Monday, August 27, 2012
My Studio and Some Organization
Where I've numbered "1" in the picture you'll see a measuring tape that I've mounted to the edge of the desk. I have these on the front of three tables in the studio. I use them all the time--when I wonder how big something is, I don't have to go looking for my ruler--
At number "2" is a drying rack made from those metal cube things that you can buy at Target and Walmart. I got some on sale, and then instead of making as many cubes as I could, I took some of the extra panels and made shelves. I zip-tied the shelves to the cube, and I mostly use the shelves to let a painting sit flat and dry, although--
At number "3" you can see where I've done the same thing with the cubes, but used the shelves to hold plastic drawers. I got these great 12 by 12 drawer contraptions--loved the drawers, but hated the plastic container that the shelves slid into. The whole thing was shaky and hard to shut or open a drawer if it was full. This setup makes it easy to open and shut the drawers, and if they're a little overfull, that's okay...
Number "4" is my rolling paint storage unit, which I've had since I actually was doing "Art in the Garage"! More on that in a minute--
Number "5" is one of the filing cabinets that my table tops rest on--all the cabinets are thrift store finds--I just spray painted them all black. All the desk tops are old doors, also painted black. The drawer right where the "5" is holds all my unmounted stamps (I'll show you how they're organized another day).
Number "6" is a power strip that I finally velcroed to the table after having it slide around on the floor or fall off the table--it doesn't move and I don't have to get on my hands and knees to use it.