Sigh. Decision making is not my strong suit. I am great at hemming and hawing but not at ‘pulling the trigger’. I had a lot of studio inspiration that I collected but to be honest my inspiration worked best with wood floors, preferably stained in a dark lacquer diagonal stripe pattern, I have carpet, I needed a plan B. The inspiration to finally move on my studio makeover came two fold, I had to since I would be working from home and I inherited a bunch of less than perfect furniture. I knew that refinishing the furniture wasn’t in the budget so I went high-gloss white. I wasn’t planning on going glam but I went coo coo for this neutral gray paint (no blue, brown or violet undertones).
G.G. loves the desk in white. I know some of you are cringing that I painted a perfectly ugly wood desk, to those individuals I apologize. I am going to add some silver hoop pulls to the drawers I need to order on-line, trust me I drove to 50 stores in my state to no avail, patience is not my virtue.
I painted formerly mustard yellow, distressed (in total shambles) low bookshelves in a beautiful bright white gloss, and promptly color-coordinated my books. I read that doing that is passe, but it makes me giddy so I am going with it.
I send out all my printing for clients to a professional printer now so I only need an inexpensive inkjet when I am working on comps in my studio. This printer is wi-fi so it doesn’t need to be connected to the computer, I am madly in love with technology.
Not all the furniture I inherited was a bust, this vintage chair was in perfect white lacquer and black and white Florence Broadhurst-esque pattern perfection. Bella loves it. Click on the photo above to see the ‘before’ photo’s, be prepared they are not pretty. The studio is not complete, I need more storage, to hang some of my photographs, wire assistance and to create a clean inspiration board but it’s better than when I started and I think I will be happy to work here (for now). To be continued…