Monday, January 20, 2014

Renovating the studio

Want to see what I've been up to? In September, after the summer rentals ended and we moved back into our house, I started renovating my studio so it could be an additional bedroom during the summer season. It still has to function as a studio for the other 9 months of the year, though!

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!


  1. I am glad to see that you have decided on doing this. I have been thinking of renting my beach house for years and haven't dared yet!AriadnefromGreece!

    1. It is a lot of work, but I try to think of it as people paying me to get busy and fix parts of my house that have been broken for years!

  2. What a versatile studio space you have created Jennifer!! Love it. Have fun with those crosswords ;) --Suzanna

  3. Creative space - now I know why your blog has been silent for some time - looks like a lot of work with a happy ending.