Today I finally got my new (old) cupboards cleaned, set up and filled in my studio. And I feel pretty damm excited about it. This is an old metal filing cabinet type of cupboard that had originally belonged to my father-in-law before he passed away 2 years ago. He was an engineer that invented things so I can only imagine the myriad of bits and pieces that it would have housed for him.
For the past 2 years it was left in the garage of one of our rentals and would have been used for mechanic type stuff by car-mad tenants. As they recently moved out, I spotted this for the first time and decided that it would be perfect for me.
So this morning my lovely husband removed the bottom 3 shelfs to make space for blank canvases and I set it all up while re-organising my studio. As I've said before, I decided that my car would live outside so that I could take over half the garage as "my" room that I previously painted in, has thousands of books, a big antique oak desk and it was just getting squashed.
As you can see, I have enough small canvases to last for the next few years - you don't realise how much you have until you start organising. I don't have enough large canvases but I am going to explore getting my husband to make these out of board and see how that goes.
Here is a close up of the top shelfs. It is so nice to have things put away and really good to have the toxic type stuff way up high in a lockable cabinet. While my kids are too young to be allowed near my studio at present, we won't be able to keep them gated in a section of the house forever and I need to ensure that everything is way out of inquisitive hands.
So I feel good that I have a nice tidy organised studio - just need some spare time to get into it now!