4. It looks great! I spent some time yesterday just straightening up my work space, but it desperately needs an overhaul.