I've mentioned before, I chose the word "order" for my word of the year, what I want to welcome into my life. Setting up this piece feels like a nice big step in that direction.
Here's the inside:
When I originally saw this piece, I dreamt of getting it for use when painting. It seemed like perfect storage for paintings in progress to dry, since I tend to work on many at once. I also thought about it for the office (technically my husband's office), where I keep all my products and shipping for my etsy shop, but I was worried it was too grungy for in there.
But after a good scrub down, I couldn't resist giving it a try. The office was very much in need, as this before pic demonstrates:
Here's how it all ended up:
It feels really great to have a sense of order and cleanliness.
As for my office/studio/room, I know I promised you shots long ago of the studio switch...it's still not done, I operate out of there, but moved in such a hurry and in a non smart way- (brought everything in vs. one bit at a time as needed), that it's in no way photo ready. I'm working on it slowly but surely. I've shown some recent progress on instagram, and will show some more here soon.
Here are a few more shots from the traditional office (There's no way I could get all my products and shipping supplies in my art room/office!)
That's my Dad's fraternity paddle from college up top with some photos (yes, I did receive a spank or two from it when growning up) and a pottery barn cubby.
I feel so much better when I walk in there now! I know order is the answer to a lot of what frustrates me, but it seems a slow process.
One bite at a time, right? As for my etsy shipping/products? done!