Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Studio

Yay! It's done! I have a brand new space to work! I feel a bit guilty having such a great space (I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!) But I think I can get used to it.

We decided to put my new studio in the attic. I feel a bit like Quasimodo being all the way up here in the belfry but I love it. For the past six years my husband and I have been sharing an office off the bedroom. For a while it worked out fine because the kids were little and he worked during the day and I worked at night but lately we were trying to occupy the space at the same time and it just wasn't working. Something had to be done.

We were lucky that when they built our house they had put in stairs to the attic and had left rough plumbing for hot water heating. But there was still a lot to do. Here is what the attic looked like before we started...



My biggest pet peeve about the old office was that there were no windows and poor lighting. And the attic I was moving to just had one small window so we added 2 skylights and 3 more windows along the far wall of the room. That's more like it!



Here's a view of the other side of the room. There are still somethings to do yet. I'd like to have a nice corner desk. Luckily my husband likes building desks. And I want a big gigundous bulletin board so I don't have to spread out my drawings on the floor anymore. I've already bought some new red fabric to slipcover my old tired sofa (I am SO sick of those flowers!) And I think those big sliding closet doors are just begging to be painted with something interesting. hmmm....



8 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

You are worthy! And lucky you - it really is a beautiful space. Only masterpieces can come from this room ;)

karen lee said...

Yes! Paint the closets! Undersea? Above the treetops? Terabithia?

I love it! Lucky you.

Chickengirl said...

holy smokes it is gorgeous!! And you deserve it! So lucky....as I sit in my little corner of my "studio" aka corner of my living room hehehe.

The sky windows are the best part!

"e" said...

It's FABU Jenn! What a nice open area with so much light - I covet all that wall space to lay out your books! What a great feeling it must be to work in YOUR space!
Congrats,
:)
e

Paula Pertile said...

I'm jealous, but in a good way. Happy for you!
I want a gigundous bulletin board too.
And yes, I thnk you should paint those doors. Maybe a tromp l'oeil passageway to some other land?

Claire Louise Milne said...

it's wonderful! those skylights made a huge difference, it looks so sunny and a perfect place to create your fabulous artwork.

Ellen said...

Lucky Dog! I am still in the midst the planning stages of turning our second guest room into a studio.
>sigh<

Ginger*:)* said...

Whoo hoo Jenn!!!! Lucky and worthy too. Your space is devine, and I can just imagine what characters will be brought to life up there. All the best!