Last week I decided that my organization plan for this area was flawed. I spend many mornings at my paint station. I have a million (that's only a slight exaggeration) things waiting to be painted. The first flaw - I had the station set up on the east side. That's the first side to get hot in the summer. I have a large bank of windows on each side. The sun was actually coming in too strong early in the morning and I could be blinded by the light if I stood in the wrong spot. The other flaw - the east side has a beam sticking up from the floor - it was just waiting for me to trip over it while holding a bucket of paint. I've been told that this beam could be trimmed to floor height without compromising the structure, but I would prefer not to tamper with it.
Once I decided I needed to make a change, I couldn't concentrate on anything else til it was done. Since it is unfinished space, I could only work comfortably til about 11am on the 90 degree days we've been having lately. It ended up taking about 3 days to make the change.
I sure am happy with the new location and new setup.
You can also see that I put down some carpet squares. I had them. They weren't being used. Now I have a cushy floor to stand on. I don't know why I put down the drop cloth. I really don't care if the squares get messed up. If I had an analyst, I would ask him/her. I'm sure it has some deep seated meaning.
Here's a view opposite the windows. You can see I'm starting to put up shelves on the walls I covered with sheets (to cover up exposed fiberglass) last month. I have more fans set up. They come in handy when I prime - my current primer is a bit smelly and I want those fumes out as fast as possible.
I love this space. I love having a spot where it's OK to make a big mess. There's no need to clean it up so it can be used for something else. I can keep a steady stream of projects underway.
Another major bonus for this space is that it's the one area of our house that is pet free. I love our babies, but if I tried to paint with any of them around, it
Most of all, I love how I feel in the space. Early in morning, the windows are open and breezes are usually wafting through. I can hear nature sounds just outside. Painting is slow and methodical and I'm finding it's almost like meditating. It's such a pleasant way to start my day.
I have linked to these parties:
Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori
It's Party Time at Pony Tails and Fish Scales