Here's what it used to look like:
And then I started renovating:
Now, after four months of getting rid of stuff, painting the walls, moving in a daybed, and hanging curtains, it looks like this:
Well, it can look like that, and it will for the renters. But right now, because it's a working studio, it actually looks like this:
Still very full of cool things, but a much nicer place to spend time. I can invite friends and clients into the studio now without worrying about their safety! It isn't quite finished - there are two large photographs still at the frame shop, and as you can see there are several heaps of things on the floor for me to deal with. I'll post new photos when the space is truly 'done.'
Come summertime, the books will stay in place, but all the boxes, sculptures, and drafting materials will have to go into storage. I'm not going to worry about that til May, though. Right now, I think I'll go curl up on my cozy daybed and do crossword puzzles!