Monday, January 24, 2011

New year, new office!

This was a 3-door closet in my studio that could never hold all my supplies. I removed the doors, started painting it white... and never finished. I felt like I was wasting my time painting this ugly thing...

So for about a year now, my closet has been a mess, with all kinds of art and office supplies falling out of it. This year I'm doing something about it! The closet unit, the paneling - it's all coming down! I'm a little sad about ripping out the old original pecky cypress paneling and original built-ins, but I HATE THEM! They've made my office unusable.



So after everything comes off and we plaster the walls, we're putting in a small tall closet and tons of cabinets. The table that currently serves as my desk is also where I prepare my prints, make vinyl decals and package things for shipping. It's not nearly big enough for all that, so I'll also be adding in some desk/counter space. Here is a sketch of what is going to happen:

4 comments:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

The new office is going to be spectacular. It will be great to have a new closet made-to-order and all that surface area to work on. I'd love to have a work space like that in my home. I have a large detached two-room workshop with tons of counter space, but both rooms are full of mid-century furniture and accessories.

JennieDee said...

I cant wait to see the final project! I love seeing what new things you are doing to your home.

panamamama said...

DId you paint or stain your Pecky Cypress? My den is all pecky and so dark. I am really scared to paint because you can't go back, but yours looks so pretty.

Jenn Ski said...

The previous owners had painted it white. I don't really recommend that, I would just sand it and it should get lighter.