I was dreaming of my studio ever since I realized that my drawing adventure becomes more than just a hobby. I was mostly drawing at my kitchen island, with kids and pets underfoot, piles of other paperwork around me, noise and distraction was overwhelming. How I wished I had a corner just for myself to withdraw to, learn something new, to meditate even. And at last I made it happen. While I still don’t have an extra room, nevermind the one overlooking a garden which would be ideal, I found the last 60 inches in my bedroom is all it really takes to make a studio as close to my dream as it can possibly be.
One other disadvantage of my kitchen island was a mediocre light in the afternoon and downright terrible in the evening. The bedroom has a large window and skylights!
The “before” picture, right before the transfomation, boring and rather ugly
After minor adjustments the result :
The furniture doesn’t match because I share this space with my husband’s mini-office and changing the whole thing (and possibly bed and dresser) wasn’t financially possible. The little white table used to be my office which I never ever used. I wanted a table as high as my kitchen island as I found that a higher table and a bar stool are more comfortable for my back than a chair. So I purchased legs and a tabletop, as well as bar stool from Ikea and voila! It’s 59 inches so it fit just right.
A closer look:
The little table houses a scanner/printer, tray for lables and cutouts, a drawing board, and an inspiration scrapbook
I absolutely love my new workspace, looking forward to see what comes out of it. I love how long and wide my table is, love how the light works with me here, love the idea of the space that is just mine.