so if you missed the sneak peeks last week.. here is the view from when you first walk in..
The white table you see, is the "guest" art table (one of two) it sits four, and the other sits four as well. So yea! 8 people having fun! wahoo! My art table will go right where that cream rug is.. and should be able for two people to sit at as well. I truly can't wait to start creating in that space! The dresser that is yellow.. is like a curio cabinet.. full of tons of little drawers.. we got an auctions and then painted. Most of the furtiture we found at thrift stores and then re-purposed or re-painted it! Love it!
You can see the brick wall.. I started to paint it.. and got 2/3 the way up the wall and haven't finished. Yikes.. yes I will be finishing that next week. Then ben built me a mantel out of an old piece of wood he found. Lots of fun stuff.
This is a view from the left side looking over. The room where you see up in the right hand corner. that is called the "blue room" it has lots of blue storage pieces.. like an old post office box sorter, a metal industrial sorter for canvas (I painted blue), and a blue file cabinet and blue old herb cabinet. It's also lovling called the "storage room". as it will have a big shelf on the back wall for big stuff that doesn't get used much.. just more for storage. This room use to be the "Suana' room. We tore down the wall between it the main room.
THis is just on the other side of the white art table. I found over the last 5 months some cool dresser and cabinets.. and ben and Allie spent a day last week re-painting all of them. The blue cabinet, I wanted to do. So you can see that yesterday I grabbed a bottle of my favorite blue craft paint and seriously just started using my hands to cover it. Ben had literally JUST brought it in.. and was going out to get another piece of furniture from the garage and by the time he was back.. i had painted the top and one set of drawers. I didn't have a paintbrush.. so I just used my hands.. lol. I was too impatient to wait and do it right.. I just wanted to see what the blue would look like. So yea.. gotta finish that now. lol
This is me doing it. Ben walks in and he just looks me and shakes his head.. and I am like what?? lol.. he took this picture and sent it to me.
This is a view into the kitchen area.. from the side of the white art table looking into the kitchen area. This used to be a large bathroom with a big romain tub in it.. but we tore it out, tore down the wall, and put in some old cabinets from the new/old house (Painted them green) and and now this is the Kitchen/Office.. sitting area. there are actually alot of comfortable "sitting" areas.. in my art studio. Three of them. I want when people to come over to TRULY be comfortable! The red table is another art table for Guests and my kids. Its lower and will have benches under it to sit on (ben made some a few years ago for a big dinner table, but they are too long for this one. so he is cutting them down and then I will spra paint them green I think). so those are coming! The green cabinets actually came out of my kitchen in the old/new house. They were from the 1960's and SUPER outdated.. so ben brough them in, we spray painted them Green and built a new wood top for it. They turned out beautiful! Love re-purposing! I will show closer sneak peeks next week!
Below.. This was our frist kichen table.. (the blue table) it was twice a big and wide.. and it was oak. Ben cut it in half for me, took the legs off and put them back on, and then painted it blue. The chair I got online (as well as the yellow seat above). it was on a deal of a day website I found earlier this summer.. and i used some money I had earned from my teaching trip to Sweden! they were pretty cheap too! the red chair was $150 bucks and then yellow seat was $180! so adorable! I had to get them!
This is the view from when you first walk in.. i have large easil (one that I will use to paint big canvases on) right as you walk in.. and will swap out new art peices as I make them.. Next to it is the Yellow and Turquise seating area..
another thing I splurged on was rugs. I had a few I had used in my home that I had kept. but I really wanted the floor to be bright and colorful since I had decided not to stencil or paint the walls or floors. I kept the walls VERy nutrel with the wood walls and cream beadboard.. so wanted TONS of color in the furniture and carpet! That is why I painted all the furtnure bright colors! I think my family who saw it before in nice oak and wood pieces thought I was crazy when I said I was going to repaint it red, or yellow or turqouise.. but It had to be colorful! Its an ART STUDIO!
This is the blue room I mentioned above.. It was the sauna connected to this side of the pool house. So we left the wood slats and just painted it cream. This is looking into it from the fireplace area. I have to say THAT is my favorite piece EVER!! the one on the left! it's an old post office box sorter! I got it at a local thrift store here in shelley called Treasures (actually I got EVER piece in my art studio from that thrift store except for the red dresser and my art table which ben built and my office table which was our old kitchen table. EVERYTHING else came from that store. It was $150! that is a sTEAL! I plan to make drawers for the slots and put all of my paint, inks, stamps, etc.. in it.
I found this adorable chevron rug to kinda fit the space too. Along the back wall, ben will build me shelves and I think I will have to paint them a light blue and then sand them down.. to go with the space! Or maybe do a pop of red? maybe? what do you guys think? we should do a vote and whatever ends up with the most votes. I will paint it that color.. so let's do it.. Post on the blog what color YOU think I should do?
Red, Yellow, Cream, Green, light blue, Blueberry Blue, Yellow or Orange?
Dying to find out how it will be painted! wahoo!
So anyhow.. that is just a sneak peek.. it will look SO much homeir and cosier once my messy art table is in it.. and all my artwork and the artwork I have been collecting is up. I sent pictures to my friend Junelle and told her to PLEASE come have a "art weekend" with me so we can plan workshops for next year and she said "I am scared to go into it! I will get paint everywhere!" i said.. GIRL! that is the POINT! I don't want this to look like a perfect cute little studio that no one can be comfortable in! I want it to be lived in and painted in.. and messy paint on tablers and floors. I already did one project on the white art table. Allie and I made wastepaper baskets. We mod podged fabric onto white plastic waste baskets we got at Walmart ofr $3.00. They turned out SO cute! ben asked.. aren't you going to put newspaper down on your new white art table? I was like.. NO?? lol this is an ART table! It's being christened with Mod podge today! lol and it was.. it was ALL over the table. Still is.. dried that way. and I LOVE it! :)
so anyhow.. that's .it I will take more after thanksgiving! okay? and seriously! if you have a vote on what color I should paint the shelves in the blue room.. tell me! I would love to hear!
Well.. better get working.. have a few things to finish up in the Winter Workshop! Week 2 starts tomorrow! If you haven't signed up for it.. you still can :)
have a WONDERFUL monday!