Friday, March 28, 2014

My Very Own Art Studio!

When I started making jewelry in 2004, I wished I had a room of the house where I could create my jewelry and do all of my fun crafts.  I could have peace and quiet away from the noisy TV and lock out the cat who wanted to be a part of everything I did.  I was using our dining room table as my studio.  I had to pick up my beads before we used the table for meals and I couldn't leave anything out or the next day my beads and paraphernalia would be all over the floor.  Buster the cat wouldn't be able to leave such a fun play area alone!

In August 2013, my husband and I bought a house with an art studio in the back yard!  It is a separate building where the previous owner taught stained glass classes.

After the previous owners left, I had this totally bare building to make into my very own art studio!  She left me one of the big tables which I love and it is perfect for spreading out all of my jewelry making projects and other craft projects.  And they also left two shelving units. 

I decided I wanted my studio bright colors with lots of artwork on the walls and a conversation area to relax and have a cup of tea with a friend.

I found a couple of chairs and a little chest at a resale shop.  I didn't want to spend too much money on this studio, but I wanted it to still look good.  I picked out the blue and green for the walls since the chairs were blue.  One chair has pink flowers with green leaves so I used pink as an accent color.

We moved into our house in February 2014 and I completed my studio with some more furniture and lots of family artwork for the walls.  I love having my very own art studio where I can spend time without interruptions and to be able to concentrate on new jewelry pieces.  And I can close the door and leave a mess without the cat getting into anything.


  1. It's so great Linda. I know your creativity will reach new levels in this wonderful space. Miss you, but also so happy for you in your new adventure.

  2. Nancy, you will just have to come for a visit. We are only 4 hours away.