Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art Studio Reveal

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Painting in process: 1 1/2 coats


Yay!  We finally finished the art studio, just in time for school.  I really did my due diligence on planning for the space, and I tried to design something as cost effective as possible.  I read many magazines and books featuring spaces where women create, and I took note.  I noticed several things about artists in particular.  For example, many of the artists use stools in their studios rather than chairs.  I also noticed that of all the creative types, artists were by far the messiest, so the fact that I am very meticulous and neat makes me a bit more unique!

I want to thank all of you for your input, too.  Y'all did influence and encourage me during this process.  I have also been inspired by many posts, and one of Gayle's posts @ The Vintage Farmhouse rocked my world.  You can see the post here.  I like how the artist's home reflects her and her family. I found it charming, and I wanted to take some risks, too, but risks that reflect us.

The space is very small, only 10' X 11'.  Our primary needs for the studio include: storage, a sturdy worktable, and seating.  My daughter, Shelley, and I are very pleased with the outcome. Here are the photos from our new art studio.


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View of studio from foyer


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View of studio from dining room


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Feature wall with armoire for art supply storage


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Work table and ottomans



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Another view from foyer


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Mr. Art @ Home built this lamp from plumbing supplies and butcher block.  A local store sells them for three hundred dollars.


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Mr. Art @ Home bought this Tiny Table for me as a surprise.  I had to rethink some choices when he bought it for me!  The top is made from an artist's palette.


We are enjoying our space already!  I will post more about the details of the studio in a few days.

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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

39 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I like it! Hope its a great source of inspiration for your paintings! :)

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  2. Oh Ricki, it is so lovely! You all did a beautiful job. I love the lamp that Mr. Art @ Home made! It is so awesome! Also love the table he got you, so unique, just like you! I love, love, love the new rooms! The painting in process is stunning. Very happy for you and Shelley.

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  3. I am soooooo happy for you!!! I think it is amazing!!! I can see why you and your daughter are so happy, and the Mr. is so awesome too!!

    I have to say that I am a messy artist. I am more of a paper artist, as you know, and there are scraps of paper, and glue, and gesso and and and everywhere!! I think it's awesome that you are so neat!!

    And your rose painting is already amazing! You are so talented!!

    Wishing you and your new space many blessings!
    xxDaniella

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  4. Wow! This is really a stunning room. Your work table is great and keeping your art supplies in the armoire really keeps things neat. Mr. Art's lamp is fabulous and I really appreciate his taste in the gifts of art he gives you. Love the flower you are working on. Are you working with watercolors or acrylics?

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  5. Looks so cozy and comfy, and that huge armoire is an amazing storage space for your craft/art supplies. It should help keep everything neat and organized!! You did a fabulous job!

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  6. Girl it is so nice. I love the armoir. The scroll work on the armoir is stunning. Love the room. Will you be sitting on the sofa to paint or at the table? I didn't see a TV. I have to have a TV while I work on a project. I love your rose you are working on. Awesome art girl.

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  7. oh my gosh so fancy smancy for sure,, I sure hope you never ask to see where I paint,, YIKES! This is the most beautiful space,, amazing!!!

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  8. What a gorgeous house you have, love it.

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  9. What can I say? It is stunning, it's you, it's magazine worthy. So glad you got it done before school starts and you are all ready to enjoy and use it. So fun to have a new space to use and one that looks so beautiful too!

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  10. Your art studio looks fabulous! I LOVE the painting of the red rose. Your finished room looks functional and cozy. The armoire is so pretty. I really like the table your husband bought for you. It is very unique, and that's what it's all about.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  11. Oh my goodness Ricki...it's gorgeous! It looks too pretty to be a studio. I love it!

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  12. Hi Friend,
    So I see you have been busy. I love your studio and esp. your work table. The sofa is lovely the room has all the comforts to be use for gatherings also. I love your storage big enough to tuck everything away. You are going to have a blast. Congrats. Kathy

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  13. Wow! Looks great! As does your dining room in the previous post.
    What fun all this is!

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  14. It is so lovely my friend! I have told you many times that using white as base color and accentuating with colorful pices is something I really fall in love for. The chalk painted pieces provides a shabby and elegant look and so as your couch. And the lamp rocks! It's so unique. Congrats for a wonderful make over!

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  15. Really beautiful studio. What a great space to inspire you. I guess I pictured you painting at an easel but I assume you work with it flat on the table? Love your painting, the lamp and that beautiful table. What a nice surprise.

    That was so much fun--waiting for you to unveil your room. What's next??

    Carole (Stapes)

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  16. What a beautiful room, Ricki. You are so talented is so many ways.

    Sorry you were sick..hope you are back to a 110% now. :) It's too dern hot to be sick.
    xoxo bj

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  17. Hi Rick Jill!
    So sorry you have been under the weather.
    Hope you are on the mend.

    Your art studio is amazing and I am so impressed at how elegant and lovely it is --- white settee and all! A room that is just as lovely to look at as it is functional. That armoire is fab!

    And last buy not least..... your rose painting is AMAZING! Oh how I wish I had your talent! Very Georgia O'Keefe. Loving every inch of it!

    Such a fun post. Thanks for sharing.

    Great work on the lamp and table selection by your hubby!

    xx
    Alison

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  18. Oh MY Goodness! Your Dining Room and Studio are PERFECT! You do a great job of pulling together that eclectic look. I love the white/pale and then the pops of color. Very nice! I also love the wallpaper that you ended up choosing too. It just all looks so pretty.
    I'm glad your feeling better. I'm going to go read your latest book review. I am currently trying to finish A tale of 2 Cities. I'm struggling through it to say the least!
    ~Liz

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  19. OMG this room is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I want your sette and dining room chairs too!
    I love your home...it's beautiful , homey, warm and fun!!
    Pamela xo

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  20. It's beautiful, but where is the mess!!? You will have to some where in the future show use when you are in the middle of a project! What great storage to hide all of your treasures, and the Mr. is pretty darn handy!

    Carol

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  21. I love that lamp...okay I love everything! I want to see the space in use.. you know...artists at work!

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  22. HI Ricki! Oh, lucky you! What a gorgeous studio! I love everything you've done. The long table is wonderful! That armoire to die for, well, swoon for! :) I love your wallpaper on that wall and the cute little painted up table! :)
    Now you know you can't mess up that pretty room doing projects! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. WOW! What an awesome art studio. Looks like a beautiful space to just relax in, too, even when you aren't working on a project. You truly made the most of a small space, and the furniture is really lovely. Thanks for inviting us in!! :-)

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  24. Your studio space is wonderful! I think your wallpaper choice is perfect with that sweet table from Mr. Art & Home, and I love, love that settee sofa. And, of course, the armoire is beautiful too;
    can we peek inside? :) Your husband is very talented to make such great lamps.
    Your home looks gorgeous!
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

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  25. Wow, I am so impressed. I totally love the lamp Mr Art built. It's amazing what old plumping supplies can create :)

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  26. It's magazine worthy for sure. I feel like it's a glamorous grown-up studio. And I love the Mr. Art pieces in the room.

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  27. Art Studio?? It is nicer than my living room! I love the lamp and the room does not look little in the pictures.

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  28. I love it so much! I feel more creative just looking at it!

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  29. GORGEOUS!! omg Ricki...just breathtaking all of it!

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  30. Ricki, this is spectacular. My mouth fell open when I saw that armoire. What a beauty!!! If you paint the hydrangea in the jar I would love to see it and possibly buy it.

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  31. Ricki, I love it! You have some really beautiful pieces and I love the wallpaper accent. Thank you so much for the mention, I have had a few visitors from your post.

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  32. You are one blessed lady!
    ~Jo

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  33. Just gorgeous! Ricky, your a lucky lady, that armoire is fabulous, wow! The studio is great and I love everything you've done...congrats. Have a terrific week. FABBY

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  34. Your studio is very unique and really does look like it belongs to an artist! It's also very attractive, I especially like your gorgeous couch.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. Your furnishings are to die for RJ. Seriously. I am in awe! So original, so unique, so one-of-a-kind, well you get the picture. Awesome!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  36. Serious talent here Ricki..I love love love your home, style, use of color, your unique flair, I can go on and on. I want to see more!

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  37. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That armoire is fantastic. Ok now we have seen this room all tidy but let's see it in action....

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