Disclaimer: my room doesn't "quite" look like this now-it's in the middle of being boxed up/reorganized and purged :)
As usual, late to the party~should have done this last night, but had another commitment...
Once upon a time, we moved into the home where we currently reside. It had 3 bedrooms and a game room. This meant that i would get the smallest bedroom for my artroom! yea. I couldn't wait-no more dining table for me. I got 2 cabinets from a building surplus store for the base of my table. that way i could house more stuff. One side was a 3-drawer cabinet and the other was one drawer and one door-small shelf inside to house some larger things. We came across and HEAVY piece of wood in a warehouse that my husband had access to-they used to build lockers for golf locker rooms and this was a piece they left. i cut it down to 6ft long by 3 ft wide. yes it would take up alot of room but that meant a friend could work on one side, me on the other if needed. and i could store stuff on top too at each end.
The game room was used as the computer/tv room. My son and his friends hung out there in HS. Many a night 1/2 the soccer team spent the night on that floor-i mention this because it's a good sized room-that came w/built in desk/shelves and wet bar. We had a tv, couch, desk and comp table in there. (and extra room)
Fast forward a few yrs when i my art room table was "full" and i moved projects out to the dining room, kitchen and living room. My husband looked around and said, "i think you need to move your artroom to the game room." I looked at him innocently and said "you think so?" (couldn't have planned that if i TRIED) but not that others can't learn from it :)
It was a task to pack up and just move down the hall-but oh so worth it. Now i had a sink in the room and didn't have to go into the bathroom for cups of water. and more space. One wall was taken up with the bar/desk but that was ok-it was mine.
Walk in and this is what you see-although i have removed the dresser now-it took up too much room for too little storage.
i found this red couch at an estate sale. couldn't pass it up as it a)was brand new practically and b)was a sleeper (for guests) Originally was going to go in the living room, but found something else since i couldn't find a piece at that time to go with it. That's ok, works in the art room.
I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. the room is currently undergoing another change-trying to purge and re-organize to fit more what art i'm doing now.
Alot of my "pretties" are put away for the time being. These containers were made for me by a friend-put to good use.
vintage stamps found at an estate sale for $8! Love old books to use for the words or just nostalgia
my printers tray of "bling" (a portion of it anyway!) and my lights! i have lights hanging all over the room-mostly halloween but it makes it magical at night~
and for all those who hear comments from people-or your spouse- that don't "get it" when it comes to our stash/hoarding tendancies: I have a friend who was robbed some yrs ago. The only room in the house they didn't touch was her artroom-robbers figured there was nothing in there. (guess where I hide things now) this was fact as the muddy footprints throughout the house stopped at the art room door!