Things around here have been a cluttered mess. My tiny studio was overflowing with supplies and projects and I realized that there are three of us who use that space, not just me.
It’s not really “My” studio, but rather “Ours”.
The girls always have a project or three in-progress and it was just not working out in our tiny front room. This room used to be a porch, which at some point was closed in and became a long, narrow room off the front of the living room.
Meanwhile, upstairs was a room that housed a tv and a gigantic red L shaped sectional couch, which was rarely used. The couch went to live with a friend (yay) and this room has been repurposed into a second studio! The room is at the top of our stairs and is not really a proper bedroom, since you pass through it to access the rest of the rooms upstairs. One side of the room has a sloped ceiling and a knee-wall, rendering it impossible to stand in about half of the space.
It is at least three times the space that we had downstairs.
The decision was made to move the art/painting/craft/journaling supplies upstairs and keep the sewing/knitting/fiber arts down in the smaller room.
Add in a massive purge of unused/un-needed items (that went straight to Goodwill!) and the energy of our home has changed dramatically!
Here is a photo of the space right after the couch was removed.
That is Rufus in the foreground, mourning the loss of his favorite piece of furniture.
This is The Precious, helping assemble some new Ikea shelves, which fit perfectly along the knee-wall.
The queen, Ezmaralda, approves of the new space.
Here are photos of the space after all the materials had been moved in.
Notice it is still clean? Not for long I am sure!
There is still space for a third work table, but for now it is fine the way it is.
Grateful for the space and time to do this.
Grateful for youthful teen energy to haul all that stuff UP the stairs!