Turning An Unused Room Into An Artist Studio
An empty garage, an attic filled with throw-aways or a room filled with brick-backs; we all have at least one space at home that is not used for practical purposes. In this short post, we discover a simple method of converting this unused space into a studio for an artist. The example we have picked up here is of a garage like structure that was converted into a sewing shack.
- First, a balance of style was achieved by blending acid-stained concrete with metal light fixtures. A glass roll-up door was added that brought a homey feel to the rustic beams on the ceiling. To further enhance the vaulted tongue and groove style of the roof, homemade curtains were hanged.
- Whitewashing the walls an apple white and throwing varying shades of green on the windows, chairs, and tables brought warmth to the place.
- While placing the curtains, special attention was paid to hide any device that opened and closed the glass wall. To emphasize the industrial cum rustic feel, the hanging rod of the curtains was made with galvanized chain link and metal hardware.
- An old potting bench that had galvanized table top was converted into a cutting table. The table top was switched with a laminate cutting board. To make the ultimate use of space, the bench also works as a supply storage area and a project-holding area. For example, the first few tiers of the potting bench are appropriated for keeping gird shelves, sewing notions and a holder full of markers and pencils.
- Old metal buckets that were left lying around in the garage were converted into catch-alls. They store every knickknack possible because of their size and bring an artistic feel to the whole studio.